The building of Northlands, Parc y Morfa

Christmas Owen and his builders
Melanie Stark
Reverse of photo
Melanie Stark

Northlands was built by Christmas Owen and his team of builders for Captain Morgans. Unfortunately the exact date is not known but all the names are listed on the reverse of the photo although they are not in the right order!!

The list reads:- Christmas Owen, William Thomas, Thomas Thomas, David Thomas – they were three brothers. Walter Williams, David Williams, Johny Thomas, Willy Thomas – they were two brothers. Rees Bowen, Gwilym Thomas and someone I don’t remember  on the extreme left. My father, William Thomas I have marked with a cross.                                                                                   D Thomas ( Danny Thomas)

The cross is no longer visible to pick out William Thomas however family members have spotted their great grandfather and have identified him holding the plank and with his hat at a jaunty angle, third man from the right.

Christmas Owen who was foreman, stands in the centre of the photo with his hands on his hips

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