Date: 07 Jan 2011
Blwyddyn newydd dda i bawb ym Mhen Llyn, gobeithio na chawn ni fwy o
Date: 22 Jan 2011
SYLWAIS BOD LLUN Y " KING,S ARMS " AR EICH TUDALEN CYNTAF GYDA
WILLIAM ISAAC JONES (PILOT) YN Y TYBLAEN A GLYN Y " BARMAN " WRTH EI
TUA 1960 FYSWN YN MEDDWL !
DUWCS, TYDI,R AMSER YN FLIO !!!!
Date: 07 Feb 2011
Brought back some great memories. Well worth the visit to this
Ex- Radio Officer, Ocean Fleets. (circa 1975+)
Date: 11 Feb 2011
Hyn sydd i nodi fod Carroll Hughes bellach wedi gadael y fuchedd hon,
ac fe hoffwn roi hynny ar gof a chadw yma, gan ei fod wedi cyfrannu
yn helaeth i'r safle, ac wedi parhau i garu ei henwlad er iddo orfod
ei gadael, fel y sydd yn wir am gynifer ohonom. Diolch amdano -
Tecwyn Owen (Dolgellau - gynt o Niwbwrch, Môn)
Roedd Carroll yn ffrind annwyl i ni ar rhiw.com ac mae chwithdod
mawr am ei gyfeillgarwch. Bu'n gefn mawr i ni o'r cychwyn cyntaf ac
ni phylodd ei gefnogaeth ar hyd y blynyddoedd ac am hynny rydym yn
fythol ddiolchgar. Tony a Gwenllian
Very interesting and informative. Signed by Mr Sims, a person who is
soon to take his family to this beautiful area.
Fascinating site - well done on pulling it all together. My father
sailed with Capt Williams on the Southern King to South Georgia in
1928 and 1929 - I still have a letter of recommendation signed by
Capt Williams when he left, and a photo of my father standing on a
blue whale! Geoff Baister
Date: 01 Apr 2011
I'm an old sailor of 76 years and nods in recognition of many of the
bars that I remember from 50-60 but missing all the bars in
Katendrich in Rotterdan where the most famous bars were Oceans Bar,
Neutral Bar and not forgetting Valhalla - I also mention Roland Bar
in Valpariso and also Captains Bar and Pilots Bar in Havana before
Date: 01 May 2011
GWEN RICHARDS - if you read this, you posted a comment 14:11:09
saying that through this web site you found all four of your gt
Your Gt Grandparents William & Gwen Jones Tanrardd, Llangian (a
blacksmith) are my Gt, Gt Gt Grandparents!!
Ann Allen. Conwy
Date: 02 May 2011
Wish I'd come across this website earlier - I have been searching
for photos of Nant Gwrtheyrn as it was before it was renovated for
years! Brought back memories of a trip in the early 1970s. Many
thanks for such great photos.
Date: 09 May 2011
Braf cael gweld yr hen luniau, yn enwedig bwthyn y Gimla. Cafodd fy
nhad ei eni yn y Gimla, fel 'rwyn deall, a fuaswn yn ddiolchgar iawn
o gael rywfaint o hanes y bwthyn.
Fy Nhad oedd Humphrey John Hughes, ac fe adnabwyd ef fel 'John
Fruits' o Bwllheli. Roedd fy nhaid a nain yn byw yn y Gimla yn y
1920/1930 fel 'rwyn deall.
Diolch am ynrhyw gymorth. Maldwyn Hughes
Date: 27 May 2011
'Rwyn chwilio am hanes hen perthnasau o Rhiw. Efallai eich bod yn
gwybod ychydig y gall helpu mi? Wrth siarad gyda Emlyn Jones, brawd
Tony a Gwenllian ar y ffon yn ddiweddar, Yr oedd yn meddwl fod gan
bwthyn y Gimla hen enw, cyn gael ei alw'n Gimla. 'Roedd fy nhaid a
Nain yn byw yno tua 1950 neu'n gynharach.Humphrey John Hughes oedd
Taid a gaeth fy nhad, o'r un enw ei eni yno.A gallech cynig rhyw
amcan neu help i mi, os gwelwch yn dda?
Maldwyn Hughes, (Mab i 'John Fruits' o Bwllheli)
Date: 04 Jun 2011
Having sailed in the Aureol from Liverpool in Jan. 1970 bound for
Lagos and at various other times, I was extremely interested in the
article on your web site by someone who had crewed on her. Our
family became very fond of the ship and have been trying to find out
the name of the music that was played each time the ship left port.
It would bring back some very happy memories. Any help in tracing
this would be very much appreciated.
We still have copies of the colorful menus which were provided each
Date: 24 Jun 2011
Walter Roberts I am tracking down the history of Jane Roberts she
was married to James Owen in 1858 and I cant fine her after that. If
you or any of your readers have more on the owen family. I sure
would like to here from them Walter Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks for any help that is out there.
Walter Roberts Thornton, Colorado
Date: 04 Jul 2011
Fe'm gannwyd yn Dinas yn 1929. Wedi gadael lawer blwyddyn yn ol.
