I've received today details of Roscoe Howells's latest book, which is being
published by Gomer Press on April 27th.
It's called "From Amroth to Utah" and has 144 pages and 38 pictures.
Trevor Fishlock (another Pembrokeshire author - I think - at least he's
definitely written books on Wales) writes:
"Roscoe Howells is a consummate story teller. Like all good story tellers he
is also a good listener. He blows the dust off history and brings it
engagingly to life, Every society, like every individual in it, likes to
know something of its roots, where it comes from , where it fits in.
Honouring the past, the story teller brings light and meaning to the
present. This new book is about Amroth and those of its people who journeyed
and suffered agonisingly in nineteenth century America. the tale is
The book will be available from
cost 9.95 UK pounds post free in the UK
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Pay by Sterling cheque (made payable to Gomer Press), or by Mastercard/Visa.
Send your name and address with cheque, or card number and expiry date to
the above address. Please indicate whether you want the book signed by the
I've met Roscoe just once, whilst I was wandering round some beautiful
National Trust gardens near Amroth. I'd never met him before and we spent
nearly an hour chatting about local history. I can confirm that he is very
I don't have a particular interest in the Amroth area, but I shall certainly
be getting a copy of this book.
Researching (in Pembrokeshire)
EVANS, Castlebythe, then Camrose, then Llanstadwell
LEWIS, St Nicholas, then Mathry
STEPHENS, Wiston, then Llandewi Velfrey
GRIFFITHS, Llandewi Velfrey
and in Carmarthenshire, the rest of my paternal lines
TREHARNE, Llanddowror, then Felinfoel, Llanelly
JONES, Llandefaelog, then Llanelly
JONES, Penboyr/Newcastle Emlyn area
I have a database of 18,000 entries from the 1891 census of north west
Pembrokeshire. This will be extended in due course - probably when I retire!
It does not include Haverfordwest yet. I am prepared to do searches in the
database for fellow listers.