Thursday 1 Fine day. No work trouble with the union.
Friday 2 Went to Porth ( Rhondda) with Hugh Chwilog,
prepare for home.
Saturday 3 Came home with Hugh Chwilog.
Tuesday 6 Went to pick up my clothes.
Thursday 8 Rain.
Hugh Chwilog here.
My brother Thomas is here. Finished the Chicken coop for Bryn Difyr.
Sunday 11 Roberts Pwllheli.
Monday 12 Went to the fair at Aberdaron.
Tuesday 13 Isaac ( son.) is employed at Neigwl Ucha.
Wednesday 14 Henry and Catherine Ty Fry here.
Thursday 15 Sarn Fair came home with Pwllmelyn and
the man from Erw.
Friday 16 Went with Isaac to Neigwl Ucha. Meeting at
Saturday 17 At Pwllmelyn in the morning, Aberdaron
in the afternoon.
Sunday 18 No chapel, ill.
Monday 19 - Had
a letter from Mrs Hopkins from the South.
Tuesday 20 Bob Is sleeping in Tan Y Ffordd.
Wednesday 21 Went to Abersoch and Sarn Bach.
Saturday 24 Got my money from the South.
Sunday 25 Joseff Jones Neven.
Monday 26 Started work at Nantgadfan (manganese
Tuesday 27 Shift.
Wednesday 28 Shift.
Thursday 29 Loading the SS Elizabeth, started after
lunch, loaded half.
Friday 30 Half the shift digging.
Saturday 31 Shift. Afternoon in Ty Croes Bach
started building the kitchen.
Sunday 1 Williams at 2.
Monday 2 Sent a letter to Thomas in the South.
Shift. Quarterly session meeting at Nebo chapel.
Tuesday 3- Finished planting the potatoes at Eifion
House. Put frames in the beehive.
Wednesday 4 Shift. Isaac comes home to go to the
singing festival at Cricieth.
Thursday 5 Everyone from here has gone to the
Singing Festival. The Steamer goes back. Shift, filling in below.
Friday 6 Shift filling .
Saturday 7 Shift filling. Went to town to buy new
shoes and frames for the beehive.
Sunday 8 Fine day, no chapel. Hugh Jones Cricieth.
Monday 9 Shift.
Tuesday 10 Shift.
Wednesday 11 Shift.
Thursday 12 Shift. Pay £2 3/8d.
Friday 13 Shift.
Saturday 14 Shift filling. At Ty Croes Bach in the
afternoon. Had my insurance card from the South.
Sunday 15 Thomas Cilan is here. Fine day Chapel at 2
Monday 16 Shift filling.
Tuesday 17 Loading the SS Maddie, sent my insurance
book to Ty Fry.
Wednesday 18 Shift filling. Bag of flour from
Seaview paid 18/6d.
Shift filling in the morning, making room for the pump in the afternoon.
Pwllmelyns cow couldnt deliver her calf.
Friday 20 Shift on the jetty, putting the little
engine in place in the afternoon.
Saturday 21 Shift filling, went to Ty Croes Bach at
Sunday 22 Joseff Jones, school in the morning.
Monday 23 Shift filling near the pump, then went to
Dafydd, Lewis has gone to Charter.
Tuesday 24 - Shift
digging in the morning filling in the afternoon with the engine. Went to Ty
Wednesday 25 Shift began with filling then digging
with Dafydd and Lewis filling.
Thursday 26 Loading the SS Florence 250 meant to be
350. Pay £2-2/6d.
Friday 27 Unloading the SS Lincolnshire until 10 pm.
Saturday 28 - Started
at 3 am until 6.30 pm, day and a half overtime.
Sunday 29 Williams Rhiw.
Monday 30 Loading the SS Lincolnshire. Went fishing
in the afternoon.
Tuesday 1 Shift digging.
Wednesday 2 Shift digging.
Thursday 3 Shift filling.
Friday 4 William America.. Shift filling. Salem
chapel has burnt down.
Saturday 5 Shift filling. Had a postcard from
William America to say that he is preaching at Rhydbach. Went to Ty Croes Bach.
