Sunday 1 Rev Thomas Morris at 2 and 6.
Monday 2 Shift at Benallt. Williams Chwilog at
Tuesday 3 Shift. Williams at Nebo again tonight.
Wednesday Thursday 4 to 5 Shift.
Friday 6 Home today I have a cold.
Saturday 7 Shift.
Sunday 8 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.
Monday Wednesday 9 to 11 Shift.
Thursday 12 Shift. Elin Felin Nants funeral,
Richard Ty Fairs mother, they brought her from Abererch to be buried at
Friday 13 Shift. Pay £2/8/8d.
Saturday 14 Shift.
Sunday 15 Jones Caernarfon at 10.
Monday 16 Shift. Sam Jones gets my insurance card at
Terfyn 25 stamps.
Tuesday 17 Fine day warm sunshine. Shift underground
at Rolant Joness mine getting stone for Harri Thomas. Eliza s gone to Ty
Fair and I go to Glwyd to meet her.
Wednesday 18 Shift. Rain today. Harri Thomas tells
us to come up from the mine in case it floods.
Thursday Friday 19 to 20 Shift.
Saturday 21 Shift. Rain all day.
Sunday 22 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6 Hughes,
Llyshyfryd, O Owen, Tom and Evan Williams.
Monday Tuesday 23 to 24
Wednesday 25 Bobs thrashing at Meillionydd.
Letter from Clun. Shift on the level in the morning and Rolant Joness mine in
the afternoon. Pay £2/17/8d.
Thursday 26 The
wife of Penarfynydd dies and
William Trefaes dies.. Stayed in bed today I had a headache all night.
Friday 27 Shift in Rolant Joness mine digging
stone for Harri Thomas.
Saturday 28 Shift on the level. Rain all day.
Sunday 29 Youth from the college in Bangor (
Baptist) instead of Berwyn Roberts. Heavy rain all day extremely wet.
Monday 30 Shift putting a corrugated roof on the
smithy at Benallt.
Tuesday 31 Shift . William Trefaess funeral and
the wife of Penarfynydds funeral. Rain all day.
Wednesday Friday 1 to 3 Shift.
Saturday 4 Shift. Partir Bryn ( singers).
At Rhoshirwaen. Rain all day.
Sunday 5 Prayer meetong. No chapel Im not well.
Monday Tuesday 6 to 7 Shift.
Wednesday 8 Shift. William Ty Canol dies.
Thursday 9 Shift. Sent a letter to Nell.
Friday 10 Shift. Pay £2/12/4d. Strong winds bring
down haystacks at Carreg Lefain and Tan y Foel E Jones.
Saturday 11 Shift. At Tan y Ffordd the cowshed
roof is damaged. Meeting of the chapel trustees Rev Berwyn Roberts, Owen
Griffith, Evan Williams. W Jones Ty Croes, Griffith Thomas
Sunday 12 Rev Berwyn Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 13 No work no powder (explosive) At Tan y
Ffordd building the chicken coop wall. Rev Berwyn Roberts is here for tea today.
Tuesday 14 Shift. William Thomas Ty Canols
funeral at Llanfaelrhys.
Wednesday Thursday 15 to 16 Shift .Wet weather.
Friday 17 Shift. Drying well today.
Saturday 18 - Shift.
John Brynawel gets married. Dry day.
Sunday 19 Bob Humphreys Llanbedrog at 10.
Monday 20 Shift hammering piles. William Griffith
Erw dies at his daughters house in Pwllheli.
Tuesday Wednesday 21 to 22 Shift hammering piles.
Thursday 23 Shift hammering piles. Pay £2/12/4d.
Hall committee this evening. Dry week.
Friday 24 Shift hammering piles. Griffith Erws
funeral at Nebo.
Saturday 25 Shift. At Terfyn putting a floor in
Hughs motorbike shed.
Sunday 26 - T
Morris Cricieth at 2. Fine Sunday.
Monday Tuesday 27 to 28.- Shift hammering piles.
Wednesday 29 Shift at Benallt. Heavy rain. Letter
Thursday 1 Shift at Benallt. The famous ventriloquist from Talysarn is in Aberdaron Eliza
and I go.
Friday 2 Shift hammering piles. William Ty Croes
brings quarter of a pig here.
Saturday 3 Shift on the jetty. Furrowing the onions
and the patch near the chicken coop.
Sunday 4 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.
Monday 5 - Shift
hammering piles. Fine day.
