2008



Date: 01 Jan 2008
547
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi acw yn Rhiw. Tony - gobeithio y cefaist daith hwylus yn ol o'r Aifft! Fel llawer un arall, 'dwi'n siwr, edrychaf ymlaen i gael difyrrwch o'r wefan yma eto yn ystod 2008. Pob bendith - Aled

Do ges i daith hwylus o'r Aifft, ac roeddwn adra erbyn cinio Sul! Hwyl a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chdithau. Tony & Gwenllian

 

Date: 01 Jan 2008
548
Happy New Year to you Tony and Gwenllian.
Best wishes from Eifion and Viv Sea View
(We just wanted to be the first in this year's Guest Book!)

Happy New Year to you. You'll have to be quicker off the mark next year LOL!!! All the best, and see you bath soon, Rg T&G

 

Date: 05 Jan 2008
549
I am interested in adding Welsh Maritime links to the Her Name Was SS. web site, a first look out of South Wales towards more Welsh Maritime History on the web within Wales led me to your site. My first reaction was how good your site is and I wonder how many more are out there.

The intention is not to poach anything away from you but more to include yourselves in uniting Welsh Maritime History etc. The content of your site is truly amazing and well worthy of the Gold Maritime Award. We would be pleased to share links.

Although we are first and foremost a tribute site with a particular Ship, Captain and Crew, survivors and relatives as a main reason for our research,  we try to assist people that have no outlet for the work that they do and there seems to be many that are collecting and collating information. We would like to bring them closer together and unite all Welsh researchers and sites etc together.

We do realise that your site is well established and one of the best seen on the net, but think our joint link and the forming of a Welsh Maritime web link would be beneficial to Wales and Welsh people etc.

Please consider our request and contact me in your own time.

I remain yours sincerely
Keith Greenway

Her Name Was Tregenna is a site created as a tribute to Captain Care of Barry and the men of one particular ship, though it now carries additional material.

http://www.ss-tregenna.co.uk/

I have dealt with many people in Maritime Circles, but found you by chance. I acknowledge that you have an already well established site of immense Welsh Maritime History and your own wide audience. But hope that you may join us in this uniting of Maritime Sites of Wales.

Keith.

Many thanks for getting in touch Keith. This sounds like a great idea, which will make things a lot easier for people doing research. I have placed your website in our  Rhiw.com's Maritime Links Page

Regards Tony
 

Date:13 Jan 2008
550
Hello again & happy new year, its cold, wet windy & dark here in Shropshire & spring seems a long way off but your site is always sure to cheer me up!.
in the mid 60s to late 70s we had a caravan at Portmadoc & used to drive across to "the old village" (Nant Gwrtheyrn) for the day to do some fishing, amazingly we parked at the top of the hill walked down screw hill had a look round the village (I am sure I remember the pews were still in the church & most of the houses were still in very good condition) walked along the beach & fished of the jetty which again was still in fairly good condition (there was a couple of planks & a rope linking the concrete to the wooden jetty but then most of the planks were sound on the jetty itself) then at the end of the day we re-traced our tracks back to the car (usually loaded with fish & crabs!) I dont wonder as a young lad I hated screw hill!.
Your pictures of Nant Gwrtheyrn although a bit later in date take me right back to those happy & always sunny? days (are some of the photos mirror images as I cant work get my bearings on a couple).
I have since discovered Rhiw & have had some wonderfull holidays in the area (you were kind enough to include a few of my photos on your site a couple of years ago) & I am looking foreward to returning in the spring.
Thanks again & all the best, Jon Buchan.
P.S. if anyone is interested in the Nant Gwrtheyrn area & history "This valley was ours" is a really interesting book by the late Eileen m. Webb.

