I was interested to read this piece re. Troedyraur. My grandfather David
Jones was born in neighbouring Penbryn in 1898 - at Aberffynnant, in fact,
which is close to Rhydlewis in Troedyraur. When he was a young boy, because
his father's farm was so far from the school in Glynarthen, he used to ride
a bareback pony there and back. It was kept opposite during the day at
Cadwgan, where other members of the family lived.
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Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 6:42 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] Using a pony and cart to go to chapel
I don't know if my great-grandfather, John Lloyd, of Troedyraur Farm,
Troedyraur Parish, CGN used a pony and cart to go to chapel, since it was
only a 1/2 mile from his farm, but he certainly used his pony and trap to
take his grandchildren to the beach at Aberporth. My father always talked
about it, how his beloved Welsh-speaking grandfather would take them to
beach and spend the day with them.
My father also mentioned going with his two older brothers by pony and
to see the great castle at Caerphilly. They lived at Mountain Ash,
Glamorgan, a few miles away. My father was born in 1889.
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