Date: 02 Jan 2007
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i fy holl deulu a ffrindiau o Ben Llyn
Sian Jones (Qatar)
A Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, i
tithau hefyd Sian. Pob hwyl, Tony & Gwenllian.
Date: 02 Jan 2007
Thank you for a splendid web page. Many hours of pleasure is being spent
perusing the photos and items. I am a granddaughter of Griffith John
Williams (Ty Capel) Aberdaron. He was a bus driver for Crossville Buses.
Although I never lived in Wales, we would visit when we could and my
memories of Llyn and it's people have stayed and will remain with me
forever. Thank you for your stirling work, especially the census, which a
godsend for an amateur genealogist.
living in New Zealand.
Susan Foakes (nee Williams)
Many thanks for your kind words Susan, we are very glad
that we are able to help, with our website. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 02 Jan 2007
Hi! Fabulous site! We've had a caravan on the site at Porth Ysglaig for 50
years. Viewing the site makes me all the more desperate for the spring to
arrive when we can go again. We were once witness to a bit of smuggling at
Porth Ysgaden back in the early '70's. we saw a large boat being signaled by
a car on the headland flashing its lights~guiding the vessel into the cove.
We saw flash lights moving too and fro' the car and boat for ten minutes or
so before they parted company and the boat headed out to sea, direction
Ireland. No idea what was going on !
David Barker Holmfirth
Amazing story David. We saw a yacht anchored at Porth
Llawenan years ago, and there was some very strange boat movements there as
well, it does make you wonder what these people are up to?. Regards Tony
Date: 04 Jan 2007
Llongyfarchiadau i Bethan a Will Bodgrugyn fod yn yn daid ag nain am yr
eilwaidd. Ganwyd Gethin am 7.30am, 8lb 3oz yn ysbyty Bryn Beryl bore Iau y
Newydd dda iawn i ddechrau'r flwyddyn. Dymuniadau da
oddiwrthym ninnau hefyd. Tony a Gwenllian
Date: 05 Jan 2007
What a wonderful website! We have booked a holiday in Rhiw for later
this year after holidaying in Llanbedrog a couple of summers ago and being
completely overwhelmed by the beauty of this breathtaking part of Wales.
A google search brought up your site and I have been here now for 2 hours
with so much more to see and read. Your site is one of the best and
most informative that I have visited - a huge thank you for sharing so many
stories and photographs.
Amanda Jenkins, Shropshire
Hi Amanda, Thank you for your comments and hope you
have an enjoyable time when you visit later this year. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 06 Jan 2007
Diolch am y dymuniadau da ar enedigaeth Gethin. Bethan a Wil Bodgrugyn.
Date: 08 Jan 2007
Hi just looking on your site, I used to live Tan y Myndd I used to climb on
all the walks looking out from the top, very relaxing I loved the voice. I
love your site good luck my name is Debby. Good luck in the future.
Thanks for your good wishes Debby. All the best
Date: 08 Jan 2007
I've been browsing your site for about 30 minutes now and still haven't seen
it all. I'll be back to check the rest out very soon.
Keep up the good work
Date: 09 Jan 2007
Thank you for a very interesting and informative site, there is a wealth of
information that would not normally be available to the public, thanks to
Alan Barton, Warrington, Cheshire. 08/01/2007
Glad you liked the site Alan. Many thanks for your
comments. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 13 Jan 2007
Thank you for this great site. My great aunt Ray Jones still lives in
Rhiw and her son Tecwyn as well who is my second cousin (once removed).
As a Canadian I loved Rhiw and the Llyn the natural beauty of the area is on
par with the best in the world. After my visit there in 2001 I would
certainly love to live there on a more permanent basis.
Keep up the great work with this site it really makes my day looking around
and seeing so much.
Edmonton Alberta Canada
Hi Jonathan, We know your aunt Ray well and she
has helped us out quite a lot not only with old photos but also with many
stories of yesteryear when Rhiw was a busier community and every house had a
family, the school was open and we had two shops. Many thanks for your
comments. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 14 Jan 2007
David Thomas 8th Jan 2007 has browsed for some 30mins and not seen it all
!!. I would suggest that he will have to browse for at least 30days and
still not see all the wonderful items within it and which have been so
carefully and lovingly put together by Tony and Gwenllian for which they are
to be congratulated in their efforts. I have spent many happy hours browsing
finding it informative and it must be regarded as the most enjoyable site to
visit. (See Lion Hotel in history)
John Jones (Croydon)
Hi John, What can we say but thanks. Regards Tony and
Date: 19 Jan 2007
I think this is a very informative, and really intresting
Date: 19 Jan 2007
Fantastic site, very interesting. I especially like your photos new and old,
some of your digital photos are amazing! Da iawn! Sarah, Nefyn
Diolch am dy sylwadau Sarah. Hwyl Tony a Gwenllian
Date: 21 Jan 2007
Good day to you all.
I was a Midshipman from October 1964 till September 1969 and my first trip
was on the Autolicus from Liverpool to Hong Kong and back. Your web site is
very well presented and I will return to search and read the full site with
many memories being recalled.
Paul J. Baxter
Living in Perth WA
Thanks for writing in our Guest book Paul, and I'm glad
that you found my pages interesting. Regards Tony
Date: 21 Jan 2007
On a very fine day we can see the Welsh coastline from the
top of Killiney Hill just south of Dun Laoghaire here in Ireland. Unfortunately,
we don't seem to be having many very fine days at present.
So, your website with its great pictures keeps us in touch spiritually.
Congrats on a fine presentation. Dominic Dowling Foxrock, Dublin
Hi Dominic, We have a couple of photos of the Irish
coast taken from Rhiw, it would be interesting if next time the weather
permits you could take one from Killiney Hill of our coastline. Many thanks
for your brilliant comments and for getting in touch. Regards Gwenllian and
Date: 25 Jan 2007
I was an ex BF Junior Electrician on the MV Melampus on it's last voyage
Suez June 1967.
Your site has first class photographs of the Holts legacy the Blue Funnel
Line. I will certainly pass your website details to my ex shipmates.
Many thanks your comments, hopefully there'll be a few
more updates to the Blue Funnel pages soon. Regards Tony
Date: 29 Jan 2007
my name is Ernest Cowan Taylor, and i was a chief engineer with blue funnel
from 1948 until retirement in 1983, then office working until 1986, now
living in Spain, would love to get in touch with old shipmates! please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
and congrats on fantastic site
Hope you get loads of response Ernest. Regards
Date: 30 Jan 2007
A Most interesting website with information not available elsewhere. Keep up
the good work.
Many thanks for your kind comments Barry. Regards Tony
Date: 30 Jan 2007
Hello, I am the Great-Grandaughter of Captain Hugh Roberts. I adore
your website and was wondering how I might get in touch with the family
members who supplied your website with the information and documents
regarding my Great Grandfather? I don't know who they are but it would be
interesting to find out!
