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Photographed by Geoff Charles and published in 'Y Cymro', 24 April 1952.

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Anonymous's profile picture
Photo of my father in law Arfon Davies aged 16 . Born Penmachno. Now lives in Rhyl.
Gathering The Jewels's profile picture
Thanks very much for your comment, I hope you've been able to show the photograph to your father. If he has any memories of working at the Woollen Mill, we'd love to hear them.
Anonymous's profile picture
My father (in Law) has seen the photo. He has a copy of this one and another similar one. We also have a lovely photo / postcard of his mother Nain Penmachno in costume, Annie May Jones (later Davies) entitled 'Welsh Girl Bettws Y Coed' Arfon's grandfather on his mothers side produced and sold the postcards which featured his 3 daughters. Arfon has tales to tell of his time in Penmachno woollen mill and I must record them. I know Richie Thomas, Penmachnos most famous singer who appears in the mill photos took Arfon to Eisteddfods where Arfon recited and on at least one occasion won. Richie Thomas was a cousin of sorts but I do not know the exact connection. Arfon's granddaughter certainly inherited the singing gene having won the S4C Waw Factor, and sung in 4 West End musicals etc.
Gathering The Jewels's profile picture
Fantastic! If you ever get a chance to record Arfon's memories, they'd be a great addition to People's Collection Wales. Thanks again for your comments.
peter trehearn's profile picture
The boy Arfon Davies born 1935 will be 81 in November 2016. Proud that his 'singing' granddaughter Rebecca Trehearn will be performing in the opening concert of this years National Eisteddfod along with Only Men Aloud, and is about to open as Julie Laverne in 'Showboat' in Londons West End, 9/4/16.
peter trehearn's profile picture
Just to add for the people of old Penmachno, Rebecca Trehearn, the granddaughter of Arfon Davies,was awarded an 'Olivier' in the Albert Hall on sunday the 9th April 2017 for ' Best supporting actress in a musical ' Wonder if the boy could have ever have dreamed of something like that while he worked at the loom :)

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