Tuesday, 13 July 2010

In Hên Taid's Footsteps

My Mother's Grandfather Hugh (Taid Criccieth) was the eldest of 12 children born here on this remote farmstead in Cwm Nantcol. I came here alone in August 2002 looking for the farm - Hendrewaelod. I remembered a beautiful summer day with the sun shining and the sea glittering in the distance in a gap between the mountains.

But sadly, the day my sister, my cousin and I picked to visit again, Friday last week, just happened to be the day the clouds came down and it drizzled and drizzled. We could see nothing of the mountains around us. So disappointing, especially as we have been enjoying such good weather over the past few weeks.

But we still enjoyed ourselves, walking in the footsteps of our ancestors.

Some of those ancestors are pictured here in this photograph taken circa 1920 - and here we are, standing on the same spot (outside the tiny chapel hall) in 2010!

And of course there was the delicious Welsh Rarebit we had for lunch in Harlech and the fish supper in Barmouth on the way home! :o)


  1. What a wonderful journey! How amazing it must have felt to stand where your ancestors once stood. Such a gorgeous farmstead! Theresa

  2. How great to stand where the original photo was taken. I love Harlech and fish supper in Barmouth sounds yummy too.
    The teddies railings are behind the Merrythought shop at the back where it abuts the river, we went down there to the brewery and that is how I saw them.


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