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Aberystwyth Voices

By William Troughton

Tempus Oral History  Series, 2000

Indexed by Lynne Kleingertner

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Contents         Photographs       Contributors        People         Boats

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs

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Aberystwyth beach, c1930, 9 Aberystwyth Town FC,1937-38, 94
Alexandra Road School class, c1910, 8 Alexandra Road School pupils, 1935, 27
Ardwyn Chess Club, 1931, 34 Ardwyn Cricket Team, c1936, 35
Ardwyn Grammar School, c1930, 32 Ardwyn Grammar School prefects, c1937, 36
Ardwyn School, gymnastic display at Royal Welsh Show, 1933, 35 Ardwyn School, Iolanthe performance, 1940, 31
Ardwyn Tennis Team, 1936-37, 36 Arthur House football team, 1936-37, 28
Arthur Lewis's slide show advertisement, 1926, 23 "B" Company 1st Cardiganshire Home Guard, c1940, 81
Black Horse Pub, c1930, 114 Black Horse Pub and Glenhurst Villas, 120
Brewery workers, c1935, 50/51 Chamberlain, Watty, 127
Central Hotel, c1950, 113 Clareen, 19
Coastguards c1942, 82 College Hall fire, 1933, 53
Collison, Mrs, 14 Community Hymn singing in the castle grounds, c1940, 61
Davies, Albert, Shop in Great Darkgate Street, 87 Davies, Evan James, 92
Davies, Evered, bandleader, 67 Davies, Ralph, c1935, 66
Davies, Violet at work, 38 Davies, Violet, c1935, 66
Eagle House, Great Darkgate Street , 6 Elwill, Nora, isolation hospital, 79
Ellisons entertainers, 63 Elysian Grove, c1910, 15
Evacuees, Aberystwyth Railway Station, 68 Evacuees, Llanfarian, c1943, 74
Evered Davies Danceband, c1938, 65 Evered Davies Band, 1947, 67
Fear, RSM with servicemen, c1916, 96 Fountain Inn, c1965, 110
Glanrafon Terrace, c1920, 117 Harry Collins' Merry Mascot Minstrels, 15
Humphreys, Bob and other sailors, 90 High Street, Street Party, 1945, 84
I. James, Grocer and Baker, c1935, 99 James's Stores, c1920, 109
Jones, Merfyn, 106 Jones, T. Ainsleigh, 33
Lavin, Alfie, Mill Street, 125 Lewis family, c1930, 22
Lewis, John, 1931, 34 Lisburne Terrace, 1945, 4
Llanfarian, c1935, 77 Local children enjoying the paddling pool, c1930, 21
Market Hall, c1930, 24 Market Street Cinema advertisement, c1930, 57
McIlquhams China Shop, c1930, 97 Mill Street, 47
Misses Jones milliners shop in Princess Street, 102 Morris & Co. Dairy advertisement, 1935, 44
National School, North Road, 1925, 32 North Road School, c1910, 27
Palladium Cinema demolition, 1935, 58 Pale Ale label, 52
Pant-yr-Allt Cottage, Pen Dinas, c1935, 123 Parker, Don, 75
Parker, Don and elder brother, c1939, 75 Parry, Mari, shop in Trefechan, 126
Peace Pageant in the castle grounds, c1935, 62 Peacocks, Terrace Rd., 40
Pen Dinas showing isolation hospital, 124 Penguin Café advertisement, c1965, 93
Penney, Mr & Mrs Bill, 76 Pier Café, c1935, 12
Pier Hotel, inside, 108 Price, Mrs Doris, 14
Princess Street, c1930, 101 Queens Hotel dining room, c1930, 48
R.A.F. personnel outside White Horse Hotel, 83 Rees, Captain, postcard of motorboat "Birmingham City", c1925, 89
Railway Bridge, Aberystwyth to Camarthen Railway Line, 116 Rheidol Place, c1930, 105
Rink Cinema, Portland Street, 1923, 55 Roberts Brewery bottling plant, 49
S.N. Cooke Ltd., advertisement, 1930, 39 Sailors Arms, South Road, c1930, 111
Sandys, Nick, 93 Ship and Castle, High Street, c1910, 107
Silcock, Jim and other sailors, 90 "Stan Grant" ship, 41
Star Supply Co, Great Darkgate Street, 104 Storm damage, 1938, Glynne Pickford, 7
Sunday school, Tabernacle Chapel, c1930, 121 Telegram from Don Parker, 1939, 72
Terrace Road, c1910,10 Thomas the grocer, 100
Traffic through Trefechan, c1930, 122 Trefechan, c1930, 115
Trefechan AFC, 1936-37 Trefechan cottages, c1930, 119
Trefechan from Pen Dinas, c1937, 118 Trefechan lodging house, 125
Troops leaving Aberystwyth, 1914, 69 Uncle Tommy's Minstrels, 1939, 64
Unicorn, c1930, 114 Upper Great Darkgate Street & St James Square, 98
Wakeling, E.J., 92 Wild Rose, C1935, 12
Workmen building the promenade extension, 43 Wounded soldiers, Theological College, c1917, 70