Sunday.6 Went to Neigwl to listen to William America
preaching, had tea at Rhydbengan and went to Rhydbach chapel in the evening.
Monday 7 Shift digging. Lewis has gone to Brymbo and
likes it very much.
Tuesday 8 Shift digging.
Wednesday 9 Shift digging. Cutting the hay at
Thursday 10 Shift digging . Cutting hay at Brynfran.
Friday 11 Shift lifting. Pay £2-6/2.
Saturday 12 Loading SS Elizabetta 395, started at
5.30am until 5pm. Went down at 3am.
Sunday 13 Prayer meeting.
Monday 14 Shift digging and tipping.
Tuesday 15 Loading SS Maggie 280.
Wednesday 16 Shift winding. Sion Conion Ganol died.
Carried hay at Brynfran.
Thursday 17 Shift winding
Friday 18 Shift winding.
Saturday 19 Loading SS Maddie 290 from 7am til 3.30.
Strike we want 4d a ton instead of 3d a ton when loading. Had our cards from the
office whilst loading.
Sunday 20 Jones Neven.
Monday 21 Started work at Ty Canol.
Tuesday 22 Shift at Ty Canol.
Wednesday 23 Shift at Ty Canol went to cut grass in
Thursday 24 Shift cutting and raking.
Friday 25 Shift finished cutting the thistles,
carried on the hill above the road. Mowing in Penponcyn.
Saturday 26 - .Shift Raking and started mowing the hay
in the field near the beach. Fishing with Lewis. Parry and Tyddyn
Sunday 27 John P Jones Pisgah.
Monday 28 Shift.
Tuesday 29 Shift
Wednesday 30 Shift.
Thursday 31 Shift.
Friday 1 Isaac is injured at Neigwl Ucha.
Saturday 2 Shift with Tyn Gamfa. Wil and Lewis gone
Sunday 3 - Went nowhere.
Monday 4 Shift.
Tuesday 5 Shift.
Wednesday 6 Shift.
Thursday 7 Shift.
Friday 8 Shift.
Saturday 9 Shift digging with Evan at Tyn Gamfa.
Sunday 10 Went to Neigwl Ucha and Abersoch.
Monday 11 Isaac comes home from Neigwl Ucha. Pay £2-8/0d
Tuesday 12 Fishing in Aberdaron.
Wednesday 13 At Ty Croes Bach, working on the
Thursday 14 At Ty Croes.
Friday 15 Taking the oven out at Ty Croes. Eliza has
gone to the bazaar at Aberdaron.
Saturday 16 Fitted the oven at Ty Croes Bach.
Sunday 17 School in the morning. Roberts Pwllheli at
Monday 18 Started work at Nantgadfan, taken a level
at £4 a yard.
Tuesday 19 Shift digging.
Wednesday 20 Shift again.
Thursday 21 Shift. Fishing in Abersoch.
Friday 22 Shift. Rain today.
Saturday 23 Shift. In Ty Croes building a chimney.
Sunday 24 School morning. The girl from Neigwl Ucha
Monday 25 Shift on the level.
Tuesday 26 Gave H Thomas his cards.
Wednesday 27 Nel goes Porthmadog.
Thursday 28 Sheepdog trials, my brother Thomas is
here. Securing the haystack at Brynfran.
Friday 29 Shift on the level.
Saturday 30 Shift on the level.
Sunday 31 Prayer meeting at 6.
Monday 1 Shift on the level, started with the muck.
Tuesday 2 Shift, Pay from Penponcyn £1-0-0. Chapel
meeting. Flour from Porthcolmon.
Wednesday 3 Shift on the level.
Thursday 4 Shift on the level
Friday 5 Started loading Pay £2-4/7d.
Saturday 6 At Ty Croes Bach woodworking.
Sunday 7 John Williams Pisgah.
Monday 8 Loading SS Elizabetta 395.
Tuesday 9 Shift on the level. Will, John And The Old
Wednesday 10 Shift on the level. Eliza goes to
Thursday 11 Morning on the level. Began unloading
the Johann 72 tons.
Friday 12 Finished unloading started 5am til 5pm.
