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The Plough

Posted by: Nia Williams on 14/7/2017, 19.55

Good evening,
As it's coming up to Father's Day, myself and my sister wanted to get our dad something meaningful and a thought came to me to get a picture of somewhere he's always talked about growing up. He lived in the Plough on llangadog in the 1950s/60s (born in 53) he lived with my nana and tadcu iris and William (Bill) Williams and they had a Jack Russell called Penny. I was just wondering if there were any pictures of the public house as really struggling to find any! If anyone could help it would be much appreciated!

 

1940 Evacuee
Posted by Dean Critchfield on 2/3/2017, 10:54 am

My dad, Eric Critchfield, celebrates his 85th birthday this summer and in July we are spending a few days in South Wales, during which time we will visit Llangadog.

This will be his first visit since 1940 when at the age of 8 he was evacuated from London to spend 18 months in Llangadog.

On many occasions during my lifetime he has referenced back to those days and he is very much looking forward to our visit.

The information I have from him is that he came with his mother, 2 sisters and his aunt. They went first to the village hall where the local residents volunteered to billet the evacuees.

Dad went on his own to Mr and Mrs Lewis at Bran Villa. They had a son Herbert who taught at the local school.

Dad then went to Bert and Dorothy Howells at Meirus Villa to join his family. The Howells had a daughter Dorothy.

Schooling for the evacuees took place in the local chapel. Dad also remembers going to the local blacksmith, local shop and other parts of the village.

Having searched online I have found properties in the village named Bran and Meirus, there are pictures of Bran which dad and I have studied as well as looking at current site maps.

Dad believes it to be the property he stayed at. Turning right led to the station and left over the river led to the village. I cannot find pictures or the same level of information on Meirus Villa.

My limited information may be of interest and I do so hope somone can provide information and perhaps photos that I can show dad.

Is anyone please able to confirm that there is only one Bran Villa in Llangadog and it is as I have described? Does a Meirus Villa still exist?
Also, does anyone have any information on the families that dad stayed with all those years ago? Are there any records/photos from that period?

Thank you.

Regards
Dean Critchfield

Re: 1940 Evacuee
Posted by Rosemary Gudge on 7/3/2017, 10:23 pm, in reply to "1940 Evacuee"

I was brought up in Llangadog but now living in Gloucester.
My parents still live in the village and my father who will be 89 this year often wonders what happened to the evacuees that came from London.
He often talked about the wonderful time he had playing with them.
I have just returned from being with my father as he had a bad fall that has left him hardly able to walk.
As I am returning in the next few days he will be pleased to hear of your request.Meiris villa is few yards from my parents house.I will find out more information when I speak to him and let you know.
Regards Rosemary

Re: 1940 Evacuee
Posted by Dean on 16/3/2017, 9:42 pm, in reply to "Re: 1940 Evacuee"

Hello Rosemary,
Thank you very much for your reply.
I look forward to hearing more from you and I do hope your dad is recovering okay.

Regards
Dean

Re: 1940 Evacuee
Posted by Dean Critchfield on 26/4/2017, 7:31 pm, in reply to "Re: 1940 Evacuee"

Hi Rosemary,

Hope all is well with you.

Were you able to find out any information from all those years ago?

Regards
Dean

Re 1940 Evacuee - Att:Dean Critchfield
Posted by: Rosemary Gudge on 15/7/2017, 21.50pm , in reply to "Re: 1940 Evacuee"

I have messaged you on FB together with some photos of village.

Re: 1940 Evacuee
Posted by: Dean Critchfield ( Taylorboy5.wc@gmail.com ) 0n 12/8/2017 at 20.42pm , in reply to "Re: 1940 Evacuee"

Thanks Rosemary. I'm not on Facebook and have also changed my email to that shown above. Please could you copy the information and photos into email.