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Contributors

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Andrew, Evan, born 1916, 13,16,17, 20, 24, 27, 29, 42, 62, 93, 100, 101, 109, 111 Anon, ---, 112
Bevan, Florrie, born 1916, 29, 45, 46, 57, 102 Bland, Llew, born 1917, 13,17, 29, 30, 89, 121, 124, 126, 128
Butler, Noel, born 1913, 31, 34, 88 Chamberlain, Watt, born 1906, 13,16, 18, 25, 30, 39, 44, 48, 68, 70, 112, 115, 116, 122, 123, 126
Collison, Muriel, born 1911, 88 Davies, Des, born 1926, 18, 20, 21, 30, 80, 81, 84, 86, 86, 91, 92, 97- 99, 111, 112
Davies, Violet, ---, 67 Ellis, Edward, born 1922, 17,18, 59, 60, 87, 88, 94, 106, 107
Elwill, Nora, born 1928, 71, 72, 78, 79 Evans, Eric, born 1917, 43, 57, 89, 102
Evans, Pam, ---, 72, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 103, 104 James, Leonora, ---, 80, 90
James, Roger, born 1926, 16,17, 44, 45, 57, 76, 91, 105, 108, 110 Jones, Merfyn, born 1919, 10,13,19, 33, 58, 96, 103, 106, 112
Lavin, Winifred, born 1908, 46, 113, 124, 126 Lewis, John, born 1913, 17, 21, 22, 30, 33, 34, 37, 56, 61, 86, 88, 94, 102, 103
Lowe, Mavis, born 1924, 10,11,18, 20, 21, 22, 28, 40, 45, 58, 59, 80, 81, 92, 104, 111, 114, 115, 116, 119, 121 Morgan, Phyllis, ---, 39, 90
Parker, Don, born 1934, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 83 Penney, Bill, born 1918, 76
Penny, Olwen, ---, 56, 57, 74, 88, 126 Pickford, Glynne, born 1909, 29, 52-54, 58, 59, 60, 68, 70, 92, 95
Price, Doris, ---, 13, 52, 73, 74 Richards, Madge, born 1908, 9,14, 18, 26, 28, 37, 56, 68, 73, 77, 78, 80, 103
Roberts, David, born 1912, 11, 27, 118, 119, 120, 126 Salmon, Ted, born 1930, 44, 71, 73, 75, 77, 108, 112, 113
Thomas, Gwladys Ednyfed, ---, 20, 25, 30, 58, 85, 87, 91, 123 White, Reg, born 1915, 11,19, 42, 49, 108

