2011

Date:  07 Jan 2011
735

Blwyddyn newydd dda i bawb ym Mhen Llyn, gobeithio na chawn ni fwy o eira.  Llinos
 

Date:  22 Jan 2011
736

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 WAITH !
TUA 1960 FYSWN YN MEDDWL !
DUWCS, TYDI,R AMSER YN FLIO !!!!
 

Date:  07 Feb 2011
737

Brought back some great memories. Well worth the visit to this website.
Ron Gilchrist
Ex- Radio Officer, Ocean Fleets. (circa 1975+)

 

Date: 11 Feb 2011
738

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

 

Date: 02 Mar 2011
739

Very interesting and informative. Signed by Mr Sims, a person who is soon to take his family to this beautiful area.

 

Date: 17 Mar 2011
740

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
741

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 Castro.
Yours sincerely
Gustav Sejersen
Copenhagen

 

Date: 01 May 2011
742

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 grandparents.
Your Gt Grandparents William & Gwen Jones Tanrardd, Llangian (a blacksmith) are my Gt, Gt Gt Grandparents!!
Ann Allen. Conwy




Date: 02 May 2011
743

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
744

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
745

'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
746

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 evening.


Date: 24 Jun 2011
747

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 (waltdee1@q.com) Thanks for any help that is out there.
Walter Roberts Thornton, Colorado
 

Date: 04 Jul 2011
748

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) Miroy

 

Date: 09 Jul 2011
749

Mae'r lluniau mae Tony wedi eu tynnu yn wych. A fyddwch yn gwneud calendar, cardiau diolch neu rywbeth tebyg efo nhw?
Lona
 

Date: 13 Jul 2011
750

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 norwaycamp@hotmail.co.uk
 

Date: 22 Jul 2011
751

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 Caernarvonshire 1998

 

Date: 02 Aug 2011
752

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
753

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 Rum ever.

 

Date: 15 Aug 2011
754

Hi Tony,
I saw you on Countryfile last week, Your looking well.
Best Wishes
Mike Mac Neil

Great to hear from you Mike, hope you are keeping well. Tony

 

Date: 26 Jun 2011
755

W.M.Owen, Wrecsam
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, Botwnnog.

 

Date: 17 Aug 2011
756

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...

 

Date: 30 Aug 2011
757

Hello
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
758

Eirwen (04/08/11)
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?
Hwyl,
Ann Allen, Conwy

 

Date: 20 Sep 2011
759

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:- peeps63@hotmail.co.uk

 

Date: 20 Sep 2011
760

Hello there,

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
761

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
762

Good web site lots of info on Rhiw :)

 

Date: 06 Oct 2011
763

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
764

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
765

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. Thank you.

 

Date: 18 Oct 2011
766

Gwefan hyfryd a diddorol,
mae'r barddoniaeth yn rhagorol.

 

Date: 20 Oct 2011
767

Sailed with Menaleus & Theseus as a cadet, 1959-60, Bill Pritchard

 

Date: 27 Nov 2011
768

Wefan eithradol o dda.
Gloria a Richard Chalk, Tremadog.

 

Date: 04 Dec 2011
769

Mae`r safle hwn wedi darganfod lot o hanes fy hen nheulu
Gwych !!!

Martin Pritchard Porthmadog

 

Date: 05 Dec 2011
770

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
771

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.
George Murphy
Massachusetts, U.S.A.

 

Date: 23 Dec 2011
772

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
773

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 (sailing craft)
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 fascinating resource.
Thank you.
David Peck
dp014d1072(at)blueyonder.co.uk

 

Date: 28 Dec 2011
774

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.
M&D Yorkshire.

 

Date: 31 Dec 2011
775

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.
 

 


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