Aberaeron, The Harbour c.1955

Memories of Aberaeron

The Bedford van belonged to the Bowens who had a bakery right by where the van is parked, my brother, grandfather, uncle, and cousins worked there at different times over the years, my mother had a small discount on the bread bought.

The shop on the corner here, was an electrical shop owned by Dyson Jones, and he used to allow some of us boys to sit in his shop to watch B/W t.v. in his shop, it was great for us whose parents could not afford such things in the 50s.

The lady waiting for the bus is my mother, Rona Jones nee Jones, my gran lived in Alma, Tabernacle Street, which was a Chapel house, my Nan and Dadcu had to take care of the Chapel across the road, and in those days had to feed and provide an overnight stay for visiting preachers. As a boy I had to go a hundred yards down the (...Read full memory)

The first time we visited Aberaeron, apart from the road bridge, one way of getting across the river was by the Aeron Express. Propelled by some sort of pulley arrangement, it looked like it could seat about 6 to 8 people. It wasn't actually working when we there; we've since been back quite a few times & it seems to (...Read full memory)

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