Wednesday 1 B W watch 10 pm to 3 am.
Thursday 2 John Owen Carreg Lefain dies after having
an operation at Pwllmelyn. B W watch 12 to 5 am.
Friday 3 Martha Carreglefains funeral. B W watch
12 to 5 am. 11/3d from Daniel.
Saturday 4 5/7d B W money. Paid W Thomas £1/1/6d
for bran and Indian corn.
Sunday 5 B W 12 to 5 pm.
Monday 6 John Owen Carreglefains funeral. B W 12
to 5 am.
Tuesday 7 B W 11/3d.
Wednesday 8 Paid Pyrs Jones Minffordd Llangwnadl
Thursday 9 My cousin Marys funeral. B W 5 to 10
Friday 10 B W 5/7d. B W 7 to 12 pm.
Saturday 11 B W 5/7d. Went to town to fit my teeth,
called at Ty Mawr Mynytho.
Sunday 12 Bob Humphries at 2 and 6. B W 7 pm to 12
west nor west wind
Monday 13 Sent my card to Sam Jones 25 stamps. Bad
weather 7 to 12.
Tuesday 14 B W 12 to 5.
Wednesday 15 Went to town to fetch my teeth.
Thursday 16 B W 4 to 9 am.
Friday 17 Sent for the doctor. B W 16/-.
Saturday 18 B W 5 to 10 pm.
Sunday 19- John Evans at 2 and 6. B W 12 to 4 am.
Monday 20 B W 10/-.
Tuesday 21 Small bag of feed for the hens. Village
Hall Committee Meeting.
Thursday 23 The children give a concert.
Friday 24 B W 1 to 5 am.
Saturday 25 B W 4/6d.
Sunday to Wednesday 26 to 29
Thursday 30 My brother Thomas is here.
Friday 31 Thomas goes back and has rain on the way.
Saturday 1 Repairing at the Post and Moelwyn View.
Sunday 2 Joseff Jones at 6.
Monday 3 Hugh Ty Corn calls. Fine day.
Tuesday 4 Paid 3/- to R H Griffith for thrashing at
Wednesday 5 Nell and the children go back with the
early train. Ismael takes them to Pwllheli.
Thursday 6 Had a postcard from Nell from Montgomery,
they arrived there at 10.10 yesterday morning. Had a letter from Richard. 5/-
corn for the hens.
Friday 7 Cold day.
Saturday 8 Freezing
hard today. Had a letter from Nell to say that Little Boy and Leila Ba missed
their granddad. B W 5/7d.
Sunday 9 Elder at 2 and 6.
Monday 10 LSA at 4 pm 5/-.
Tuesday 11 Muck spreading in the field next to
Conion with H Joness mare two loads.
Wednesday 12 B W 12 to 4.
Thursday 13 B W 4/6d. Had a letter from Richard.
Friday 14 High tide.
Saturday 15 Sent a letter to Port.
Sunday 16 J Emrys Roberts at 10.
Monday 17 Freezing today.
Tuesday Friday 18 to 21 Very cold weather.
Saturday 22 Went to fetch Richard home.
Sunday 23 G Thomas Roberts at 6.
Monday 24 Had a letter from Nell to say that Reg has
gone in to hospital.
Wednesday 26 Went to Botwnnog to pay the doctor for
bringing a bottle of medicine for Eliza.
Thursday 27 John Ty Rhos comes to plough the chapel
field ready to plant potatoes. Fine day.
Sunday 2 Had a telegram to say that Reg had died.
Monday 3 Started off for Clun. Hugh Terfyn takes me
on his motorbike to Pwllheli.
Wednesday 5 Regs funeral in Clun.
Thursday 6 Rain all day. Took the bullock to Mr Emar.
Friday 7 Nell went to Bishops Castle, sent a
letter home. A man comes to see The Birches.
Saturday 8 Nell goes to the hospital to get poor
Regs clothes. Sold the bullock at the auction in Bishops Castle.
Sunday Thursday 9 to 13 Wet weather. At
Birches Clun Shropshire.
Friday 14 Sent a letter to Ael Bryn and a letter to
Thomas in Abererch. Heavy snow this evening..
Saturday 15 Heavy snow today. The Birches auction.
