Thursday 1 - Shift
4 til 12.
Friday 2 Shift 4 til 12. Pay £2/2/8d.
Saturday 3 At Syntyr installing the oven.
Sunday 4 - Prayer
meeting at 4 and 6.
Monday 5 William Ty Mawr at Nebo. Day shift.
Tuesday 6 - Williams
Baptist at Pisgah. Shift.
Wednesday 7 Shift.
Thursday 8 Shift.
Friday 9 Sent
my card to Sam Jones.
Saturday 10 Shift.
Sunday 11 A Ll Hughes Nefyn at 2 and 6.
Monday 12 Shift 4 til 12.
Tuesday 13 Shift.
Wednesday 14 Shift.
Thursday 15 Shift starting at 9 til 5, two of the
piles on the pier have broken. Went to Abersoch to the auction Benllwyfan.
Friday 16 Shift 4 til 12. Pay £2/17/8d.
Sunday 18 Glyn Roberts at 2. Evan Williams, W Jones
and I go to the Sunday schools meeting at Nefyn.
Monday 19 Shift.
Tuesday 20 Shift.
Wednesday 21 Shift.
Thursday 22 Shift. Dry weather.
Friday 23 Shift.
Saturday 24 Shift.
Sunday 25 Thomas Cricieth at 2 and 6.
Monday 26 Shift.
Tuesday 27 Shift.
Wednesday 28 Shift everyone is stopped at Nant apart
from the pump men and three others.
Thursday 29 Shift. Pay £2/17/8d.
Friday 30 Shift.
Saturday 31 Shift., another shift later instead of
Bob on the pump from 4 til 12.
Sunday 1 - W
Hughes at 2 and 6.
Monday 2 Shift.
Tuesday 3 Shift.
Wednesday 4 Shift. Eliza takes Anne Prytherch home.
Thursday 5 Shift.
Friday 6 Shift.
Saturday 7 Shift. Meeting at the school to discuss
getting a hall for the village.
Sunday 8 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 9 Shift.
Tuesday 10 Shift. Wet weather. The lady of Conion is
Wednesday 11 Shift
the lads go to unload the boxes at the jetty.
Thursday 12 Shift.
Friday 13 Shift. Pay £2/17/8d. Wet weather.
Saturday 14 Shift.
Sunday 15 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.
Monday 16 Shift.
Tuesday 17 Shift. William the carpenter dies aged
Wednesday 18 Shift.
Thursday 19 Shift. Paid for the Dinesydd (
citizen ) journal.
Friday 20 Shift.
Saturday 21 Shift. Ice in the morning followed by
rain all day. William the carpenters funeral.
Sunday 22 A Ll Hughes at 10. Ice again this morning.
Monday 23 Sent a letter to Williams in America.
Tuesday 24 Shift.
Wednesday 25 Shift.
Thursday 26 Shift.
Friday 27 Shift.
Saturday 28 Shift. Pay £2/17/8d. Went to pump at 4
Bobs going to see the pictures in Aberdaron.
Sunday 1 No preacher. Prayer meeting.
Monday 2 Shift all of us at Benallt went to Nant to
repair the jetty.
Tuesday 3 Shift at Nant.
Wednesday 4 Shift at Nant. Wrote a letter to Nell.
Thursday 5 Shift came back up to Benallt.
Friday 6 Shift at Benallt. Morris Negraig and
Griffith Pwllcrwn are at the shop.
Saturday 7 Shift at Benallt. Voting day Morris and
Owen Shop Sarn.
Sunday 8 T Glyn Roberts at 2 and 6.
Cold Sunday dry wind from the north.
Monday 9 Shift. Dry weather wind from the north.
Tuesday 10 Shift. Rain from the north.
Wednesday 11 Shift. Began digging the big patch this
Thursday 12 Shift got four big hammers to knock the
boxes on the jetty.
Friday 13 - Shift
at Benallt. Pay £2/17/8d. Tedi finishes digging the big patch at Ael y Bryn.