Tuesday 6 Shift hammering piles. Collecting money
for the Bible Society.
Wednesday 7 Shift finishing hammering piles. Eliza
is ill she has a cold.
Thursday 8 Shift getting the hammer up from the
Friday 9 Shift. Pay £3/2/4d.
Saturday 10 Shift. Electing members for the Parish
council R Jones Pwllmelyn, J Davies Tyn Mynydd, Ellis Jones, Griffith Tyn Lon, G
Thomas, W Jones Llyshyfryd, H W Jones Terfyn.
Sunday 11 Youth from Cefn Hirwaen at 2 and 6. Cold
Sunday. Eliza is in bed, Bob goes to Seaview to ask for the doctor to come (
Monday 12 Home today Eliza is ill. Cold day. Sent a
letter to Birches Clun.
Tuesday 13 Shift fixing bolts on the jetty. Snow
Wednesday 14 Shift fixing bolts on the jetty. Cold
day. Letter from Nell.
Thursday 15 Shift fixing bolts. New Fair today.
Eliza gets up today.
Friday 16 Shift. Sent a letter to Nell.
Saturday 17 Shift at Benallt. W O Jones Bangor
lectures at Pisgah on Taw a thewi Silence and silent.
Sunday 18 W O Jones Aber Bangor.
Monday 19 Hugh Williams Treheli dies. Shift at
Tuesday 20 Shift at Benallt. Rain today.
Wednesday 21 Shift at Benallt.
Thursday 22 Shift at Benallt in the morning. Went to
the beach to the jetty until 5 putting 2 balks on the old pile. Sent Nell a
Friday 23 Shift on the jetty fixing a rail on part
of the old the old one after the ebb until 5.45. Pay £2/12/4d.
Saturday 24 Shift at Benallt.
Sunday 25 Went to the Sunday school meeting at
Cricieth with W Jones Llyshyfryd.
Monday 26 Shift on the jetty. Planted onions today.
Tuesday 27 Shift.
Eliza is in bed today she has a bad cough.
Wednesday 28 - Shift
at the jetty. Had a letter and newspaper from Nell. Sam Prydderchs here.
Eliza is in bed.
Thursday 29 Home today. Eliza is in bed. Sent the
watch and gloves to Clun.
Friday 30 Shift at Benallt.
Sunday 31 Shift at Benallt. Letter from Clun to say
that the watch had arrived safely.
Sunday 1 T Morris Cricieth am 2 a 6. The Ordinance
Monday 2 Shift on the jetty. Planting potatoes in
the patch next to the chicken coop.
Tuesday 3 Shift at Benallt.
Wednesday 4 Shift on the jetty. Finished planting on
the border under the parlour window.
Thursday 5 Shift on the stage. Sent a letter to
Friday 6 Shift again. Pay £2/17/4d . No rain for
Saturday 7 - Shift
on the jetty. Finished furrowing the garden this afternoon.
Sunday 8 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 9 No work.
Tuesday 10 Shift at Benallt. Went to Ty Coch garden
to fetch a frame for the peas. Banged my nail.
Wednesday 11 Shift on the jetty. Planting shallots.
Thursday 12 Shift. LSA practice.
Planted peas near the WC.
Friday 13 Shift on the jetty. Letter from Nell.
Saturday 14 Shift on the jetty. Cold morning hard
wind from the east. Planted 27 rows of potatoes in the field next to Conion at
Tan y Ffordd.
Sunday 15 T Morris Cricieth at 10. Owen Jones
Cadwgan dies. Cold Sunday wind from the east.
Monday 16 Shift on the jetty. Finished planting
Tuesday 17 Shift on the jetty. Cold weather.
Wednesday 18 Shift on the jetty.
Thursday 19 Shift again. Owen Joness funeral.
Friday 20 Shift. Sent a letter to Nell. Pay £2/12/4d.
Saturday 21 Shift. Cold wind.
Sunday 22 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 23 Shift at Benallt.
Wednesday 25 Shift.
Thursday 26 Shift. Had a cockerel from Clun.
Friday 27 Half. Went to Penrallt Griffith Roberts
Saturday 28 Shift.
Sunday 29 Berwyn Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 30 Shift.
Tuesday Thursday 1 to 3 Shift.
Friday 4 Shift. It rained in the morning for an
Saturday 5 Shift. Pay £2/9/0d.
Sunday 6 Joseff Jones at 10.