Saturday 13 Loaded the Johann 13 rounds. Heavy rain.
Fetched the cement from Trip.
Sunday 14 Collection at 2. School in the morning.
Monday 15 Shift on the level.
Tuesday 16 Shift on the level. Evan Williams went to
Elin Tyn Mynydds funeral.
Wednesday 17 Shift on the level.
Thursday 18 Shift on the level. Pay £3-5/-0.
Friday 19 Shift on the level.
Saturday 20 SS Jimmy Mungs thinking of loading, but
went to the Roads. Thrashing at Ty Croes.
Sunday 21 School meeting. Tom starts and I ask
Monday 22 Loading the SS Jimmy Mungs. Rain .
Tuesday 23 Shift on the level.
Wednesday 24 Shift on the level in the morning, then
Thursday 25 Quarter morning filling stones, level
til lunch and after.
Friday 26 Level in the morning , lifting stones in
Saturday 27 Filling stones . Evan Roberts Parc y
Brenin dies. In Tyn Gamfa in the afternoon securing the haystack. Evan pays a
Sunday 28 School morning. Prayer meeting afternoon.
Monday 29 Shift on the level.
Tuesday 30 Mary Hughes Ty Croes Mawr dies. Shift
quarter on the level filling stones til lunch then shifting muck in the
afternoon, William Llawenan goes to fetch sand.
Wednesday 1 Went to fetch the hen from Pwllheli.
Shift in the morning filling stones. Evan Glanrafon comes to see to the wire of
Thursday 2 Shift half the morning filling stones, on
the level in the afternoon. Pay £2-5/10d. Evan Roberts Parc y Brenins
Friday 3 Shift on the level morning, lifting stones
Saturday 4 Shift on the level. Cemented the gable
end of Ael y Bryn . Mary Hughes Ty Croes Mawr s funeral.
Sunday 5 Collection in the afternoon. Mostyn
Joness first Sunday.
Monday 6 Shift on the level first quarter shifting
stones and muck til 5pm.
Tuesday 7 Shift filling stones and muck and after
lunch so the lads can start digging.
Wednesday 8 Shift filling stones, then on the level.
Thursday 9 Loading SS Anne 400 but 4 tons. Sent a
letter ti the South to Thomas.
Friday 10 Shift on the level morning then lifting
stones. Sent a letter to Clwt y Bont.
Saturday 11 Shift lifting stones. At Ty Croes
working on the kitchen door surround.
Sunday 12 Jones Neven. Prayer meeting in the
Monday 13 Shift on the level.
Tuesday 14 Shift lifting stones morning on the level
in the afternoon. Explosion at Senghenydd South Wales.
Wednesday 15 Shift lifting stones. Thrashing at Ty
Croes and Tyn Llidiart. Evan Williams went to Pwllheli.
Thursday 16 Shift lifting stones, shifting muck
afternoon. Pay £2-5/-0d and 3/- insurance.
Friday 17 Shift lifting stones first quarter, on the
level later. Pwllmelyn has gone to the auction at Morfa.
Saturday 18 Shift lifting stones. At Tyn Gamfa in
the afternoon shifting the rock. Pwllmelyn goes to Llanbedrog to buy the mare.
Sunday 19 Prayer meeting.
Monday 20 Thanksgiving.
Tuesday 21 Shift on the level in the morning lifting
stones in the afternoon. Had a letter from Thomas in the South.
Wednesday 22 Shift lifting stones in the morning,
shifting muck in the afternoon. Eliza went to Pwllheli.
Thursday 23 Shift filling stone in the morning on
the level in the afternoon, moved the pumps.
Friday 24 Shift level in the morning, pump rope
Saturday 25 Shift. At Tyn Gamfa in the afternoon
dipping and walling.
Sunday 26 John Ty Newydd.
Monday 27 Shift on the level.
Tuesday 28 Shift on the level.
Wednesday 29 Shift on the level, shifting stones
until three then back on the level.
Shift filling, on the level afterwards. Pay £2 1/-
Friday 31 - Shift lifting the runner with Wil Jones on
the jetty and lifting stones until 12. on the level in the afternoon.