Saturday 14 Shift. At Benallt. Tonight we choose
councillors for the parish council ( community ) R Evans Penarfynydd. Rob
Williams Moelwyn View. H Jones Terfyn, John Evans Terfyn Isa,
Elis Jones, R Griffith Pwllmelyn, Griff Griffiths Tyn Lon.
Sunday 15 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6. School in the
afternoon chose W Jones Llyshyfryd to be inspector.
Monday 16 Shift hammering the box to strengthen the
Tuesday 17 Shift hammering the box.
Wednesday 18 Shift at the jetty.
Thursday 19 Shift at the jetty.
Friday 20 Shift at the jetty.
Saturday 21 Shift came up from Nant to Benallt.
Snow. Had a letter from Nell.
Sunday 22 - Thomas
BA Cricieth. Worship service at 6
chose a secretary and treasurer and the Brodyr Ffransis.
Monday 23 Shift at the jetty hammering piles.
Tuesday 24 Shift hammering the piles at the jetty.
The co-operative shop Rhiw closes.
Wednesday 25 Shift hammering piles again.
Thursday 26 Shift at the jetty again. Pay £2/18/4d.
Planted the border next to the chicken shed.
Friday 27 Shift with W Jones Llyshyfryd fixing bolts
Hugh and Evan Murpoeth come to Benallt to turn the hammer ( pile driver
Saturday 28 Shift at the jetty. Finished planting
Sunday 29 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6. Went to Tan
Rardd for tea. Paid the monthly collection to Miss Griffith Meillionydd Bach.
Monday 30 Shift at the jetty. March was a dry month
Tuesday 31 Shift at the jetty finished the boxes.
Tedi finishes planting potatoes here. Sent a parcel to Nell. It rained tonight.
Wednesday 1 Shift at Benallt.
Thursday 2 Shift. Had a letter to say that Jini
Penbryn Bach had died.
Friday 3 Shift. Meeting at Pencaerau ( chapel )
Saturday 4 Eliza and I go to Jini Penbryn Nachs
funeral. Rhiw election Griffith Owen and Rev Griffith Williams. Went in 88 G O,
77 Rev G W, 68 E H, 52 Tomos Williams.
Sunday 5 A Ll Hughes Nefyn at 2 and 6. Rain.
Monday 6 Shift.
Tuesday 7 Shift.
Wednesday 8 Shift. Pay £2/14/9d. Letter from Nell.
Sunday 12 W Hughes at 10 and 6. Fine morning not
many present. My brother Thomas is here.
Monday 13 Easter Monday.
Tuesday 14 Shift.
Wednesday 15 Shift.
Thursday 16 Shift. Owen Owens and Laura get married.
Friday 17 Shift.
Saturday 18 Shift. LSA practice.
Sunday 19 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 20 Shift started at 7 Government time. Had a
letter from Nell.
Tuesday 21 Shift. Not feeling very well cant eat.
Fine day Eliza went to Glwyd.
Wednesday 22 Shift.
Thursday 23 Shift.
Friday 24 Shift. Pay £2/12/8d. Went to listen to
the Francis Brothers to Rhoshirwaen.
Saturday 25 Shift. Sent the Herald to Nell with the
report of Jini Clwt y Bonts wedding in it. Ellen Erw moves from Salfyr Bach
Sunday 26 Worship service at 6.30. Glyn Roberts at
2. Cold Sunday wind from the north.
Monday 27 Shift.
Tuesday 28 Shift. Quite a good gathering at the
Wednesday 29 Shift. Sent clothes to Nell.
Thursday 30 Shift. Dry weather.
Friday 1 - Started
building a coal shed this evening.
Saturday 2 Shift.
Sunday 3 Prayer meeting at 10 and 6.30.
Monday 4 Shift. Helped Owen Owens move the dresser
from Bryntirion to Brynfran.
Tuesday 5 Shift. Rain today. Not many at the
Wednesday 6 Shift.
