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Interesting read regarding Albert Furlong My husband is his Great great Grandson Francis Quinn Mother Mabel Hughs – Grey born 1908 She remembered her Uncle Tom Furlong who was Albert’s son We have all the family documents Birth many child deaths & wedding Certs Fascinating that our Grandson aged 13 Dives has won life saving medals ……etc
A Women’s Land Army camp was built at the Square and Compass, near Croesgoch in late 1939. The Women’s Land Army was to supplement the local farms with additional labour. The government had for seen that Britain would have to produce far more food than previously as a vast percentage of food was imported. German surface warships and the dreaded U-boats were expected to sink a large percentage of these vessels bringing essential food for the British population. After a few weeks the women decided that the facilities at Square and Compass Camp were totally unsuitable. It was too cold, too damp too far away from everywhere and they moved out!
The military authorities quickly decided to turn it into a “Trust” or “Honesty” Prisoner of War camp. Whilst the vast majority of P.O.W would be held in camps with a barbed wire enclosure of high fences, armed guards, towers with lights and machine guns. Conditions were unpleasant. However some prisoners could opt through good behaviour to be placed in a “Trust” or “Honesty” camp. There were no guards, no wire or towers! The atmosphere was far more relaxed than a normal P.O.W camp. The P.O.W.’s would have to work on local farms for many hours per day for five or six days per week. They were not paid a wage but were allowed a small sum of “pocket money”. They were not allowed to enter local public houses, but were allowed to purchase sweets and cigarettes in local shops. Once a week an Officer would visit the camp and the farms they worked on to check on their attendance, their work and their compliance with the regulations. Those who did not comply were sent back to a normal P.O.W. camp! A number of Nissen huts were built to house farm machinery. Three of these still existed when the areal photograph was taken in the mid 1970’s, though only one still stands today. The first prisoners were Italians captured in the North African campaign, then Ukranian soldiers were placed there and after D- Day in 1944 a number of German prisoners started arriving. Another camp was established in Letterston and there were many more scattered around the country. The aerial photograph was taken in the mid 1970’s
At Fishguard school in the 60’s I became friends with David and Susan who were the children of Pansy and Joe Mills. They had moved to Cwm yr Eglwys to look after Maddie, who began suffering from dementia. I met her on my many visits to Troed y Rhiw and stayed friends with the family for many years.
Anne Walter Evans, born 1863, the daughter of James Evans (born 1835) was my great grandmother, married to William Williams from the next farm. Both farms Carngowil and Penlan, Llanwnda, feature in the family tree. William’s father Thomas (born 1821) was originally from Castlebythe. William and his brothers feature together in a photograph elsewhere on this wonderful website.
The man center front is my father, Frank Breese, Amelia’s nephew and the lady next to him is Ethel Breese, his mother.
Diolch yn fawr Janet & Guy. Da iawn…. such a lot of history that I had no idea about. Diolch B.R!
That’s my Aunty Ann in the Police station
We used to live at SoarHill Cwm yr Eglwys, and knew her niece Pansy very well.Pansy gave us a root of a plant from her Aunts garden that she called ‘ Formosa lily ‘ it was actually Libertia. When we moved to France 20 yrs ago we brought a piece with us, and still have a piece of it growing in our garden in Brittany.
@At 5he time of this picture, Kittiwake, blue hull red and white Genoa was owned by me. I had just bought it from Carey Rickards and it was my first race, abandoned after an hour, no wind! The date was 1987 I had just moved to St.Nicholas. Geoffrey Asson. Commodore 1991
I remember going to her house as a small child to collect a Bedlington terrier puppy, which my father purchased. It must have been around 1955 – I would have been 4. She was very kind, I remember the very posh accent. She loved dogs
That photo is definitely PC John Jones of Dinas. He was my great grandfather. He died in 1942 and he is buried in the churchyard in Dinas.
The girl next to Jessie I think is Judith Rees whose father Will? Rees worked in the Brodog. She had an older brother
1972 oedd hwn dwi’n credu
To me, this moving lament for a Pencaer childhood of long-ago seems unusual, as it is composed in English. The ten verses form a delightful historical journey around this beautiful landscape of west Wales. I do hope the writer can be identified.
Car is a clue. DVLA has car as a gold coloured Mazda Montrose first registered August 1981. So after that date. Looks in good condition so probably 81 – 84 ?
Stori ddiddorol iawn. Diolch yn fowr am shario.
Here is is. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1447132
The white “partner” milestone to the one at Hermon Chapel can be seen on the roundabout at the north end of Prendergast.
Think Coronation Stores had a change of name to Commercial Stores and was next door to J. M. Llewelyn’s grocers shop in Main Street. This dates back to the 1930’s and 1940’s. Mr. Arthur Davies was my late mother-in-law’s father.
Dwyn cofio Miss Mali Evans yn dod i ni yn yr Hendre pan we fi’n ifanc. Dwyn cofio ni yn ishte yn y parlwr bach a’r cwrtshwns wedi cau, yn edrych ar slide show. Dwy’n siwr slides o Canada. Siwr o fod wedd Miss Evans wedi bod mas yn Canada. Marwodd Mamgu fi yn 1966, pan we fi’n naw, a dwy’n dyfalu bod hi na. Wedd Wncwl Huw fi yn dysgu yn Ysgol Abergwaun, a phob un yn nabod pob un, a Mamgu fi yn nabod shwt gymaint o bobol beth bynnag.
Dwyn cofio Mam fi yn gweud, pan we nhw’n blant, bod rhywun dierth wedi gofyn i hi a’i chwiorydd am y ffordd To Windmill Farm. Dim syniad gyda nhw wrth gwrs, ddim yn deall hynny, ond os wedd e wedi gofyn am Y Felinwynt, bydde nhw wedi gallu helpu. Mam Mam, Mamgu fi, yn Sarah Ann Francis, o ffarm Clawddcam, a Tad Mam fi, John William Morse, o Mountain Park. Wedd mam yn un o bump o chwiorydd, geni a’u magu yn Parkyreithan, wedyn symud i ffarm Penygors. Collon nhw Mam nhw, Sarah Ann, yn 1940 a weddi Anti, sef Hannah Mary Francis, wedi symud mewn i redeg pethau. Mae journals hi gyda fi, yn son am fynd i Felinwynt, i newid rhyw eitem o ddillad. Rhaid i fi gael nhw mas a sgrifennu mas beth bynnag sydd na am hyn. Gobeithio bod hyn o ddiddordeb.
This photo would be before 1959 as my grandfather, T.C. Roberts, became head of Bush Grammar School in Pembroke Dock in 1958.
Can’t add much as it was before my time. The shops I do remember @ 1948 were: Cunard Bakery – corner of Quay Rd. D Betty – Butcher – Quay Rd Hope and Anchor pub.( still there I think) Milk bar – near pub- @1951 D Evans – Chemist – The Square Panting – Hairdresser – Main St. Neyland(?) – Hardware – Ditto Barclays Bank – Ditto
Miss Grey was my reception teacher, 1945, a lovely kind lady, ( but I still ran home from school twice ) Miss Williams took the infants second year. Sweet Miss Owen was my teacher in Standard 2 of the Big School. Mr Evans took Standard 3. ( he told us jokes) Miss Marshall took Standard 4 and another Miss Williams took Standard 5 for the scholarship year. I went to the Youth Eisteddfod in Machynlleth around 1950. I think Mr Lake was headmaster part of my time there. (A ghastly man to me.)
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