Sunday Monday 16 to 17
Tuesday 18 Sent a letter home to RHT. Nell has gone
Wednesday Friday 19 to 21
Saturday 22 Came home from The Birches.
Sunday Thursday 23 27 B W 1 to 6 pm. Fog.
Friday 28 B W 5/7d.
Saturday 29 B W 5 to 9 am.
Sunday 30 B W 9 to 2 am.
Monday 31 B W 10/-.
Tuesday 1 B W 12 to 5pm.
Wednesday 2 Went to Botwnnog to get Eliza a bottle
of medicine. Installed the oven at Rhiwlas in the afternoon.
Thursday 3 B W 10 to 3 am. East wind.
Friday 4 B W 12/3d. Made a grate for Penponcyn. B W
6 to 11pm.
Sunday 6 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.
Monday 7 Planted early potatoes in both borders.
Tuesday Saturday 8 to 12
Sunday 13 John Emyr Roberts at 2 and 6.30.
Monday - Tuesday 14 to 15
Wednesday 16 Hard wind from the north every day.
Nell has gone to town to see RV Owen. Planted potatoes.
Thursday Friday 17 to 18
Saturday 19 B W 5/7d.
B W 11pm to 4 pm.
Sunday 20 John Ellis Pwllheli the train driver at 2.
The cows are due to calve.
Monday 21 B W 5/7d. Day at Tyn Castell.
Tuesday 22 At Tyn Castell began cementing.
Wednesday Thursday 23 to 24 At Tyn Castell.
Friday 25 At Tyn Castell. Sidw that used to live at
Saturday 26 Went to Botwnnog to get a bottle of
medicine for Eliza. The little boy from Frondywydd is buried.
Monday 28 Day working on the cistern.
Tuesday 29 Went to town, Bob has the promise of a
Wednesday 30 Day working on the cistern.
Thursday 1 At Tyn Castell putting up the guttering.
Dr Williams Nefyn calls. Sent a £1 to the Bookroom.
Friday 2 Cementing.
Saturday 3 Finished the cementing.
Monday 5 Working on the cistern.
Tuesday 6 Finished the cistern today.
Wednesday Thursday 7 to 8 Eliza is ill. The
weather is dry.
Friday 9 Went to town to see John Ellis about going
on the unemployed. Heavy rain.
Saturday 10 With Mr Parry the vicar filling in the
form. Rain in the afternoon. Eliza gets up.
Sunday 11 Eurwyn Roberts at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 12 Unemployed.
Tuesday 13 B W 12 to 5 pm.
Wednesday Friday 14 to 16 Unemployed.
Saturday 17 Mist and heavy rain. Unemployed 5 days.
Sunday 18 R v Owen at 2.
Monday Tuesday 19 to 20 Unemployed.
Wednesday 21 Putting up a wall at the back of Ty
Thursday 22 Unemployed.
Friday 23 Unemployed. Received one days
Saturday 24 Unemployed 5 days.
Sunday 25 Joseff Jones at 2 and 6.30.
Monday Saturday 26 to 31 Unemployed. Unemployed
Sunday 1 James Elder at 2 and 6.30.
Tuesday 3 B W.
4 to 6-
Saturday 7 Five days unemployed £1/1/0d.
Sunday 8 Emyr Roberts at 2. Prayer meeting at 6.30.
Monday 9 Unemployed.
Tuesday 10 B W
Wednesday Saturday 11 to 14 Unemployed, 5 days
Sunday 15 G T Roberts Congl Meinciau at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 16 Unemployed. Hot weather.
Tuesday 17 LSA drill 5/-. Its hot every day.
Wednesday 18 Caught eight wrasse on the poles at
Porth Las this morning. Eliza Erw calls.
Thursday Friday Saturday
19 to 21 Unemployed 5 days £1/1/8d.
Sunday 22 R V Owen at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 23 B W 3 to 8 m. B W 11/3d.
Tuesday Saturday 24 to 28 Unemployed £1/1/8d.
B W 5/7d.
Monday 30 Unemployed.
Tuesday Friday 1 to 4 Unemployed.
Saturday 5 At Ty Croes Bach carrying hay in the
field near the byre. Unemployed £1/1/8d.
Sunday 6 Tom Nefyn is preaching at Rhoshirwaen.