Thursday 7 Shift.
Friday 8 Shift. Pay £2/12/8d.
Saturday 9 Shift.
Sunday 10 A Ll Hughes at 6. Prayer meeting at 10.
Monday 11 Shift.
Tuesday 12 Shift.
Wednesday 13 Shift.
Thursday 14 Shift.
Friday 15 Shift.
Saturday 16 Shift.
A Supper in the school towards getting a village hall.
Sunday 17 - H
Monday 18 Shift. Thunder in the morning.
Tuesday 19 Shift. John goes to work at Trygarn.
Wednesday 20 Shift.
Thursday 21 Shift. Pay £2/12/2d.
Friday 22 Shift. It rained quite often this week.
Saturday 23 Shift. Closed the wall near the tip. Had
a letter to say that Nell and Reg had received the potatoes.
Sunday 24 Thomas BA Cricieth at 10 and 6.30.
Monday 25 Shift.
Tuesday 26 Shift.
Wednesday 27 Shift.
Thursday 28 Shift.
Friday 29 Shift.
Saturday 30 Shift.
Sunday 31 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.
Tuesday 2 Shift.
Wednesday 3 Shift.
Thursday 4 Shift. Cold weather theres been a hard
wind for days.
Friday 5 - Shift.
Robert Syntyr starts stone walling at Pen yr Ogo.
Saturday 6 Shift. Pay £2/17/8d. Start of the hot
Sunday 7 Ptayer meeting at 2 Tom Carrington
Coedpoeth at 6. Went to Tyn Gamfa for tea.
Monday 8 Shift.
Tuesday 9 Shift.
Wednesday 10 Shift.
Thursday 11 Shift. Letter from Nell.
Friday 12 Shift. Strong wind from the north
scorching the earth.
Saturday 13 Shift. Wind from the north.
Sunday 14 Glyn Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 15 Shift. Hard dry wind from the north.
Tuesday 16 Shift. Hard dry north wind.
Wednesday 17 Shift.
Thursday 18 Singing festival at Nefyn, Eliza and I
go there, two Llanbedrog motors ( buses ) go from Pisgah.
Friday 19 Shift. Pay £2/12/8d
Saturday 20 Shift. Fishing for wrasse in the
Sunday 21 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 22 Shift. Dry weather hard wind from the
Tuesday 23 Shift. Bob at home with rheumatism.
Wednesday 24 Shift.
Thursday 25 Shift. The lady from Ty Mawr Mynytho and
her daughter Dora visit.
Friday 26 Shift.
Saturday 27 Shift. Went to the committee meeting at
Sunday 28 Joseff Jones at 6.30 prayer meeting at 2.
The wind is softer today.
Monday 29 Shift. Good day for haymaking Ty Croes
Bach carry Pwll Isa field. Penarfynydd start carrying cae dryll. Bag of feed
from Llangwnadl 30/-.
Tuesday 30 Shift.
Wednesday 1 Shift. Hot weather no rain.
Thursday 2 Shift. Pay £2/11/6d. Hot day. Started
carrying dryll mawr field Penarfynydd.
Friday 3 Shift.
Saturday 4 Shift. Eliza goes to town to buy
wallpaper for the big bedroom. Didnt do much today
Sunday 5 School
meeting at Pisgah. Bob Humphreys Llanbedrog at 10.
Monday 6 - Shift.
Robert Syntyr is home sick.
Tuesday 7 Home sick all this week.
Sunday 12 School meeting at Pisgah. Schools circuit
meeting quite good.
Monday 13 - Shift.
The doctor from Castellmarch dies. Robert Syntyr is home sick.
Tuesday 14 Shift.
Robert and Lewis are home sick.
Wednesday 15 - Half
shift. LSA practice in the afternoon I had the prize for throwing the lead
furthest for the first time ever.
Thursday 16 Shift.
Friday 17 Shift. Pay £1/13/8d
- Shift.Went to town to have my
teeth taken out.
