Diary

 Griffith Thomas

Ael y Bryn

"1918"

 

January.

Tuesday 1  – Loading the SS Madey (Maddie?)

Wednesday 2– Shift EW and I. Pay £3-7/-.

Thursday 3 – Shift.

Friday 4 – Shift.

Saturday 5 – Shift.

Sunday 6 - A Sunday of submission. Meeting at ten in the morning.

Monday 7 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 8 - Loading the SS Agnes Ellen. 56 rounds. Snowing.

Wednesday 9 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Thursday 10 – Shift.

Friday 11 – Shift.

Saturday 12 – Shift.

Sunday 13 – Prayer Meeting at 2 and 6. Shift midnight ‘til 8.

Monday 14 – Raining.

Tuesday 15 – Shift.

Wednesday 16 – Shift.

Thursday 17 – Shift.

Friday 18 – Took the pigs to Sarn. Bought shoes for myself, Isaac and WRW. Shift. Pay £3-11/4d.

Saturday 19 – Ploughing at Tyn Gamfa.

Sunday 20 – Conwy Pritchard at 2. No chapel, in bed.

Monday 21 – Shift.

Tuesday 22 – Shift. Wet weather.

Wednesday 23 – Shift. Mother and Dick have gone to town.

Thursday 24 – Shift.

Friday 25 – Shift.

Saturday 26 – Shift.

Sunday 27 – John Price Cricieth.

Monday 28 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 29 – Shift.

Wednesday 30 – Shift.

Thursday 31 – Shift.

 

February.

Friday 1 – Shift.

Saturday 2 – Shift.

Sunday 3 – Jones Rhiw at 2 and 6. Shift 12 ‘til 8.

Monday 4 – Shift.

Tuesday 5 – Shift.

Wednesday 6 – Shift. Buried John Parry Bodwyddog.

Thursday 7 – Shift.

Friday 8 – Finished ploughing at Tan y Ffordd. Shift.

Saturday 9 – Finished building the wall of the barn at Tan y Ffordd. Buried Ellen Llanllawen.

Sunday 10 – Prayer meeting at 2.

Monday 11 – Dayshift.

Tuesday 12 – Shift.

Wednesday 13 – Shift.

Thursday 14 – Shift.

Friday 15 –Shift. Pay £3-19/4d.

Saturday 16 –

Sunday 17 – Lloyd, Porthmadog at two and a young from Pwllheli at 6, that I had met in the Rhondda.

Monday 18 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 19 – Shift.

Wednesday 20 – Shift.

Thursday 21 – Shift.

Friday 22 –

Saturday 23 –

Sunday 24 – Conwy Pritchard. Shift starting at midnight.

Monday 25 – Shift.

Tuesday 26 – Shift.

Wednesday 27 – Shift.

Thursday 28 – Catherine Mary, Tan yr Ardd’s funeral. Snowing.

 

March.

Friday 1 – Pay £3-11/4d. Shift. Mary Roberts Carreg Lefain Bach dies.

Saturday 2 – At Bryn Teg putting in the oven.

Sunday 3 – Jones Rhiw at 2 and 6.

Monday 4 – Loading the SS Madey 50 rounds.

Tuesday 5 – Half the morning loading the SS Anne. John Roberts Carreg Lefain Bach dies.

Wednesday 6 – Finished loading the Anne 64 rounds. Went to the level at three.

Thursday 7 – No work. Mary Roberts funeral.

Friday 8 – Shift.

Saturday 9 – Shift. John Roberts Funeral.

Sunday 10 – Jarvis at 2.

Monday 11 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 12 – Shift.

Wednesday 13 – Shift.

Thursday 14 – Loading SS Anne 69 rounds.

Friday 15 – Dick and Nedw go to the fair. Pay £3-11/4d.

Saturday 16 – Day shift waiting for the SS Madey. The amber cow dies.

Sunday 17 – Jarvis. Shift midnight ‘til 8.

Monday 18 – Shift.

Tuesday 19 – Shift.

Wednesday 20 – Shift.

Thursday 21 – Shift.

Friday 22 – Planted potatoes in the patch near the hen house. Shift.

Saturday 23 – Evan Williams and I go round the houses asking for support to get a house for the Rhiw minister.

Sunday 24 – Hugh Jones Cricieth.

Monday 25 – Day shift.

Tuesday 26 – Loading the SS Florence. Pay £3-19/4d.

Wednesday 27 – Shift.

Thursday 28 – Shift.

Friday 29 – Stopped work ‘til Tuesday.

Saturday 30 – Raining. Took the sheep to Comis (Common)

Sunday 31 – Ismael Evans at 2 and 6.

 

April.

Monday 1 – Quarterly meeting at Pisgah.