Regards, Ruth Blacker
I made an earlier post just now (can't see it up there yet but I'm sure it's
there) and would just like to add that anyone wishing to get in touch with
me regarding my Geat Grandfather Captain Hugh Roberts can do so via e-mail: email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from anyone who wants to share stories or who may
know more about my Grandfather than I do. My Grandfather Hugh Roberts
(JNR) passed away several years ago. He provided many details and took
great care of what little herilooms he had from his father. However,
his passing has also left many loose ends now that I am reading throgh the
site and looking to find out more. Many Thanks, Ruth
Sorry Ruth received both your emails together. Many
thanks for your comments and hope you receive some useful info regarding
your great grandfather. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 30 Jan 2007
A Most interesting website with information not available elsewhere. Keep up
the good work.
Thanks for the comments Vic. Hope you keep looking in
from time to time we update fairly often. All the best Gwenllian
Date: 31 Jan 2007
My name is Tony Brand and I am currently Chairman of the Liverpool Pilots. I
was a cadet with Ocean Fleets from 1975 - 1979, when I was made redundant.
On passage out of the Mersey to Point Lynas on Sunday I spotted what
appeared to be a familiar vessel alongside in Seaforth. The name
"Expert" did not mean anything to me but my wife used her internet
search skills to discover that the ship was built as Menestheus at Nagasaki
in 1977. She was in fact my last ship as cadet. Love the site
Many thanks for your comments Tony. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 02 Feb 2007
I think this is an excellent website, and has helped me find out a lot about
the little Grey Fergie, as I have just been given one and I am in the
process of trying to restore it. Thomas
Good luck with the restoration Thomas, let us know how
you get on. Many thanks for your comments. Regards Gwenllian
Mae'n rhaid dweud hyn,ers fynd i'r byd cyfrifiadur yn 2004 a canfod y wefan
arbennig yma ac wedi rhoid fy sylwadau adeg hynny,mae yn mynd o nerth i
nerth ac yn dal i roid oriau o gysur imi ac i fy ffrindiau sydd yn newydd ar
y we.Diolch o galon,ydych yn haeddu medal. Ann Roberts.
Be fedra ni ddweud Ann ond diolch yn fawr am eich
sylwadau ac mae'n bleser cael gwybod eich bod chi a'ch ffrindiau yn mwynhau
ein gwefan, Pob hwyl i chi Gwenllian a Tony
Date: 05 Feb 2007
Hello Tony a Gwenllian, diolch yn fawr am y croeso dydd
Sul y 5ed, mae y site yn ddiddorol dros ben,gobeithio nad oedd y cinio wedi
Pob lwc ichi a,r teulu Iorwerth, Mavis, a'i ffrindiau
Biti sa chi wedi dweud yn gynt eich bod yn dod i Ben
Llyn sa chi wedi cael cinio a sa ni wedi cael mwy o sgwrs. Falch iawn eich
bod wedi galw a pob lwc i chi yn Awstralia. Hwyl a cofion. Tony a
Date: 10 Feb
Wel rwyf yn hoffi y safle yma yn fawr iawn iawn ond mae,n anodd deallt rhai
petha fel meddygon y ddafad wyllt does dim son am Griffith Griffiths
Pan ddechreuon ni'r wefan Rhiw yn unig oedd ein cwmpawd
ac un o Benygraig, Llangwnadl oedd Griffith Griffiths, tad John Griffiths.
Mi fydd raid i ni fynd yn ol a chael rhywfaint o hanes Griffith, mae na lun
ohonno ar y wefan ond dim o'i hanes. Efallai y gallech chi fod o gymroth i
ni efo hyn? Gyda diolch am eich sylwadau. Pob hwyl Gwenllian
Date: 12 Feb 2007
Tony a Gwenllian, diolch am y linc i'n gwefan, balch iawn o glywed ei bod yn
Wefan y Mis, yn sicr fe gaiff sylw rwan, achos mae Rhiw.com yn boblogaidd
iawn drwy'r wlad a thu hwnt. Wrth fy modd yn gweld yr hen luniau, ew1
sai'n braf mynd n'olmewn amser!!! Diolch i chi eich dau.
John ac Alun
Croeso John. Beth am yrru'ch llun cyntaf a hanes y gig
gynta naethoch chi gael i ni roi tudalen o hanes John ac Alun ar rhiw.com.
Pob hwyl Gwenllian
Date: 20 Feb 2007
Greetings from Norway!! You have a great website.
Extremely impressive well done!! My interest is specially your great
picture from offshore and the D.S.V. Seawell.
I'll be back again soon!
Kindest Regard from Bjarne http://home.online.no/~bjaholte/
Hi Bjarne, Thanks for getting in touch, and glad you
like our pages on the Seawell. Regards Tony
Date: 21 Feb 2007
If only you could feel the joy and relief that you have given me, just for a
couple of hours, with this gem of a website. I thank you all and wish you
well. God walk beside you. 'bye, Malcolm Redman.
We feel very humbled by your kind comments Mark, very
touching. Thank you Gwenllian.
Date: 21 Feb 2007
Haia Gwenllian a Tony,
Mi rydw' inna' hefyd wedi gwirioni efo'ch gwefan, ac yn enwedig hefo'r
lluniau (hen a newydd) yn enwedig y rhai hen......maent yn werth eu trysori
a'u cadw. Daliwch ati!! Cofion - Anwen Kilian
Diolch am gysylltu Anwen. Cytuno yn llwyr efo chdi
mae'r hen luniau i gyd yn drysorau, os oes gen ti fwy neu wybod am unrhyw un
fyddai yn fodlon menthyca rhai i ni gad ni wybod. Neis iawn clywed gen ti.
Date: 26 Feb 2007
Finally made it Rhiw for the first time on Friday February 23 to see the
village for ourselves and to visit the site on the crossroads - Fourcrosses
Bach - where the little house "Trip" once stood - the ancestral
seat of the Jones family.
There were grey skies and rain - but the weather couldn't take
anything away from the magic of this wonderful little village and its
friendly residents. Can't understand why my great grandfather, Morris Jones, ever decided to
leave to go the Penrhyndeudraeth - of all places.
We are definitely coming back this summer!
David and Pat Morris Jones.
Perhaps we can arrange some sun for your next visit you
never Know!!! If you're looking for somewhere to stay take a look at our
Holiday cottages section. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 08 Mar 2007
Hello,just found your excellent site.I joined Ocean Fleets in 1974 as a deck
cadet and stayed in Aulis in Liverpool.I sailed on a few Blue Funnel ships
namely-Agapenor&Melampus,when they both came out of the Suez Canal in
Atreus in 1976
Lycaon in 1978/79
Phrontis in 1979
Melampus in 1980/1/2(8 trips)
Other ships served in include,Dalla,Forcados,Pegu,Daru,Liverpool Bay,Dolphin
Point,Sherbro and Studland Bay(ex Maron,I think)
My cousin was Hugh Griffiths whose photos you have on your site and it was
because of him I joined the Merchant navy.
