Voices from the Past

This forum is open to all of the villagers of Trelawnyd past and present

I would like for them to share their memories, old photographs, family histories and past Village news with me so that I may be able to present a comprehensive record of this small. ancient and facinating Welsh Village Community throughout the ages.

All photographs will be returned after being scanned and published

For those that want to read a comprehensive study on the History of Trelawnyd, please refer to the Book "TRELAWNYD PAST & PRESENT" by Daphne and Ken Davies

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Best Wishes

John Gray

Trelawnyd 571838

Email : jgsheffield@hotmail.com
Many thanks to the following citizens of Trelawnyd for their conributions so far:
Mrs Gwyneth Jones, Mrs Gladys Jones, Mrs Olwenna Hughes, Mr Trevor Evans, Mr Hubert Evans, Mrs Bryn, Davies, Mr Islwyn Thomas, Mrs Pat Bagguley, Mrs Joanne Hewitt, Mrs Beryl Evans, Mrs Daphne Jones, Mrs Audrey Jones,Mr Basil Davies, Miss Mona Davies, Mr Graham Jones. Mrs Iola Endres

Voices From The Past; A Start

I have five "interviews" to conduct with a cross section of Trelawnyd Villagers  starting from next Monday, so hope to get the first documented set of anecdotes, memories and photographs ready and published by next weekend.
One person questioned the relevance of their contribution from the 1940s and I must reinforce here that I am interested in ALL memories, memorabilia, photographs and information from every decade up to say the 1970s. To me history and memories are not just confined to the sepia tinted days of Edwardian times....I want to hear anything that anyone will kindly want to share with me...all I ask is that the memory is confined to life in Trelawnyd.
I look forward to hearing from you.


  1. What a worthy project. I am looking forward to learning more.

  2. Pictures past then compared to present along side ? might be a good idea John- good start x

  3. You've made a wonderful beginning on your new site John. Best of luck to you and I am very much looking forward to all the stories that are to come.

  4. I love hearing about an older generation and the places they called home. This is great! Cannot wait to meet more people here!

  5. What lovely memories - thank you for conserving them so that we may avail ourselves of them and get a glimpse of days-gone-by!

  6. so so happy to have found this site. my mum renie hughes jones born and grew up in trelawnyd.she is now 77 and lives in rhuddlan. Her aunt is olwena hughes and there are pictures of her uncle, olwena hughes's brother in law, norman roberts. i have been intrigued and quite moved to see her childhood home - one of the cottages by the mostyn arms. i had never seen where my mum grew up as they were demolished in the 60's ,when i was born. when i next visit my mum i will ask could she be interviewed about her memories for this wonderful collection of stories and anecdotes. i sincerely hope she will. my uncle eddie and auntie beatie lived in a cottage in well road and i used to come and stay with my auntie violet and uncle norman roberts( all great anuties and uncles really ) as a child and stayed with them in the last bungalow on the right, set high off the road, as leaving trelawnyd, towards dyserth. i have so many happy memories including feeding lambs at my aunt's on well lane. I think the family were violet, edward, cleaton and olwena jones. my nain and taid though i never knew either were thomas and ada living on mostyn terrace. i would love any information about them too. kindest regards to all, clare