Borth-y-Gest, Gwynedd
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Mrs Drake In Borth Y Gest

I was taken to Borth in 1940 aged 6 weeks and have been there every year since. I knew Mrs Drake in Wendon and have been close friends with her family ever since. If you would like further information please contact me on Tel: 07788 752138 , or email:

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