Felly mae mor ddiddorol darllen y we. Diolch yn fawr. Eirwen (Jones)
Date: 09 Jul 2011
Mae'r lluniau mae Tony wedi eu tynnu yn wych. A fyddwch yn gwneud
calendar, cardiau diolch neu rywbeth tebyg efo nhw?
Date: 13 Jul 2011
what a wonderful website, spent many hours looking through pictures.
Used to holiday at Treheli farm in the 70's and 80's. Had great fun
with Gwynfor Jones who worked on the farm and David whose dad was a
gasman and they had a pool table, Can't remember where they lived
but had fun times. If anyone knows if Gwynfor is still in the area
would love to hear from him, please email me
Date: 22 Jul 2011
Great site well done, any help trying to find Peter Bryan EAMES (dob
1936) he marred my mother Brenda Jean [nee GUEST] they married in
Conway Caernarvonshire he was a merchant officer and helped at his
fathers garage some time 1955? in Pwllheli sadly passed away Bangor
Date: 02 Aug 2011
I love the Maritime guestbook the Hughes's were seafarers from Ynys
Mon. Dad was a chief engineer and his father was in deep sea sail. I
was hopeless at maths so couldn't go to sea. Are there any Rhiw blue
funnel men who could verify this story. A resident of Moelfre, told
me that if the skipper of an inward bound blue funnel ship, was from
the village. He would sail closer inland, when they went past.
Family members would also gather on the shore waving sheets, to
their loved ones on the ship. He also said some skippers would sail
between Harry Furlough rock and the mainland. If theses tales are
true, the ships would have been an amazing sight. I know coasting
skippers would rock dodge.
Date: 12 Aug 2011
Great web site the bars back some great memories from my time in the
60's.I am in contact with a lot of Guy's I sailed with on the
Caronia with Cunard, there is a brilliant web site called
Caroniatimeline. Great pub you missed in Liverpool was The
Cornmarket two of the best barmaids in town. Eddy and Joan, In
Barbados Harry's Nightery, in Kingston The Mirtlebank had the best
Date: 15 Aug 2011
I saw you on Countryfile last week, Your looking well.
Mike Mac Neil
Great to hear from you Mike, hope you are keeping
Date: 26 Jun 2011
Sylwais bod rhywun wedi holi am Abergafran Botwnnog. Mae un gangen
o'm llinach (tua 7 cenhedlaeth yn ol!) wedi cychwyn hefo teulu
niferus Morris Jones oedd yn byw yma yn ystod 1800 - 1840.
diolch i wefan Rhiw .com mae fy sylw wedi disgyn ar faled Neigwl
Plas. Credaf mai un o deulu Morris Jones oedd Siani abergafran oedd
yn canu'r faled yma.
Ymgynghorer hefo Llyfr Bedydd eglwys Botwnnog a Chyfrifiad 1841,
Date: 17 Aug 2011
Mary Ann Thonus Carpenter Kordys
I am decended from William and Ann Pritchard whose daughter
Elizabeth married William Pritchard. She emigrated to the US in 1800
and died in Steuben, NY in 1870. Great site...
30 Aug 2011
2 pubs I remember one was the Sheralee in Auckland and the London
hotel in Melbourne. plus Darrells bar and Del Monicos in Capetown
too. all of these in the 60s.
Many thanks, Regards Tony
Date: 07 Sep 2011
Gyda fy chawer am ddiwrnod neu ddau, mae hi eisiau gwybod os mai
Nant Fawr oeddach yn byw yn Dinas? 'Roeddym yn byw yn Lloegr, Dinas
- bedwar ohonom - Thomas, Mair, a Gwyneth a finnau (Ann).
Gwelais di ar y teledu hefyd Tony - edrych yn dda iawn, tybed os wyt
yn dal i chware'r gitar?
Ann Allen, Conwy
Date: 20 Sep 2011
This is a mesage for Tony Jones, I was looking on the Malta website
and noticed that you had allowed some photos of the Substance Convoy
of 1941 to be viewed on the site. My father was on that Convoy and
may well have been on that ship, he was a gunner in the LAA of the
Royal Artillary. Was based in Malta for 3 years following that
convoy. I wondered if you had anymore photos on board the Port
Chalmers ? or on mainlaand Malta? Many thanks, email is:-
Date: 20 Sep 2011
I read the poem about "seamens bars round the world" with interest,
nice to see it on the internet, considering I WROTE IT. Have still
got the original in the house in its rough state, before I refined
it. Would like to know where you got it from, as i see you have the
word..."copyright" at the bottom of the poem....Please explain.
Regards Jim Morrison Merchant Seaman retired
Sorry Jim, I can't
remember who sent it to me. So because of the copyright issue I've
just deleted it off the website and my hard drive. Regards Tony
Date: 21 Sep 2011
I wonder if you have any information regarding a passenger/cargo
ship named the Dotterel, I have a photograph dated 1911 which shows
a group of crew members aboard a ship of this name, the life boat is
clearly visable the name Cork is also visable, (Cork Ireland I
assume) which is the reason the name is known. This is a bit of a
detective story as one of the entertainments grew named Kate
Gallafent had a liason with the Captain, several photographs taken
over a number of years show this sea capt. only known as "Uncle Tom"
however since he is the captain it should be possible to discover
his full name but I do not know how to search for this inf. Would
you guide me please?