Hi Jon, Many thanks for getting in touch. I don't think any of my photos are a mirror image, but as they are from negatives I could have very well scanned some of them the wrong way round! Regards Tony

 

Date: 21 Jan 2008
551
A very interesting and informative site, well laid out with a wealth of great stories and photographs. Through my family tree research I have discovered ancestors in the area. My great, great grandfather (Thomas Turner) was the landlord of the Sportsman Inn in Nefyn in the 1870's and 1880's. Stephen 

Glad you like the website Stephen, Regards Tony & Gwenllian

 

Date: 28 Jan 2008
552
28/01/08
Hi Gwylem & Mea,
Mr& Mrs Hughes NODDFA RHIW
Just to let you know I am thinking of you & as you know when I am at your cottage I am in Heaven. So hope to see you soon  I have been reading & looking at all the pictures of all my favorite places & dreaming of being at NODDFA. hope you are keeping well & all the family. Sending you loads of love, Take Care see you soon  Ann {Thorpe} x x
& Megan & Mollie Whoof! Whoof!

 

Date: 28 Jan 2008
553
Website is brilliant very informative Ann Thorpe

Thank you Ann, glad you like the website. Regards Gwenllian.

 

Date:        07 Feb 2008
554

Dymuniadau gorau i John a Sera ar eu priodas. Bethan a Wil Bodgrugyn

Diolch am y cyfarchion. Hwyl Tony a Gwenllian

 

Date:        07 Feb 2008
555

I love your website,wonderful ships and history. I was looking for a picture of the Barque Princeton,built 1842 in Almwch and came upon your site. My GG GrandMother came off the Lansdowne estate, Kerry Ireland in 1851,jan. To NYC aboard the Barque Princeton. I just found all this out and
am thrilled, she spoke celtic.
Best to you,
Mary Meeuws

Hi Mary. Glad to help and thank you for your kind comments. Regards Gwenllian

 

Date:        26 Feb 2008
556

If anyone had ancestors living in the Penmon area of Anglesey,you may be interested in visiting www.penmon.org Would be very interested to hear from you, particularly if you could add to its history or pass on your memories

Gweler neges 426 yn eich Guest Book. 'Rwyf wedi creu safle we hanes fy nheulu ar Ynys Mon - ardal Penmon. www.penmon.org Tybed oes bosib ei roi ar eich link i safleoedd eraill os gwelwch yn dda? Mae eich we chi yn un o'r 'links' ar Penmon. Yr unig un sydd a dim cysylltiad hefo'r teulu!! - wedi edrych arno  sawl gwaith - rhywbeth newydd arni o hyd, chware teg i chi.

Cofion gorau, Ken Davies

Diolch am gysylltu Ken. Mae eich wefan yn hynod ddiddorol ac yn werth pori drwyddo, mi ddylie pob ardal/ pentref gael gwefannau o'r math yma, mae cadw hanes lleol a theuleuol yn hynod o bwysig ac rydych i'ch canmol am eich gweithgarwch ar penmon.org. Pob hwyl i chi. Gwenllian

 

Date:  07 Mar 2008
557

Hi, Thanks for a very entertaining and informative site. We have been holidaying in Llangwnadl for twenty years now and love the whole area.
I have learnt more in the last few hours than in twenty years. From myths and legends, ghosts and walks, shipwrecks and heroic mariners.
You really show that the area is steeped in history and some real characters.
Your site is a wonderful window to the land, lore and people of this beautiful place.

Thank you for all your hard work.
Kindest Regards
Terry Wright and family
Leicester.

Glad you like the site Terry. Llyn is a special place to visit and once you find the place, it's hard not to return every year to enjoy the natural beauty and spectacular views we have. Now when you walk along the cliffs at Porthcolmon you'll be thinking of the little coal ships in the harbour and the hustle and bustle of the horses and carts trotting down the lane to carry off their wares. One thing we haven't yet come across is an old photograph of a ship at Porthcolmon, if anyone knows of one or has one we'd love to hear from you

Thank you so much for getting in touch with us Terry. All the best. Regards Gwenllian

 

Date:        10 Mar 2008
558

I love your website.  From Edna Oxley (nee Martin), granddaughter of Capt. William Frederick Martin (1860-1940), Captain of the 'Glenroy' I have sent you an email today. Best Wishes.

Thank you Edna, glad you found the website helpful.  All the best Gwenllian

 

Date: 23 Mar 2008
559

You have a page showing some of the crew of the 'TENADORES' an ELDERS & FYFES ship.
One of the pictures is of my father, Leslie Norman Johnston, he was the baker and is shown holding a birthday cake.
He died at sea in 1962 onboard the TURRIALBA, Do you have any other photographs or do you know of anyone who sailed with him?

