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Hugo

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« Reply #225 on: August 21, 2016, 02:40:34 PM »
Cambrian,  when I was trying to find out something about Ty'n Rhos I came across this article.  Are you this person by any chance?


"Digital photograph of Cwm Eigiau Cottage taken on 14/08/2003 by Cambrian ... Digital photograph of Ty'n Rhos Farmhouse taken on 09/09/2003 by Cambrian"

sgbright

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« Reply #226 on: August 21, 2016, 09:05:39 PM »
Thanks Hugo.  one more very good step.  I am guessing life would have been pretty tough up there in winter,  He must have only farmed there for a short time and interesting that he sold up a good six months before his marriage although I am guessing that was probably the time of the year for sales perhaps especially if it was timed with the fair.  This gives me some more clues to track a little further…and a new area to walk next time I am venture up to North Wales…

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« Reply #227 on: August 22, 2016, 09:47:22 AM »
Stuart,   have a look at the attached link.   I haven't posted the photo of Ty'n Rhos because of copyright but it's in the area of my previous photos.



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sgbright

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« Reply #228 on: August 22, 2016, 10:40:54 AM »
amazing hugo.  ill be there for sure on my next trip.  I am guessing he probably never lived there, staying in the relative comfort of Trefiw instead but still very interesting.  It must have been the harsh winters that drove him to try nz instead!.  thank you

Hugo

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« Reply #229 on: August 22, 2016, 11:44:36 AM »
I'm sure that he would have lived in Trefriw Stuart as the Winters and even Summers are harsh up there in Cwm Eigiau.   There is no protection whatsoever against the cold winds that whistle down that valley.  Very few trees grow up there and one cottage has had trees planted around it for protection but it was still cold and wet in the valley when we passed by.

sgbright

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« Reply #230 on: August 22, 2016, 11:47:20 AM »
thanks  ..  ill keep you posted on where this heads

Hugo

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« Reply #231 on: September 06, 2016, 04:05:25 PM »
Stuart, my friend and I had planned a walk from Cwm Eigiau  up to a couple of lakes called Melynllyn and Dulyn  and because you have found Ty'n Rhos we added that on to the walk and I've enclosed some photos for you.
Before we went I found the location by using the O/S map and Google earth.   If you want to see it on Google for yourself put Dolgarrog into Google then go to the map and click on there.   When the map appears scroll to the left (westwards) until you come to Llyn Eigiau and at the end of the lake on the right is a stream coming in to it.    There is a man made leet which goes straight and into the mountain  and level with the start of the leet  are the ruins of Ty'n Rhos.
It was built on the valley floor and the area is just wet moorland but is still being farmed with a few sheep grazing in the fields.   What I found interesting when I looked at the O/S map is a property north and east of Ty'n Rhos.  It's name is Hafod Y Gorswen and I think I've mentioned the Hafodty before and they were summer houses where the farmers grazed their animals during the Summer months and then brought them down to the farm lower down.
I was just wondering because of the name if this building is associated with your relatives farm Gorswen in Rowen.



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« Reply #232 on: September 13, 2016, 12:32:13 PM »
Wow mthanks Hugo great to see.   Within every answer lies another question. Surely the gorswen link can't be a coincidence. It does not seem to be a common property name.  Perhaps another clue to how they met although I a, guessing these areas were not far apart so with the social structures of the day these families would have had quite a few mingling opportunities. I will do some more digging. Interesting .. Thanks

Hugo

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« Reply #233 on: September 14, 2016, 08:42:19 AM »
It was a nice walk but if you ever do it, take your car up to the Cwm Eigiau car park as the walk would be too strenuous from Tal Y Bont.
I wonder how William made his way to the farm?

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« Reply #234 on: September 17, 2016, 02:16:03 AM »
yes would be interesting.  bit like elias jones of Gorswen who also had the property in Penmaenmawr.  I am guessing a horse up and over the hill would have been a lot quicker than the Conwy Rd which I understand used to wind around the river.

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« Reply #235 on: January 06, 2018, 02:01:17 PM »
I would be very interested in locating any old photos of Maenan Abbey.  I asked management of the hotel and checked local libraries when I visited a few years but are sure that there must be some somewhere.  any thoughts would be much appreciated