Date: 06 Jan 2014
Heb sylwi ar y llyfr llofnod o'r blaen - gwefan wych! yn rhoi darlun
o hanes yr ardal. Meinir Giatgoch
Date: 11 Jan 2014
I'm a Norwegian ex-seaman who went to sea in 1959 - This is indeed
an interesting website for a retired life time seaman like myself.!
I got a few names to add to your list of Seaman's bars/watering
Cebu, Philippines; Susie Blue's bar, Slapsie Maxie's, Lucky 9 bar,
Sloppy Joe's bar, Aloha Inn, Zenaida's Place
Cristobal, Panama: Zansi Bar
Hong Kong: Olsen Bar
Djakarta, now Jakarta: Bataan Bar, Radio Bar, London Bar, Old Dutch
Bar, Bandung Bar, Kramat Tunggak
Kobe: Belle Bar, Hit Bar, Sanyo Bar
Manila: European Bar, San Miguel Garden, Seaman's Canteen, Aurora's
Canteen, United Seaman's Bar, Metro Garden, Shamrock Bar, Cactus Inn
Medina, Philippines: Beach Place
Nagoya: New Rose Bar (in 1962)
San Francisco: Mauna Loa
Singapore: Ali Baba, Straits Cabaret, Bugis Street
Surabaya, Indonesia: Dolly, Bangun Rejo
Sydney: Rock'n Roll (in Wooloomooloo)
Vancouver, Can.: Kublai Khan
Yokohama: Negishiya, San Francisco Bar.
Cheers! Dag Breimo, pt. Malaysia
Many thanks Dag.
Date:18 Jan 2014
just returned from Hong Kong and heard the sad news that Dafydd
Llewellyn Trefgraig Plas had died
I worked for him for three years as a Gwas in the fifties
Those days have. Now gone but many good memories
Henry Pearson late of Olgra Pengroeslon
Now of Heswall Wirral.
Date: 31 Jan 2014
Valerie edge. I was sitting watching the rain and trying to get to
grips with my iPad when I came across your account of the "Stuart".
We spent about fifteen years holidaying with the children and loved
every minute of it. The farm we stayed at, I think it was ty mawr
had a ships bell above one of the outbuildings with the name "dryad"
engraved on it. And the date 1874. I noticed that it wasn't on
your list of ships lost on the north coast. I hope you will be
interested in this and if you have any information on it I would be
so pleased if you will let me know
It has intrigued me ever since.
Many thanks Valerie, please can you e-mail me.
Date: 31 Jan 2014
Da iawn ti Tony. Dalia ati wir. Rwyt ti'n gneud gwaith gwerthfawr
gynddeiriog. Caf fy atgoffa am ddyddiau difyr yn Ty Croes yn y
chwedega a chroeso hael iawn dy Dad a'th Fam. Cofia fi at Gwenllian,
dy Fam ac Emlyn 'nei di! Hywel (brawd Dewi).
Date: 12 Mar 2014
I recently came across you site and doy did it bring back some
memories. On it found a photo of my Grandfather David Hughes next to
his joinery shop in Nefyn. I left Nefyn in 1955 and now live in
South Wales. We had family homes in both Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn, cois
it possible for you to put me in touch with whoever posted the photo
as I would like to positively identify my Grandfather as second
from the left ( I don't have any photo's of him )and I am also
convinced that the elderly gentleman on the far right is his father
my Great Grandfather. I can be contacted via my email address and
you will see from the address I have never forgotten where I am
Date: 19 Apr 2014
Helo! Carol dw i, a new Welsh learner in New York City. I heard the
song "Fflat Huw Puw" on today's edition of the BBC Radio Cymru
program, Post Cyntaf, which I listen to regularly to supplement my
studies. I am proud to report that from my rudimentary knowledge, I
was able to listen, search the Internet, and find the lyrics on your
lovely website. I love the Welsh and their pride in their culture;
it is very alive in me for some reason. O bydded i'r hen iaith
Date: 24 Jun 2014
What a wonderful website, l was introduced to the peninsula, when my
cousin took me to Aberdaron, to arrange his winter grazing.
Appreciate the links to the sea, as my father's family are from Ynys
Mon and they were seafarers to. Dad was a chief engineer. Photos of
the Blue Funnel ships are so evocative. Me and my friends used to
bunk off from the Liverpool lnstitute and get the bus back home
from the Pier Head. I would look over to Birkenhead and see one P
class and two A class ships, over the water. You knew that the world
was at rest. Unfortunately, l never saw a Blue Flu ship, midstream,
in the river. That is one of my two regrets in life, the other being
loosing my Cymraeg.
Date: 24 Jun 2014
Oddiwrh Sidney Davies, Bramhall ger Manceinion.