I am trying to put together his sea records from the war and to find out if he is entittled to any medals.

Best Regards

Alan Johnston
e-mail:  sales@luminasa.co.uk

 

Date:        27 Mar 2008
Time:        12:47:41
560

To,
Mr & Mrs Hughes,Noddfa, Rhiw
Just to Congratulate the Proud GREAT GRANDPARENTS, to a gorgeous little Grandson, My Thomas is 3yrs old this oct but he is the apple of my eye,and so very precious to me.
Hope you had a lovely Easter and hope to see you soon, Take Care, both of you, Loads of Love Ann [Thorpe]x x x & Whoof! Whoof! from Megan & Mollie.

Very Best Wishes to the Proud Parents and Baby David Shaun x x x Best Wishes to all the Family. x x x 

 

Date: 30 Mar 2008
561

I was told about this site last night when attending a reunion of Radio Officers who trained at the Wireless College in Colwyn Bay. I find this site fantastic, what a wealth of information. Many thanks for putting together such a good web site.

Kind Regards
Tony Fell
Retired Radio Officer

Many thanks for your comments Tony, hope you enjoy browsing through it and come back from time to time. Regards Gwenllian.

 

Date:  30 Mar 2008
562

Rwyn trio cael hyd i'r llong Afon Gwili am fod fy'nhaid Capten Robert Thomas yn hwylio gyda'r cwmni Coombes.
Glyn 

william.glyn@orange.fr 

Oui j'habite en France

 

Date:        30 Mar 2008
563

Mi gefais hyd i'r Afon Gwili diolch - rhaid i mi ysgrifennu yn saesneg rwan. My father also served on the Afon Gwili and he died recently - I have his papers relating to him working on the Afon Gwili and I can scan them and send them to you if it is of interest to you. I cannot find the Coombes Shipping Company.
william.glyn@orange.fr

Hi William, Have you tried looking on the shipslist for Coombes Shipping Company. They have a very comprehensive list of shipping companies. Regards Gwenllian.

 

Date:  31 Mar 2008
564
Dear Sir
            Just had to tell you a wonderful website, I used to see the Blue Funnel ships coming into Port in New Zealand in the early 60's brings back a lot of memory's Thanks & kindest regards, Matt Little

Many thanks for your comments Matt. Regards Gwenllian

 

Date:  05 Apr 2008
565

Hi Tony,
Well done on the excellent collections. I have some old photos of some of the blue funnel vessels. Do not mind scanning them and forward it to you.

was on several vessels from 1975 until 1982.
Thank you.

Goh chin guan, Kuching, Sarawak. East Malaysia 

Many thanks for getting in touch. I look forward to seeing your scans. Kindest Regards Tony



Date:
13 Apr 2008
566


Diolch Tony, 'roedd y wellingtons yn werth eu gweld, yn doeddant!!!

Oeddan wir! Anrheg Penblwydd ardderchog, Hwyl fawr Tony 

http://www.rhiw.com/y_pentra/ras_redig_2008/llongyfarchiadau.htm 

 

Date:  13 Apr 2008
567

Alun Ifans ( Alun Sarn )

Gwych.

 

Date:  13 Apr 2008
569

Hello Tony & Gwenllian, and all in Rhiw....
I'm sorry to inform you of the sudden death of my father, Gwynfor Jones, formerly of Lon Las, Rhiw (son of Dic and Lizzie Lon Las).  He died after a short illness on April 10; the funeral takes place near his home in Stalybridge, near Manchester on Friday April 18.   Gwynfor still regarded Rhiw as "home" and the family will be returning with his ashes to remember Gwynfor at Nebo alongside his parents.  Regards to you all from Susan, Michael, Tony and family.

So sorry to hear of your father's sudden death. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Regards Tony and Gwenllian


Date 22 April 2008
Valerie Smith

570

A fantastic web site.  As I come from Bryncroes, it has given me hours of pleasure, clicking on the various articles and photographs.  I do have a school photo that is not depicted under Bryncroes School, taken about 1955.

