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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.

Bronddwyryd

Not exactly my memory (only 44yrs old).  But in the research of my family tree, I have been interested in locating old pictures of Bronddwyryd.  The small row of houses were built in 1880, and my great grandfather Richard Evans (1846-1912) was the first to rent the property.  His son, my grandfather Evan ...Read full memory

100 Years Ago

My aunt Elizabeth Lloyd Griffiths Jones was born in Blaenau Ffestinog on Feb. 12, 1906. She is the daughter of the late William and Annie Griffiths. She came to America in around 1920. While living in Wales she lived with her maternal grandmother Elizabeth Jones (Husband was David Jones). As a young girl she came ...Read full memory

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