a photograph of the School Children of Bardsey. The teacher is Mrs
Murray Williams, sister of the late missionary, Lucy Murray.
is known as the Island of the Saints, thousands of pilgrims have flocked
there over the centuries and many were buried on the island in olden
get to the island by boat from Aberdaron, a village in the west of the
County of Caernarfon. On the southern tip of the island stands the
lighthouse which guides mariners in stormy weather and at night.
we asked the young boy to the right of the photograph what he wanted to
be when he grew up he replied; “I want to be a Captain of a big
ship”. It’s good to have ambitions and aim high. Let’s hope that
one day William will command one of the Great Liners, that he sees
passing by his island home.
are seven farms, four other houses, a school, a chapel and the
minister’s house on the island. The minister is the Rev Edward Evans,
BA, who spent many years as a missionary in Nigeria, West Africa.
a beautiful photograph of the children at the cove watching the
visitors, landing on the
month the children receive the ‘SORFA FACH’ (Sunday school
publication) and it makes the rounds until everyone has read it. The
children of the island read every book that is sent to them from the
County Library, and they would dearly love to have more Welsh books.
Margaret Lloyd George was kind enough to donate a harmonium to the
children to help them with the singing, and Mr Lovatt, from London has
presented them with a wireless set. Mr Talmage Davies from Cricieth has
always taken a keen interest in the children of Bardsey and over the
years has sent them many
gifts, and this year he spent his holidays with them. I wouldn’t be
surprised if they didn’t make him the ‘King’ of Bardsey. If you
have any books or gifts you would like to send the children of Bardsey,
they would be most grateful to receive them. And should you decide to
take your holidays on Bardsey, you’d be assured of the best welcome
you’d ever experience.
J Bennett Williams, BA, Cricieth, from ‘Trysorfa’r Plant’ January