Monday 7 Carrying hay at Ty Croes Bach.
Tuesday Thursday 8 to 10.- Three days at Ty Croes
Saturday 12 Cut the hillock field, carrying hay at
Cadwgan. Unemployed 13/- three days.
Sunday 13 B W 12 to 4 am.
Monday 14 Griffith Williams Llawenan has paid for
repairing Carreg Lefain Bach.
Tuesday 15 Unemployed. B W 4/6d.
Wednesday 16 B W 6 to 11 pm.
Thursday 17 Unemployed. B W 5/7d.
Friday 18 Unemployed.
Saturday 19 B W 12 to 5. B W 5/7d. Unemployed 13/-
Sunday 20 Sunday school in the morning. Heavy rain
Monday 21 Unemployed. The weather is poor.
Tuesday 22 Half at Ty Croes.
Wednesday 23 Mount Caernarfon. Unemployed.
Thursday 24 Unemployed.
Friday 25 Unemployed. At Ty Croes.
Saturday 26 Unemployed 4 days, one for signing the
form. B W 8 to 12 pm.
Monday 28 Sam Jones comes to get my card 25 stamps.
At Ty Croes Bach in the afternoon. Up all night Eliza isnt well. LSA drill,
but I dont go Eliza is poorly. Heavy rain.
Tuesday 29 My dear wife dies at 6.30 pm.
Wednesday 30 Went to town to buy new clothes for the
Thursday 31 Went to Shop Pencaerau and Ty Canol.
Friday 1 Went to Ty Fair on the way to find the
papers form the relieving officer to bury my dear wife.
Saturday 2 My dear wifes funeral at Aberdaron. We
leave the house at 2. Heavy rain in the morning but the weather is kind to us in
Sunday 3 Fine Sunday but a miserable one the place
is empty, its all over now, we were together for nearly 37 years.
Tuesday 5 Bad weather 3 to 8 am. Helped Daniel to
clear up after the LSA drill.
Wednesday 6 Went to town to pay for .. (?) for my
Friday 8 B W 1 to 5 am.
Saturday 9 Unemployed £1/0/0d. Received 6/- for
putting pots on the chimneys in Ty Croes Mawr.
Sunday 10 Daniel comes to Carreg Lefain wanting me
to go to Bytilith for B W 10 am to 3 pm.
Monday 11 At Rhiwlas this morning putting a frame
round the door. B W 15/9d.
Tuesday 12 Sheepdog trials at Cae Pant, good day
until 5 when we had a heavy shower, but it cleared up later.
Wednesday 13 - B
W 5 to 9. Went to town to pay Lloyd George (death duty). B W 4/6d.
Thursday 14 At Eifion building the kitchen wall 4/-.
Friday 15 B W 4 to 8 am.
Saturday 16 Unemployed 3 days 8/4d. Had 4/- from
Richard Pwllmelyn for putting up John Pritchard for two nights over the sheepdog
Sunday 17 Miserable wet Sunday. Nel. Isaac Thomas
and Leila go to listen to the wireless at 6.30.
Monday 18 Unemployed.
Tuesday 19 B W 6 to 11pm
Wednesday 20 Unemployed. I go to town with Nell and
the children. Heavy rain and wind.
Thursday 21 B W 3 to 8 am. B W at night 11 pm to 4
Saturday 23 B
W 17/-. Unemployed 8/6d. Theres a Show on at the school to raise funds for
Sunday 24 - Elder
2 and 6.30.
Monday 25 B W 1 to 5 am. Carrying hay at Congl Cae
Hen. B W 9/-.
Tuesday 26 B W 12 to t am. Misty. At Ty Croes Bach.
Wednesday 27 Unemployed.
Thursday 28 At Ty Croes cutting the corn. B W 9 pm
to 11 am.
Thursday 29 Cutting corn again. Heavy rain in the
Friday 30 Unemployed 8/5d. RHT and Laura come here.
B W 9/-
Sunday 31 Ellis Lloyd Portmadoc at 2 and 6.30
Monday Tuesday 1 to 2 Unemployed.
Wednesday 3 At Ty Croes Bach working in the corn
Thursday 4 - At
Ty Croes Bach again 12/6d.
Friday 5 At Ty Fair re-installing the oven.
