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Borth-y-Gest, Gwynedd
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Historic maps of Borth-y-Gest and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Evacuted To Borth Y Gest 1940 1

Hi there, my mum was evacuated early in the Second World War to Borth y Gest from New Ferry on The Wirral, with her sister, they stayed for 2 years or so at Wendon, a large modern flat roofed house, it was owned by a Mrs Drake, who to my mum was elderly then, mum was only 7 at the time. Mrs Drake had a ...Read full memory

My Ancestors Lived In Borth Y Gest

My Great Great Grandfather had a shipyard in Borth-y-Gest. I believe there were four shipbuilders there and he was one of these. His name was William Griffith and he lived in Glyn Terrace, Borth y Gest. That branch of my family lived there for many years and my Grandmother - Catherine Mary Griffith ...Read full memory

Dame Sybil Thorndykes House Borth Y Gest

My sister and I were sent to live at Bron-y-Garth, Dame Sybil's house which we believe had been made available as a home for children during the war. I was 6 months old, my sister 3 when we arrived, and were, we believe, the last to leave the home in 1945/6. We travelled with a nurse by train to ...Read full memory