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hollins

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« Reply #89 on: April 25, 2017, 01:07:12 PM »
Bebull, it was lovely to read your reminiscences of your mother's garden and then seeing the photos.
I hope the present owners of the house are looking in.
How interesting that would be for them.

Bebull

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« Reply #90 on: April 25, 2017, 02:46:26 PM »
Thank you Hollins - lots of good memories are flooding back.  I think another visit is overdue. 

Jack

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« Reply #91 on: April 25, 2017, 04:40:37 PM »
Thanks Bebull, really enjoyed your photos and story  :)

hiraeth

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« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2017, 10:06:50 AM »
From squiggle.  A few comments for Bebull

The pond had been filled in before we moved  to Old Swan/White Orchard in the mid 60s.

I remember a Mrs Hughes in Gwilfryn. She died during the time we lived in Swan.  The house was then bought by Ioreth Jones.

The couple you met in Swan would have been Mr and Mrs Wilson. Mr Wilson died a few years ago but Mrs Wilson still lives there.

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« Reply #93 on: July 18, 2017, 05:58:11 PM »
Thank you Squiggle.  Have just returned from holiday so have only just seen this.  So glad to hear that Mrs Wilson is still there.  I am going to try and visit Pydew as soon as I can.  I believe one of the children in the group photo is still there - maybe there are more?  I remember Mrs Hughes as a quiet, kind lady and her daughter - Jinny - was good fun.  I think she worked in Llandudno and I have a photo of her in costume for an amateur theatrical production.  She will  be  well into her eighties now.

hiraeth

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« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2017, 01:26:42 AM »
Hi again Bebull. Again from squiggle:

We can't shine any light on the group photo.

I could be wrong but I think that there was a Nia in Mrs Hughes family, I guess possibly a grand daughter. She was supposed to be very good at and very into amateur dramatics so perhaps there is a tie in there.

Btw, I've just (to the best of memory...) tried to be "factual" with my comments to you. It is really nice to "meet" someone else who has walked up the garden on to the "mountain". Did you start the short track or was it there before? I remember as kids that we, armed with secateurs, did clear some stuff but the way was there.  Thanks also or the photos and info. It does tie tings together.

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« Reply #95 on: October 02, 2017, 02:33:30 PM »
Squiggle,   I had a phone call this morning from a forum member and we had a long and very interesting conversation about Bryn Pydew and the people living there.

It was just fascinating listening to him telling me all about the village, its history and the people.    He has lived in the village all his life, over 70 years and remembers you and your family very well and he.ll be able to fill in bits about the Swan for you and I really enjoyed listening to him telling me about the place.

There is a lot to tell but I won't spoil it and will look forward to him posting all about it on here.   I don't think that there will be any one living  in the village now who has a better knowledge of the village.   I have distant relatives in the village and he was even able to tell me about them which I never knew before so I'm looking forward  to reading his posts.



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« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2017, 04:43:50 PM »
Sounds interesting, Hugo,

I'm trying to work out the ages with me 57 now.

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« Reply #97 on: October 02, 2017, 06:42:25 PM »
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Sounds interesting, Hugo,

I'm trying to work out the ages with me 57 now.

You should be able to work it out squiggle, it's not unusual.        ;D

squigglev2

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« Reply #98 on: October 02, 2017, 07:01:22 PM »
Probably should Hugo. A funny thing with me and Pydew is that when I think of older people,  it tends to be say Bryn's (Maelgwyn) nain (Mrs Jones, Islwyn  or Keith's (for one at Fron) nain and taid (Bryn Tirion) etc...  Of course even in my spells there, time itself moved on...

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« Reply #99 on: October 02, 2017, 07:20:04 PM »
Sounds like the green, green grass of home to me.

squigglev2

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« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2017, 07:58:11 PM »
In some ways, maybe it is that for me, Hugo

My views have varied over the years sometimes disliking bits,  but with current head, I'd go back to our first time round late 60/70s Pydew tomorrow.  I suppose I think now, for better or worse, of the community that was there and things i didn't see growing up eg. miles of playground as being quite lucky. The excitement of Pydew Rovers FC, a couple of concerts, eg. Hoguair Wyddfa in my early days....

So yes, I think currently I do have some nostalgia for the village and doubt I'd be here otherwise... 

But on the other hand, even i there was a way, i doubt the 21C Pydew is for me.

Hugo

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« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2017, 08:26:38 PM »
It is a different Pydew now to your time there.  Some houses have gone only to be replaced by massive buildings that wouldn't have been allowed years ago, but it is still a beautiful place.
When I was talking to the forum member this morning it was fascinating listening to his tales of village life over the years and he's got a lot of info on the Swan as you'll find out soon.
Believe me, you'll enjoy the things he has to say

Hugo

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« Reply #102 on: November 06, 2017, 12:15:20 PM »
I've not heard anything since my conversation with the Bryn Pydew resident but will pass on a message for him and see what happens.
You may know the person, but your parents most certainly will and he can tell you all about the Swan and its history.