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From: rod long <>
Subject: Re: Death Cetificate
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 13:30:01 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <66.e9e9444.2822fe3c@aol.com>

Thanks a million for that Keith. Glad you got
something out of it as well. I am at work at the
moment but when I get home I am going to look for a
black and white photo of my great grandfather standing
on some steps by a front door! Its got to be the place
you sent me. I remember him taking my father for a
pint at the local Groes hotel when I was about 10. We
stopped for a drink ourselves in 1998 when we were
back home on holiday but I hadn't got that far with my
research and didn't really know what I was looking
I drove back and forth through Tyn-y-Groes but didn't
recognise anything, althouth it was 46 years since I
was last there!
Thanks again, Rod
--- wrote:
> Hi Rod,
> Seeing your enquiry this morning I thought Hum, I`m
> going that way today so I
> shall have a look for Isfryn. The following is an
> example of the wonderful
> way things just happen to work out sometimes in this
> `genealogy thing`
> Passing the Groes Hotel on the right hand side of
> the road aproaching the
> village of Tyn y Groes, Conwy I pulled in approx 250
> yds further on where I
> saw a couple of properties. My intention was to ask
> anyone if they happened
> to know where the property was with the full
> knowledge that I could be on a
> wild goose chase.
> Lo and behold, the name Isfryn shouted out at me
> from the name plate above
> the door of the second of a pair of semi detached
> stone cottages. So, I will
> send you a couple of attachments off list of your
> great grandmothers abode.
> Owing to the scares about virus attachments I am
> warning you in advance. one
> will be Isfryn.jpg and the other will be
> HenEfail.jpg so don`t worry about
> downloading them.
> Now then, I have done you a favour haven`t I! But
> not as good as the one you
> have done me . Whilst in the area and also mindful
> of another search I had
> promised in the Rowen area just a few miles up the
> road I called at a
> property where I knew an old chap lived who used to
> make rustic benches and
> arches many years ago. I knocked at the door and a
> voice answered from a
> bedroom window. To cut a long story short he asked
> me where I came from, who
> I was, what I did for a living, a real charmingly
> nosy character. It turned
> out that he knew my father who was a butcher in
> Conwy who used to supply the
> Groes Hotel (then owned by his father in law) with
> their meat. " I know your
> Grandfather as well, he married Mrs. Gray, they
> lived on the Morfa and her
> daughter Elsie worked at the chip shop up the top of
> the High street" Exit
> stage left with old chap still talking out of
> bedroom window. Now then, hear
> this, My grandmother died in 1930 before I was born,
> my grandfather died in
> 1965. My father died before I became interested in
> family history and also he
> was never very forthcoming in ancestral chit chat so
> it came as a complete
> shot out of the blue for me today. I shall revel in
> passing the news on to my
> brothers and sisters. What a good day!
> Regards,
> Keith Roberts, Conwy

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