Hello and thanks for the interesting website.
I am attaching 4 photos
which were taken on a family holiday in North Wales.
I have always
row of cottages where we stayed to be Nantlle Terrace,
but recently I saw one of the old photos on your
site of Nantlle Terrace and now I wonder if I am mistaken.
This is the story...
My grandfather (Thomas
John Pritchard) lived in 4 Nantlle Terrace with his
Ellen Jones) and was still shown as living there
in the 1911 Census. He moved to South Wales shortly
after that and married my grandmother in 1916.
My grandfather died in 1960 and I have always assumed
that the family
trip to North Wales, which I think was the same
was so that my father could visit the rest of his
family. I was about 10 years old at the time so don't
much about it.
I have made the same mistake
as many people I am sure and left it too late to ask
my father died in 2003.
I wondered if you could
tell me whether the row of houses in the pictures
is in fact Nantlle Terrace
and does it still exist.
There is also a view
from the front of the cottage across fields (sorry
very dark) but I think
you can just see the edge of the lake.
swimming in the lake with a friend - it was
The man and woman standing outside the cottage are
my mother and father.
other mystery is the picture of the two men.
man on the left in the white shirt is my father
(Glyn Pritchard) but I don't know who the other man
is. It seems unlikely that my father would have
his picture taken with a stranger. I don't think
anyone from the family lived in Nantlle then but
there must be some connection. Perhaps someone
in the village will recognise him?
I don't know why
my grandfather lived with his grandmother in Nantlle
and not with his parents
They lived according to census records in Brynteg
in Llandwrog. This is just for information in
case it rings a bell with any one in Nantlle or nearby,
I don't expect you to trace my ancestors but
information you could offer would be very helpful
I look forward to
hearing from anyone who may have any information.
Barbara Cleary (nee Pritchard).