Gellilydan, Damall, Trawsfynydd Lake c.1935

Memories of Gellilydan


My mother brought me aged four and my brother aged one to a farm on the outskirts of Gellilydan in 1940 to escape the bombing in Coventry. I can remember my mother taking me to the village school to see if they would let me attend lessons. I was allowed to go even though I was only four (...Read full memory)

Pen-y-Bont was my grandfather's farm, Tegid Rees was his name, Glyneth, Margaret, John (my father now deceased 1987), Beryl & David were his family. I remember to the left of the front door to the kitchen there was a big piece of slate that we all and my cousins, at some point had carved our names on, plus many (...Read full memory)

On July 31st 1927, my grandmother Mary Alice McGroarty was born at Brynderw Bungalow, Gellilydan. xx

I was born in Meantwrog on 1 July 1942 at 2 Fron Goch. My father was Cadwalader Jones Owens and my mother was Mary Bridget. Dad was born, I believe, at Tyn Fedw (it has now changed its name but I cannot remember what to) which was just up from Cae Glas farm in Gellilydan. My gran was Kate Owens, I (...Read full memory)

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