Diary

 Griffith Thomas

Ael y Bryn

"1925"

 

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January.

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.

Saturday 17 –

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.

 

February.

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 here tonight.

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 91.

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 carpenter’s funeral.

Sunday 22 – A Ll Hughes at 10. Ice again this morning.

Monday 23 – Sent a letter to Williams in America. Shift.

Tuesday 24 – Shift.

Wednesday 25 – Shift.

Thursday 26 – Shift.

Friday 27 – Shift.

Saturday 28 – Shift. Pay £2/17/8d. Went to pump at 4 Bob’s going to see the pictures in Aberdaron.

 

 

March.

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 evening.

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 jetty.

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 early potatoes.

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 all along.

Tuesday 31 – Shift at the jetty finished the boxes. Tedi finishes planting potatoes here. Sent a parcel to Nell. It rained tonight.

 

April.

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 Nach’s 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.

Thursday 9 –

Friday 10 –

Saturday 11 –

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 can’t 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 Bont’s wedding in it. Ellen Erw moves from Salfyr Bach to Bardsey.

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 fellowship meeting.

Wednesday 29 – Shift. Sent clothes to Nell.

Thursday 30 – Shift. Dry weather.

 

May

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 fellowship meeting.

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 Hughes Rhiw.

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.

 

June.

Monday 1 –

Tuesday 2 – Shift.

Wednesday 3 – Shift.

Thursday 4 – Shift. Cold weather there’s 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 weather.

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 afternoon.

Sunday 21 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.30.

Monday 22 – Shift. Dry weather hard wind from the north.

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 Llangwnadl.

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.

 

July.

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. Didn’t do much today  back ache.

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.

Wednesday 8 –

Thursday 9 –

Friday 10 –

Saturday 11 –

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

 Saturday 18 -  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 visit.

Thursday 30 – Shift. Pay £2/19/8d

Friday 31 – Shift.

 

August.

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 staying here.

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. Pay £2/12/8d.

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 Rhoshirwaen Hall.

Friday 21 – Sent Nell a postcard can’t 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 Ffestiniog.

Thursday 27 – Tedi and Bob go to Penygroes with Ty Croes’s motorbike.

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.

Monday 31 –

 

September

Tuesday 1 – At Tyn Lon repairing the roof of the cowshed.

Wednesday 2 – At Tyn Lon.

Thursday 3 – At Tyn Lon.

Friday 4 –

Saturday 5 – Received 15/4d unemployment.

Sunday 6 – Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.30.

Monday 7 –

Tuesday 8 –

Wednesday 9 –

Thursday 10 – Penarfynydd get the corn.

Friday 11 –

Saturday 12 – W H Hughes at 10 and 6.30.

Monday 14 –

Tuesday 15 – At Tyn Lon.

Wednesday 16 –

Thursday 17 –

Friday 18 –

Saturday 19 – Received 19/2d.

Sunday 20 – Thomas Morris at 2.

Monday 21 –

Tuesday 22 –

Wednesday 23 –

Thursday 24 – At Ty Croes Bach repairing the roof.

Friday 25 –

Saturday 26 – Unemployed 19/2d. Morfa Mawr Barn goes on fire.

Sunday 27 – O W Owen Bachsaint at 2 and 6.

Monday 28

Tuesday 29 –

Wednesday 30 –

 

October

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.

Sunday 4

Monday 5

Tuesday 6 – Auction at Gors Aberdaron. Bank book returned £23/1/1d.

Wednesday 7 –

Thursday 8 –

Friday 9 –

Saturday 10 – Unemployed 15/4d.

Sunday 11 – First for Berwyn Roberts.

Monday 12 –

Tuesday 13 –

Wednesday 14 –

Thursday 15 –

Friday 16 –

Saturday 17 -  Auction at Ty Canol Pencaerau.

Sunday 18 – Bob Humphreys.

Monday 19 –

Tuesday 20 –

Wednesday 21 –

Thursday 22 – Shift with W Jones Llyshyfryd dismantling the stage at Graig Ddu.

Friday 23 -  Shift, cutting piles.

Saturday 24 – Shift cutting piles.

Sunday 25 – Morris Cricieth at 2 and 6.

Monday 26 – Shift cutting piles and rolling them onto the cliff.

Tuesday 27 -  Shift again.

Wednesday 28 – Shift again. Nell goes away again sleeps at Pwllheli.

Thursday 29 –

Friday 30 –

Saturday 31 – Shift finished cutting piles and getting them onto the cliff, 8 and a quarter days.

 

November

Sunday 1 – Jones Pentre Dwr Llangollen from Clynnog.

Monday 2 –

Tuesday 3 – Half a day at Noddfa raising the gateposts.

Wednesday 4 – At Noddfa

Thursday 5 – Shift at Graig Ddu making way to get the wood up.

Friday 6 – Shift. Getting the timber to where the horses are.

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 Cadwgan’s wife’s 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 Noddfa.

Friday 20 – At Ty Croes Bach laying cement floor in the hovel. Paid 9/-.

Saturday 21 –

Sunday 22 -  Thomas Ellis Pwllheli

Monday 23 -  A day at Llawenan building a barn.

Tuesday 24 – Half day at Llawenan

Wednesday 25 – Half day at Llawenan. Paid 11/6d

Thursday 26 –

Friday 27 –

Saturday 28 – Went to Aberdaron to W O Jones Horeb’s lecture.

Sunday 29 – Berwyn Roberts at 2 and 6.

Monday 30 – At Llawenan.

 

December

Tuesday 1 – Snow.

Wednesday 2 – Tedi goes to sea with Robert Evan my cousin Anne’e husband he goes to Liverpool ( I well remember him going to another at Llanelli )

Thursday 3 – Had two forms from John Ellis about the unemployment money.

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.

Monday 7 –

Tuesday 8 – Humphrey Jones Tyddyn, used to live at Refail Bwlch Clawdd dies.

Wednesday 9 –

Thursday 10 –

Friday 11 – Had a letter from Tedi. Humphrey Jones’s 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.

Friday 25 –

Saturday 26 – No post today until tomorrow. Unemployed 19/2d.

Sunday 27 – Philip Price. Had a letter from Tedi from Holyhead today.

Monday 28 – Mist and rain. Sent a letter to Nell. Philip Price preaches at Pisgah tonight.

Tuesday 29 – Margaret Tyddyn’s funeral. Stormy wet day.

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.

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Diary's from Mr E Morris, thank you very much.

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