My Great Grandparents, Thomas and Ellen Jenkins, moved from Bristol to 76 Jersey Road, Blaengwynfi around 1899/1900. Thomas was a grocer. He had an assistant called J A J Spreaklin who was from Coytrahen.
Thomas and Ellen already had 2 children when they moved to Blaengwynfi, Arthur aged 2 or 3 and Lawrence, my Grandfather, aged 1 or 2. Another brother, Thomas, was born in 1900, the birth being registered in Abergwynfi.
By the time of the 1911 census it seems that the family had moved back to Bristol.
Jersey Road still exists but I have not been able to go there yet to find out if No.76 is still there and whether it is still a shop. I intend to do so in the near future though.
A memory shared byon Feb 12th, 2009.
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