Regards
Dean

 

Providence Chapel, Llangadog
Posted by Liz Grove on 7/3/2017, 7:08 pm

Hello
I am interested in tracing a marriage record for my great grandparents Thomas Williams and Jane Thomas who married I believe in 1872 at Providence Chapel, Llangadog.
Is it possible that someone may have a contact telephone number in order that I may arrange a meeting to search the records please.
Many thanks
Liz Grove

Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog
Posted by D Wyn Williams on 11/3/2017, 7:00 pm, in reply to "Providence Chapel, Llangadog"

Dear Madam,
As this wedding took place a long time ago please contact the following person who may be able to help you:-
Andrea Rowlands,
Civil Registration Manager,
Carmarthenshire Registration Service,
Register Office,
Parc Myrddin,
Richmond Terrace,
Carmarthen.
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1HQ

Tel :- 01267 228210
email :- Registrars@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
yours faithfully,
D Wyn Williams
(Former Authorized Person for the Chapel)

Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog
Posted by Liz Grove on 12/3/2017, 9:21 pm, in reply to "Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog"

Dear Mr Williams,
Thank you for your informative reply.
I already have a copy Marriage Certificate from Carmarthen but I was hoping to see an original entry in the parish records in order that I can verify certain details.
Regards
Liz Grove

Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog
Posted by D Wyn Williams on 13/3/2017, 11:34 am, in reply to "Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog"

Dear Liz Grove,
Many thanks for your email. Unfortunately the only
Marriage Registers which are kept in the chapel's safe are the most recent ones. If you wish to see the original document (as it goes back many years ago) may I suggest that you contact the Registrar's Office at Carmarthen for further guidance on the matter. Their address and telephone number were quoted in my previous email.
regards,
D Wyn Williams

Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog
Posted by Liz Grove on 13/3/2017, 1:30 pm, in reply to "Re: Providence Chapel, Llangadog"

Dear Mr Williams
Thank you very much for your advice regarding my search for the original document. It was very much appreciated.
Regards
Liz Grove

 

Llangadock Parish Church Cemetery
Posted by Mary K Armstrong on 12/3/2017, 6:43 pm

Has anyone put online the burials for this church? My Lloyd ancestors were here 1820. William Lloyd and Jane Roberts married 6-15-1821 in this parish. They had several children here. Some were buried, who died young, prior to the family moving to Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire.
Anne Jane Lloyd buried 1-20-1822
Anne Lloyd baptised 2-10-1825, no burial info found
William Lloyd buried 3-15-1828

I believe William Lloyd b. June 1800 was also from this town.
Jane Roberts b. abt 1806 was also from this town.

I am located "across the pond" with no access to come look for myself. The Lloyd family immigrated to the USA in 1847. Both parents and the youngest son died of cholera in 1849 Portsmouth, OH, leaving seven children, the oldest of which was 21.
Any help is appreciated.

 

Cysgodlwyn
Posted by Susan Isaac on 17/2/2017, 8:13 pm

Does anyone have any history of this place in the 1840s?
My Great x 2 grandfather David Thomas got married at Gwynfe Chapel on 23/12/1842, and he was from Cysgodlwyn. I have found the house on the tithe maps, but the Thomas family didn't live there. His father was also David Thomas, and I can't find him

 

Information about my grandparents in 1930s
Posted by Williams Davies on 27/12/2016, 10:43 am

I am trying to find out about my grandparents who had the post office in Bethlehem in the 1930s when my mother was born there.
My grandmother's name was Florence Howard. I only knew my grandmother in Cardiff as a youngster. I never knew my grandfather and do not know his first name.
If anyone has any information about them, I would love to hear from you.
Regards William Davies

 

First World War; Refusing to fight Community research project
Posted by Huw Pritchard on 14/11/2016, 4:27 pm

As part of a series of projects to mark the Centenary of the First World War and the impact in our region, Dyfed Archaeological Trust is running a project looking at the Conscientious Objectors (COs) who built the water works at Llyn y Fan Fach, Llanddeusant. A really interesting and important aspect of the project is to research the workers, who were billeted with families on nearby farms.
We are launching the project with an opening event on Thursday 17th November, at Llanddeusant Village Hall starting 7.30 pm. All are welcome and it is hoped that people will be able to bring along any memorabilia such as diaries and photographs and have stories to tell about the building of the water works. (Refreshments provided).
We are looking for volunteers to assist in the project with documentary research and fieldwork to find and record the remains of the construction camp, quarries and associated structures.
01558 825997