Saturday 1 Shift on the level. Tyn Gamfa in the
Sunday 2 No chapel in the evening, wind and rain.
Rev John Th. Williams Pencaerau.
Monday 3 Shift lifting stones in the morning, level
in the afternoon. First Penny reading.
Tuesday 4 Shift laying the road until 9 then
lifting stones until 5. Chapel meeting 11 present.
Wednesday 5 Shift with Thomas in the morning and in
the level in the afternoon.
Thursday 6 Shift with the tram with Thomas, shifted
wood from the road to the office after lunch.
Friday 7 Shift on the level first quarter. Shifted
muck until 12 lifted stones then until 5.
Saturday 8 Shift filling stones. At Pwllmelyn in the
afternoon putting corrugated on the work shed roof. Man from Llannor comes to
slaughter the cow.
Sunday 9 Joseff Neven. Charles is in trouble with
Monday 10 Shift first quarter on the level, putting
muck in trams until 5 with Evan and William. Eliza and I go to Aberdaron fair.
Tuesday 11 Shift on the level.
Wednesday 12- Shift on the level.
Thursday 13 Shift on the level. Sarn fair, Pwllmelyn
has gone to the fair. Pay £2-3/-
Friday 14 Shift on the level.
Saturday 15 - Shift
on the level. Isaac goes (to work) Shop Isa. Evan Tyn Gamfa bach working here.
Sunday 16 Mostyn Jones.
Monday 17 Shift on the level. Pwllmelyn and O Jones
starting on nights.
Tuesday 18 Shift on the level. Pwllmelyn buys a foal
from Tyn Gamfa.
Wednesday 19 Shift on the level.
Thursday 20 Shift on the level.
Friday 21 Shift on the level. First quarter filling
stones, I run the tube.
Saturday 22 Shift with the tram. Tyn Gamfa catches
Sunday 23 Williams Rhiw.
Monday 24 Shift on the level. Evans Hughes Hebron at
Tuesday 25 Shift on the level John P Jones.
Wednesday 26 Shift on the level. JP Jones again.
Thursday 27 Shift on the level . JP Jones. Pay
Friday 28 Moon changes. Shift on the level.
Saturday 29 Sent a letter to Thomas in the South.
Shift on the level. Foggy home all afternoon.
Sunday 30 Jones Owen Dinas.
Monday 1 Evan waiting for the cow to calve. Night
shift with Richard Lon Las.
Tuesday 2 Night shift with Richard Lon Las.
Wednesday 3 Shift with Williams Garth on the level.
Thursday 4 Bought clogs from Pwllmelyn. Shift on the
level. Evan Williams starts on nights.
Friday 5 Bryngoleu dogs joined. Shift on the level.
Saturday 6 Heavy rain. Caught a rabbit in Cae Pant
Ty Croes Mawr.
Sunday 7 Hughes Cricieth on probationary period.
Monday 8 Night shift at Nant.
Tuesday 9 Night shift Nant.
Wednesday 10 Night shift Nant.
Thursday 11 Night shift Nant .
Friday 12 Shift at Nant. Pay £1-19/7d
Saturday 13 At Ty Croes Bach fixing the stable. Had
10/- and a pound of butter for doing the kitchen.
Sunday 14 WG Hughes Cricieth.
Monday 15 Shift.
Tuesday 16 Shift.
Wednesday 17 Shift.
Thursday 18 Shift.
Friday 19 Shift.
Saturday 20 At Tyn Gamfa spreading muck.
Sunday 21- Jones Neven. Prayer meeting at 6.
Monday 22 Got rid of the little boiler in Erw. First
drill with Big gun 5/- (coastguard ) Shift on the level at night.
Tuesday 23 Shift on the level.
Wednesday 24 Shift on the level.
Thursday 25 Made a box for my books.
Friday 26 Shift on the level. Sent a letter to Nel,
had a letter from Nel.
Saturday 27 Pay £1-18/9d. Pwllmelyn dropped it off.
Sunday 28 John Williams Rhiw.
Monday 29 Shift on the level.
Tuesday 30 Shift on the level.
Wednesday 31 Shift on the level.
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