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People

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---, Agnes, Happy, 91 ---, Billy, (Bon-bon), 17
---, Johnny, Chlorine, (teacher), 33 ---, Johnny, Twtin, 86
---, Maggie Jane, 116 Adler, ---, (hairdresser), 93
Andrew, ---, 14 Antoniazzi, Andrew, 90, 93, 94
Barozynska, ---, Countess, 92 Bateman, ---, (Teviotdales), 38
Beech's Newsagent, 99 Beech, John, 99
Beech, Sidney, 99 Bennison, Jack, 19
Bevan, Ted, 95 Birbeck's Grocers, 99
Birman family, 76 Birman, Rose, 76
Bitchell's Grocers, 99 Bitchell, Dai, 47
Blackwell, ---, (postman), 102 Blake, ---, (brewery), 49
Brennals, Joe, 104 Brown, ---, Captain, 89
Burns, ---, Miss, (Teviotdales), 38 Burns, ---, Mrs, (cook), 33
Burns, Thomas, 38 Carpanini, Ernie, 80, 90, 100, 103, 104
Chamberlain, ---, Miss (teacher), 29 Chapman, ---, (Queens Hotel), 46
Charlie Chips, 100 Chiappa, Joe, 90,100,103,104
Clark's Grocers, 99 Cooper, Katie, Troedyfoel, 83
Dalley, ---, Miss, (teacher), 31 Dalton, ---, (dental surgeon), 109, 124
Daniels, ---, Misses, (Sailor's Arms), 111 Daniel, Harry, 93
Davies, ---, Judge,109 Davies, ---, Miss, (headmistress), 27
Davies, ---, Mr, (wheelwright), 103 Davies, ---, Mr, (headmaster), 29
Davies, ---, Mrs, (teacher), 33 Davies, Albert, 87, 100
Davies, Baden, 40 Davies, Edward, Ned y Lorne, 86
Davies, Evan James, 91 Davies, Evered, 66, 81
Davies, Ralph, 62, 64 Davies, Violet, 38
Doughton, Maria, (shop), 103 Edwards, ---, (taxi), 89
Edwards, Anne Jane, 73 Edwards, David, 73
Edwards, Sylvanus, (grocers) 103 Edwards, Tommy, 112
Ellis, Eddie, 95 Evans, ---, (Coliseum), 95
Evans, ---, (Paper Shop), 25 Evans, ---, Miss, (Teviotdales), 38
Evans, ---, Mr (teacher), 30 Evans, Cardoc, 92
Evans, Glyn, 127 Evans, Harold, (Westminster Press), 91
Felix, Leila, (café) 100 Forster, ---, Miss (teacher), 31
Fox, ---, 86 Gales, ---, (Coliseum), 57, 95
George, Ivor, (boot repair shop), 99 Gerry, Tom, (Teviotdales), 38, 127
Griffiths, ---, (plumber), 44 Griffiths, Evan, Mr & Mrs, 73, 77
Griffiths family, 89, Hammer, ---, (station master), 42
Hicks, Idwal, (Teviotdales), 38 Hodgkins, ---, 105
Hughes, ---, (greengrocer), 56 Hughes, Hugh, (Mayor) 103
Hughes, Leila, (café), 100 Hughes, Ronnie, (trumpeter), 67
Ishmael, ---, PC, 121 James' Grocers, 100, 105
James, ---, Miss, (teacher), 29 James, Donny, 17
James, Jimmy, 47 James, Teddy, 11
James, Tom, (teacher), 31 Jarman, Mr & Mrs, (sweetshop), 101
Jenkins, ---, (Arrow), 11 Jenkins, ---, Miss, (New Quay Café), 102
Jenkins, David, 11 Jenkins, David, (teacher), 31
Jenkins, Evan, (grocer), 42, 99 Jenkins, Iorrie, 124
Jessop, ---, (solicitor), 109 John James Stores, 109
Johns, Jack, (Mayor), 45 Johnson, John (Jack), 40
Jones, ---, (Gwalia Garage), 10 Jones, ---, Miss, (teacher), 28
Jones, ---, Misses (milliners shop), 102 Jones, ---, Mrs, (Swan), 24, 99
Jones, Caradoc, Llanbadarn, (Teviotdales), 38 Jones, Chris, (teacher), 33
Jones, Dick Arfon, 95 Jones, Evan, 91
Jones, George, (grocer), 97, 99, 100, 102 Jones, Maud, Chicago Maud, 91
Lavin, Alfie, 122, 127 Lawson, ---, (Sailor's Arms), 111
Lewis, ---, Miss (sweetshop), 101 Lewis, ---, Miss, (teacher), 27, 29
Lewis, Arthur, 20, 121 Lewis, Bill, 111
Lewis, D.C., 33 Lewis, Ned, 95