Hen ddyn wyf (88) - llongwr yn fy ieuengtid - yr hen HMS Conay ym
Mangor yn1942 ac wedyn i'r mor hefo Brocklebank a c ar ol y thyfel
mewn tankars> Gadel y mor ym 1952 (TB). Yr wyf wedi hwlio rownd y
byd mewn iot fawr.
Yn wreiddiol o Benmaenmawr rwyn coio yr Amy Summerfield a'r llongay
bach eraill - Aquila, Priscilla, Penstone, Briarfiled,Accordance ac
yn y blaen.
Hapus meddwl am yr hen ddyddiau. Llongyfarchiadau am eich gwaith da
- ac yn enwedig am gadw'r iaith ar fynd !
Date: 02 Aug 2014
Hello. I was going through my father's sea documents and found a
certificate issued June 22, 1930 from the Anchor Bar in Manila. It
reads: "This license, issued to K. B. Soper hereby certifies that he
has fully qualified as a first-class pilot on the trouble sea of
beverages, has a complete knowledge of bars, etc."
Thought you might find this interesting.
Kris Soper Quigley
Date: 02 Sep 2014
Thank you for your web site; I've only just found it. My interest is
mainly in shanties but I found your site while looking for images of
cape horners (sailing ships) to illustrate my handouts for my U3A
I look forward to browsing your web site.
diolch i chi
Elizabeth (folkie) xx
Date: 21 Sep 2014
Thanks for an interesting site Tony. John Garner Ex Veslik, Bergen,
Date: 22 Sep 2014
Good morning I am looking for some information about the house I now
live in cae Hic roshurwain as on some maps its says it is a post
office house and was wondering what was ment by this your local
knowledge would be great on the matter many thanks kevin
Date: 22 Sep 2014
MY Family and I have just returned to Cornwall after taking our
Father to revisit RHIW where he worked in the Iron Mine for 2 years
at the age of 16 in 1942 before being Enlisted to the Welsh Guards
in 1944. What a memorable visit it was too, seeing the hostel where
he lodged and the outbuilding where they all ate their food, the
house is now being renovated . Walking over the fields to locate the
mine , seeing the beach where he swam and driving down the familiar
road where he walked from Pwllheli when missing the lorry back after
a night out while enjoying a pint of Double Diamond which tasted so
good after working down the mine all week. We drove over the bridge
where he had walked a girl named Freda, who had worked at the hostel
cleaning, home one evening. Happy memories indeed for a man who will
be 88 in November to visit all these lovely places and reflect on
his hard but happy teenage years. I would like to thank all the
ladies who made our visit complete at the Nati
onal Trust tea rooms at Plas yn Rhiw .
A Truly wonderful and emotional experience in a beautiful country.
The Hooper family , especially Kenneth Hooper
Date: 02 Oct 2014
Diolch am y gwefan! Des i o hyd drwy linc i destun am monoglots ar
Her 100 Cerdd 2014 a dw i'n wrth fy modd am eich safle! Diolch am y
lluniau ffantastig, am storiau diddorol! Pob lwc i chi, Elena Parina
Date: 17 Nov 2013
Hi, It really is a wonderful collection and with your friendly
people also donating their collection of ships. Makes for lots of
new views. Wandering if anyone has a photo of the S.S. Sagamore WW1.
Torpedoed 3rd March 1917. Only 7 survivors out of 17 crew in one of
3 lifeboats launched. Other two lifeboats disappeared when a storm
came up overnight. S.S.Deucalion rescued them 12th March 1917 and
landed them in Cape Town 6th April 1917. My G/dad was 3rd Engineer
Thomas Edward Lunt. All rescued had feet or legs amputated due to
frostbite and gangrene. Some great photos once again Thank You Ken
Berry ex Liverpool now New Zealand.
Date: 02 Dec 2014
My name is Graham Karlsen from Liverpool and I went to sea in 1973
and finished in 1993. Really enjoyed your site and will come back
again. I have a couple of more bar names for you. The "New" Miramar
in P.O.Spain Trinidad and the Cambridge and Belvedere hotels in
Keep up the brilliant work.
Date: 22 Dec 2014
Thank you for a wonderful web site. I sailed on the M.V. Zent in
1960. It was my first trip to sea. I was a junior engineer and we
sailed to Tiko , West Africa . I have often wondered about the Zent
and my old ship mates. God bless them.
Robert I Williams, born , Bangor, Wales
I now reside in Hernandez, fl USA.
Once again thank you for bringing back such great memories.
Date: 24 Dec 2014
Not for publication, just wishing you a happy celebration in good
measure during this festive season.
May 2015 be for you rewarding, fulfilling, achieving, with much
What is wrong with my contact that the last message I find is from
Cornwall family in September. I guess the house/hostel referred to
I wonder what the house is like now, hoping it is well used.