Historic maps of Trevaughan and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Trevaughan maps
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Memories of Trevaughan
Pc on Duty Guildhall Square, Carmarthen 1906.
The Police officer on duty standing on the pavement is my great grandfather, Thomas Rees, Pc No.2, who served from 1903 to 1911 in Carmarthen town.
He was one of the twelve ' Coppers' of Carmarthen town, also known as the 'Carmarthen Shilling'.
I am currently a serving Police Officer with the Dyfed Powys Police, stationed at Haverfordwest, Pembs.
ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO THROUGH A FAMILY MEMBER TRACING THE FAMILY TREE DID I KNOW THAT ST PETERS CHURCH HAS LINKS WITH MY ANCESTORS IN THE EARLY 17OO`S, THEY WERE BAPTISED, MARRIED AND BURIED THERE, MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER THOMAS DODD BORN 1760-1761 WORKED AT FURNACE HOUSE, HE WAS BURIED ON THE 27 MAY 1831, HIS WIFE ELIZABETH DIED IN 1816,I ALWAYS THOUGHT WE WERE FROM THE KENFIG HILL REGION,
GERALD DODD SARN NR BRIDGEND.
House Next to Idole School
Next door to Idole Primary School was a 2-room house built out of red zinc sheets. It was derelict in the 1960s but the roof and walls remained, along with the small black fireplace inside. My father's family lived there way, way back. I would love a photo to put in my family history file.
Yr Gof Cynwyl Around 1960
Yr Gof Cynwyl. (I’m no verra guid at the Welsh I doubt) It would be around 1960 that I used to get jobs done at the Cynwyl blacksmith shop. Mr Jones was a good man although crabby at haymaking time. I went there to get something done in the middle of the day one time and he was furiously putting new plates on a mower knife, which the bloke could have done very well himself if he would have bothered. The shop was full of other people waiting to get something done. I went home and came back before 6 the next morning and found him in excellent humor. There was a woman moved into the house next to his and she took the notion that his customers should not park in front of her house although there was nowhere else to go and that is where customers had parked from time immemorial. Probably before Cynwyl Bridge was built. I went to get a job done and parked in the usual manner... Read more
Evacuee 1943 to 1957
Yes, me and my brother were evacuees. We came from London by steam train to Carmarthen cattle market in 1943. We were met by a crowd of local people offering to let us stay with them, it was very frighenting, we did not know any body. We had a label on our coat to say who we were, there were four of us, two boys and two girls aged 5 to 10 years old. . Mrs Morris took John and me but she did not have the room for my sisters - my sisters were taken by Mrs Morgan. We found out a couple of days later our sisters were at a farm not far from from us, so we were able to go and see them. We settled... Read more
Memories for Meidrim 1943 and 1957. Evacuee 1943 Yes me and my brother was evacuees from London in 1943. We arrived in Carmarthen and were lead to the cattle market - all we had was a box with a gas mask in it. There was a label on our coat with our name and our address on it . There were lots of other children there too. Some were crying, it was very frighting because we did not know anybody. As I was the eldest I held my brother's and sisters' hand as our mother had told us to . My brother and I were picked out by a lady with gray hair - her name was Mrs Morris. She said she could take my brother and I, but did not have room for my sisters. I said... Read more
Some Good Times & Some Bad Times..
I was about 6 or 7 when I was first in Wales. I was put into a school in place called Llanabrie, it was called Coombe School and I think it was a ‘naughty boys’ school. It was a long time ago; I don’t think I was naughty, just not wanted. I think I was at this place till I was about 14. We used to walk to the beach, I remember it was shell beach. I was there in 1947 in that bad winter, it was so cold and all we had was shorts and a gaberdine mack. Will write more later.