Evacuee - a Memory of Ynyshir.

I was evacuated to Ynyshir during the last war. My two sisters and I were looked after by the wonderful Gladys ,William and son Royston Rowley family at 11 Wind Street.

Could not have wished for a lovelier family.

I went to the local school and attended the Methodist Church regularly.

Remember sheep waking down the mountain, crossing railway at bottom of Wind Street and walking freely along the roads.

Used to walk up mountain with my friend Peggy eating winberries and drinking water from stream.

How lucky I was to escape the bombings in London for such a peaceful life in Ynyshir.
Would be great if someone somewhere could remember me or my sister Doreen.

My thanks to all

Joan (nee Herbert)

A memory shared by Joan Rowlingson on Nov 27th, 2013. Send Joan Rowlingson a message

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