Fantastic Valerie, send us the photo in large JPEG, and we'll be able to publish it. Many thanks, Gwenllian

 

Date:        24 Apr 2008
571

I was searching Google for SS Pyrrhus and came across yor site, very informative and nice to see pictures of SS Pyrrhus. I travelled to Hong Kong in her in the early 60's. I have some old photo's of her somewhere, will try and dig them out and forward on to you.
I remember the old make shift canvas swimmimg pool errected on her deck.
Best regards
Alan

Thank you Alan we'll look forward to seeing your photos and adding them to our Blue Funnel collection.

 

Date:        15 May 2008
572

Rwyf wedi bod yn edrych ar y lluniau sydd gennych o ardal Rhiw a'r cyffiniau ac yn meddwl tybed a yw yn bosibl prynu rhai gennych.  Gweld oeddwn eich bod yn rhoi rhai fel gwobr i'r rhai sydd yn enill y gystadleuath "Lle yn Llyn ?" a gan fy mod yn chwilio am anrheg ben-blwydd i berson gafodd ei eni yn Rhiw, roeddwn yn meddwl ella y buasai llun yn syniad da.

Diolch am eich ymholiad, os newch chi ein ebostio, gyda eich cyfeiriad ebost, yna mi ddown yn ol atoch yn fuan. Cyfarchion Gwenllian.


Date:   18 May 2008
573

Byddaf bob amser yn mwynhau darllen eich gwefan mae yn ddiddorol iawn,meddwl tybed fuasai rhywun yn gwybod am William Salmon or ardal yna blynyddoedd maith yn ol.Mae yn dweud ar gofnod priodas ei fod yn dod o Mynachdy Bottwnog, nid wyf yn gallu ffeindio syt mae yn perthyn i deulu y Gremp LLangian.Just meddwl fod rhywun yn gwybod am y cysylltiad.Diolch Llinos

Diolch Llinos, falch eich bod yn mwynhau'r wefan. Mi holai rai o'r selogion hel achau, edrych ga ni rywfaint o wybodaeth am William Salmon i chi. Hwyl Gwenllian

Date:  18 May 2008
574

I have been trying to research the small trading craft of the Llyn with a view to building a model.  This has been the most useful resource so far but if anyone knows a source of drawings or offsets for the hull of a small sloop or ketch I would be very interested in hearing about them.

Bill Winter.

Hi Bill, If you contact Greta Hughes on her website Cimwch.com, I'm sure she'd be able to help you out. Regards Gwenllian

 

Date:   19 May 2008
575

An Absolute fascinating story wish I could find out about my ancestor William Trevaskiss who went away to sea at 12 years born in 1822 in London educated at the free school in Liverpool and was tried and Hanged for Piracy in Nova Scotia at 22 years in his statement he mentioned the Us Frigate Constellation and having been discharged in Valparaiso and sailing from there on the Barque Saldin to Nova Scotia I would love to find out more
Regards George Highton

george.highton@btinternet.com

Hi George, You could try shipsnostalgia, someone there may be able to point you in the direction of where to start your search, there are also a few other links on our maritime links page, which you may find useful. Regards Gwenllian

 

Date:        19 May 2008
576

Hi Gwenllian
I'm also looking for a Mariner Phillip Brady born in Holyhead late 1700,s and his wife Mary Morris
His Daughter Ann Brady b.Holyhead and Bapt.in Beaumaris Married John Trevaskiss in Liverpool he was a "Channel Pilot" and must have met her on his trips to Anglesey to pilot the sailing ships back into the Mersey

Regards George.

Date: 26 May 2008
578

Helo Gwenllian, Llinos sydd yma eto, mae gen i ofn fy mod wedi gwneud camgymeriad, Mynachdy Bryncroes oeddwn i fod i roi lawr nid Bottwnnog ,drwg gen i gam arwain. Diolch Llinos
 

Hi Llinos, doeddwn ni ddim wedi cael cyfle eto i holi ynglyn a William Salmon, diolch am roi gwybod mai Mynachdy, Bryncroes, oedd o yn byw wedi priodi.