Sunday 19 R M Williams Cricieth.
Monday 20 Shift.
Tuesday 21 Shift
Wednesday 22 - Shift.
Thursday 23 Shift.
Friday 24 Shift.
Saturday 25 Shift.
Sunday 26 W Hughes at 2. Went to Erw for tea.
Monday 27 Shift.
Tuesday 28 Shift. W TH Thomas attends the fellowship
meeting for the last time before going away.
Wednesday 29 Shift. Mary Parry Ty Fry and Kate
Thursday 30 Shift. Pay £2/19/8d
Friday 31 Shift.
Saturday 1 -
At the hayrick with Owen Brynfran.
Sunday 2 Tryfan Jones at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 3 Eliza and I go to the National Eisteddfod
at Pwllheli. Rain all day.
Tuesday 4 Shift.
Wednesday 5 Shift.
Thursday 6 Shift.
Friday 7 Shift.
Saturday 8 Shift. Hebron choir win at the
Eisteddfod. Rain all night.
Sunday 9 Glyn Roberts for the last time.
Monday 10 Shift. Cornelius from Ffestiniog is
Tuesday 11 Shift. Cornelius stays again.
Wednesday 12 Shift. Rain today. Harry Thomas has
orders to keep the pump at Nant.
Thursday 13 Shift lifted the pump at Nant.
Friday 14 Shift.
Keeping the wood from the jetty and raising the hammer on to its cradle.
Saturday 15 - Shift
hoisting the cradle. Fishing in the afternoon with Tedi and Tommy Brynawel at
Hen Ddinas caught 13.
Sunday 16 A Ll Hughes at 10.
Monday 17 Last shift at work.
Tuesday 18 Fishing with Albert, O Owens and Robert
Syntyr at Hen Ddinas.
Wednesday 19 Went to town for the unemployed.
Thursday 20 Went to the Preaching festival at
Friday 21 Sent Nell a postcard cant understand
why she has been so long in replying to the letter I sent. Went fishing to Borth
Las it rained and we got soaked.
Saturday 22 Eliza and I go the flower show at Sarn.
Sunday 23 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 24 Fishing in the morning. Fishing in the
evening, caught three wrasse one was nearly 5lbs.
Tuesday 25 Sheepdog trials, at Pant field.
Wednesday 26 Mist today. Tedi comes back from
Thursday 27 Tedi and Bob go to Penygroes with Ty
Friday 28 At Ty Canol installing the oven.
Saturday 29 Received 15/2d unemployment money.
Sunday 30 Prayer meeting at 2 T H Evans at 6.30.
Tuesday 1 At Tyn Lon repairing the roof of the
Wednesday 2 At Tyn Lon.
Thursday 3 At Tyn Lon.
Saturday 5 Received 15/4d unemployment.
Sunday 6 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.30.
Thursday 10 Penarfynydd get the corn.
Saturday 12 W H Hughes at 10 and 6.30.
Tuesday 15 At Tyn Lon.
Saturday 19 Received 19/2d.
Sunday 20 Thomas Morris at 2.
Thursday 24 At Ty Croes Bach repairing the roof.
Saturday 26 Unemployed 19/2d. Morfa Mawr Barn goes
Sunday 27 O W Owen Bachsaint at 2 and 6.
Thursday 1 At the Post Office Rhiw repairing the
roof and chimneys.
Friday 2 At Eifion repairing again.
Saturday 3 Unemployed pay 19/2d. LSA practice.
Tuesday 6 Auction at Gors Aberdaron. Bank book
Saturday 10 Unemployed 15/4d.
Sunday 11 First for Berwyn Roberts.
Saturday 17 - Auction
at Ty Canol Pencaerau.
Sunday 18 Bob Humphreys.
Thursday 22 Shift with W Jones Llyshyfryd
dismantling the stage at Graig Ddu.
Friday 23 - Shift,
Saturday 24 Shift cutting piles.