Lewis, Sam, (chip shop) 100 Lewis, W.D. (teacher), 31
Lewis, Will, (Ship and Castle), 112 Linnett, ---, 124
Llewellin, ---, Captain, (Central Hotel), 113 Lloyd, ---, Cacen, 16, 98, 99
Lloyd, ---, Mr & Mrs, (Fountain Inn), 111, 127 Lloyd, J.C. (grocer), 104
Lloyd's Timber Yard, 116 Lloyds Tobacconist, 105
London, Jack, 34 Longley, ---, (Bon-bon), 102, 104, 127
Lorne Dairy, 99 Lorne, Emrys, 99
Lorne, Tommy, 99 Matthews, Bert, Cwmcoedwig, 76
Mitchell, Sam, (teacher), 31, 33 Morris Grocers, 99
Morris, Shadrach, 101 Morton's Shoe Shop, 105
Nelson, ---, (sweet shop), 101 Owen, ---, (lodging house), 123
Parry, Sarah, 126 Pearce, ---, Miss (S.N. Cooke), 39
Phillips, ---, Miss, (shop), 100 Pickford, ---, (photographer), 45
Pickford, Glynne, (photographer), 52, 53, 54 Pontin, Kate, 91
Potts, ---, (porter), 44 Prew, ---, (Gwalia Garage), 10
Price, ---, 93 Pritchard, Dai, Corris, (Teviotdales), 38
Pryse, Tubby, 59 Rees, Captain, 88
Richards, Mair, 78 Roberts (butchers), 105
Roberts Timber Yard, 18 Roberts, Dr. David, 25
Roberts, Ernie, (station master & Mayor), 45 Roberts, George Fossett, 46, 48
Roberts, Henry 25, 46, 47, 48, 128 Roderick family, (Ship and Castle), 112
Rosenberg family, 76 Saer, ---, Miss (teacher), 29
Saer, ---, Mr,(teacher), 29, 30 Salmon, Twm (teacher), 33
Samuel, ---, Miss (headmistress), 27 Sands, Oliver, 92
Sandys, Nick, 92 Seren, Dai, 88
Silcock, Jim, Dado, 88 Simmonds, Daunty, 85,112
Slater, ---, (bread shop), 46 Smith, Gypsy, (evangelist), 57, 58
Stimson, ---, Major, (teacher), 33, 88 Thomas, ---, Miss, 102
Thomas Grocers, 99 Thomas, Elizabeth Lloyd, 11
Thomas, Glenys, Troedyfoel, 83 Thomas, Lalla, (teacher), 33
Thomas, Marles, (school), 26, Thomas, Tom, Cilgerran, (cooper), 47
Tibbot, ---, Miss, (teacher), 27, 29 Tommy Tancastell, 100
Trotter, ---, Miss, (teacher), 28 Twiddy, ---, Mrs, 59
Uncle Tommy's Minstrels, 59 Wakeling, E. J., Sergeant, 92
Warrington, Jack, 87 Watson, ---, Mr, (warden, Holy Trinity), 79, 80
Watson, ---, Mrs, 79, 80 Wemyss, ---, Colonel, 118
White, Reginald, 41 White, ---, Sergeant Major, 76
Whittakers, (orchestra), 95 Wilkes, ---, Mrs, 89
Wilkinson, ---, Miss, Pier Hotel, 108 Williams, ---, y Bont, (butcher), 103
Williams Grocers, 99 Williams Scrap Yard, 98
Williams, David, (Mrs), 11 Williams, Gwilym, 16
Williams, Llew, 88 Wright, Dick, 19
Wynne, ---, Mrs, (headmistress), 27 Wynne, ---, (chemist), 118

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Contents

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Childhood
  • 2. Schooldays
  • 3. The World of Work
  • 4. Entertainment
  • 5. War Memories
  • 6. Personalities
  • 7. Streets and Shops
  • 8. Public Houses
  • 9. Trefechan

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Boats

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Ambassador, 88 Arrow, 11
Birmingham City, 13, 88 Clareen, 19
County of Warwick, 13 Dickie, 18
Grosvenor, 86, 117 Jupiter, 91, 95
Kenilworth, 13 Lorne, 86
Lusitania, 91 Mauretania. 13, 91, 95
Montrose, 92 Peggy, 95
Pride of the Midlands, 11, 13, 88, 95 Renown, 46
Repulse, 46 Rockingham, 19
Stan Grant, 41 Snowdrop, 88
Trident, 88 Wild Rose, 13
Worcester Castle, 13, 88, 95

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