 

Bethlehem Christmas Card (mid 90s)
Posted by Claire John on 31/8/2016, 10:09 pm

Hello

My boyfriend designed two (i think) Christmas cards on behalf of the Bethlenhem Post Office sometime in the early to mid 90s. He told me last weekend that he regrets never having kept a copy for himself. I am hoping that someone still has a copy if one or both that i could lay my hands on or take a photograph of. If you are able to help please can you get in touch.

Thanks in advance
Claire, Swansea

 

Gwen Evans
Posted by Gerry Mills on 1/8/2016, 6:59 pm

Can someone please let me have news of Gwen Evans, widow of Brian. I know she had a stroke last autumn but I have lost her address and would like to write to her. We go back a long way. My husband, Mike was a friend from schooldays.

Re: Gwen Evans
Posted by Eifion Jones on 5/8/2016, 9:54 am, in reply to "GWen Evans"

Hi

She is all right now I see a couple of times a week when we take the dogs for a walk she lives in Wilmot, Walters Rd, Llangadog

I hope that this helps you

 

Llangadog School Photo
Posted by Beth Davies on 20/6/2016, 9:44 am
Edited by board administrator 20/6/2016, 11:21 am

Hi,
I am interested in obtaining more information on the Llangadog school photo on this site (copy below) with Julia Jones the teacher on the right in the photo.

I think that this picture dates from much earlier than 1957 as stated elsewhere on this website. It may even be as early as 1945.

Can anyone tell me when this was taken and who the pupils are in the photo? I think my mother Margaret Davies was sat third in on the right hand side on the front row but not sure.

Does anyone know who the male teacher in the picture is?

It would be great to have more info about this pic if possible and also it would be great if there were more school photos from the 60s on as I also went to Llangadog school in the 70s.

Regards

Beth Davies

 

 

Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel
Posted by Michael Isaac on 9/1/2010, 12:55 am

I have been investigating my family history and found that my great grandfather, David Isaac, is listed as residing at the Red Lion Hotel in the 1901 census. He married Elizabeth Phoebe Jackson (daughter of Joseph Godfrey Jackson, innkeeper at the Railway Hotel). They emigrated to South Africa where my father (and I) were born, and I have since emigrated to Australia.

I see there was a message posted by Melanie Jackson (8 April 2008) who must be a distant cousin.

Regards,
Michael Isaac

Re: Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel
Posted by Jeff Bailey on 25/1/2010, 4:52 pm, in reply to "Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel"

Hi Michael

My Mum Lorna Bailey (nee Jackson) is the only daughter of Albert Jackson and she was brought up in the Railway (as it was always known). She has often told me that we had relations in South Africa but had no details. Mum is now almost 94 (in 3 day's time!) and lives with my wife and me in Guernsey. Mum had 3 brothers: Ken, Norman and Keith (all Jacksons, of course). Sadly, Norman and Keith lost their lives in WWII (actually, Keith was killed in Palestine just after the end of WWII). Ken was a bomber pilot throughout the war and survived. He married Nora and had one son, Nicholas (my 1st cousin). Nicholas married and had a son and daughter. Melanie is the daughter. Unfortunately, Nicholas died young. I have not seen the family since my Uncle Ken's funeral which has to have been 10 years ago or more.

