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Part 7: Unknown lives. Guesses, Slivers of Information and Cul-de-sacs

W Adams, died June 30, 1941, 64 yrs Pembroke Dock Leah Hunt, died April 28, 1942, 76 yrs West Bromwich Mary J Albrow, died Nov 2, 1942, 87 yrs Stepney Annie E Smith, died Sept 11, 1943, 73 yrs Paddington … Continue reading

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Part 6: Friends

JESSIE A PRESS, DIED JULY 5, 1945, 83 YRS, STEPNEY The last name on the gravestone is that of Jessie Amina Press who was born in the East-end ward of St George in the East in 1862 – the same … Continue reading

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Part 2: A Christmas Wedding

SARAH ALLEN, DIED JUNE 16, 1941, 81 YRS STEPNEY The first name on the memorial in Nevern’s Churchyard is that of Sarah Allen who died in 1941, at Llwyngwair. Sarah Jane Lawson was born to James Lawson and Mary Ellerton … Continue reading

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Part 1: Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me

My next posts will be published one a day during this week so that I can share with you our research into a puzzling list of names on a gravestone in Nevern. I’ll be writing of the lives of the ladies that are listed and the circumstances … Continue reading

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Evacuees remembered

There are plenty of clues that tell of the evacuation of people from the cities to our part of North Pembrokeshire during the early days of the Second World War. We know that our area  welcomed young evacuees. They are smiling at … Continue reading

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Keep the babies out of church

The porch of St Brynach’s church, Nevern, welcomes worshippers and visitors into the Church. It also offers warmth, shelter and safety to a family of swallows, one of whom flew out as I walked in, skimming over my head and missing me by … Continue reading

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Our blue-eyed boy (and another mystery solved)

It would be churlish to ignore totally the little man on the left. He was the Secretary of State for Air, Howard Kingsley Wood, and his visit to RAF Kidbrooke in 1939 occasioned the arrival of the photographer and hence … Continue reading

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Haunting Churchyards

 In Memory of LETITIA and GEORGE children of the Rev.d David GRIFFITHS, VICAR of this Parish, who died in their Infancy AD 1794. ——— They tasted of life’s bitter cup. Refused to drink the potion up But turned their little heads aside … Continue reading

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A thousand years at Nevern

As a child , it was the shady avenue of ancient Yew trees, one of which intriguingly bled thick dark red sap, that would make my visits to Nevern’s St Brynach’s Church special. Now, my treat awaits at the end of the shadows, where … Continue reading

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