Tuesday 2 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Wednesday 3 – Eliza and I go to town. Took my teeth out. No work. Loading the SS Anne 350.

Thursday 4 – Loading the Agnes Ellen 300.

Friday 5 – Finished planting the border. Shift 4‘til 12.

Saturday 6 – Shift 4 ‘til 12. A boat and one person found at Aberdaron. Toothache.

Sunday 7 – Conwy Pritchard. Cold. Shift midnight ‘til 8.

Monday 8 – Shift. Furrowing the potatoes in the field below the house at Tan y Ffordd. Fine day.

Tuesday 9 – Shift. Put manure on the potatoes at Tan y Ffordd. It rained at eating time.

Wednesday 10 – Went to load the SS Anne 66 rounds from 7  ‘til eight in the morning.

Thursday 11 – Shift.

Friday 12 – Shift.

Saturday 13 – Filling a form for bacon at Llangwnadl.

Sunday 14 – RH at 2. Prayer meeting at 6.

Monday 15 – Loading the SS Madey 49 rounds.

Tuesday 16 – Shift. Started planting the big patch.

Wednesday 17 – Loading the SS Anne 67 rounds.

Thursday 18 – Shift.

Friday 19 – Shift. Working ‘til 5 waiting for the Madey.

Saturday 20 – Loading the SS Madey 49. Stopped Thomas Williams and WJ Williams both from Penygroes.

Sunday 21 – Jones instead of Price.

Monday 22 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 23 – Loading SS Anne 66 rounds.

Wednesday 24 – Shift ‘til 12.

Thursday 25 – Shift ‘til 5 waiting for the Florence.

Friday 26 – Loading the SS Florence 64 rounds. Pay £3-18/4d.

Saturday 27 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Sunday 28 – Jones, Rhiw. Shift midnight ‘til 8.

Monday 29 – Shift 12 ‘til 8.

Tuesday 30 – Loading the SS JJ Monks. Shift 12 ‘til 8.

 

May.

Wednesday 1 – Shift.

Thursday 2 – Shift.

Friday 3 – Shift. Heavy rain.

Saturday 4 –

Sunday 5 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.

Monday 6 – Day shift.

Tuesday 7 – Shift. Isaac, Wil and Robin Bach head for Bangor.

Wednesday – 8 Shift.

Thursday 9 – Loading SS JJ Monks 55 rounds. Pay £3-17/4d.

Friday 10 – Shift going through the level.

Saturday 11 – Shift.

Sunday 12 – Jones Rhiw at 2. Prayer meeting at 6.

Monday 13 -  Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 14 – Shift.

Wednesday 15 – Shift.

Thursday 16 – Shift.

Friday 17 – Shift.

Saturday 18 – Shift expecting the ship. Bob goes to Namor with WR.

Sunday 19 – Hugh Jones Cricieth.

Monday 20 – Shift starting at midnight.

Tuesday 21 – Shift. Working the bees.

Wednesday 22 – Loading the SS JJ Monks 55 rounds. Stormy night lightning every second.

Thursday 23 – Rain all day. William Owen Bryntirion’s funeral.

Friday 24 – Shift.

Saturday 25 – Pay £3-18/10d. One weeks pay at seven shillings. Loading SS Florence 60 round. Heavy rain.

Sunday 26 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.

Monday 27 – Loading SS Anne 66 round. Working the bees.

Tuesday 28 – Loading Agnes Ellen 300 tons started at three. Three quarters in work.

Wednesday 29 – Loading the Florence 200. Clearing stone.

Thursday 30 – Shift.

Friday 31 – Shift.

 

June.

Saturday 1 – Shift.

Sunday 2 – Owen Ty Llwyd at Pisgah two o clock. Prayer meeting at 6.

Monday 3 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 4 – Shift.

Wednesday 5 – Shift at Benallt seven ‘til 5.

Thursday 6 – Shift at Benallt.

Friday 7 – Shift at Benallt. Pay £1-19/10d.

Saturday 8 – Shift at Benallt. Eliza and Bob go the cooperative. Put the eggs under the hen.

Sunday 9 – RM Williams. Heavy rain.

Monday 10 – Shift at Benallt.

Tuesday 11 – Shift at Benallt again.

Wednesday 12 – Shift at Benallt. Start of the preaching festival at Pisgah.

Thursday 13 – Preaching at Pisgah, R Von Owen and Conwy Pritchard.

Friday 14 – Had a form to fill in from Wrexam.

Saturday 15 – Shift.

Sunday 16 – Thomas O Ellis Aberdaron. The heifer has a calf.

Llun 17 – Shift finishing clearing at Benallt. Shift.

Tuesday 18 – Shift at Nant. Rain all day.

Wednesday 19 – Shift.

Thursday 20 – Shift.

Friday 21 – Shift. Pay £4-3/4d.

