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White Mare's Tail Cascade 1895, Llanrwst

White Mare's Tail Cascade 1895, Llanrwst

White Mare's Tail Cascade 1895, Llanrwst Ref: 36907

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Bod Hyfryd Hall in The 1980s

Bod Hyfryd Guest House 1936, Llanrwst
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I stayed several times when Sally and Roy Walker owned the house. They were charming and we became friends, although I have lost touch with them over the years. The house and gardens were lovely. Sally was an excellent cook - sorrel soup, salmon - and Roy an excellent sommelier. As I recall, they had a German Shepherd dog named Luger. Is the place still there? I don't find it listed as an active hotel or guest house. Bod Hyfryd Hall was my starting point for Bodnant Garden.

Jones The Hand

My grandfather, David Livingston Jones, was born in Llanwrst. His family owned the butcher shop known as 'Jones the Hand' which stood on the corner in the market place. My grandfather joined the police force and moved to Manchester where he settled, married and raised his family.

My Stay as A Young Girl

Or possibly 1968, I grew up in Manchester and the school I went to organised a few days away, staying with local families. Our teachers came too. Myself and a fellow pupil stayed in a beautiful bungalow in a country lane in Llanrwst. I remember the name of the couple we stayed with as a Mr and Mrs Cresswell. They were retired then, I often think about them even though it was 45 years ago. My stay there was memorable. A beautiful place - especially to a girl who grew up in inner city Manchester. Does anyone remember children from Manchester coming to stay with them?

Gowers Bridge

Gowers bridge was not too far from where we lived and was a great place to take the children for a picnic, to learn to ride a tricycle and to skim stones across and see who won, then pick our way to Llyn Bwrw Eira, along the banks, sometimes walk to the swings in Trefriw, and back.  We lived in Plas Isaf and Heulwen Jones and her family came too.  It was harmless fun in lovely surroundings, and thus has a lot of happy memories.  The workhouse was still there in those days and the coal yard in the station , another attraction.

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