Llanrwst, White Mare's Tail Cascade 1895

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Memories of Llanrwst


Or possibly 1968, I grew up in Manchester and the school I went to organised a few days away, staying with local families. Our teachers came too. Myself and a fellow pupil stayed in a beautiful bungalow in a country lane in Llanrwst. I remember the name of the couple we stayed with as a Mr and Mrs Cresswell. (...Read full memory)

I stayed several times when Sally and Roy Walker owned the house. They were charming and we became friends, although I have lost touch with them over the years. The house and gardens were lovely. Sally was an excellent cook - sorrel soup, salmon - and Roy an excellent sommelier. As I recall, they had a German (...Read full memory)

Gowers bridge was not too far from where we lived and was a great place to take the children for a picnic, to learn to ride a tricycle and to skim stones across and see who won, then pick our way to Llyn Bwrw Eira, along the banks, sometimes walk to the swings in Trefriw, and back.  We lived in Plas Isaf and Heulwen Jones and (...Read full memory)

My grandfather, David Livingston Jones, was born in Llanwrst. His family owned the butcher shop known as 'Jones the Hand' which stood on the corner in the market place. My grandfather joined the police force and moved to Manchester where he settled, married and raised his family.

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