Monday 7 - Shift
on the jetty. Making repairs at Bryngoleu Bach.
Tuesday 8 Shift on the jetty. At Bryngoleu Bach again this evening.
Wednesday 9 Shift again. At Llywenan closing up the
Thursday 10 - Shift
on the jetty. At Llywenan again.
Friday 11 Shift. Bob goes to see William Murmelyn.
Saturday 12 - Shift.
Finished digging round the potatoes.
Sul 13 Youth from the college at 10.
Monday 14 Shift at Llywenan from 4 to 8.
Tuesday 15 Shift at Llywenan.
Wednesday 16 Shift at Llywenan 4 til 8.
Thursday 17 In May 1917 poor Isaac went to work at
Meillionydd. Shift at Llywenan. Rain.
Friday 18 Shift. Pay £2/17/4d. Hall committee at the
Saturday 19 Shift. Earthing the potatoes.
Sunday 20 John Huws Pwllheli at 6.
Monday 21 John Evans goes to work at Neigwl Ganol.
Tuesday 22 Shift.
Wednesday 23 Shift at Llywenan 4 til 9,30.
Thursday 24 Shift at Llywenan..
Friday 25 - Shift
Saturday 26 Shift at Llywenan 12 to 5. Rain.
Sunday 27 T Morris at 6.30.
Monday 28 No work. Painted the beams in the bedroom.
Tuesday 29 Shift at Llywenan 4 to 7.
Wednesday 30 Shift. Hot day. At Llywenan 4 to 9.30.
Thursday 31 Shift crushing stone in the mountain
quarry for Harri Thomas.
Friday 1 Shift again.
Saturday 2 Shift. Strong dry wind from the east
every day. Pay £2/17/4d.
Sunday 3 Joseff Jones ar 2 and 6.30. W Jones
Llyshyfryd and I go the Sunday school in Pwllheli.
Monday 4 Shift on the jetty. At Llywenan
from 4 til 7.
Tuesday 5 Shift At Llywenan 4til 7.
Wednesday 6 Shift closing the entrance to Mynydd
Bodwyddog in the morning on the jetty in the afternoon.
- Shift. Went to Garth Gae to get
canes to support the peas.
Friday 8 Shift. At Llywenan 4 til 9.
Saturday 9 Shift. Letter from Nell. Rain last night.
Sunday 10 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6. Heavy rain last
night. Its my 56th birthday today.
Monday 11 Shift on the jetty.
Tuesday 12 Shift again. Started raining heavily at 4
Wednesday 13 Shift. At Llywenan
levelling the yard in front of the parlour window.
Thursday 14 No work too much rain.
Friday 15 Shift. Pay £2/12/4d.
Saturday 16 Shift. At Llywenan cementing the yard
under the parlour window.
Sunday 17 Berwyn Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 18 Shift. At Llywenan 4 til 7. Sent a
letter to Nell.
Tuesday 19 Shift.
Wednesday 20 Shift. Went to Rhoshirwaen to the
Thursday 21 Rain today.
Friday 22 - Shift.
Sunday 24 Bob Humphreys.
Monday 25 - Rolled part of the old pile in Porth Ysgo. Rain today.
Tuesday 26 Rain again today no work.
Wednesday 27 Shift.
Thursday 28 Quarter shift this morning due to strong
winds and heavy rain, came up after elevnses.
Friday 29 Rain all day. The wife of Glan Gorss
Saturday 30 No work.
Sunday 1 Thomas Morris Cricieth at 2 and 6.30.
Monday Thursday 2 to 5 Shift.
Friday 6 Shift at Llywenan.
Saturday 7 Shift. At Llywenan 12 dan 6.30 laying
concrete in the front.
Sunday 8 Hugh Jones Cricieth at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 9 Shift at Llywenan concreting the porch.
Tuesday 10 Shift.
Wednesday 11 Didnt go to work I have something in
my eye. Went to town in the afternoon. Had a letter from Nell.
Thursday 12 Shift. Pay £1/13/8d.
Friday 13 Shift. At Llywenan 4til 9.
Saturday 14 Jessie Tyn Lon Fawr dies. Shift. Took my
insurance card to Terfyn Hugh will send it to S Jones on Monday 26 stamps.
Sunday 15 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 16 Shift at Llywenan 4 til 9.
Tuesday 17 Got the hay at Tan y Ffordd. Shift at
Llywenan 4 til 9.
