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Blaenau Ffestiniog, The Park 1961
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)
My father was born in Blaenau, and he and I would travel there every summer to visit his mother/my nain. One of the things we would do is catch the train from Blaenau Festiniog (sic) Central to (Llan) Festiniog and walk round to Hugh Lloyd's pulpit. It's sad, but I wouldn't know how to get (...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)
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)