Pentraeth Memories

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My aunt could make a meal from practically nothing, and those war years really put her cooking to the test. No choice of meat in the butchers, if you were at the end of the queue you took pot luck with what was left. One morning, aunt arrived home absolutely frustrated, after queuing for over an hour all she (...Read full memory)

Gosh, where do I begin. I suppose I'm asking for help here, as well as sharing memories. My mam was Gwenfron Elizabeth (Williams back then I think), she used to live up on a farm at the top of a long hill coming off the centre of Pentraeth. If I remember rightly there was a little quaint shop at (...Read full memory)

Another Pentraeth Memory. by Ross Davies Just about 38 years ago, I was approached by some of my former pupils, who were now mostly married and with children of their own, with the idea of forming a Pentraeth based entertainment group. The village had always had an excellent reputation for choral singing and they (...Read full memory)

A PENTRAETH LEGEND Most people driving past the entrance to Plas Gwyn manor house, on the outskirts of Pentraeth, might well be surprised to learn that they are passing a commemorative monument that has stood there for over 800 years. It may not look much like a monument as it is made up of three large (...Read full memory)

When I first came to Pentraeth in 1950, I became very intrigued by the nicknames attached to certain individuals. In fact, they were better known by their nicknames than by their own names. One example was the leading male singer in the local church on a Sunday. He was known as Basso (...Read full memory)