Teulu 'Morgan, Fishguard Saw Mills' family

Dyma gasgliad o luniau sy’n cael eu cadw yn Archifdy Sir Benfro. Maen nhw yn perthyn i’r teulu Morgan a oedd yn flaenllaw ym myd busnes, crefydd a diwylliant yn Abergwaun yn hanner cyntaf yr ugeinfed ganrif. Yn anffodus, does dim enwau ar y lluniau, sy’n dristwch. Cyflwynir nhw yma yn y gobaith y bydd defnyddwyr y wefan hon yn gallu helpu adnabod unigolion. Plis, halwch eich sylwadau trwy ddefnyddio y bwtwn coch isod. Am lun o weithdy’r cwmni, gwasgwch yma.

This is a collection of photos that are held at the Pembrokeshire Record Office. They belong to the Morgan family who were prominent in the spheres of business, religion and culture in Fishguard in the first half of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, there are no names on the pictures, which is sad. They are presented here in the hope that users of this website will be able to help identify individuals. Please submit your comments using the red button below. For a picture of the workshop at Brodog Terrace, press here.

Llun / Picture 1 (Morgan) - Update - We have a positive identification on this photo with a lovely message received ....... "Relating to Teulu Morgan post, photo 1. The gentleman in the middle was my grandfather. The photo was taken in 1948 at 21 Vergam Terrace, where my grandparents lived and where my dad and his brothers and sisters grew up. My grandad's name was Evan Daniel Evans. He was an engineer in the merchant navy, and was married to Ray (nee Davies). They had seven children, my dad (also named Evan) being the youngest. Evan Snr died in 1949, so not long after this photo was taken, at the relatively young age of c. 75. My dad always told us about how his dad's friends would meet up in Evan Snr's bedroom towards the end of his life - he couldn't move around so well. All dressed up very smartly as you can see from the photo - to enjoy tea and conversation. Attached is another photo taken the same day, this time with my grandmother (Evan's wife - Ray) in the shot too. As you can see, dad has written the names of those there on the day. L-R Morgan Jones, mam (Ray), daddy (E D Evans), and John Morgan of Fishguard Saw Mills." (Many thanks to Mrs G Hood for her message) Mr Morgan Jones worked at the 'Brodog' carpentry workshop.
Additional photo received in response to post - Mr & Mrs E D Evans with friends at 21 Vergam Terrace in 1948. Mrs E D Evans was a talented musician and taught piano to children in Fishguard from her home in Main St (next door to the Globe Inn) having moved from Vergam Terrace. She was instrumental to the success of the Pentowr Chapel Eisteddfod. She would organise the competitions and there would be colourful prizebags, with two shillings in each, reaching from one side of the gallery to the other, above the 'set fawr'.
Llun / Picture 2 (Morgan) Update - 1) Mr Charlie Brown (left) of Coronation Rd who worked at A & E Nicholls and who drove their van with deliveries. Mr Charlie Brown was a member of Hermon Baptist Chapel and always sat in the first seat on the right having entered the chapel through the left hand door. Mr Brown's brother, Dan Brown ran 'Central Garage' next to the Ship Aground opposite the chapel. He would take on apprentices and they would learn mechanics with him. Two such young men were Hughie Thomas and Glyn Williams. Having completed their apprenticeship together, they planned to take over the business in partnership. Hughie did take over at the garage, but Glyn entered the family 'Corona' business and left to live at Porth, Rhondda. Later, Central Garage was taken over by Mr Jenkins of Llanychaer 2) Possibly, Mr Eric Boswell (right), of Bryn Siriol. Mrs Beryl Boswell (nee John of Llangloffan House, Hottipass), his wife, ran a sweet shop in High Street, the premises which had once been 'The County Echo' Office. Brothers Bryn and Llwyd Evans inherited the printing business from their father and worked at The Printing Works office in Parcyshwt all their lives. The Parcyshwt premises was eventually purchased by Cllr. Carey George. Mr Llewellin Davies also worked for the Echo all his life. His fingers showed the effect of a lifetime in the printing trade. Mr Davies had a wonderful bass voice and lived in High St, (second house on the right hand side near Co-op) he and his wife attending Hermon every Sunday. Miss Glenys Lewis of Llanychaer worked at Mrs Boswell's sweet shop and later took over when Mrs Boswell retired. (Diolch i J Thomas, E Thomas a B Thomas am bob help gyda'r wybodaeth)
Llun / Picture 3 (Morgan) - Update - Mr John James Morgan, proprietor of Fishuard Saw Mills which he inherited from his father. He was an only child and was superintendant of the Sunday School at Capel Tabernacl.
Llun / Picture 4 (Morgan).... possibly Mr & Mrs John Morgan with Mr Morgan's brother, Thomas, on the left. But who is the young lady?
Llun / Picture 5 (Morgan) - Update - John and Mary Morgan. John was the founder of Fishguard Saw Mills. He was born in Fishguard in 1871 and was living in Fishguard with his wife Mary and their son John James, 4 yrs old in 1911. John is described as a stone mason.
Llun / Picture 6 (Morgan) Update - Mr John James Morgan, proprietor of Fishguard Saw Mills at his desk at work. He married Jean Carpenter of Milford Haven on 29 July 1959 and they had a son called Anthony in 1960.
Llun / Picture 7 (Morgan)
Llun / Picture 8 (Morgan)

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  • On the LHS of photo 2 stands Charlie Brown who worked in A&E Nichols department store for many years.

    Photo 3 shows John James Morgan, Vergam Terrace, of the Fishguard Saw Mills Family.

    By Janet Thomas (18/09/2022)

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