Many thanks for the memories
Gareth Griffiths, Tudweiliog
Hi Gareth, Thanks for comments. If you have any photos
or memories you'd like to include on our Llyn Seafarers pages please get in
ouch with us. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 09 Mar
Newydd weld hanes a llun Catherine Pritchard (nee Catherine williams) a fu
farw yn 103 oed. Deallaf fel mai "Hen wraig Madryn" oedd hi
yn cael ei galw)A oes rhywun yn gwybod unrhyw beth o hanes y wraig yma achos
mae hi yn chwaer i un o fy hen deidiau. Hoffwn gael mwy o hanes y
teulu er mwyn gwneud fy nghoeden deulu. Os oes rhywun am gysylltu efo
fi yna fy nghyfeiriad e-bost yw firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrth fy modd yn edrych ar safle "Rhiw.com" gyda llaw.
Diolch am eich sylwadau. Mi ddown yn ol atoch efo hanes
Catherine a'ch rhoi mewn cysylltiad efo rhywun sydd gan fwy o wybodaeth. Pob
Date: 09 Mar
Bore Da! I sailed with Blue Funnel in the fifties; Memnon; Myrmidon;
Mentor; Euryades; Patroclus; Perseus; Neleus and others. I have just found
your site and like the looks of it. Although born and bred in England I am
half Welsh and now a resident of the United States.
Thank you for this site; Gorau dymuniad Keith BRanton
Hi Keith, Many thanks for your comments. We hope you
find the website interesting and that it'll bring back a few memories of
your seafaring days. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 09 Mar 2007
Wonderful site and keeping our old memories of Blue Funnel and Glen alive.
I would like to hear from anyone who was a crew member of any M or N class
vessel who traversed the Suez Canal and may think they were the ship
in Lawrence of Arabia.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HEAR FROM J. HUGHES WHO WAS A CREW MEMBER OF MELAMPUS.
PLEASE E MAIL ME AT CLYTONEUS@SYMPATICO.CA.
Take care everyone and thanks for helping in trying to PROVE which ship it
was in the goof shot of the film.
Capt. John Bax. BELLEVILLE. ONTARIO. CANADA
ex Blue Funnel and Starits Steamship. Singapore.
Hi John, Let's hope that J Hughes looks in and gets in
touch with you. Many thanks for your kind comments. Regards Tony.
Date: 10 Mar 2007
Mae'r wefan yma mor dda, dwi'n treulio nosweithiau yn edrych ar hwn yn lle
darllen! Gwaith ardderchog.
Oes rhywyn yn gwybod lle roedd bwthyn "Tyn y Wern"?
Roeddwn wedi gweld yr enw yma yn yr archifdy pan yn chwilio am fy hen hen
hen daid a nain.
Diolch yn fawr i'r ddau ohonoch,Twm
Falch iawn eich bod wedi mwynhau ymweld a'n gwefan a
diolch am eich sylwadau. Tyda ni ddim yn gyfarwydd a Tyn Wern yma yn Rhiw
ond mi holwn o gwmpas i chi. E bostiwch ni a mi ddown yn ol atoch chi. Pob
Date: 12 Mar
Thank you for your interesting comment and glad you
enjoy the website. Regards Tony.
Date: 16 Mar
Just looking in following a trail for info on m.v. Lycaon with Dutch Flag.
Interesting site and will return for a longer look later.
Mark V. Colman
(Port Line 66-81)
Date: 19 Mar
Hi - just found your website. Brilliant! I did 3 trips as
a cadet with Blue Funnel in 1951/52: s/s Melampus (built 1924); Aeneas;
Hector. I wonder if there are any former shipmates out there.
Does anyone have a wartime history of the Melampus?
David Hadfield, Talybont, Ceredigion
Date: 22 Mar
Hi just came across your website, looking for blue flue websites after a
nostalgic trip to Liverpool last week. I joined in 1968,sailed on Theseus,
later onto bay boats, finishing on Peisander for chief`s combined motor
time. Would like to hear from any past shipmates. Keep up the good work
Geoff Brant - email@example.com
Date: 24 Mar
I have no family , or other connection with Rhiw - having visited this
excellent site, I just wish I had a link! Your site has helped me decide
where to spend some time in the near future. Gwefan ardderchog - da
fod pobol fel chi yn rhoi amser i mewn fel hyn, i gadw "yr hen
ffordd Gymraeg o fyw", yn fyw!
Ken Davies, Y Drenewydd, gynt o Lanrwst a Ddolgellau
Hi Ken Many thanks for your comments. Look forward to
seeing you in the area, we promise you won't be disappointed, Llyn and
especially the furthest extremities of the peninsula have a magic all of
their own and are well worth a visit. Diolch o galon am eich sylwadau falch
eich bod wedi mwynhau a cofiwch alw mewn eto mae mwy o drysorau o hen luniau
a hanesion i ddod. Pob hwyl Gwenllian
Date: 25 Mar
Fantastic web site of MN nostalgia.
Ex Junior Electrician
Melampus Suez 1967
Date: 04 Apr 2007
DA IAWN, MAEN DIDDOROL CAEL MYND O
GWMPAS PEN LLYN.
A GWELD HARDDWCH LLYN, AC EI HANESION DIFIR.
HEB GORO GADAEL TY.
Diolch am eich sylwadau David. Pob hwyl Gwenllian
Date: 04 Apr
I own Treddafydd Farm in Llithfaen now and wonder if the tractor restoration
on your website came from here originally, or another Treddafydd!
Hi Sharon, yes the tractor was from Treddafydd originally. Regards
Date: 06 Apr 2007
Rhiw.com was an astonishing find! I'm coming to Aberdaron on Sat 19th
May with members from our church in Shropshire to Bardsey on a pilgrimage.
When I was very young I used to stay at Rhiw in the white-house just above
Plas y Rhiw. Some days we would call in to see the ladies who lived in Plas
y Rhiw and I got my love of watercolour painting from her influence. My
friend, Winifred Fortune, went to the village school and I used to come
during school holidays...I loved it so very much that when I married and had
my daughter Sally, we bought a tent and stayed every school holiday at
Treheli Farm. When my daughter married and had my two grandchildren,
she too camped at Treheli Farm. It's hard to believe but this week, my
daughter has driven to Rhiw and visited Megan and Ivan at Triheli and taken
my 9 year old great-grand twins to see them. They played on the beach
that I've loved for all these years and loved it just as much as I did.
Rhiw is the most precious jewel in Wales. Your web site is wonderful.
Bye the way, above the village at the end of the second world war there was
some sort of establishment - radio mast or something - I never found out
what it was but now perhaps you could let me know.
