Series of Oral History Recordings of People from the Llanrwst Area

Scope and Content

Undertaken by Ken Howarth on behalf of Llanrwst. Interviewees are:

Bet Vaughan-Williams with memories of Llanrwst, the Almshouses, flooding, the market, the bridges and outlaws; (48' 00")

Doreen Hughes with memories of Llanrwst and Ruabon police service etc. (80'76") [2 CD]

Anon / Great Orme Lady (44'15")

Margaret Ann Davies with memories of Llanrwst and Maenan (74'50")

Tudur Jones talking about Llanrwst Workhouse and the Almshouses (29'45")

Elwyn Roberts with memories of Llanrwst postal service (57'20")

L O Thomas recalling Paragon and Wellington House, Llanrwst (69'10")

Mr & Mrs D Ffrancon Williams with memories of Trefriw (71'32")

Hugh Humphries talking about life in Llanrwst, the clock, buses, Gower's bridge (31'25")

Alun Williams with Parc Mine recollections (36'25")

Fred Brown talking about the Dolgarrog Dam Disaster of 1925 (24'50")

Nellie Jones and Gladys Hughes talking about the Almshouses (22'10")

Mervyn Jones recalling police work in Wrexham and Llanrwst (61'05")

Sarah Kerry recalling Kerry's Butchers, Llanrwst (38'50")

Trevor Jones with recollections of the Almshouses etc. Includes additional input from his wife (10'15")

Thomas Hefin Jones with memories of London House and N S Williams Ltd. (58'35")

Mrs G E Thomas with memories of Llanrwst (14'25")

[Duplicate CD for Thomas Hefin Jones and Mrs G E Thomas (72'15")]

M Jennings talking about printing in Llanrwst. (109'65") [2 CD]

Ellen Gwynedd (Ella) Lawton née Davies talking about childhood in Llanrwst and memories of Dolgarrog Aluminium Works (233'50") [4 CD]

Shon Scheltinga talking about life in the Gwydyr Forest (81'10") [2CD]

Included with the CDs is paperwork giving permissions to use [and restrictions], together with an article on the future of minidiscs as a recording/preservation medium, by Ken Howarth.

[CDs are duplicates of original minidiscs which were transfered to NSSAW]

Administrative / Biographical History

[Minidiscs transfered to the National Screen and Sounds Archives Wales - Surrogates on CDRs produced for CAS and returned 19 June 2014.]

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see

Related Material

See also CP379 for photographs associated with the project including of some of the respondents