Saturday 22 – Shift.

Sunday 23 – Ellis O Lloyd Porthmadog. Prayer meeting at six.

Monday 24 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 25 – Shift.

Wednesday 26 – Day shift. Strangers at the works.

Thursday 27 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Friday 28 – Shift.

Saturday 29 – Shift. 10/- for Isaac.

Sunday 30 – Jones instead of Price.

 

July.

Monday 1 – Shift.

Tuesday 2 – Shift.

Wednesday 3 – Shift.

Thursday 4 – Shift. Pay £4-3/4d. Loading the Agnes Ellen 58 rounds.

Friday 5 – Shift.

Saturday 6 – Carrying hay at the lower end of the hovel field at Tan y Ffordd.

Sunday 7 – Jarvis at two.

Monday 8 – Shift.

Tuesday 9 –  Shift. Carrying hay in the field nearest to Conion.

Wednesday 10 – Shift.

Thursday 11 – Loading the Agnes Ellen 45 rounds, she went off before we finished.

Friday 12 – Shift. Wet Weather.

Saturday 13 – Shift Wet weather.

Sunday 14 – RC Pritchard at 2 and 6.

Monday 15 – Shift.

Tuesday 16 – Shift.

Wednesday 17 – Shift.

Thursday 18 – Shift. Pay £4-11/2d. Still very wet weather.

Friday 19 – Shift.

Saturday 20 – Shift.

Sunday 21 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6. Shift midnight ‘til 8. Rained all night.

Monday 22 – Shift.

Tuesday 23 – Shift.

Wednesday 24 – Shift.

Thursday 25 – Shift. Carrying hay in the upper end of the chapel field, it’s been cut for two weeks, carrying hay at Tyn Morthwyl as well.

Friday 26 – Shift.

Saturday 27 – Went to Abersoch to fetch the boat.

Sunday 28 – Chambers from Liverpool.

Monday 29 – Day shift.

Tuesday 30 – Loading the Agnes Ellen.

Wednesday 31 – Shift. Pay £4-11/2d.

 

August.

Thursday 1 – Shift.

Friday 2 – Shift. Loading the SS Catherine 44 rounds.

Saturday 3- Shift.

Sunday 4 – No chapel, Did a shift with the lads from Llanfrothen.

Monday 5 – Shift.

Tuesday 6 – Thomas my brother’s here.

Wednesday 7 – Organising a preacher for the second Sunday.

Thursday 8 – Slept all day. Jini Clwt y Bont and Willie were visiting.

Friday 9 – Put the oven in at Tyn Morthwyl. Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Saturday 10 – Shift 11 ‘til 3.

Sunday 11 – Open Sunday. Shift midnight ‘til 8.

Monday 12 – Shift.

Tuesday 13 – Shift.

Wednesday 14 – Shift.

Thursday 15 – Shift. Pay £4-10/4d.

Friday 16 – Shift.

Saturday 17 – Too windy for fishing.

Sunday 18 – Ellis Owen Lloyd Porthmadog.

Monday 19 – Shift.

Tuesday 20 – Shift.

Wednesday 21 – Shift.

Thursday 22 – Shift.

Friday 23 – Shift.

Saturday 24 – Shift. Dick mows the barley at Tan y Ffordd.

Sunday 25 – Owen Owens Ty Llwyd. Heavy rain.

Monday 26 – Pay £4-10/4d.

Tuesday 27 – Rain had thought of going to Ffatri. Shift.

Wednesday 28 – Shift.

Thursday 29 – Went to Ffatri and bought a pair of clogs.

Friday 30 – Shift.

Saturday 31 – Shift.

 

September.

Sunday 1 – Hugh Jones Cricieth. Shift 12 ‘til 8.

Monday 2 – Shift.

Tuesday 3 – Shift.

Wednesday 4 – Shift.

Thursday 5 – Shift. Griffith Jones Ty Rhedyn dies.

Friday 6 – Shift. At Meillionydd harvesting honey.

Saturday 7 -  Disease on the bees at Meillionydd.

Sunday 8 – Jarvis at 2.

Monday 9 – Day shift.

Tuesday 10 – Shift.

Wednesday 11 – Shift.

Thursday 12 – Shift. Pay £4-10/4d.

Friday 13 – Shift. Finished carrying the corn at Tan y Ffordd. Everyone apart from Erw and I have gone to the Association of Welsh Presbyterians.

Saturday 14 – Shift. Went to fetch the oilcan 134.

Sunday 15 – The Baptist minister from Rhoshirwaun at Pisgah.

Monday 16 – Shift.

Tuesday 17 – Shift.

Wednesday 18 – Shift.

Thursday 19 – Shift.

Friday 20 – Shift. Wet weather.

