I lived in Ysceifiog and used to travel by bike to the dances at the village hall in Brynford. I used to meet my friend Betty Davies and her sister Sheila, who lived in Brynford. They had two brothers Gerald and Leonard. At these dances we had a band and an MC. It was where I learnt the Gay Gordons and Quickstep and Waltz. In those days my name was Wyn Parrington. I met my first husband Frank Hansom from Holywell at the dances. We married in 1955 and went to live in Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1957. I had a wonderful life out there with servants and a nanny. I learnt to swim and drive. I had three children and when I was expecting my fourth child Frank died in a car crash and I had to return to Wales and lived with my parents. Later I met Meirion Wynne and we married. I had to change my name to Margaret as I could not be "Wyn Wynne" It's hard to believe how we thought nothing of cycling everywhere. We were probably very fit. I had a brother John Parrington, who sadly died a few years ago and a sister Ann who now lives in Rhuddlan. At the farm where I lived with my parents we had to carry the water in to have a bath etc. There was no indoor toilet or bathroom and no electricity. What a different time we live in now.
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