Os oes rhywun yn gwybod am y cysyllytiad (post 573) yna mi fyddem yn ddiolchgar pe baech yn cysylltu ac mi yrrwn eich manylion ymlaen i Llinos. Diolch Gwenllian.


Date: 09 Jun 2008
579
Hello, My name is Graham Holt. I first went to sea as Deck Boy in 1963, I served in several different companies and 'skinned out" in New Zealand in 1968. I joined the N.Z. Seamens Union in 1970 and remained at sea until 1998. I still have an interest in things nautical, and was pleased to find a photo of one of my old "jobs" Union Melbourne, I was on her for a year from November 1977 until a crushed finger forced me to pay off, she was a good 'JOB'. Cheers for now Graham.

Hi Graham, 

I joined the "Union Melbourne" in Singapore on 14-09-78, for a "Delivery Job" We took her from Sing to Glasgow, and arrived there on 17-10-78. It was one of the best jobs I was ever on, apart from the "Iron Mike" breaking down, which had us on the wheel all the way home. It was more like a cruise than work! It was my first time through the Suez canal as well. I think she became the "Puma" for P & O ferries. All the best Tony

 

Date:  10 Jun 2008
580

Helo yna Llinos sydd yma eto wedi ffeindio mae byw yn Cadwgan Rhiw roedd William Salmon yn1841 ei fab oedd Rowland Williams Y Gremp Llangian, maent yn perthyn i deulu Morris,Mynachdy Bryncroes a theulu Towyn Llanengan, buaswn yn falch o gael mwy o wybodaeth, gan fod y teulu yma yn perthyn i mi drwy deulur Eamesiaid a hefyd teulu Ty Tan Fron,Annelog , sef teulu fy hen daid oedd yn byw yn Rhent Bryncroes. Diolch Llinos

Os oes rhywun yn gallu helpu Llinos ddarganfod mwy am ei choeden deuleuol ebostiwch ac mi yrrwn ni'r manylion ymlaen i Llinos. Diolch Gwenllian

 

Date: 19 Jun 2008
581

I enjoyed the web site, particularly the old photos.  I’ll be visiting the Llyn on July 6 & 7 to tread on the ground that my ancestors tread upon.  I don’t have much information about my ancestors, just a handwritten note from my great-great –grandfather; William H. Jones:

“I was born October 24, 1821, in Parish Pistyll, County of Caernarfon, North Wales.  My father Hugh Jones (1786-1855) married Elizabeth Roberts (1791-1881), both natives of the same place.  My grandfather was the Elder John Jones, a Baptist clergyman who lived and died in Garn, of the same county.  In 1831 my family emigrated to the United States with the exception of my sister Catherine who died in Wales.”

If any of this is familiar to any genealogists out there, drop me a note at aj9140@hotmail.com and perhaps I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.

Andy Jones
Chicago, Illinois
USA

Many thanks for getting in touch Andy, Regards Tony

 

Date: 22 Jun 2008
582

Gruffydd Rowlands Caerdydd

This is the most interesting and fascinating Web. I have sent the accounts of the Round the Horners in the magnificent Three Mast Sailing ships to many friends and all of them were amazed and fascinated by the accounts.

Thank you Gruffydd for your kind comments. Regards Tony

 

Date: 01 Jul 2008
583

My first ship that I ever sailed on was the M/V Neleus left Birkenhead Nov10th 1955 returned Jan27th 1956. After that I sailed on the following Blue Funnel ships, "Theseus", Three trips on "Elpenor", two trips on "Pyrrhus", "Perseus" ,"Menelaus", and "Menestheus". My time with Blue Funnel as Mastercard says with their advertising, it was PRICELESS. I loved sailing out to the Far East, and my memories are cherished for ever.
So sad that the great ships of Blue Funnel no longer sail.

Thank You for bringing back some wonderful memories of some great ships, and great ship mates.

Ernie Barrow,  Holyhead, Anglesey, (Now living in Virginia USA).

