Siop Newydd



Maria Hughes

At the end of the nineteenth century and the begining of the twentieth, Maria Hughes kept a shop known as Siop Newydd (New Shop). Nothing remains of the original premises as the family later built a new shop over the road, which kept the name. From the accounts, we can see that the shop sold mainly beer, wines and spirits and could perhaps have been Rhiw’s  first and last Off Licence !!!. Here are a few examples from the accounts book to show what your favourite tipple and groceries cost circa 1911.


Drink        Food and Goods







Many Thanks to;

 Mr M Williams, for lending us the accounts book, and Mrs G Thomas for Maria's photograph.

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