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Help needed. Can you tell us anything about this sailing ship?

One of this blog’s followers, to whom I am probably related, would love to know more about this ship. The picture hung in her grandparents’ house in Brynhenllan  for as long as anyone can remember but nobody in the family … Continue reading

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Fifty years too late

This photograph of Cwm yr Eglwys Churchyard, taken in 2005, gives a false impression of timelessness. This scene has not remained unchanged for centuries. The 1859 storm that destroyed the Church (while a service was taking place – miraculously there were … Continue reading

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How long have you had your surname?

I have been wondering why most of the common Welsh surnames end with an ‘s’: Jones, Edwards, Davies, Harries, Philips, Evans, Howells, Thomas, Williams, Owens, Hughes, Roberts, Jenkins, Stevens, Lewis, Richards and more. This observation lead me to think further about … Continue reading

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The risky business of researching your family tree

Our local author, Patricia Watkins, comes from a literary family, but started writing in earnest when inspired by the characters she discovered in her family tree. Her research into the ‘Potter’s of  Haverfordwest has lead to a new career and … Continue reading

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