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Entry #: 39

Entry Date: 2014-09-07 22:30:52

Name: Dafydd
Visitor Comments: In the recently published local history book “Blaenau Tywi, Enwau yn y tirwedd - Names in the landscape”, an attempt was made to record and map the old cottages. Rhandir Ucha was not included in the Rhandir-mwyn area. (It might have been missed).

From 1841 census, the Middle Hamlet (Cynghordy today) there was a Mary Parry living in Noyaddfach, district 4, no. 15 (near to Glancrychan) and a Thomas Parry in Clunboidy.

Also from the NLW estate records a “Rhandir issa, parish of Llavair ar y brin” is mentioned in 1606.

Entry #: 38

Entry Date: 2014-08-28 17:45:22

Name: Adrian Parry
Visitor Comments: I am trying to trace the location of Rhandir Ucha. It was the abode of Ann PARRY when she was buried at Llanfair ar y bryn on 15 January 1835.

I have tried the old maps web-site with no success, so I would appreciate any help in locating the place.

Entry #: 37

Entry Date: 2014-04-24 16:18:01

Name: Alun Jones
Visitor Comments: Please find below a link to short film clip of a Welsh rock band 'Brigyn' who used the inside of the old Oak tree as a film location. They are singing in Welsh. 'Popeth yn ei le'. - translated means 'Everything in its place'. The old tree known as 'Y Dderwen Fawr' is located at the side of the roadway in Rhandirmwyn. It is well worth seeing.

Entry #: 36

Entry Date: 2014-04-24 16:02:29

Name: Joyce and Charlie Marrell
Visitor Comments: I hope you don't mind me contacting you in this way. My husband and I are coming to the UK in a few weeks time and we are looking forward to spending a lot of our time out in your woods and country areas so that we can see the aspects of nature which we don't have here in Australia. I have found some information on an ancient tree which is hollow inside where between two and three people can stand inside. I am wondering if I have described the tree which you have in your beautiful area. If this is so, is it possible to visit this tree and are you able to give me any directions please. This would be such a highlight of our holiday.

I look forward to your reply and thank you so much for your time as it is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Entry #: 35

Entry Date: 2014-04-03 09:42:37

Name: Hugh Ratzer
Visitor Comments:
G W Hall, Dave Seabourne and myself dewatered and explored the upper boat level some years back. We got as far as the 'loop' section shown on the plan.The level was blocked by a collapse just beyond this point. We needed to keep a pump running all the time we were underground and attempts to proceed through the blockage became too problematical. GWH may have had some records, I will check the archive if this is relevant.

Entry #: 34

Entry Date: 2014-04-03 09:40:26

Name: Alun Jones
Visitor Comments: I am researching the history of the Nantymwyn lead mine, Rhandirmwyn. My ancestors worked there including my father.
The mine closed in 1932. Would anyone who has any information, maps and photographs of the old mine please contact me.

Entry #: 33

Entry Date: 2013-08-03 10:11:22

Name: Alun Jones
Visitor Comments: Wartime Evacuees staying in Rhandirmwyn. The following are names of two of the tutors and students who stayed at Nantyglo Farm, Rhandirmwyn. Any information about them would be appreciated.

Names of evacuees staying in Nantyglo
Ms Bromley Smith (teacher)
Miss Tremberth (teacher)

Harold Heart
Peter Curtis
Peter Rust
Tom Wallace
Dennis ? (from Swansea)

Entry #: 32

Entry Date: 2013-07-15 06:57:17

Name: Tudor JONES (London)
Visitor Comments: I have a nam,e Glenis from Joe's adress book as a R resident
Admin Reply: Dear Tudor This is very interesting. I only know of one family with a person named Glenys who lived in Rhandirmwyn at that time. I will try to get more information. Could you contact me via I am unable to get your e.mail address via the guestbook. Regards Alun

Entry #: 31

Entry Date: 2013-07-14 07:21:15

Name: Tudor JONES (London)
Visitor Comments: I am trying to find out about my late uncle Joe who we bury on Tues. He was one of the Streatham Evacueees from Woodmansterne School. He came with his bro Frank. He was named Schweikert -changed to ROBERTS in 1948 & kept in touch for many years with the village.They visited about 15 years ago.He was my Mum's bro - my Dad born1900 was an Aber man who came to London as a chemist. They often talked fondly of your home but what a difference from S London. Joe bunked his lessons & helped on the farms. Hius brother killed at Cassino & father both came down to see the boys. I have a Pilgrims Progress & bible frrom the Minister at Syon for Sunday school attendance - it didnt stick!!

Entry #: 30

Entry Date: 2013-07-11 15:38:40 -- Edited On: 2013-07-11 16:10:00

Name: Gwynfor Jones
Visitor Comments:
I would like congratulate Alun for creating this wonderful site. I was born and lived at Cartref Nant y Bai in 1958 and would play among the ruins of Wenci St and the old Bron Cwrt, I cherish many happy memories of Rhandirmwyn and its people, some of which are included in this site, Davy Jones Plas Newydd who assured us that he was petrified of the dark but was often seen out of my bedroom window returning from the Towy in the early hours with a salmon tucked under his arm, then there was Dan Theophelos who would chase me off his land whenever I crossed with a gun under my arm. Little did I know at the time that he was protecting the Kite's nest. I am most indebted to Dafydd Davis Headmaster of Rhandirmwyn school, where the classroom had no walls, they extended to the fields and mountains of the locality and we would become part of the nature that surrounded us. I visit whenever I can and often feel the "Hiraeth" when I'm away. How lucky I have been. Diolch Alun

Entry #: 29

Entry Date: 2013-06-20 13:12:08 -- Edited On: 2013-06-20 13:13:00

Name: Cindy Wilson
Visitor Comments: What a lovely site, I have enjoyed looking through the photographs.
Do you have any of Brook Cottage. My dad was born here in 1941?

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