Date: 02 Oct 2011
Good web site lots of info on Rhiw :)
Date: 06 Oct 2011
Love your website! I was a shorthand typist in the Garston office of
Elders & Fyffes for over 7 years. I typed all the crew lists,
passenger lists,sailing instructions, etc. I also used to encript
and decript cables - I remember one sad cable we received from the
m.v. ZENT. The Captain had jumped overboard and was lost!! I
discovered your site when I was looking for information on the
Bowater Line. I worked as a secretary to the Terminals
Superintendent on Pier 84 South in Philadelphia and the NICHOLAS
BOWATER used to call with a cargo of newsprint - didn't see a photo
of her though but I remember the "GLADYS" and the 'ELIZABETH".
Captain Campbell of the "NICHOLAS" always invited me and my boss on
board for a meal - a nice treat for me to enjoy British food!! I am
retired now and living in Savannah, Georgia, still enjoying watching
the huge container ships heading up the Savannah River. I visit the
U.K. every year for 3 months - always 2 weeks in Llandudno. Will
visit your site often. Regards, Beryl Nielsen
Date: 13 Oct 2011
Mae hi'n wefan wych! Mae'n dod a'r gorffennol yn fyw o flaen ein
llygaid. Diolch dros ben.
Meinir P Jones, Nefyn
Date: 14 Oct 2011
I was searching your beautiful website today and ran out of time
with all of the history on it. I shall return once more because it
is truly wonderful to read memories amd see the photohraphs etc.
Date: 18 Oct 2011
Gwefan hyfryd a diddorol,
mae'r barddoniaeth yn rhagorol.
Date: 20 Oct 2011
Sailed with Menaleus & Theseus as a cadet, 1959-60, Bill Pritchard
Date: 27 Nov 2011
Wefan eithradol o dda.
Gloria a Richard Chalk, Tremadog.
Date: 04 Dec 2011
Mae`r safle hwn wedi darganfod lot o hanes fy hen nheulu
Martin Pritchard Porthmadog
Date: 05 Dec 2011
Hi, Having just read your story about the, Nant Gwythern, I was
surprised to say the least of mention of my grandparents these are
William & Francis Roberts, (iIthink) parents of Margaret (Peggy)born
1923 Eileen Catherine born 1926, Ritchard 1920, Ethel Hind born
1913, Ellen Mary Born 1902, Francis Elizabeth Born 1906, James
William born 1903,Anne Olive born 1909, I have heard many stories
from my mother surrounding Nant and how my grandparents moved from
Liverpool to find work in the quarries, then moved to Penmaenmawr to
work in the then Derbyshire quarries,Our records show my
grandparents to be Elizabeth Hind & Evan Rees Roberts and my Great
grandparents were Elen Barbara Brunby Hind and Oliver James William,
both buried in Llithfaen cemetry.
Date: 07 Dec 2011
Was a visitor there in 1968 and 1969. Have 2 of the original cards
when Dick Stanford was the manager. I remember the two dark green
cement cones by the door, and the green neon sign on the street
side. Over 40 years, and I have wanted to go back ever since. The
place then was lit only with many candles. One light bulb was in
use, and that was over the cash register. Two guitarists played, and
my nights there were perfect. I can't remember where I went last
week, but I have never forgotten the Waltzing Matilda.
Date: 23 Dec 2011
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda a Pob hwyl yn y dyfodol
Iorwerth a Mavis
Mynyddoedd Glas yn ymyl Sydney Australia.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi Iorwerth a
Mavis. Hwyl fawr, Tony a Gwenllian.
Date: 24 Dec 2011
Dear Rhiw .com
I just wanted to say Thank You to you for such a wonderful web site.
My family and I have spent 3 or 4 weeks every year on holiday and
sailing in Nefyn for the last 45 years. The Llyn peninsular has
meant so much to us. We stayed for many years with Miss Anne
Williams of Gwynfryn Nefyn, whose Father was a sea captain, she was
Ladies Golf Captain at the Nefyn Golf Club. We now stay with Rob and
Wenna Williams at Porth Dinllaen Farm.
We live in Sheffield which is far from the sea, but am a keen sailor
I recently gave a talk to our Sheffield Model Engineering Club (http://www.sheffieldsmee.co.uk/)
on the history of boats and your web site was a very useful and
Date: 28 Dec 2011
Hi there, we have been coming to Rhiw for the last 35+years we think
of it as our second home, I've just found the web site how lovely to
find people who love the area as much as we do. We come as often as
we can, we are here now embracing the cold and wind but the
wonderful sunshine too.
Date: 31 Dec 2011
Tybed os oes rhywun yn perthyn i wr o'r enw Ishmael Jones (ganwyd
1894) a oedd wedi ei fagu yn Ty'n Coed yng nghyffiniau Sarn ? Credaf
iddo briodi gwraig o'r enw Dora Jones.