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wjones74

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Help please
« Reply #255 on: August 06, 2013, 07:40:30 PM »
Hello , this is an unusually large (A3) Judge ltd print , they were known for producing landscape postcards from around the uk , I think it's Snowdon in the background but not 100% , any help would be gratefully appreciated , the lettering on the building in the foreground is not legible but its arrangement could be a Welsh and English hotel name ?
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Will

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« Reply #256 on: August 06, 2013, 08:08:29 PM »
The building is the Royal Hotel at Capel Curig, now the Plas Y Brenin National Mountain Centre. Snowdon is in the distance, as you say.

Jack

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« Reply #257 on: August 06, 2013, 08:11:08 PM »
Looks like the Royal Hotel, Capel Curig now known as Plas y Brenin.

wjones74

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Re: Help please
« Reply #258 on: August 06, 2013, 08:28:46 PM »
 Thank you both very much  ,
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Trojan

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Re: Questions about places
« Reply #259 on: August 08, 2013, 01:13:52 AM »
The two lakes are known as Llynnau Mymbyr

wardeworld

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Morfa House Conwy
« Reply #260 on: August 16, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »
Hi
Researching my family history with some success - But got a census for 1911 that lists the address as Morfa House Conwy Can anybody tell me where it was and of course any pictures?

Chris Ward

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« Reply #261 on: August 18, 2013, 08:32:36 PM »
Hi Chris,  I don't know where the house was but perhaps some members on the forum who live in the Conwy area might know.
There is a Street Index in the Conwy Archives in Llandudno that I think covers the Conwy area in 1911 but your relatives name would be needed to trace it alphabetically.
I've also found in other Census records if you supply say two other addresses that appear before and after your relatives address then this may also help to pin point the address of Morfa House



wardeworld

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« Reply #262 on: August 21, 2013, 08:27:55 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion- checked the census but no luck all records either side seem to for large houses with no street details

Bri Roberts

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« Reply #263 on: August 21, 2013, 08:40:55 AM »
Naming those individual houses may prove useful to us locals, Chris.

Hugo

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« Reply #264 on: August 21, 2013, 12:32:46 PM »
Bri's right Chris,  naming the other houses could help to identify Morfa House quickly.    Morfa House has no street details either but that does not mean that they were large houses just that there was no street name attached.
Census records are usually in some form of pattern and that is why it would be helpful to have the other house names to get some idea where it is or was.
Like wise in the 1911 Street Index if we knew the name of the person you are looking up then someone could look it up quickly at the archives.

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« Reply #265 on: August 21, 2013, 02:49:49 PM »
Hugo, there was a Morfa Boarding House and a Morfa Cottage down on the Beacons. If Chris gave a name you could perhaps tie those in with the census.

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« Reply #266 on: August 21, 2013, 03:46:55 PM »
Thanks Cambrian,  is it likely to still be there or do you know if it has gone with all the development that has happened in that area?

DaveR

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« Reply #267 on: August 21, 2013, 06:43:46 PM »
I'm thinking it is the row of older houses across the road from Ysgol Aberconwy that used to lead along to the Golf Club/Beacons before the A55 was built?

Bri Roberts

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« Reply #268 on: August 21, 2013, 09:04:22 PM »
Near Dr Garretts?

wardeworld

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Re: Questions about places
« Reply #269 on: August 21, 2013, 11:25:24 PM »
Hi
the entry before Morfa House is for Gorse Bank followed by Holiewood House -  The family member i am researching is Hannah Parry who  i know was born in Junction about 1889
Many thanks