Wednesday 18 Shift at Llywenan carrying hay 4 til
Thursday 19 Shift. Hugh Terfyn takes me to town on
the motorbike I sleep in Porthmadog.
Friday 20 Catch the 8.40 train to Clun arrive at
Montgomery at 12.30 and at Bishops Castle at 2 leave there by car 9/- and
arrive at The Birches Clun at 5pm.
Saturday 21 at The Birches.
Sunday 22 Fine Sunday not at Cefneinion chapel
Monday Tuesday 23 to 24
Wednesday 25 Cutting the meadow.
Thursday 26 Cutting near the ditches in the meadow.
Friday 27 Went to Clun sent Eliza a pair of
Saturday 28 Raking the meadow.
Sunday 29 At Mardy chapel Shropshire this evening.
Monday 30 Heavy rain today.
Tuesday 31 Rain.
Wednesday 1 Rain.
Thursday 2 Raking the meadow.
Friday Saturday 3 to 4
Sunday 5 At Mardy chapel.
Monday Friday 6 to 10
Saturday 11 Finished getting the hay. Started for
Clun at 6.
Sunday 12 No chapel today. Fine Sunday. Williams the
landlord and his wife are at The Birches.
Monday Thursday 13 to 16
Friday 17 Went to Bishops Castle with the
children. Fine day.
Saturday 18 Put corrugated on the hay.
Sunday 19 Fine Sunday. Im writing this near the
chapel at Mardy.
Monday Friday 20 to 24
Saturday 25 Went to Clun 5 pm.
Sunday Tuesday 26 to 28
Wednesday 29 Reg and I go to Lupodwood (?).
Thursday 30 Started off for home left The Birches at
Saturday 1 The cooperative holds a bazaar at
Sunday 2 Prayer meeting at Pisgah. Cambrensis
Williams asks questions on Luc 11. Fine Sunday.
Monday 3 Carried bracken and gorse from the hill
Tuesday 4 Carried bracken from the hill. Willie,
Jinnie and Cwellyn Port come here.
Wednesday 5 Picked the early potatoes. Rain in the
Thursday 6 Fishing for wrasse with Tedi, John Terfyn,
Willie Clwt y Bont and Cwellyn caught 8. Picked potatoes. Sent a letter to Nell.
Friday 7 Finished picking potatoes. Hot day.
Saturday 8 Rain today. Tried for wrasse but the sea
was too choppy.
Sunday 9 Youth from Cefnhirwaen at 10. Ty Croes paid
Monday 10 At Penarfynydd with the pump.
Tuesday 11 At Llywenan plastering the yard wall.
Wednesday 12 At Llywenan finishing the yard. Had a
£1 from Fanny.
Thursday Saturday 13 to 15
Sunday 16 Evans at 6.
Monday Wednesday 17 to 19
Thursday 20 Jenn ( Jane) Pwllciw and Eliza The Post
Sarn s funerals.
Friday Saturday 21 22
Sunday 23 James Elder for the first time at 2 and 6.
Monday 24 Putting a pot in the chimney at Bryn Difyr.
Eliza has gone to the heather festival fair.
Tuesday 25 Fishing with Hugh Ty Corn.
Wednesday 26 At Tan y Ffordd putting a channel for
churning in the pantry.
Thursday 27 At Ysgo repairing round the dairy.
Friday 28 Thrashing at Ty Croes. At Tan y Ffordd
taking the side away for the channel.
Saturday 29 Got the boats up from the beach.
Sunday 30 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday Saturday 1 to 6.
Sunday 7 Prayer meeting.
Monday 8 At Ty Rhyd repairing and pointing the roof.
Tuesday 9 At Ty Rhyd. Rain all day.
Wednesday 10 Finished at Ty Rhyd today had 10/-.
Thursday 11 The bull attacks Evan Rice Ysgo this
morning. Had 5/- from Llywenan.
Friday Saturday 12 to 13 .
Sunday 14 Rev Von Owen minister.
Monday 15 Thanksgiving Bob Humphreys at 10.
Tuesday Wednesday 16 to 17.
Thursday 18 At Ysgo finishing the plastering around
the dairy door. Isaac Thomas and
.. BAs photograph arrives.
Friday Saturday 18 to 20
Sunday 21 John Evans Nefyn at 10.
Monday 22 Thrashing at Ty Croes.
Tuesday 23 Repairing the kitchen roof, heavy rain so
I took out the oven.