Saturday 6 Rain. Unemployed 8/6d. Went to Dr G
Evanss auction and Nanhoron.
Monday 8 Day at Ty Croes Bach finishing in the corn
Tuesday 9 Unemployed.
Wednesday 10 Unemployed. Mrs Mills comes to stay.
Thursday 11 At Ty Croes.
Friday 12 At Ty Croes bach 16/-.
Saturday 13 Unemployed 8/6d. Rain.
Sunday 14 John Emrys at 2 and 6.30.
Monday 15 Unemployed. B W 5/7d.
Tuesday 16 Unemployed. Rain all day.
Wednesday 17 Unemployed. Mrs Mills returns home.
Thursday 18 B W 11 pm to 4 am. Raked the wheat for
Friday 19 B W 4 to 9 am. B W 11/3d.
Saturday 20 Unemployed 8/6d.
Sunday 21 No preacher. B W 3 to 8 am. No one
remembers weather this wet.
Monday 22 B W 4 to 9. The weather is exceptionally
wet and affecting the harvest.
Tuesday 23 Unemployed. Sent for a topcoat £2/3/6d
Wednesday 24 - B
W 2 to 7 am. Nell goes to Botwnnog with John Bulls letter.
Thursday 25 Unemployed. Thrashing at Ty Croes Bach.
Good day the wind is from the north, shower of rain.
Friday 26 B W 8 to 12 noon. Thrashing at Ty Canol.
Saturday 27 Unemployed 11/4d. Its drying well
today. Daniel loosens the wheat in the gorse field and we carry it in the
evening R Jones and R Griffith Post.
Sunday 28 James Elder and G Thomas Roberts. Went
with Evan Williams Llawenan to have tea.
Monday 29- Unemployed.
Tuesday 30 Working for Daniel finishing the floor of
Wednesday 1 Unemployed. Took money out of the bank.
Thursday 2 At Trip.
Friday 3 Unemployed.
Saturday 4 Unemployed 8/6d. Got my new topcoat.
Sunday 5 B W 4 to 9. Prayer meeting at 2 and 6.
Monday 6 At Penarfynydd in the afternoon.
Tuesday 7 At Penarfynydd preparing the corn stacks.
B W weather £1/7/0d.
Wednesday 8 Strong winds today. B W 2 to 7 pm.
Thursday 9 Securing the wheat stack.
Friday 10 - Securing
the barley stack. Everyone s gone to the auction at Cadlan Ucha. B W 10 to 3
Saturday 11 Unemployed 11/4d. B W 11/3d. B W 6 to
Sunday 12 John emrys at 2 and 6. B W 6 to 11pm.
Monday 13 Finishing securing the wheat stack at
Penarfynydd. B W 7 to 12 pm.
Tuesday 14 - At
Penarfynydd. LSA drill in the evening. B W 8 to 1 am.
Wednesday 15 Unemployed. Wet weather.
Thursday 16 - B
W 3 to 8 am. At Penarfynydd securing the haystack. Sale at Sarn.
Friday 17 - Securing
Saturday 18 - B
W 4 to 9 am. At the Rocket House drying the ropes. B W £1/13/1d. Went to Mr
Parry to sign for the unemployed money.
Sunday 19 Bob Humphries Llanbedrog at 2 and 6. B W
12 to 5 am.
Monday 20 B W 6 to 10 am. Thanksgiving Rev James
Elder at 10. O Owens, E Williams, Tom Hughes, G Thomas, E W Jones, E Hughes, E
Williams at 6.
Tuesday 21 B W 5 to 10 am. Half at Penarfynydd.
Wednesday 22 B W 6 to 10am. At Penarfynydd.
Thursday 23 B W 4 to 8 am. At Penarfynydd finishing
securing the haystack.
Friday 24 Unemployed.
Saturday 25 Unemployed. B W £1.
Sunday 26 - Bob
Humphreys at 2. B W 2 to 7 am.
Monday 27 Unemployed.
Tuesday 28 Unemployed. Went to see Roberts the
relieving officer about who the doctor from town was (?)
Wednesday 29 - Penarfynydd
repairing the door after the bull damages it.
Thursday 30 B W 8 am to 11 pm.