Sunday 25 Morris Cricieth at 2 and 6.
Monday 26 Shift cutting piles and rolling them onto
Tuesday 27 - Shift
Wednesday 28 Shift again. Nell goes away again
sleeps at Pwllheli.
Saturday 31 Shift finished cutting piles and getting
them onto the cliff, 8 and a quarter days.
Sunday 1 Jones Pentre Dwr Llangollen from Clynnog.
Tuesday 3 Half a day at Noddfa raising the
Wednesday 4 At Noddfa
Thursday 5 Shift at Graig Ddu making way to get the
Friday 6 Shift. Getting the timber to where the
Saturday 7 Rain from the east.
Sunday 8 Joseff Jones.
Monday 9 Shift getting the timber ready
Tuesday 10 Shift lifting the timber.
Wednesday 11 - Shift
getting the timber to the horses so they can drag it up to Pensingrug. (?)
Thursday 12 Shift again.
Friday 13 Sent a letter to Nell. At Ty Croes
repairing the stall for the horse.
Saturday 14 Eliza has gone to the funeral of
Cadwgans wifes sister.
Sunday 15 A Ll Hughes at 10.
Monday 16 At Noddfa.
Tuesday 17 Home today. John goes to work at Trygarn.
Wednesday 18 At Noddfa.
Thursday 19 - At
Friday 20 At Ty Croes Bach laying cement floor in
the hovel. Paid 9/-.
Sunday 22 - Thomas
Monday 23 - A
day at Llawenan building a barn.
Tuesday 24 Half day at Llawenan
Wednesday 25 Half day at Llawenan. Paid 11/6d
Saturday 28 Went to Aberdaron to W O Jones Horebs
Sunday 29 Berwyn Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 30 At Llawenan.
Tuesday 1 Snow.
Wednesday 2 Tedi goes to sea with Robert Evan my
cousin Annee husband he goes to Liverpool ( I well remember him going to
another at Llanelli )
Thursday 3 Had two forms from John Ellis about the
Friday 4 - Sharpened
the blade of the mill with Owen Carreg Lefain.
Saturday 5 John Hughes Cae Forus, he used to live at
Cadlan Isa was found dead on the roadside near Morfa Mawr.
Sunday 6 Joseff Jones Pwllheli at 10.
Tuesday 8 Humphrey Jones Tyddyn, used to live at
Refail Bwlch Clawdd dies.
Friday 11 Had a letter from Tedi. Humphrey Joness
funeral at Nebo.
Saturday 12 Received £2/6/0d unemployed.
Sunday 13 John Emrys Pwllheli at 10.
Monday 14 Ice. At Noddfa moving gate posts.
Tuesday 15 Ice in the morning. Rain before midday.
Wednesday 16 Half day at Noddfa.
Thursday 17 Went to Sarn to the auction and to get
the war loan money. Letter from Nell.
Friday 18 At Ty Croes Mawr repairing the chimney.
Saturday 19 Half day at Ty Croes Mawr. Rain this
evening. Unemployed 19/2d
Sunday 20 Bob Humphreys Llanbedrog.
Monday 21 Half day at Pwllmelyn clearing the parlour.
Tuesday 22 At Pwllmelyn laying a floor for the
parlour. Christmas card from Williams America.
Wednesday 23 Eliza and I go to town today.
Thursday 24 Margaret Tyddyn used to live at Refail
Bwlch Clawdd dies.
Saturday 26 No post today until tomorrow. Unemployed
Sunday 27 Philip Price. Had a letter from Tedi from
Monday 28 Mist and rain. Sent a letter to Nell.
Philip Price preaches at Pisgah tonight.
Tuesday 29 Margaret Tyddyns funeral. Stormy wet
Wednesday 30 Half day at pwllmelyn started putting
up a partition between the scullery and the parlour.
Thursday 31 Spent the day finishing the partition.
Diary's from Mr E Morris, thank you very much.
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