Regards

Jeff Bailey

Re: Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel
Posted by Rhys Griffiths on 8/6/2016, 7:17 pm, in reply to "Re: Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel"

Hi Michael - I've just come across a old album owned by my Aunt - she lived in Llangadog during the war...in it there are two significant photographs which I know will be of interest to you ( and I really hope that I've got the right person - my sincere apologies if not) Keith and Norman Jackson. Unfortunately, my father died earlier this year - his name was Maldwyn Griffiths and I can only assume, that in a scrap book of family photos, they would have been friends. Please get back to me if you indeed are the right person and I'll arrange to forward the photos - regards - Rhys - my e mail is rhysgriffithz@virginmedia.com

Re: Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel
Posted by kevin skone on 15/2/2010, 10:48 am, in reply to "Railway Hotel - the Jacksons / Red Lion Hotel"

Hi Michael

Kevin from the Red Lion here.
you can see some pictures of the hotel on
www.redlioncoachinginn.co.uk
Keep in touch.
Regards

Kevin Skone

 

Davies family Maes yr helfa / Pen y groes
Posted by Anna Thomas on 29/4/2016, 4:06 pm

My grandfather Morgan Elias Davies was born in Llangadock about 1876 but moved to the Rhondda. His father, John Davies was born about 1833 but in Pencarreg and went on to marry Elizabeth Rees from Llangadock. I didn't find John on the 1891 Census but he was supposed to have gone out to the US to show them how to build railtracks in curves (1840s so doesn't fit!). Elizabeth died and John remarried a Gwenllian (Davies?. My grandfather died in 1837 but his sister Elizabeth remained in Llangadock, marrying John Williams, a farmer. I remember being shown the house where John Davies lived, which wasn't much more than a large shed. It was in the garden of another house where it was being used as storage although they didn't own it.Any information on the family would be welcome.

 

Golden Retriever Breeder
Posted by Sara Matthews on January 7, 2009, 5:39 pm

I am an American who was living in Lincoln a couple years ago. I bought a beautiful Golden Retriever from a lady in Llangadog. Since then I have had some many people comment on my dog's looks and temperment. I would love to give them the name and email of the lady who sold me my dog but I've lost all the information. All I have is a name Mrs. J Poulson. She lived on a farm outside of town on the A4069. She sold me my dog on Nov. 11, 2006. The dog was born on Sept 17, 2006. The Dam was Redberth Thornbird and the Sire was Kenmilquin Magician. If you have any information I would appriciate it! Thank you so much!
Sara Serine Matthews
SerineKat@gmail.com

Re: Golden Retriever Breeder
Posted by richard stephens on 4/1/2010, 12:24 pm, in reply to "Golden Retriever Breeder"

hello , im looking for the lady myself .as a man in my local village bought a dog off her ,and im interested in a pup for my grandaughter as the temprament and looks on the dog i know is fabulous .
please let me know if you have any info ,and i will do the same for you
thanks
richard

Re: Golden Retriever Breeder
Posted by Sara Matthews on 4/1/2010, 1:46 pm, in reply to "Re: Golden Retriever Breeder"

I have NEVER found out any information on her! I agree the dogs she bred were perfect! My dog, The Cheat is now over 3 years old and just the best dog around. Very loyal and smart. Her looks are always complimented on. I've had many top dog trainers here in the USA want to know where I got her - one said she's the best of her breed he's ever seen. Grrrrr... wish I could send her some serious business! Richard, since you're in England you probably have a better shot of finding her than I do...if you ever track her down post here and let me know!

Sara Serine Matthews
San Antonio, TX

 

Re: Golden Retriever Breeder
Posted by Emma on 19/3/2016, 11:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Golden Retriever Breeder"

Hi did you find the golden retriever breeder Mrs Poulson you were looking for? I too am looking for her as I bought a stunning goldie off her but he's got a serious eye condition & would like to find her to see if she has any info so we can save his eye (he now only has one). Any info greatly appreciated Emma

Re: Golden Retriever Breeder
Posted by Emma on 19/3/2016, 11:08 pm, in reply to "Golden Retriever Breeder"

Hi Sara I too am looking for the golden retriever breeder you are searching for did you find her? Iv come across a few posts off you on different sites. I had a stnning retriever of Mrs Poulson but beau has a serious eye condition & I'm trying to find out if any of his family have it too?? Contact me pls