Blaenau Ffestiniog, Duffws Station 1901

Memories of Blaenau Ffestiniog


My Ancestral 2nd cousin Lucy Margaret Marzials 1870-1885 :-An inquest was held on Monday, at the Pengwern Hctel, Festiniog, before the coroner for Merionethshire, on the body of Miss Marzials, a young lady from (...Read full memory)

Not exactly my memory (only 44yrs old).  But in the research of my family tree, I have been interested in locating old pictures of Bronddwyryd.  The small row of houses were built in 1880, and my great grandfather Richard Evans (1846-1912) was the first to rent the property.  His son, my grandfather Evan Evans (...Read full memory)

I was brought up in Blaenau Ffestiniog and lived there until 1971. The High Street photograph brings it all back. The shop on the extreme left of the photo was my mum's hairdressing shop and we lived in the flat above. My dad was the Superintendant Registrar and he used to marry people, (...Read full memory)

My great grandfather, Edward Lloyd, emigrated to the United States from Ffestiniog. He was a famous tenor in his day and had high ranking with the Eisteddfod both in Wales, and later, in upstate, NY. I am told by a cousin, Dr. Alwyn Jones, that Lloyd descendants still reside in Teddy's boyhood home on 152/153 Manod (...Read full memory)

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