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

Old Trelawnyd

I was "sent" this old photograph by a lady from Ohio, USA
It shows clearly the allotments and gardens to the right of High Street, an area nicknamed The "Roft"
Apologies for not updating the blog for so long. I have a few "interviews" set up for the next few weeks


  1. No need to apologize, John. We all know how busy you are.
    A labor of love can only be done at your leisure.

    What a wonderful old picture.

  2. Worldwide recognition - that should that add stimulation and enjoyment/satisfaction to your endeavours! Well done!

  3. Hi John

    Interesting Picture as it shows where my astronomical observatory now stands at the middle left on the Byron St allotment area and it appears to have a couple of largish sheds or outbuildings on it, I found lots of stone wall remains when digging the site out and presumed they were old drystone walls, but they probably come from the outbuildings looking at this picture. Regards Dave Smith

  4. Quite a lovely endeavor here. Spotted you on a train (Weaver's Blog) and thought i'd ride to your stop and see around a bit. Glad i did too.

    Aloha from Waikiki

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  5. John -- I perused your blog and found it fascinating that you have collected so many historical items of your tiny village's history. What a charming village. Charming vernacular architecture! -- barbara

  6. From Ohio, no less. I wonder if she is somebody I might know. Doesn't matter, though, as Ohio is a huge state that takes hours to drive across it at 65mph or faster. lol

    I like old photos a lot.

  7. Branching from Ken Mac, intereesting to read the storeis in your blog !