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Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« on: Sunday 24 July 16 16:47 BST (UK) »
Hi, My Taid, Isaac Alun Jones managed the Berwyn Stores at 4, Berwyn Street, Llangollen at about 1900 to about 1920's? My mother Margaret Enid Jones was born there 1910 and she was May Queen at Plas Newydd when she was in her teens. They also had a house called 'Chestnuts' on the A5 just out of town. Also, their errand boy at the shop was Raymond Watkins who was born at around 1921.
His father, Gwyl Watkins lived in John Street just near the Smithfield Market.

Does anybody remember these people or have any more info?

Many thanks.

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 July 16 17:32 BST (UK) »
A very warm welcome to Rootschat.

http://newspapers.library.wales

Click on and put "berwyn stores" (include the "   " as part of search key) in "Search. Returns 182 hits.

Mainly adverts but the odd mention of "Jones".
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 July 16 17:41 BST (UK) »
Also try the search key "4 berwyn street" (including the "   ")
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 July 16 21:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info! Great help.

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 10:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I still can't seem to find the actual location of where the Berwyn Stores was in 1910 when my mum was born.
I dont think it was 4 Berwyn Street because my Taids shop was General Groceries.

As far as I can gather the shop was either in Regent Street, Berwyn Street or Castle Street?

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 11:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I went to school in Llangollen  many years later than your family but I think the Berwyn Stores would be on the corner of Berwyn Street and Chapel Street - on this map:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jnm/

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Have you found Alun Jones and family on the 1911 Census? He refers to "Berwyn Stores" but it is not in Berwyn Street.
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Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Berwyn Stores, Llangollen
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Had a look at Cadw's "Llangollen Understanding Urban Character" which mentions "4 Berwyn Street (Watkin and Williams" and "The Old Bank".

The 1911 Census has Alun Jones next to "Richard's Bank". Are the Old Bank and Richard's Bank one and the same?
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Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.