Many thanks for your comments Jean. Hope you have a
good pilgrimage. The station on the Clip is a radar tracking station, which
is now unmanned. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 06 Apr
Ma'r 'website' man cwl...sud nathoch chi ffendior wybodaeth ar llunia mai
gid?..maen rhaid fod o di cymeryd hydoedd
Diolch am eich sylwadau. Caredigrwydd pobl Llyn yn rhoi
menthyca eu trysorau i ni sydd benna i gyfri am y deunydd ar y we ac ambell
i drip i'r archifdy i ddilyn trwydd stori neu ddwy i fyny. Mae wedi bod yn
fraint a phleser i ni cael gwneud Rhiw.com. A da ni'n dal i chwilio allan am
fwy o hen luniau a hanesion ac yn wir mae ganddo ni amryw o bethau i'w
gwneud, ond wel mae'n anodd eistedd wrth y cyfrifiadur a hithau mor braf
Date: 24 Apr 2007
A beautifully put together site which is extremely interesting with good
quality photographs - something for everyone. Regards Ian, Wirral.
Many thanks for your kind comments Ian, glad you like
our website. And thank you for writing in our Guest Book. Regards Tony
Des Taff Jenkins.
Great site, will have to visit more comprehesivly later.
Some seamens pubs 'Shoulder of Mutton' [Swansea] Raffles, [Singapore}
Ducky's [Dunedin]Auckland Hotel.[Auckland]
Best of luck.
Thanks for getting in touch Des, and for the pub names,
we'll add them to the list. Regards Tony.
What a wonderful site. Was enchanted by the place (Morfa Nefyn) on the only
time I visited. Now, after viewing this site feel the need to return and
investigate further. Just wish the people here had one tenth of the interest
in our past as obviously people have there.
Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust, Fleetwood, Lancs.
Thank you for the compliment Peter. Porthdinllaen is an
enchanting place full of history and when you walk along the shore you can
still find remnants of it's maritime past. Hopefully you will return and
have an enjoyable time. There are moves afoot to re-open the Maritime museum
at Nefyn, which is very good news. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 13 May 2007
There is much more to see - so will return later. Meantime I was very
interested to see the photographs of coastal vessels from the collection of
John Griffith Jones. In your introduction to his collection you refer to
Liverpool - others may have been in contact and you may now know that the
majority, I am confident, were taken at Preston. Many of the Preston photos
show vesssels entering or leaving the outer lock or passing through the half
tide basin which were always popular locations for photography. Others show
vessels within the dock at Preston, coming alongside or at berth, and in
many ways these are more interesting as I have seen fewer of these. Do you
know if Mr Griffith Jones had any connections with Preston? Was he a
seafarer or involved in the shipping industry? Am I right in concluding this
is only a part of his collection? If it is, the chances are his collection
includes more photographs taken at Preston. In his lifetime the Diversion
Quay would still have been open and as far as I can ascertain photographs of
shipping at this wharf are rare - I have never seen one. It would be
interesting to know more.
I grew up overlooking the Ribble Estuary which sparked my interest in the
sea. This developed into a career - initially shoreside with Ben Line and
then moving into shipping agency and ship broking.
With kind regards
Many thanks for getting in touch John.
I knew that some of them were taken in Liverpool, but had no idea that most
were taken at Preston. The three albums that we borrowed from Mr Jones's son
gave no indication of the locations, only brief descriptions on some of the
ships e.g. if they had called at various quarries around Llyn, or were lost
around our coast. And I assume, that this was his only interest in these
vessels. This is the complete collection, as far as we know.
Thanks once again for passing this
interesting information on to us. Regards Tony
Date: 15 May 2007
Cefais glywed gan gyfneither i fy mam bod llawer o wybodaeth am fy
hendeidiau ar wefan Rhiw.com. Darllenais 'Recollections by Rowland
Williams, Bryn Golau, Rhiw" a darganfod llawer iawn am hanes fy nheulu
agos. (Roedd Rowland yn frawd i daid fy mam, Mair).Diolch yn fawr iawn am ei
roi ar y wefan. Mae'r wybodaeth yn ddefnyddiol iawn i mi gan fy mod yn creu
coeden deulu ar genes reunited ar hyn o bryd. Dwi'n siwr bydd mwy o
wybodaeth ar y wefan o ddiddordeb i mi hefyd, ond dwi heb gael cyfle i
chwilio amdano fo eto. Efallai y gallwch fy mhwyntio yn y cyfeiriad cywir.
Diolch yn fawr. Dr Llinos Spencer, Bethel, Caernarfon (Rhuthun gynt).
Rowland ym mhriodas ei frawd Robert, un o'r lluniau priodas hynaf sydd ar y
Falch iawn eich bod wedi mwynhau y
Date: 22 May 2007
Hi, great site,spent a few happy year's with Blue Funnel,I sailed on a
couple of the featured ship's,Menalaus and Machaon,1967-1969,sorry to see
how they ended up but that's life,keep up the good work,I'll try and work my
way through the rest of your site could take a while.John.
Hi John, Many Thanks for your comments.
We've a few more photos and articles to add to the Blue Funnel pages, so
they are very much on going, hope you keep looking in. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 24 May 2007
I was very touched to find an old photo of what I knew as Drws y Môr,
Porthdinllaen. It was where Michael Fernie lived in the 1960s and it was my
understanding that it had been a coal jetty before being converted into
accommodation. Next door was "The Matchbox" built by the Midwinter
family, producers of pottery in the Midlands. In the year 1960-1961 my
parents helped "evacuees" from the winter storm floods down in
Porthdinllaen. At that time there were still permanent residents: the
Williams family (Harbour master Hughie, daughter Jean and children) and
Michael Fernie. Michael had to climb up what we called "telegraph
cliff" because of the electric poles that supplied the group of houses
at the bottom. He was lost at sea during Wimbledon week in the early 1970s.
Thank you for sharing your memories
with us. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 28 May 2007
Hi, very nice web site, I sailed on the Myrmidon in 82 to the south
Atlantic, then on the Ocean Fleets bay boats which then was bought by
P&O, I have done a very amatuerish web site for lads who were on the bay
About 50% of the lads on the bay boats in the early days were from Blue
again, nice site
Hi Lofty, Thanks for adding your
comments and the link to your website, it'll be of great interest to many of
those who sailed on the Bay boats after their time on Blue Funnel, as well
as to others. It's good to keep the memory of these fine ships going. All
the best Gwenllian
Date: 30 May 2007
David Clues of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea here.
Originaly from Aberystwyth though (went back last year for the first time in
I spent 7 years in the Merchant Navy in the 70's and it were bloooody great!
I did not come to PNG in those days so I know not of any bars but I note you
are missing the Criterion Hotel in Napier in your list - fond memories but I
recall she had a big nose!