Saturday 21 – Half. Went to get the boats up very stormy, the sea gets into Ty’n Borth (Rhuol)

Sunday 22 – RW Jones Cricieth. Shift midnight ‘til 8.

Monday 23 – Shift.

Tuesday 24 – Shift.

Wednesday 25 – Shift. Owen bach Tan y Graig dies.

Thursday 26 – Shift.

Friday 27 – Shift. Pay £3-19/4d

Saturday 28  – Finished cutting the corn at Parc.

Sunday 29 – Jarvis.

Monday 30 – Went to town to the Quarterly Meeting.

 

October.

Tuesday 1 – Owen bach Tan y Graig’s funeral. Loading the Agnes Ellen.

Wednesday 2 – Shift.

Thursday 3 –

Friday 4 –

Saturday 5 –

Sunday 6 – EJ Parry Barmouth.

Monday 7 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Tuesday 8 – Shift.

Wednesday 9 – Shift.

Thursday 10 – Shift. Pay £4-3/4d. Isaac and Evan Ysgo, find a body at Porth Ysgo.

Friday 11 – Shift.

Saturday 12 – Shift.

Sunday 13 – Shift 12 ‘til 8.

Monday 14 – Shift.

Tuesday 15 – Shift.

Wednesday 16 – Shift. Had a letter from Williams America.

Thursday 17 – Shift.

Friday 18 – Shift.

Saturday 19 – Had a letter from the south.

Sunday 20 – EO Lloyd at 2.

Monday 21 – Shift. Loading the SS Anne. Shift at Benallt shifting stone.

Tuesday 22 – Shift in the yard.

Wednesday 23 – Shift.

Thursday 24 – Loading the SS Catherine 42 rounds. Pay £4-1/4d.

Friday 25 – Shift.

Saturday 26 – Shift. Bob has toothache.

Sunday 27 – Conwy Pritchard didn’t turn up. Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.

Monday 28 – Shift.

Tuesday 29 – Shift.

Wednesday 30 – Shift.

Thursday 31 – Went to the fair at Sarn.

 

November.

Friday 1 – Shift.

Saturday 2 – Shift.

Sunday 3 – RW Jones Cricieth. Fine day.

Monday 4 – Thanks for the harvest. Rain in the morning. Katie Tyn Gamfa dies.

Tuesday 5 – Shift.

Wednesday 6 – Shift.

Thursday 7 – Shift

Friday 8 – Shift.

Saturday 9 – Half. Katie Tyn Gamfa’s funeral.

Sunday 10 –

Monday 11 – Shift 4’til 12.

Tuesday 12 – Shift.

Wednesday 13 – Shift.

Thursday 14 –  Day shift. Expecting a ship.

Friday 15 – Shift.

Saturday 16 – Shift.

Sunday 17 – John Pydeilus ( Bugeilus ?) at Pisgah. Edward Bodsara dies.

Monday 18 – Conwy Pritchard promises again to come and preach.

Tuesday 19 – Loading the SS JJ Monks. 54 rounds. Pay £3-14/4d.

Wednesday 20 – Shift 4 ‘til 12.

Thursday 21 – Shift.

Friday 22 – Shift.

Saturday 23 – Shift.

Sunday 24 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.

Monday 25 – Shift.

Tuesday 26 – Shift.

Wednesday 27 – Shift.

Thursday 28 – Shift.

Friday 29 – Shift.

Saturday 30 – Shift. William Roberts Peniel Terrace leaves.

 

December.

Sunday 1 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.

Monday 2 – Dayshift.

Tuesday 3 – Shift. Pay £4-3/4d

Wednesday 4 – Shift went to Sarn to load the traction.

Thursday 5 – Went to Sarn the wood wagon didn’t come.

Friday 6 – Shift.

Saturday 7 – Shift. Toothache.

Sunday 8 – No chapel got a cold.

Monday 9 – No work.

Tuesday 10 – No work.

Wednesday 11 – Had a letter from William Roberts.

Thursday 12 – Sent a letter to W Roberts Nantmor.

Friday 13 – Earthquake in the evening. No work.

Saturday 14 – William R Williams leaves. No work. Election day.

Sunday 15 – Rain all day.

Monday 16 – Day shift.

Tuesday 17 – Shift.

Wednesday 18 – Shift.

Thursday 19 – Shift. Pay £2-1/4d.

Friday 20 – Shift.

Saturday 21 – Shift.

Sunday 22 – Conwy Pritchard ar 2 and 6. Rain all day.

Monday 23 – Shift loading wood on the traction at Sarn.

Tuesday 24 – Shift moving stone out.

Wednesday 25 – An auction at the school to buy gifts for the soldiers.

Thursday 26 – Shift.

Friday 27 – Shift.

Saturday 28 – Shift.

Sunday 30 – Shift.

Monday 31 – Shift.

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