I agree with you all the way Ernie, they were great ships to work on, and they always had a great crowd of lads on them. Regards Tony

Date:  04 Jul 2008
584

Just a general question about the herring fishing do you know of any one who does bed and breakfasts within a distance of any sea fishing areas

There are many B&B's on Llyn all within easy reach of the sea. For further information try Nefyn Holidays website or Aberdaron tourist link. For the ultimate B&B on the beach go to Gwesty-tynewydd.co.uk . Cheers Gwenllian

 

Date:   04 Jul 2008
584

Helo i pawb sydd yn byw yn rhiw
gan kerry

Hwyl i ti Kerry. Gwenllian

 

Hi Gwenllian
 
Thanks for putting our event on your site
 
Its a community thing under the umbrella of Pwllheli Rotary Club but driven by the success of a garden party we had here last September for a car club we belong to. we had a great buffet, a bar and Catrin a Nia and a band from Bangor called Bandabacana-they were brilliant.
 
On august 2nd we have John ac Alun, Brigyn and Catrin a Nia and are calling it HWYL HAF SUMMER FUN
 
A buffet, auction of pledges with fantastic prizes, tombola, games and other stalls
 
It starts at 5.30pm and tickets are £15-children under 10 free and 10-16 -two come in on an adult ticket
 
If wet we transfer to Neuadd Rhoshiwaun, if fine it is in our field
 
We need to presell as many tickets as we can to help with the food-tickets can be had in Spar Aberdaron, from me 760361 and 701701
 
Diolch David

It sounds like a fantastic evening and a worthwhile cause, look forward to it being a great success, so come on everyone get your tickets before they're sold out. All the best Gwenllian

 

Date: 13 Jul 2008
585

An excellent website.  Our family are renting a cottage for a couple of weeks in August and I've been researching the area.  Your website has been very helpful, especially the photos dotted around the village.  I'd be especially interested in events coming up over the summer.  Also more information on which beaches are good for young children to swim in and any walks around the area would help too.  Perhaps they are already here but my welsh is very rusty having moved away 30 years ago.
Thanks for all the work you have done.
Miriam Murch

Nice to know you found the website helpful Miriam. We do have a few walks on the site already. Most of the beaches on Llyn are safe for small children,  Hope you have a great holiday.

Regards Gwenllian

 

Date: 05 Aug 2008
586

Hello Gwenllian and Tony.You may recall that I wrote to you a couple of years ago about my childhood in Nant, (remember the ghost) well last week I got an e mail from Gwyn Neale(who has connections with Rhiw)who now lives in Ashby and he read my little piece about Nant, amazingly he knew quite a lot of my family, Nain Llithfaen and my aunties, he also sent me Photographs of my Auntie Rosina from when she was the Matron at Bryn Beryl and other aunties and cousins. I also remember his Nain from Llithfaen, we have now exchanged letters a couple of times Thanks to your super website.Regards David Roberts

Nice to hear from you again David - I had meant to send an email letting you know Gwyn Neale would be in touch, I'm glad to know that he has and that you have received the photographs it's good when things like this happen - makes it all worthwhile. Keep in touch. Regards Gwenllian 

 

Date:   12 Aug 2008
587

A lady (Sorry I cannot remember your name) called into the Age Concern Trafford Charity Shop in Altrincham and suggested I have a look at your site. I was very impressed!
Best Wishes - Steve Jones (Shop manager)

Thank you for your comments Steve really interesting , glad you enjoyed the website. Regards Gwenllian

 

Date:   23 Aug 2008
588

We've just returned to Shropshire after yet another beautiful fortnight in Rhiw.  I want to thank you for such a wonderful site; your pages have been a tremendous source of information - and indeed inspiration - during our visits over the last couple of years.  We feel privileged to have been able to spend time in such a peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful part of Wales.  Our task now, is to learn to speak Welsh (my husband's mother and my grandmother were both Welsh) before we visit again next year.

Sincere thanks for all that you do

Amanda Jenkins & Stuart Taylor
Wellington, Shropshire

Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed your holiday here and hope you had a few sunny days - I've forgotten what it looks like by now , too many grey days this month !!! Regards Gwenllian.

 

Date:  27 Aug 2008
589


David Middleton of Dundee Scotland was interested in the MV Sebastian an early motor vessel for  Anglo Saxon built at Dundee but for which we have no photograph.
Nice site.