Hi David, Guess Port Moresby's a bit
warmer than Aberystwyth, no wonder it took six years to come back !! - It's
been so cold here this last week, but things are looking up, albeit the
warmth is accompanied by the rain ! Thanks for the bar name, we'll pop
it on to the list soon. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 30 May 2007
Annwyl gyfeillion tybed a oes gennych unrhyw wybodaeth am planhigyn y wermod
lwyd ag yn wir os oes posib ei brynu gennoch gan fod fynith yn dioddef o
ddifyg bwyta cymhedrol byddai nain yn credu yn gryf yn y diod a gafwyd wrth
ei fwydo derbyniaf nag nid hyn yw pwrpas ir safle hon byswn yn falch o
unrhyw wybodaeth a all ein helpu
Dan eich bendith.Geraint Jones o Nantglyn
Annwyl Geraint, Allwch chi yrru eich
cyfeiriad ebost i ni, yna mi ddown yn ol atoch chi. Diolch Gwenllian.
Date: 30 May 2007
Really good website.... Nice to see so many pictures of the vessels.....
Did you know that the Germans wrote a ditty about Blue Funnel Line? I think
Lale Anderson sung it in english... Charlie and his orchestra played it.....
Based on a wartime song.. es geht alles voruber.....
No copyright on this...
All the best Richard Castle
Hi Richard, Thanks for your comment, we
hadn't heard about the song, and I don't suppose many others will have
either, so once again thanks for this interesting little snippet. Regards
Date: 06 Jun 2007
My nain was from rhiw, Ellen Rowlands who lived at Gimla as a child, it was
lovely to use your site to be able to find out about family connections and
put names to the photos I have, and trace back through census records, many
hours of enjoyable reading thank-you Dawn
Hi Dawn, Thanks for your comments. Do
you have any old photos taken in Rhiw of your family?. If you do perhaps you
could scan them and email them to us. So we could include them on the old
photos pages. Glad that you found the site useful and hope you'll call in
again from time to time. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 07 Jun 2007
Enjoyed your excellent website-particularly the
Blue Funnel parts. First ship mv Maron , was
also on Melampus as a middy when we got stuck in Suez.Have a nice original
oil of Melampus on office wall!
Been living and working Panama Canal since 1974. Pete.
Thanks Pete. The Skipper of the
Scottish Star, that was also caught in Suez at the time only lives a couple of miles away, small world. If
you've any photos or stories we could include in our Blue Funnel, pages,
please let us know, we'd be more than grateful and could add them to the
pages we already have. All the best. Regards Gwenllian.
10 Jun 2007
Gwefan arbennig! Wedi treulio oriau lawer yn sbio ar y lluniau ac yn darllen
yr hanesion yma ers i fi adael Aberdaron llynedd. Mai'n braf iawn cael gweld
lluniau mor wych o Ben Llyn a finna mor bell i ffwrdd. Diolch yn fawr!
(Yn Laos ar y funud)
Neis clywed gen ti Sion. swnio fel dy
fod wedi ymweld a llefydd diddorol iawn. Pob hwyl i ti ar weddill y
daith, a diolch am gysylltu efo ni. Gwenllian
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Thanks for a brilliant website, my father left the Blue Funnel in 1961,
(sadly passed away 12yrs ago) below are names of ships that he sailed on,
Atreus, Ascaneus, Demodocus, Peleus, Perseus & Priam. Keep up the
very good work.
We've got more Blue Funnel photos to
include on the website and a few more articles on the way. Thanks for your
comments, glad you enjoyed the site. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 12 Jun 2007
A wonderfully constructed site. I love the old photos. Many thanks for all
your hard work.
I was particularly interested in the section on St Hywyn, Aberdaron. I am
related to Rev Thomas Edward Owen, rector of Meyliterne w Bottwnog
(1902-1911) & vicar of Abardaron (1911-1919). Does anyone have any
photos of Thomas - possibly wedding photos - or of his son Vernon Elias
Owen? For many years a photo of Vernon hung in the vestry of St Hywyn,
Aberdaron, which, I believe, was built in his memory after he was killed in
WWI. In my account of the family history I include R. S. Thomas’s poem
‘The Other’ & imagine the sleepless nights Thomas & his wife
Eleanor endured in Aberdaron as they came to terms with the loss of their
Mrs Moira Cholerton (Hertford, England)
We'll get in touch with the vicar and
wardens of St Hywyn's to enquire about the photos. If you send us an email
we'll get back to you. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 21 Jun 2007
Da iawn Tony a Gwenllian ond lle mae'r lluniau ohonoch chi?!!cofion gorau
oddiwrth Dic,Thelma,Ann,Colin,Gareth,Gwen,Ruth,Usama,Sawsan, Yusef ag Imad.
Rhyw ddiwrnod ella - welwch chi'n
lluniau ni - wel ma na rai o Tony, hogan bach o Langwnadl on i de!! Uncle
Dic, gobeithio i chi gael penblwydd da ddoe. Brysiwch i Ben Llyn. Cofion
Date: 22 Jun 2007
I am doing my family tree, my brother Cyril William D'Arcy from Liverpool
was a chef on Blue Funnel Boats during the fifties, he was on Hector,
Perseus,Sarpedon,Nestor and others,
Great web site very helpful for my in my research.
Thanks for your comments Ged and good luck with the research. Regards
Date: 26 Jun 2007
This is a wonderful website and I have spent many hours looking. I
would have loved to find out any info on my seafaring ancestors. My GG
John MacDonald (Portmadoc b Inverness 1863) and my GGG Richard Jones (born
Nevin 1857)who was captain of the Glen Ogwen when he drowned in Portmadoc
harbour in 1903. It would have been amazing if I had come across a photo in
your "Llyn Master Mariners" section!!! Any info greatly
received. Many thanks
Hi Janet, Hopefully someone reading
this may have a photograph of your great grandfathers and more information
about the Glanogwen. Thanks for your comments. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 05 Jul 2007
Sut hwyl Tony a Gwenllian mi ydym wedi setlo yn y
Blue Mountains yn Oz mae,n ganol gaeaf yma ac wrth ein bod 3,000 troedfedd o
uchder mae yn debyg iawn i Gymru, mae,n fendigedig cael edrych ar eich
we.Byddwn mewn cysylltiad eto, Pob hwyl,
Iorwerth a Mavis, o ie mi ddown am lunch riw dro.
Neis clywed gennych eich dau, ac yn
falch iawn o glywed eich bod wedi setlo yna yn Awstralia. Cadwch mewn
cysylltiad a pob hwyl i chi. Cofion Tony a Gwenllian.
