Blaenau Ffestiniog, Manod 1901

Memories of Blaenau Ffestiniog


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)

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)

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 aunt Elizabeth Lloyd Griffiths Jones was born in Blaenau Ffestinog on Feb. 12, 1906. She is the daughter of the late William and Annie Griffiths. She came to America in around 1920. While living in Wales she lived with her maternal grandmother Elizabeth Jones (Husband was David Jones). As a young girl she (...Read full memory)

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