Friday 31 B W 4 to 8 am. B W 15/9d. Half at
Saturday 1 - The
heaviest rain Ive ever seen whilst it lasted.
Sunday 2 R Von Owen at 2 and 6. Ive a cold today.
Daniel calls at 4 am wanting me to go and do the milking for him in Bwlchgarreg
and then go to the B W at 9am to 2 pm.
Monday 3- B
W 5 to 10 pm. Bad news W Jones has been killed.
Tuesday 4 The colds a little better. Willie
Llyshyfryd and Owen Siop go to Swansea to fetch W Joness body.
Wednesday 5 B W 1 to 6.
Thursday 6 Half at Penarfynydd picking potatoes.
William Jones s body is brought home from Swansea.
Friday 7 At Penarfynydd putting ropes on the barley
Saturday 8 - William
Jones Llyshyfryds funeral at Nebo. He fell down the hatch on his ship at
Sunday 9 E o Lloyd at 2 and 6. B W 7 to 12 am.
Monday 10 At Tyn Castell cementing the gable end.
Tuesday 11 Went to the fair. Fine day. Unemployed.
Wednesday 12 Tyn Castell.
Thursday 13 At Tyn Castell. Rolant Evans Syntyr has
an accident with his motorbike near Crugerran (Sarn) and is killed. B w 4 to 8
Tuesday 14 Unemployed. Went to Refail Bach to get
Rolants coffin. Bad weather 12 to 4 am.
Saturday 15 Inquest at Syntyr.
Sunday 16 John Emrys Roberts at 2 and 6.
Monday 17 Unemployed. B w £1/0/0d.
Tuesday 18 Unemployed. Rolant Evans Syntyrs
funeral at Nebo.
Wednesday 19 B W 8 to 1 pm. At Bwlchgarreg putting
stalls in for the calves.
Thursday 20 At Bwlchgarreg again. B W 4 to 9.
Friday 21 Unemployed 5/8d.
Saturday 22 B W 4 to 9.
Monday 24 Unemployed.
Tuesday 25 Wet weather. B W 15/10d.
Wednesday 26 Unemployed.
Thursday 27 Unemployed.
Friday 28 Unemployed. Went to Fantol smithy to pay
for the iron to make the gates at Brynawel.
Saturday 29 Unemployed 8/6d. Trip in the afternoon
putting a gate on the yard
Sunday 30 Rev James Elder at 2 and 6.
Monday 1 B W 7 to 12 am. Putting guttering in Trip.
Tuesday 2 Putting guttering up in Trip. Paid 1/6 for
Wednesday 3 At Tyddyn Morthwyl starting to put a
Thursday 4 At Tyddyn Morthwyl.
Friday 5 B W 7 to 12. Half at Tyddyn Morthwyl.
Saturday 6 B W 3 to 8 am. Tyddyn Morthwyl in the
afternoon. Unemployed 11/4d.
Monday 8 B W 3 to 8am. Half at. Half at Tyddyn
Tuesday 9 Tyddyn Morthwyl.
Wednesday 10 Tyddyn Morthwyl. B W £1/2/6d.
Thursday 11 B W 12 to 5 am. Half at Tyddyn Morthwyl.
Friday 12 B W 1 to 6. Tyddyn Morthwyl.
Saturday 13 - B
W 8 to 1pm. Unemployed 2/-.
Sunday 14 B W 9 to
am and 12 to 5 am.
Monday 15 Half at Tyddyn Morthwyl.
Tuesday 16 Nine years ago today poor Isaac lost his
life. Half at Tyddyn Morthwyl. R Von Owen lectures on Twm or Nant. B W
Wednesday 17 At the Post laying a floor on the
kitchen. B W 11 pm to 4 am.
Friday 19 B W 10 am to 3 pm.
Saturday 20 Signing on.
Monday 22 At Trip building the kitchen wall.
Tuesday Thursday 23 t0 25
Friday 26 B W 3
to 8 am.
Saturday 27 John Owen was here a year ago having tea
with Eliza, God Bless them both.
Sunday 28 B W 3pm
to 1 am.
Monday 29 Unemployed.
Tuesday 30 B W 8 am to 1 pm. B W £1/8/0d.
Wednesday 31 - £1/5/0d for putting up the shed at
Diary's from Mr E Morris, thank you very much.
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