Date: 05 Jul 2007
Wedi mwynhau eich gwefan yn fawr iawn bu yn gymorth mawr i mi wrth i mi
wneud fy nghoeden teulu,yn enwedig y census, diolch yn fawr dalier
ati.Llinos Eames Jones,Bontnewydd
Falch ein bod wedi bod o gymorth Llinos,
a diolch am eich cydnabyddiaeth. Pob hwyl Gwenllian
Date: 16 Jul 2007
Helo i pawb yn Pen Llyn Diolch i Sara Robat a Gweno am son am rhiw.com i mi
Gan Gladys o Port yn byw yn Oludeniz Twrci hwyl i pawb xxxx
Hi Gladys, Mi gaeson nhw wyliau bendigedig
a'r son ydi eu bod yn dod nol. Fuo ni yno tua deuddeg mlynedd yn ol -
gwyliau goreu gafon ni erioed, lle bendigedig a pawb mor gwrtais a
chyfeillgar a bwyd ffantastig, fel dwi'n gofio !!! Hwyl i ti a diolch am
gysylltu. Cofion Gwenllian
18 Jul 2007
Re: Vernon Elias Owen. Many thanks for your interest. I have previously
contacted the vicar of St Hywyn, Aberdaron, with no success. Apparently the
photo of Vernon was removed when the vestry was redecorated a few years ago.
I hope someone may know of its whereabouts.
Moira Cholerton (Mrs.
If anyone can help Mrs Cholerton locate
the photograph of Vernon,please email us and we will pass on any details.
Date: 23 Jul 2007
Hello all at rhiw.com
What a great site,and to see your photographs of the cape horners was
great.there is a photo of the langdale,she was a barque built by charles
lamport at workington in 1854, 832 gross tons, 3 masts, female figurehead,
ellipti stern, with a poop quarter deck, and coppered and copper-fastened,
she was built for a liverpool firm for the eastern trade.if i get anymore
info will contact you all the best JOHN DOLAN WORKINGTON
Hi John, Many thanks for the info and
also the comments. The Cape Horners, were fantastic ships and the sailors
who sailed them a real hardy breed. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 23 Jul 2007
I keep returning to this site and enjoying the atmosphere.....and the
Completed my cadetship with Ocean, sailing on the following; Polydorus,
Glenfalloch (two voyages), Eumaeus, Perseus, Rhexenor (when she became the
Opobo), Phrontis, Kowloon Bay and Ajax (the Bulker)and ED's Dummurra.
Left the Merchant Navy and became a plod, now work in a most unusual (but
Got a box full of photos and memories...and a scanner! so when my current
employers allow me some time I'll get to work and copy them to you for you
to share with others......if they're good enough!
Anyway thanks for making me a happy person.
Hi Allan, We'll certainly look forward
to seeing your photos and sharing your memories - hopefully there'll be time
to scan and time to write. Many thanks for your comments, it's nice to know
folk enjoy our website and that we can bring back happy memories, makes it
all worthwhile. All the best Gwenllian
28 Jul 2007
Mae hon yn un or gwefanau gorau sydd i'w gael.
Wrth fy modd rwan yn pori trwy'r hen lynniau.
Un A aned ym mhen Llyn. Diolch yn fawr iawn a daliwch ati.
Falch eich bod yn mwynhau a diolch am
eich sylwadau ac am gysylltu a ni. Pob hwyl Gwenllian
Date: 25 Jul 2007
Hi Tony and Gwenllian, glad to see your website is booming. I didn't
realise it existed until I bought one of your photos of Garn Fadryn at
Glynllifon today. When I took it home, Dad showed me your website.
I have been looking for photos like yours for years to take with me wherever
I end up in the world to remind me of home (The Army takes me everywhere,
Afghanistan next). I was wondering if you print them on canvas at all?
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org,
best wishes and love to Sera. Sarah Sanders (Nee Cartwright)
Hi Sarah, Great to hear from you. Thanks for buying one of Tony's photos.
If you have the time come and have a look through his portfolio, it would be
great to see you again, we'll make sure Sera's here so you can catch up on
all the news. We do get the photos made on canvas and they look really
impressive - if you're in the area pop into the Gwesty Ty Newydd - they have
some on the wall there, plus it's a good excuse to have a drink on the
terrace and enjoy the view. Hope to see you soon. All the best Gwenllian
Date: 04 Aug 2007
Still like to look at the site keep up the good work....
Hope you are keeping well Mark, nice of
you to drop in! Regards Tony
Date: 12 Aug 2007
I am amazed to find such a good website. I have been researching my family
history and out of desperation typed in "Hugh Pugh Carnarfon"
in a search engine and bingo!
I would like to know more about Hugh Pugh though as he is a relative, I need
to know about his wife and childrens names together with any siblings. I
have a marriage certificate for 1818 in Llanbeblig he is only listed as full
age, assuming he was 21 then it fits except his wife is listed as Jane Ann
Jones. Did he marry twice or is this another relative? any help would be
Jayne Merrington (Aberystwyth)
Hi Jayne, Thanks for your email. I hope
someone can help you out with this one. All we have on Hugh Pugh is what is
already on the website. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 13 Aug 2007
Thoroughly enjoyed browsing this site. Am looking for any photos of A Class
ships, including interiors and am happy to supply my e-mail address if
Mike Downing (email@example.com)
Hi Mike. Glad you enjoyed browsing the
website and hope you get the old photos you're looking for. If we come
across any will let you know. Regards Gwenllian
14 Aug 2007
I came across this website and it brought back very happy memories of my
teenage years. For many summers I worked at Hendy, Pencaerau for Dafydd
Jones (who sadly passed away earlier this year)I used to spend hours each
day in the saddle acompanying visitors on ponies. I also helped at the Rhiw
I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to anyone who remembers
Hi Sian, I used to go riding at Hendy ,
as did our daughter Sera, she had a pony called Shadow for a couple of
winters when she was about nine or ten. Thanks for getting in touch. All the
21 Aug 2007
Doreen Williams Rhoose..My Father John Jones Glasmor Nefyn , born 1886 at
Preswylfa nefyn,son of Master Marriner Owen Jones ofHemisphere106851,also
King 123988 My Father sailed on Langdale 1904 /5 with G Jones.also on
Hemisphere Ganganian Blodwen,Venedotian,and king,
finishing on the North britain.ToNew Orleans onS S Engineer,and India
OnEtonian built Aberystwyth.
Date: 23 Aug 2007
It's been a while since I last visited the site, and boy, have you been
busy! So many different 'rabbit-holes' to go down and explore. The
photographs are wonderful, and so atmospheric.
I visit so many sites related to my other interests (military vehicle
modelling, and playing rock-guitar), but your site is streets ahead in
presentation and ease of access.
I've just realised that the last time I was on your glorious peninsula was
7/11/06 (my birthday) when I had a boy's day out with my Springer Spaniel,
We did Porth Ceiriad under clear blue skies and had one of those days
that'll remain in the memory banks for many years. Don't know whether the
old mutt will be able to cope with climbing this year due to her age, but
we've always have an 'away-day' on my birthday, so I'm determined to
bring her on a less challenging Llyn walk in a couple of months. We
may be seeing you soon!
