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Photos of Caerhun in Caernarfonshire in North Wales, United
Kingdom of Great Britain.
Photos of Caerhun in Caernarfonshire or Caernarvonshire in Wales.
Caernarfonshire, Caerhun, Tynygroes Post Office.
The above image is
kindly shared with us by Mr. Geoffrey Bennett, and was taken
outside his father-in-law's Post Office in the early
1920's. Vintage cars are possibly a Bugatti and a Morris - any
experts out there with more knowledge? Let
me know here.
Left to right, Elfed Williams,
Eirian Williams, Mrs Nellie Williams, Mr.W. Richard Williams,
Elizabeth Williams (sister to Richard),
W.R Jones - the Postmaster at Tal-y-Bont in the Conwy Valley, Last
webmaster's note: Some years ago I met an elderly couple from
St Helen's, whilst they were on their annual holiday in Anglesey,
where they owned a static caravan. His name was Ben Shearim, and
he was in his 70's. We got to talking, and Ben - not knowing at
the time that I was an amateur, but experienced genealogist -
mentioned that he had been searching for years for his father's
grave, which he believed to be somewhere in the Conwy Valley. His
father had died in 1934, at the age of
73, (he had been almost 70 years old when Ben was born) and had
lived somewhere near Rowen, in the Conwy Valley.
Within 24 hours, I had contacted every undertaker in the Conwy
Valley, and I began physically searching the churchyards myself
- but despite searching every churchyard in the valley, including
one at the very top of the mountain, I had found no grave.
I then visited St Mary's Church in Caerhun, which overlooks
of a Roman
every grave, but to no avail, then I decided to visit the local
Rectory. The Rector said he had no idea where the old burial
register was, and at my suggestion he tried the safe, and there
in a corner
under much decaying layers of paperwork was the register. Within
minutes we had located the burial for Ben's father, in an unmarked
grave - hence us being unable to located the grave.
Within weeks, Ben - who was only four when his father died - had
erected a gravestone over the spot his father had been laid to
rest, and he and his wife Ann, regularly visited to lay flowers.
and I became very close friends, and saw each other frequently,
there being the closeness
between us normally associated with lifelong friendship, until
he sadly passed on just a couple of years ago. I will always
miss Ben's company, his gentleness, and his friendship.
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