Blaenau Ffestiniog, Narrow Gauge Train c.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 (...Read full memory)

Nice memories. Post office behind the bus, across I think was Crosville depot. There was a billiard hall on bridge somewhere. Central School till war broke out then work; Joined RN, spell in Malta, was AA Man in Bettws Y Coed for couple of years then restless so Australia. Have been back twice now only one school (...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)

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 (...Read full memory)

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