 

Date: 30 Aug 2008
590

Hello, My name is Mark Parry, Grandson of Emily and Gwilym Parry of Trem y Mor Abersoch. I am looking for info on my family on my grandfathers side as nain was from Durham. His father was Hugh Parry Maes goch, b.1884 d.1963 married to Jane Parry b1877 d1951. I have looked at the site and would like to know which parish Maes Goch is in because i forgot (sorry Anna and Yvonne). Does anyone know where Jane was from. Any information or clues would be most appreciated. Please feel free to e mail me on teamparry(at)btinternet.com
Look forward to hearing from you
Great site to all of you putting the effort in, you should be proud.


Date:
03 Sep 2008
591

Thank you for providing such an interesting and informative site.  My family have owned Tyn Y Big in Botwnnog since 1968.  I have often wondered who lived there, prior to Giles St Aubyn, who we purchased the property from.  I noticed that Tyn Y Big only seems to appear on the 1881 census and wondered if anyone in the area has any more information, or even photographs?  Anyway, great site, and keep up the good work.  Annette Cowley.

 

Date:  28 Sep 2008
592

Llawer o diolch ichi am eich gwaith ardderchog gyda'r wefan hon.  Mae'r wybodaeth a geir ynddi yn amhrisiadwy. Mi gefais wybodaeth parthed hynafiaid imi ym Myfyr Mawr, Llaniestyn trwy' cofnodion cyfrifiadau'r plwy o'r wefan. Rydych yn griw gweithgar iawn ym Mhen Llŷn acw!

Vivian Parry Wiliams, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Date:  22 Oct 2008
593

Arwel Hughes o fethesda iw fy enw, gwefan arbenig o ddiddorol,roedd fy hen nain yn dod or rhiw a cafodd ei geni ogwmpas 1851,dwin meddwl mai Mary Roberts oedd ei enw ac yr oedd yn byw yn Pen y Bwlch Bach yn 1861,rhoedd yno 5 o blant  ,sarah,william,catherine,ac ann, ei rhieni oedd david a margaret ond erbyn 1871 toedd dim golwg or ty nar teulu ynol y census lleol,fe ddaeth mary ir Gerlan i weini at deulu lleol ond roeddan nhw yn wreiddiol or Rhiw, sgwn i be ddigwuddodd ir teulu yma.os oes sylwadau cysylltwch a fi ar 01248602832, hwyl

Date:   23 Oct 2008
594

What a fantastic site, most informative couple of hours, I was only looking at Wednesbury Girl and bumped into this site, so much interest about Wednesbury as that is one of the places I have lived and now live in Fairbourne, Birdwatchers Paradise but was just drawn into your web site, keep it up fantastic, beats TV anyday. Regards Carole Wildman

 

Date: 09 Nov 2008
595

A oes gennych unrhyw drefniadau i roi Cyfrifiad 1901 ar safle Rhiw.com  Dwi'n siwr y buasai hyny yn help mawr i lawer ohonom sydd yn trio gwneud ein Coeden Deulu, gan gofio y bydd Cyfrifiad 1911 yn dod allan cyn bo hir.

Pan ddaw Cyfrifiad 1911 allan, gawn i gopi o hono fo gennych? Diolch, Tony

 

Date:14 Nov 2008
596


An excellent and informative site. My interest is in Roberts, Owen & Co. I have learned a lot.




Date: 14 Nov 2008
597

S'mae! Cyfarchion o Oklahoma! Mae gynnoch chi wefan ddifyr a helaeth. Clywes i'r enw Rhiw am y tro cynta yn y fideo byr, Ras Redig 2000 ar wefan BBC (straeon digidol.) Mae'n dda gen i gael gweld lluniau o Ras 2008. Mwynheues i negesau gan Guto. Cofion cynnes,
Junko

Hwyl fawr Junko, a diolch am gysylltu. 