Sad old thing that I am, whenever I have a quiet patch at work, I hit your
aerial photograph album. Instant joy! It should be on prescription on the
Lots of love
Hi Andy, Many thanks for your comments and nice to know you enjoy the
website and find it easy to browse through. As Rhiw.com became bigger we
became increasingly worried that folk would find it difficult to find things
- so your comments are very welcome. Hope you have a cracking day out on
your birthday. All the best Tony and Gwenllian
Date: 25 Aug 2007
Llongyfarchiadau ar gyrraedd y canmil ymlaen nawr at y miliwn. Bethan
Diolch yn fawr Bethan, hwyl Tony a
Date: 25 Aug 2007
What lovely wedding pics! Did you take them Tony? They're really nice and it
looks like a happy day. Eif and Viv
Glad you like the wedding photos, yes
it was me that took them, but I was'nt the official photographer. That's why
I've only got pics taken outside the church. All the best Tony.
Date: 26 Aug 2007
Congratulations Richard and Rhiannon. Pob dymuniad da.
David Morris Jones
descendant of Morris Jones "Trip", Rhiw born Aberdaron 1816.
Date: 28 Aug 2007
Was it you I met on the shore below Tir Glyn yesterday morning after dawn?
It was a real pleasure to meet you and have a chat. That time of peace added
greatly to my flying visit to share a meal with old friends who have a
caravan at the campsite. The photographs are superb and I shall tell them
about your website so that they can explore some new places which you know
I hope your work out of Singapore goes well. As I sail I appreciate the
Perhaps our paths will cross again, I hope so.
Birmingham, West Mids.
Hi John, Yes that was me at Porth
Meudwy yesterday morning, along with "Smot" my Jack Russell. I had some
superb light for about 10 minutes, and I'm quite pleased with the shots.
Great to have a yarn with you, take care. All the best, Regards Tony
Link to the photos I took
Date: 30 Aug 2007
Gwefan hynod ddiddorol. Diolch i'r drefn mai pobol sy'n ymwybodol o'u
gwreiddiau sy'n ei rhedeg. Diolch am eich hymdrechion.
Dafydd Edwards, Caernarfon.
Diolch i chi Dafydd am eich sylwadau
calonogol. Pob hwyl i chi Gwenllian.
Date: 31 Aug 2007
What lovely wedding photos. Who are the lovely couple? The site has really
been interesting. Haven't been in touch for a while. Have been chasing my
Grandfathers military life instead of Joyces (in Florida) Welsh connection.
We had such a great time there on her family reunion. Its a beautiful area.
Longing to come back again. Finding the time is the problem. All the best to
Nice to hear from you again Agnes. Hope
all is well with you you, family research still keeping you busy. Hopefully
you can visit Rhiw again next summer. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 02 Sep 2007
My only other Guestbook entry was in January of this year when my family and
I had just booked a 2 week holiday in Rhiw.
We returned to 'home' to Shropshire yesterday after spending the most
wonderful 14 days walking and exploring Rhiw and this beautiful part of the
Peninsula. Such a breathtakingly ancient place steeped in so much
history - I cannot emphasise how much we have felt at home and at perfect
peace in Rhiw.
It has been an absolute pleasure to be able to return to your website and
look again at the wonderful pictures and archives knowing that this time, we
have been able in part to visit some of the places detailed. I look
forward to returning again next year and to visiting this site often.
Thank you both
Hi Amanda, Glad that you enjoyed your
holiday in Rhiw and hope that you return again next summer and have another
enjoyable stay. Regards Gwenllian and Tony.
Date: 21 Sep 2007
CURRENTLY, I AM READING 'THE HAND OF AQUILA POSSETT' WITH A YEAR 8 CLASS, A
STORY ABOUT 18TH CENTURY SMUGGLERS IN WALES. WE HAVE FOUND YOUR WEBSITE
INVALUABLE IN PROVIDING BACKGROUND INFO ON THE TOPIC. THE GROUP PARTICULARLY
LIKED THE IMAGES AND SOUND CLIPS WHICH ALL ADD TO THIS FASCINATING TOPIC,
WHICH IS VERY WELL COVERED ON YOUR SITE. MANY THANKS, S.A.LEWIS AND YEAR 8 (PENYRHEOL
Many thanks for your comments. All the
best with the work Regards Gwenllian
Date: 21 Sep 2007
Many congrats to Gwyn and Nanw. Hope you
had the perfect day. All the best.
Rhiannon and Richard x
Date: 22 Sep 2007
Lluniau ardderchog ar achlysur arbennig.
Tad Rhiannon, Albert Ffer!
Date: 22 Sep 2007
This website is fantastic. Also thank you, Gwenllian and Tony for the
recorded memories of a wonderful day. ( we are going to Aberdaron next
wednesday, and looking forward to picking up the lovely photo that you have
apparently left for us with Rhiannon. Many thanks.....a lovely
Best wishes for the continuation of your website.
Anne and Albert
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great to be there taking
pictures and to share the happy occasion. Hope you like the photo we chose
and hopefully we'll see you in Aberdaron next week. All the best Gwenllian
Date: 22 Sep 2007
Thanks so much for the info on the San Demetrio. My Great Uncle Charlie was
one of the crew who brought her home. He was paid Ł1000 pounds salvage for
her which was a lot of money in those days.
Good to have such an interesting
comment. Thank you for getting in touch and glad that you came across the
information about the San Dememtrio on our website, if you would like to add
a few words to our pages you're more than welcome. All the best. Regards
Date: 4 Oct 2007
As a (young) Nestorian, ex Engineer Cadet,
(Aulis and all that), Second Engineer and then Superintendent with Cory
Towage here in South Wales, I have often looked at this site and admired it.
If you want to see a blue funnel that is still working, check out my
website, www.elpenor.co.uk . Not
quite what you might be expecting, but the video taken on Windermere this
summer is quite interesting.
Many thanks for your comments. Folk
will be pleasantly surprised when they click on to your website - well worth
a visit, most interesting. All the best Gwenllian
Date: 10 Oct 2007
Helo Tony a Gwenllian,
'dach i ar y "Rem Etive" byth Tony?
Dyma fi yn ol ar hen llong eto! Y "Scotia" oedd hi gynt. Efallai 'dachi'n
cofio hi yn Aberdeen rhyw ugain mlynedd yn ol. Rhywsyt, mae'r tywydd yn braf
a'r bwyd digon da! Hwyl a fflag,Robat Cadiw o Gricieth
Neis clywed gynno chi Bob. Mae Tony ar
y Maersk Reliance ar hyn o bryd - heb fod yn bell oddwrthoch efallai - mae
yntau allan yn yr Aifft. Mae o i fod adref wythnos nesaf os eith pob dim i
amser. Hwyl i chi am y tro. Gwenllian
Date: 18 Oct 2007
Actually am trying to find the names of ships my father sailed on as a chief
engineer in the 30's possibly on this line - he sailed to Rio - Panama canal
- Russia- injured at sea in storm and hospitalised in Alexandria. Any advice
welcomed. His name Andrew Dempster Whitton now deceased.
