Anchor House - Fishguard / Abergwaun

Mr E.W Radford. Anchor House.
25-3-1909 The County Echo
Hysbyseb arall, ddegawd yn ddiweddarach - 1919 - another advertisement, a decade later.

This shop is at the bottom of High St, on the right, near the Square.

In the 1950s, Mr E.W Radford ran this well stocked shop as a delicatessen, a new innovation for Fishguard! One hundred years before this, in the 1850s, Anchor House was an inn  and public house kept by Mr and Mrs John Harries. In the 1900s a Mr Morgan ran a drapery business in Anchor House, later moving to Cardigan to open another drapery business. After this, a Mr Williams from Solva moved to the premises with his “Guardian ” printing works. Later still, Mrs Roberts, the wife of Capt. Roberts, one of Fishguard’s square rigged Master Mariners, ran a drapery and linen business in Anchor House for many years.

Once Mr Radford retired, Anchor House was owned by a succession of butchers almost up to the present day! However, in the summer of 2022 it reopened as a fish and chip take away!

Mae’r siop yma ar y dde ar waelod ‘High Street’ ger y Sgwâr.

Yn y 1950au, roedd Mr E.W Radford yn rhedeg y siop hon. Roedd yn  ‘delicatessen’, rhywbeth newydd iawn i Abergwaun! Gan mlynedd cyn hyn, yn yr 1850au, tafarn oedd Anchor House a gedwid gan Mr a Mrs John Harries. Yn yr 1900au roedd Mr Morgan yn rhedeg busnes dillad yn Anchor House, gan symud yn ddiweddarach i Aberteifi i agor busnes dillad arall. Wedi hyn symudodd Mr Williams o Solfach i’r eiddo gyda’i waith argraffu yn cynhyrchu y “Guardian”. Yn ddiweddarach fyth, bu Mrs Roberts, (gwraig Capten Roberts, un o feistri y llongau rig sgwâr yn Abergwaun), yn rhedeg busnes dillad a llieiniau yn Anchor House am flynyddoedd lawer.

Unwaith i Mr Radford ymddeol, roedd Anchor House yn eiddo i olyniaeth o gigyddion bron hyd at heddiw! Fodd bynnag, yn haf 2022 fe ailagorodd fel siop tecawê pysgod a sglodion!


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  • When Mr Radford retired he went to live in Sladeway and sold the shop to a Canadian called ‘Beulah ‘ who along with his wife ran a successful delicatessen for several years. I believe that he then sold the property to Len Davies the butcher.

    By Rachel Davis (25/11/2022)

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