 

Date: 19 Nov 2008
598

Great site, I came across your site while researching my family history. I have a postcard sent by my grandfather who was on a Torpedo boat, it was addressed to his brother who was on SS Mayflower, Ringaskiddy, Cork. They were from Ringaskiddy, but this is the first time I have linked the ship that his brother was on. My father was from the Ffrith north Wales, so it was nice to see the link to Ireland. Keep up the good work,
Regard from Canada
Clive

Glad you like the website Clive, Regards Tony

 

Date:  05 Dec 2008
599

Hi

I am originally from Felinheli (was Port Dinorwic) my paternal line are all sea farers Captain Henry Ellis born c1801 was born in Nefyn.  Am not able to get to the archives, so, do my research on the internet, tried to get in touch with someone regarding the maritime museum at the Church in Nefyn, but, without any joy.  Great to find this site. Hwyl.

Elena Fitzpatrick (nee Ellis)

Date:  06 Dec 2008
600

hello, good site.

 

Date:  07 Dec 2008
601

Very well executed photographs of beautiful vistas, a pleasure to see,I'm  glad to have been recommended to your site. David Crighton.

 

Date:  12 Dec 2008
602

Newydd ddod ar draws y wefan, ar ol i Eileen o Fynytho ddweud am dano. Collais mam flwyddyn yn ol, ac yn edrych ar goeden y teulu! Cafodd ei mham hi (fy nain) ei geni yn Maencrwn yn 1878 - ond dim son am hwn ar y "census" - os gan rhywyn unrhyw syniad? Wefan gwerth chweil!
Ann o Gonwy(gynt o Dinas)

Just come across this web site - recomended by Eileen from Mynytho. My mother died a yr ago & I am now looking at the family tree, her mother was born at Maencrwn, Rhiw in 1878, but no mention of it in the census - any ideas? Thanks for fantastic web site. Ann from Conwy (born in Dinas)

 

Date:  17 Dec 2008
603
Da iawn,dwad a hen atgofion am amser difir ar lawer
o longau blue flu,yn y pwmpdegau olaf ar chwe degau,
   Bob Jones  Llangefni

Date:  19 Dec 2008
604

Tony

Photos are superb. Will have to get you to some for the ETPM web site. Trust all is well with you and yours and thanks for your contribution to ETPM this year.

Cheers
Jeff Mountain

Date: 29 Dec 2008
605

Happy New Year to you!
I just wanted to comment on the wonderful photos in your collection, in particular the Banana Boats of Elders and Fyffes.  My father worked for E&F for over 30 years, 20 of which were in their plantations in the Cameroons (Tiko).  As a child of 6 months I made my first passage from the UK to Tiko in one of the E&F boats, and did so with my parents when they traveled to and from the UK on leave.
I traveled on the Chirripo and Changuinola amongst others (the Chuscal was another I recall). I still have fond memories of Tiko Port, a regular visit with Dad to see the boats, the banana loadings and indeed the voyages, where I am sure, as an inquisitive kid, I was a pain in the proverbial to the crew.  Sadly my fathers large collection of photographs was destroyed in a house fire (in Likomba (the actual location and adjacent town to Tiko, where Fyffes were based) so it has been a joy and not to mention a surprise to find so many pictures of scenes I remember so well.

Many thanks for making these available online.  I myself live in Melbourne Australia now, having moved here for work ironically enough for a Swansea based company in the early 1980's, but I will be traveling to see my Mother and Father (now well into his eighties) shortly.  I have already spoken to them telling them of my 'find' and they are looking forward to seeing the photos for themselves.

Many thanks indeed for your fine website.  Keep up the good work.

With Kindest Regards
Chris Anderson.


Hi Chris, Many thanks for your comments about our website. I was in Melbourne last July on the Rem Etive, we were working in the Bass Straits and using Melbourne as a Base. Hope you have a superb New Year, Regards Tony

Date:  29 Dec 2008
607

What a jewel of a site. I particularly enjoyed the section on Captian Sam K Williams, a true piece of maritime history. Well done.

Eric Bramhill

Date:  30 Dec 2008
608

Hi,

My family and I sailed from Singapore to Perth Western Australia in March 1958 on the MV Gorgon.

If anyone has any ideas where I can obtain a photo of this vessel, I would appreciate it.

Dennis Martin

 



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