Wednesday 24 - At
Tyn Lon repairing and installing the oven. Wind and rain today.
Thursday Friday 25 to 26
Saturday 27 At Rhoshirwaen for the Nurses Social.
Sunday 28 John Lewis Pwllheli at 2 and 6.
Monday Wednesday 29 to 31
Friday 2 At Cadlan Isa installing the oven.
Saturday At Tyn Lon pointing the roof.
Sunday 4 James Elder Cricieth at 2 and 6.
Monday Tuesday 5 to 6 At Tyn Lon.
Wednesday 7 Cementing around the door at Ael y Bryn.
Thursday 8 Putting the gorse mill at Tan y Ffordd.
LSA 7 pm.
Friday 9 Sent a letter to Nell. At Carreg Lefain
Bach fixing the roof. In 1917 Eliza and mother turn the cart over near Graig
Saturday 10 Rain. Milling gorse for the first time
at Tan y Ffordd this year.
Sunday 11 School in the morning. Heavy rain and
wind. Put my new shirt on today RHT has brought a young lady here from Pwllheli.
Monday 12 - Eclipse
of the sun. Rain all day, not a good day for the fair.
Tuesday 13 - Half
at Carreg Lefain. Slaughtered a pig
at Tan y Ffordd.
Wednesday 14 Half at Carreg Lefain Bach making a
wall. Rain in the afternoon.
Thursday 15 - Spent
the day working on the wall at Carreg Lefain Bach.
Friday 16 Rain today. Meeting about the hall at the
Saturday 17 Half finishing the wall at Carreg Lefain
Sunday 18 Roger Ty Mawr at 2 and 6.
Monday 19 - John
Evans goes to work at Neigwl Ganol.
Tuesday Thursday 20 to 22.
Friday 23 Strong breeze today.
Sunday 25 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6 only Hughes, O
Owens and I at 2 and Hughes, Ellis Jones and I at 6.
Monday 26 At shop newydd seeing to the garage doors.
Tuesday 27 Eclipse of the moon. Finishing with
garage doors and filling the crack between the house and the kitchen.
Wednesday 28 Half putting up a gatepost. Daniel,
Owen and I kept a look out last night for a ship.
Friday 30 At shop newydd finishing plastering the
wall near the little gate at Moelwyn View.
Saturday 1 At Ty Croes Bach repairing the back of
the house. Eliza and Mary Garreg Lefain go to the meeting that Tyddyn chapel has
Sunday 2 R Von Owen at 2 and 6. Ellis Congol
Meinciaus son preaches before him.
Monday 3 At Carreg Lefain bach roofing.
Tuesday 4 At Carreg Lefain Bach.
Wednesday 5 Eliza and I go to see the Ynysoedd
Waenfawr. Fine day.
Friday 7 Had a letter from Minafon Llangwnadl to say
that there will be a meeting on Friday the 14th to discuss winding up
Saturday 8 Hugh Owen finishes moving from Bryn Difyr
to Tyddyn Mawr Llanrug.
Sunday 9 Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 10 Cold weather.
Tuesday 11 Cold again today, wind from the east.
Wednesday 12 In Pwllheli having my tooth out.
Thursday 13 At Ty Ruttan repairing for Gwen
Friday 14 At Tan y Ffordd making a floor for the
Sunday 16 Joseff Jones at 2.
Monday 17 The lady of Brynfran is ill.
Tuesday 18 At Ty Ruttan.
Wednesday 19 Eliza leaves for Clun and stays the
night with Ann in Porthmadog. At Trip re installing the grate and oven.
Thursday 20 - Christmas tree in the school.
Friday 21 Took the mill apart in Tan Y Ffordd in
order to take the axel to the smithy.
Saturday 22 Had a letter from Eliza in Clun to say
that Nell has had a little boy since Thursday 20th of December. Had a
card from Williams America and from the Kitins Pen yr Ogo.
Sunday 23 James Elder Cricieth.
Monday Tuesday 24 to 25
Wednesday 26 At Tan y Ffordd moving the blades of
Thursday 27 At Ty Ruttan today.
Friday Saturday 28 to 29
Sunday 30 R Humphreys Llanbedrog. Cold Sunday snow.
Eliza is at The Birches Clun.
Monday 31 Im here alone the wireless in shop
newydd is everything tonight, I sang a little on the cordial (?) myself.
Diary's from Mr E Morris, thank you very much.
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