Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Blaenau Ffestiniog and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Growing Up In Blaenau Ffestiniog. 1961

I was brought up in Blaenau Ffestiniog and lived there until 1971. The High Street photograph brings it all back. The shop on the extreme left of the photo was my mum's hairdressing shop and we lived in the flat above. My dad was the Superintendant Registrar and he used to marry people, ...Read full memory

Edward Lloyd

My great grandfather, Edward Lloyd, emigrated to the United States from Ffestiniog. He was a famous tenor in his day and had high ranking with the Eisteddfod both in Wales, and later, in upstate, NY. I am told by a cousin, Dr. Alwyn Jones, that Lloyd descendants still reside in Teddy's boyhood home on 152/153 Manod ...Read full memory

An Unexpected Opportunity To Trainspot!

My father was born in Blaenau, and he and I would travel there every summer to visit his mother/my nain. One of the things we would do is catch the train from Blaenau Festiniog (sic) Central to (Llan) Festiniog and walk round to Hugh Lloyd's pulpit. It's sad, but I wouldn't know how to get ...Read full memory