Date: 22 Oct 2007
I came to your site by following a link to "KI-Gass" which is related to the
restoration of a Ferguson tractor by Aled Williams. I, also have a similar
tractor which can be seen on my website at
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gwentman I have to say that although the
little machine regularly works on my 2 acre holding, its maintenance is very
much ongoing. That said, I wouldn't be without this remarkable tractor.
Date: 23 Oct 2007
Diolch am y wefan gwych. Rwyf yn gorwyres i Captain Hugh Parry 1840-
1901 o Nefyn a Borth y Gest ac gweithio a'r achau y teulu. Fy hen hen daid
oedd Captain Ebenezer Parry, Well st. Nefyn
Heulwen Jones Hen Golwyn.
Date: 29 Oct 2007
I've recently started looking into the background of my family
and came across your site today! Without doubt, it's one of the best put
together sites that I have come across in recent months and the contribution
of photographs by members is extremely good. I was surprised to see four of
Buries Marks' ships on the site, such as the La Falda and La Colina! My
uncle, Captain William Davies was master on these vessels during the 60s and
he later became commodore skipper of the company.
I've made the site one of my favourites and will certainly be visiting it
weekly if not more often.
Date: 04 Nov 2007
I found this website via two ways, first via a link from another place and
also by google. I was initially drawn to the site because I had some across
a pattern by Joan in an old publication, called Sun and Moon. I have worked
this pattern and was delighted with it. I have browsed this site and have to
say that I was enthralled with all aspects of it.Rhiw, which I had never
previously heard of, looks an idyllic place.
I would like to ask though, why can't I download the pattern into a usable
pattern. I can download, but when I come to print out it is very smidged and
I would appreciate comments, as I am very keen to work this pattern also.
Hello Eve, Thank you for your comments.
I'm not too sure why the pattern turns out as it does - it should come out
as a usable template. If you send us an email I'll try and get you a
template. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 05 Nov 2007
I am ex blue funnel steward.1959 ships Peleus etc my dad was William Robert
Parsons (Bob)last ship Priam sadly passed away 30th Oct 2007 cremation 7th Nov
best website about the Welsh navy well done brings back memories
Hope the memories bring you some
comfort at this sad time. In sympathy Gwenllian.
Date: 15 Nov 2007
This website is very enjoyable and so did my grandad. he used to work on
and that is why I am on this website and I have learnt a lot about the ships
and the people who used to work on them .
Date: 18 Nov 2007
Spent many happy times in the Rectory visiting my mother's uncle, the Rector
Deiniol Jones and his wife, my grandmother's sister, Kitty. My great
grandmother died in that house, as did my aunty Bessie. Anyone remember
them? Croeso ichi atab yn Gymraeg!
Dafydd Bullock, www.bullockmusic.info
Hi Dafydd, The summer before Tony went
away to sea he spent a few weeks working for Mrs Jones painting the house.
Though my father was Rector of the neighbouring parishes of Llangwnadl and
Bryncroes, I can't recall meeting your great uncle, but my father knew them
well. Thanks for your comments if you have any photos of your times at the
Rectory, please send them along or if you have any old photos of your family
there. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 22 Nov 2007
it is with interest in parchment craft that I am
adding this comment.....the parchment community around Swansea are
interested in Joan Chatfields work. is there a contact number please........
I am mrs sandra rees..... and my contact e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
kind regards.. Sandra Rees
Hi Sandra, I hope you got my email with
Joan's contact details. Regards Gwenllian
24 Nov 2007
Great website; keep up the good work !
Both my father & grandfather sailed on Blue Funnel ships, so the photos
are good to sea.
Date: 04 Dec 2007
My name is Thomas James Davis and my ancestors came from Wales and settled
in Upstate NY in the late 1700's. My grandmother, Margaret Pritchard Davis
wrote a book titled "Honey Out of the Rafters" about the
settlement of Remsen in Stueben County, New York. She was a fourth
generation Welsh-American and she didn't speak a word of English on her
first day of school because Welsh was all they used at home. I would like to
connect with anyone who can help me find distant relatives who are still in
05 Dec 2007
I was Directed to your site by by RUUD of Ships Nostalgia, I have looked at
it with great interest and found pictures of some of the ships I sailed in,
I am very interetsed to find a picture of British and Continental
Steamship's SS"Dotterel" as I have almost completed a picture
album with photographs of each ship I sailed in (26)and I dont have that
ship, I would be grateful to you, should you have a picture of if you would
allow me a copy.
Peter (Peggy747 ships Nostalgia
My email is :- email@example.com
Date: 13 Dec 2007
Hello Dylan Tyn y Ffoes gynt su ma gair bach i ddeud diolch am y wefan
rhagorol yma fi a dad wedi treilio oria neithiwr yn edrych ar hen lynia Ysgol
bByncroes a straeon am bobol Rhiw ac yn y blaen daliwch ati!
Diolch am gysylltu Dylan. Hen Ysgol
Bryncroes wedi cau bellach ers blynyddoedd maith - gobeithio geith yr
ysgolion nesaf yma well lwc na Bryncroes a Rhiw de. Pob hwyl i bawb sydd yn
ymgrychu rwan a chofion i ti Dylan. Gwenllian
Date: 16 Dec 2007
Enjoyed your website. went to sea myself 47 - 76 deck dept.various
CUNARD, FURNESS-WITHY.MC.ANDREWS.to name afew.will keep in touch .thanks.
ALF MORAN.FROM "ELLESMERE-PORT,CHESHIRE. AGE 77.
Date: 6 Dec 2007
Just came across your website via friend of mine (now in aussie).Notice on
25.1.05 there is a letter from TERRY BUTLER.could you please give me his
E-MAIL or pass mine on to him, once again, good website. I was with a TERRY
BUTLER on NEWFOUNDLAND and tried to get in touch no luck so far .
ALF MORAN EX A.B
Thanks for your comments Alf, have
emailed you with Terry's address, hope it's current and you get in touch
with him and share some memories. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 27 Dec 2007
Wishing you and Gwenllian a Belated Happy Christmas but most of all a Happy
New Year. Hope you are all well in Rhiw. Miss your work on the site .
Are you still on that contract in the North Sea.
Please keep in touch as you are one of the true gents of EPZ.
All the best,
Tom (toffee) Nichola, Rhiannon and Megan.
All the very best for the New Year,
Regards Tony and Gwenllian
Date: 29 Dec 2007
Thank you for this wonderful website. I can only wish I lived in a
place as nice as Rhiw. I plan on visiting Rhiw one day... it looks
beautiful, and the people seem delightful, too! It is my dream to live
Thank you again for the fantastic website! I have added it to my
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
Michael Ross, USA
Hi Michael, Hope you have a great New Year, and you make it to Wales
soon. Regards Tony and Gwenllian