Carmarthen Memories

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While visiting friend in a local nursing home I was walking down the corridor admiring the prints of local interest, When a was drawn to a print of Lammas street and to the Willow Café which was owned by my Grandmother , while looking further around the print I was astonished to see my Father standing on the road outside (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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.