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

The Village Flower Show Blog can be viewed at

and my personal Village based blog can be seen at


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

Mrs Iola Endres (nee Jones)

I.P Jones and Beryl Jones outside Siop Ganol
The poster in the window is advertising a concert by what was then Newmarket male voice Choir
when was taking place at the palladium in Prestatyn

Iola Endres (nee Jones) was born and brought up in Trelawnyd.
Her father was IP Jones who owned and ran the most popular shop in the village "siop Ganol" from 1929 until 1969. Iola and her husband took over the shop from 1969 to 1986,
This blog entry displays only some of Iola's extensive collection of village photographs, memorabilia and newspaper cuttings that she has collected over the years.

This document is a wartime licence detailing what foodstuff IP Jones was allowed to sell at siop ganol
It is dated 1941. The foodstuffs he was not allowed to sell was uncooked meats, game and rabbit
This photograph was taken around 1938  when a biplane came down on the Gop fields behind the council houses.
Iola is the baby being carried by Megan Lewis ( who was the previous blog contributor Audrey Jones' best friend)

I.P Jones and Arthur Evans outside the shop.
Arthur Evans was the husband of Beryl Evans who has been interviewed earlier in this blog

IP Jones with Iola in front of the shop when it was decorated for the kings coronation
A bill from the shop written out at the time that Newmarket reverted back to it's Welsh name of Trelawnyd
Mrs Edwards' weekly bill was just over 2£

Mr Parry, Jack Hollinworth and E Hughes Jones sitting infront of the "new" Trelawnyd sign around 1957

Iola is standing next to the Trelawnyd sign.

The Trelawnyd "Young wives club" was popular in the 1970s Many of the "Chinese" ladies still reside in the village 2nd on front row Christine Davies, Irene Murray (who is treasurer of the Village Flower Show) and Pat Bagguly (an earlier contributor to this blog)