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 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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello I am researching my family tree and have close ties and very fond memories of Borth y gest. My grandmother lived at Terfyn in Mersey Street for many years along with my mother aunt and uncle's. My mother grew up at a house called Llety behind borth woods from 1936 till they moved to Terfyn. Would anybody have a photo of Llety they could post up please...... Thank you in advance Jayne
Paul Ashton has great memories of happy holidays in Borth y Gest as a teenager when a guest in the home of Chris Moore and his family - it was a magical place and despite changes over the years keeps its special aura........... we look forward to many more visits
I am Anne Keating (nee Drake) and was on holiday at the outbreak of war and stayed there for the duration. My Grannie owned Wendon where Marjorie & Olive were evacuated, I remember them both, we were all about the same age. I would be happy to catch up and speak with anyone involved. I own a small cottage in Glynn Terrace which is let for holidays. Contact 0161 928 4961 07748 44 6058.
I'm privileged to be the first to leave a memory relating to Borth Y Gest. I first had a holiday there in 1964. The owner of the factory where my dad was director owned a lovely holiday home in an elevated position in Mersey Street. The house is called "Mirain" and has unrivalled views across the estuary ...Read full memory
My mum was born in Borth y Gest and went to school there too and eventually marry at the church on the harbour front in 1956. My Grandad continued living there with my Grandmother until he died in 1984. Every school holiday that I can remember was spent in Borth y Gest, having adventures in the woods, ...Read full memory
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