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.

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

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: