1 May 2013 Graham Earpsaid Lived in Llawryglyn and then Pengeulan, Llanidloes. Attended Llanidloes High School from 1960 until 1965 and went to work in Border Garage and then JR Evans until 1969 when I left to join the Police Force. Many happy memories, wonderful place to live
13 April 2013 M. Morgansaid Just Love the Place and people
15 March 2013 Darling Singhsaid I once had an especially good friend who lived on High Street Llanidloes who had his business on Oak Street. I was very fortunate to have known him and to have visited a couple times. I visited by myself and together with my daughter Bianka in 1998. I had a wonderful time there. I love Wales and the Welsh people. I wish that I could visit there again someday. I also love the hills and those beautiful Lamb. I must mention that the food was very delicious, especially at Lloyds Restaurant. Thanks to ALL my friends for making everyone on my vacations enjoyable and pleasant. May the Lord bless you all. Darling now resides in Toronto, Canada.
11 March 2013 Lynne Coynesaid I had a great grandfather who was only referrred to as Grampa Jerman?Jarman. He was a stone-mason and did a lot of the relief work for the memorials for the 1st world war and a lot of the gravestones in the old cemetry. My mother was born in cemetry house shirley elizabeth gwendoline reynolds My g grandfather was also mayor there for I think 3 years any-one know my ancestors?
11 March 2013 Mairette Williamssaid Does anyone know if The Red House ,Berth-ddu is still standing? It was owned by the Stephens family. Margaret Stephens born 1775 married Richard Farmer who is my great great great grandfather. Margarets brother George Stephens inherited Dol'llys Hall and changed his name to George Meares. firstname.lastname@example.org
4 March 2013 John T. Catherallsaid Looking for any information whether there are any Catherall's to whom I am related that are still living in LLanidloes. My grandfather's name is Paul Edward Catherall and his brother's Ben. My grandfather was married to Jeanne Berti and they had to sons, John Evan Bennett Catherall and Paul E. Catherall, Jr. I believe their father's name was Evan Edward. My great grandfather arrived in the U.S. and first settled in Hoboken Heights, N.J. and eventually settled in The Bronx, N.Y. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you. My e-mail address is email@example.com. John T. Catherall
18 February 2013 Sian Ashtonsaid Our grandfather was Thomas Ashton of Llanidloes. He used to tell us as children that the family had a tradition of naming one boy of each generation either Roger or Valentine, as it went back in the family a long way.There was an alleged connection to Italy - though not conclusive. Our father was Roger William Ashton. If Darlene Landry has information about the family tree of Ashton we would be really keen to make contact. Kind regards.
14 January 2013 Helen said Hello to Gwyneth, Austin and family in Tylwch, How I miss you all and Llani!I would love to be back in the hills with you.I'd up sticks and move to you lovely people tomorrow given the chance. Happy New Year to you all. x
3 January 2013 K.O. Mullins from Houston, Texas USAsaid Llani will miss you Cousin Bert. God bless you! You and Momma (Ann Guest) behave up there!!
14 December 2012 Sue Middleton nee Evanssaid My family have had a static caravan in Llani since 1994. We spend all our holidays there and love the place and surrounding aria. My Great Great Grandad Richard Evans born at Hiirrieth Farm, moved from Llani to Birmingham with his older brother David round about 1820 and we've been here ever since. I would love to find out if I have any cousins still living in Llani. Strangely enough we reacently found out that my husbands family also came from mid Wales. His great Granddad Frederick Middleton was born in Newtown and his Great Grandma Jane in Guilsfield. firstname.lastname@example.org
4 November 2012 Steven Grant Hughessaid I am searching for relatives old and present as part of my research into my family. My GGG Grandmother who's name was Jane Hughes had a son Thomas Edward Hughes born 28 August 1888, the father was supposed to be Jarman a wool merchant who later became Mayor of Llanidloes. As Jarman was married this was a scandle and my GGG Grandmother kept it quite keeping her son with her family name of Hughes. I heard Jane later had a Son she named Sam and he apparently had a son who he named Sam. I heard Jane apparently lived in the workhouse for some time, so if this is all true my family name should be Jarman rather than Hughes. I notice that someone else - Lynne Coyne on this visitors book had a GGG Grandfather who was Major of Llanidloes, it would be good if Lynne or any of the Jane Hughes family could get in touch to swap notes and chat, my email address is email@example.com Many thanks.
2 September 2012 Thomas said I visited Llanidloes three weeks ago, stayed for a week, loved the place and the people so much that in three weeks time I am upping sticks and moving there. Cannot wait.
28 August 2012 Deesaid Looking for any information with regards to the commemorative plaque on the wall of town hall with regards to both world wars. Does anyone know how to gain further information about those named on the plaque. A book was given to a family member after great war - 'With the road to Pretoria'. Also looking for information of Jones family who lived in 19 Long Bridge Street.
23 July 2012 Mifanwy Lanesaid I loved every minute of my visit to Llanidloes in June. The people are very friendly and the food is great. My regret was not finding the graves of Mary Brown, the vegetable fruit seller, in the market photos or her mother or daughter. If you know anything about Mary Brown please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 June 2012 Chrys Robertsonsaid I am sitting in my great grandmother Margaret Brown Higgs' rocking chair thinking how much I appreciate the people of Llanidloes for the wonderful time my sister Mifanwy Lane had on her recent visit. Our grandmother Anna Higgs came in the 1880's to Bellevue, Idaho, USA, with her parents Richard and Margaret Brown Higgs. My sister Mifanwy found quite a lot of Higgs' information. The only information she was able to find on the Brown Evans side was a picture at the Old Market Hall of Mary Brown, whom we believe to have been Margaret Brown Higgs' mother. Margaret and her older sister Mary were born to David Evans and Mary Brown. Apparently David Evans left the family for England when the girls were young, and their mother Mary Brown was so angry that she changed all their names back to Brown. Great great grandmother Mary supported her girls by selling produce in the market, as did her widowed mother, also a Mary Brown. Margaret and Mary later had a brother John Brown, who had another father. Great great aunt Mary never married because their mother would not let her go with a man to Australia. Supposedly this was because Mary was needed to work in a family candy shop. We are anxious to hear from anyone, especially the Brown or Evans families, who may have information about our great great grandmother Mary or our great great aunt Mary, who died in 1934. We would like to know where they are buried, about any living relatives, or any other available information.
23 June 2012 Margaret Bird nee Higgssaid Yes Dilys Ido remember you if you want to get in touch my e mail is Morvy @talktalk,net
21 June 2012 Loren Gracesaid Two of my great-grandparents were from this part of Wales and I just wanted to see what it is like. I'm sure they never imagined that many generations later a branch of their family would be sweating it out in Arizona, USA!
19 June 2012 Tim Atkinsonsaid Searching for any information on my Grandmother's family she was Sarah Davies and her parents were Edward & Ann Davies who lived at Glandwr Yard Coach House. Does anyone have any information about the family. They later moved to Devon. email@example.com
2 June 2012 Liz Maddockssaid How I miss you, Llanidloes
3 May 2012 Ruth Tamplingsaid I am looking for any Elliotts or Mills famillies. firstname.lastname@example.org
3 May 2012 Dilys fraser nee Michaelsaid I have just discovered youo rwonderful website and several names jumped out at me, nmaes of people I was at school with between 1947 and 1954, Say hello to Ann Guest and Morvy Higgs. I still regard Llani as home, My son and his wife visited three weeks ago. I lived in Maesyllan
22 April 2012 edward owensaid please save the 4x4 landrover based at llanidloes fire station its vital back up machine 2 the main pump and a lifesaver in a very rural area! please support our local firefighters! ive known the lads for many years and it makes me angry that they could lose a vital back up vehicle
18 April 2012 Mairette Williamssaid My great great grandfather was George Meares Farmer of Tempest Villa ,his son Charles Tempest Farmer married Gertrude Berning in 1883 and my grandfather was Ernest Clarence Farmer who was born and raised in London with his 6 siblings. email@example.com
10 April 2012 Dianne Fusedalesaid Looking for details on my great grandfather William Bloomfield Thomas who came from Llanidloes! Sydney Australia
8 April 2012 Sabrina Victoria Henderson-Bell Kraftsaid We will see all of you next year!!! I have to come see the birthplace of my name. I was here nearly 35 years ago, and it has definitely changed since then!!
23 March 2012 Gwynfor Jonessaid john oliver jones birth records born 1877 in bala merionethire cant find any records????? firstname.lastname@example.org
7 March 2012 arthur milne evanssaid my g g g grandfather joshua lloyd evans came from llanidloes he was born c1782 i would like to find out about HIS parents he moved to london some time around 1800 one of his sons was david morier evans journalist b13-6-1819
5 March 2012 arthur milne evanssaid looking for information on joshua lloyd evans bc 1782 left llanidloes for london in about 1800 married harriett thomason stanton morier 18 oct 1807 st andrews by the wardrobe london
8 February 2012 michelle andersonsaid I am tracing my family tree and have traced it back to Llanidleos. The name I am tracing is Thomas. I have found my 4thX Great Grandad John Thomas was born is 1776 in Llanidleos. His wife was named Mary. I have him and his family living in Short Bridge Street and Glynn Factory as various points in their lives. His son, John Thomas was also born there and married a Ann(from Shrewsbury). I am wondering if anyone can shed anymore light on the family where they lived worked... or Glynn Factory. I know it was a very long time ago, but worth a shot!!!...I hope to visit Llanidleos in the summer with my children as it looks a beautiful place x x x
31 January 2012 Mifanwy Lanesaid My grandmother was born in Llanidloes in 1879 and came to the US when she was 4 years old. We are coming to visit Llanidloes in June. I am interested in knowing about the cemeteries in that area, so I can search for ancestors from the Higgs Rees, Williams Woosnam and Brown families.
29 January 2012 jon daniel jermansaid I am the son of Daniel LLewellyn Jerman, grandson of Llewellyn Daniel Jerman from Lllanidloes, greetings to my distant relatives. Any information on my ancestors lives,professions,etc. would be greatly appreciated. My emai is email@example.com
15 January 2012 ann murphysaid i am looking for george campbell wood born about 1898 llanidloes or aberystwyth, his dad had a hotel, ann 10.1.12
9 January 2012 pauline kempsaid looking for any mills family in berriew and the surrounding area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
7 January 2012 Graham Jones (Van 1957 - 1964) said Does any one have any knowlege of Michael and Ann Hough, would love to know how they are? Email.- email@example.com
31 December 2011 tessa goodiersaid may I leave my e-mail address for Darlene Landry please? firstname.lastname@example.org
9 December 2011 Paul Coppersaid I am a resident in NZ and am researching my family, I have found that in 1871 a John Copper lived in a lodging house in Short Bridge Street run by Mary Jones. If anyone could give me any history of the local area I would be so grateful. There were 4 members of my family at the house all described as tinkers. My mail address is email@example.com
28 November 2011 Annette Andersonsaid My Great Great grandfather George and Mary Bowen had a child George born in Llanidloes in 1845. George snr was a soldier in the 41st Welsh Fusiliers he was wounded and died Crimean War 1855.
2 November 2011 Gordon Hamersaid Great town. My fathers family originally came from Lanni to South Wales. I'm not too sure if there are any relatives still there. When I was young we took my grandfather to visit his cousin Harriet (Van) but I assumed this was his last relative in Llanidloes.
12 October 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org Can anyone remember anything about Llani during the War? I was evacuated to Llani 1939-1945 i lived at idloes terrace no5. I live in Coventry.
1 September 2011 anthony seabournesaid has any one heard of the 'Higgs Brothers, of Llanidloes' around 1938 . i have restored a old oil engine and would love to no the history of it . they may have been agricultural murchants , or farmers , but i am unsure , all i no is it was supplied to them in 22 2 38 any info would be recived with thanks , to email@example.com
1 August 2011 Mike Rutlandsaid Hi, i am looking for a list from the 1881 census of residents of Van Terrace, Y Fan, Llanidloes. Can anyone help as the searches i have done so far all require a name or the person i am searching for.
23 June 2011 ann parrysaid i am looking for george wood born 1898 at llanidloes
19 June 2011 belinda richardssaid hi jay it would be nice to catch up have no other way to contact you other than on this page
16 June 2011 J. Sterling Mullinssaid Cannot wait for my trip to Llani in Nov....nice to see Belinda Richard's entry....brings back fond memories....Cymru am byth!!!
12 June 2011 Tessa Goodiersaid Having made my annual pilgrimage to Llanidloes last week,I was disapointed to find that the Bethel cemetary off the High street was closed due to an outbreak of Japanese knotweed.Does anyone know when it will re-open as my great- grandparents and my great-great-grandparents are buried there.They were the Browns of Foel Farm.Any information about them or the whereabouts of their farm would be much appreciated.Thanks.
12 June 2011 Lewis Batessaid Llanidloes is the given birthplace of my Great Grandmother Elzabeth, sadly as yet I have to discover what her maiden name was
31 May 2011 Doug Robertsaid 25 years in Australia, and I'm coming home to Wales in 2012. I was born in Merthyr Tydfil and brought up in Caerphilly, but I never did see much of mid-Wales. Llanidloes is obviously worth a look. Put the kettle on ! Doug & Dog, Tasmania, Australia
16 May 2011 Richard Owensaid I was born in Llani in 1960 but have been in London since '64. Any chance to visit the place was always welcome but now most of the family have either passed away or moved away. It's a lovely place, maybe I'll get to retire there?
25 April 2011 coral spencersaid I am wanting to trace any Hamptons of Llanidloes. My mother was Eileen Hampton and her father James Llewellyn. I believe they lived on Maesllyn . Many thanks
3 March 2011 Julia Straitonsaid I should be thrilled to hear from anybody researching the Chapman family who were settled in and around Llanidloes in the 18th & 19th centuries. I'm anxious to find any info on a George Chapman who settled in Newtown by 1841 but I think came from Llanidloes bn c.1811 possibly from a family at Llwyncrwm. Any ideas anyone? Many thanks.
1 March 2011 David Morgansaid My grandfather, Richard Christmas Morgan, was born 25 December 1880 in Foundry Terrace, Llanidloes, a son of Edward and Ann Morgan. If anyone has any information about the family, I'd appreciate contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
17 February 2011 belinda richardssaid i was born in llanidloes in 1962 moved away in 1974 i was reading through visitors book and seen the name jay sterlin mullins he was my penpal when i lived there it is nice to know that he has been back to llani
13 February 2011 Martha (Marty) Cottrillsaid Your website is a great discovery for someone like myself who had ancestors living in Llanidloes!! Richard, Thomas, and William Brown, as well as Elizabeth Jones Brown, were all from there. the Browns were millers on the Severn in the early 1800s.
6 February 2011 Gail Batemansaid I was so excited to find this site. My Grandmother's family come from that area and it is interesting to see the pictures of this beautiful area of the world. Our ancestry goes back to John Jenkins born in 1763. I would love to hear from anyone connecting to this family line. email@example.com
1 February 2011 Chris Cammsaid I was born in Llani and now live in the States. Hello Cousin Bertram and Uncle Wally. Does anyone know when the houses on Westgate Street were built?
31 January 2011 Jan Lloydsaid Most, if not all, of my father's relatives were from Llanidloes. My Uncle and cousin still live there, and some distant cousins. I'm researching Jones, Simon, Mills, Betton Beaton, Jenkins plus many others. firstname.lastname@example.org
28 January 2011 Kate Raynsfordsaid I live in Llanidloes and go to high school there, I find Llani a great place to live with loads of things to do. I love the walks and that the scenic clywedog dam is a short drive from Llani. It is great for community spirit and everyone says hello to you and that really brightens your day. A great place to live and visit, drop by for a visit!
22 January 2011 Walter L Guestsaid A Llani lad have returned from living in the States. Llani gave me my breath and education, for which I am most greatfull. I have been around the world because of every thing.....thanks Hi Bert I still remember you. I would be interested in any photos of Llani as I now suffer from COPD and will not be able to visit the old town, but the memories are still in my head Walter Lived at 9 westgate street
2 January 2011 Doreen Bowensaid Trawling through looking for anyone who might be connected to Rev Lloyd Morgan who was a Baptist minister in Sarn near Kerry. We have photos of his family. Can be contacted on email@example.com
27 December 2010 Audra Robertssaid I came across two photos of ladies football teams based in Llanidloes - The Llanidloes Foundry Team and the Llanidloes Daffodils. Does anyone have any more information about these teams - who they played, how long the existed, who were the players? I would be grateful for any information.
14 December 2010 Clive Millmansaid I am trying to find relatives of RUSSELL CHAPMAN HAMER a very brave RAF pilot from World War 2. He is buried in Dolhafren Cemetery having been killed in action. The Battle of Britain Historical Society wishes to present a Memorial Plaque to the school attended by Russell Hamer so any help information will be appreciated. Many thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
6 December 2010 Peter Marmoreksaid Born here 62 years ago. (1948)
25 October 2010 Mike Owensaid As an Owen whose great Grandfather was born in Llanidloes but ending up in Scotland - we still had relatives in Foundry Terrace in the shadow of the foundry until it closed!
17 October 2010 Garry Owensaid We have been tracing the family Tree & have found out that the family line stems from Llanidloes ,we hope to vist in the near future
14 September 2010 Tracey Russellsaid i am tracing my family tree, my grandfather was born in church street, llanidloes, his name william pugh, his mother and father lived in church street, william edward pugh and margaret w thomas. her mother a Ann Thomas was the church beedle and information on any of these people would be much appreciated. email@example.com
22 August 2010 Stephen Bernard Ashtonsaid I was born in Llanidloes in 1962, now living in Chester. My Father was George Bernard Ashton, who was born in Clatter, eldest of 7, Father Martin, Mother Sarah (nee Carter). My Father passed away this month (August) aged 78. My Mother is Dorothy Ashton (nee Jones, family from Gwastadgoed farm, Llanwnog). I have an elder Sister, Gail Bennett), living in Chester and Brother Michael, who has lived in Seattle USA for the last 20 years. I was very interested to read in a previous message from Darlene Landry, the reference to different Ashton families in Mid Wales. Although I have no evidence to back it up, my belief is that there were 2 Ashton families. I think the Ashton family that I originate from originally came from Lancashire around the 1830ís. I would be very interested if anyone has any knowledge of this. Many many happy times spent in mid Wales! firstname.lastname@example.org
20 August 2010 Gaynor Morrissaid Does anyone please have any birth details for my 4x great grandmother Catherine Beedle. She married William Baxter in 1782 in Llanidloes and went on to have children - Mary 1786, James 1792, Elizabeth 1783 and 1788 and William 1789. There is a burial in Llanidloes for a Catherine Baxter in 1823 which states she was 75, meaning she was born in 1748. This is possibly her. I have access to some parish records but cannot find her birth anywhere. email@example.com
10 August 2010 Mair Franklin (Davies)said My granddad on my mams side came from y fan Staylittle, his name was William Ieuan Jones and he was from the 'Jones Top Pool family', I understand that my ancestors worked in the lead mines of y fan. My granddad was born in 1906 and was one of 11 children, there was. Isaac, Richard, John, Elizabeth (who I knew of as Aunty Mary. Trenlonydd, Llandinam), William (my granddad), Maldwin (who kept the Post Office at y fan), Dai (who worked at Haffryn furniture), Florrence, Emrys and Doris. Since my mam and dad passed away, I've lost touch with this part of my family, I remember aunty Mary had a large family and I think one of her children worked at the local Petrol station and he'd built his own bungalow, there was also a daughter with the same name as me (Mair). If you know any of the people I'm talking about or are related to me, I'd really love to hear from you! About Llanidloes, I have many happy memories of the town, my parents had a Cottage in Church St Rhayader so we spent lots of holidays in Mid Wales. I wonder, is the two headed lamb still in the Museum at llanidloes? Mair (Birmingham) firstname.lastname@example.org
3 August 2010 Susan martinsaid A price (Pryce) Edwards of Llanidloes married my ancestor Mary Ann Winton in New Shoreham Sussex on 17 2 1809. She was a local girl of 18 and the marriage certificate states he came from Llanidloes. Was he a soldier or militia man just stationed there. Any information on him would be very much appreciated Susan Martin email@example.com
27 July 2010 Chris Jarmansaid Working on the Jarman Jerman famly tree. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
26 July 2010 Jay Sterling Mullinssaid Llani is full of extremely nice and bohemian people...a real treat hidden in the hills of Mid-Wales....I plan on coming over in 2011 for Guy Fawkes Day Night
25 July 2010 angela geddissaid i was born in llanidloes 53yrs ago and can't wait to return for a visit, it's been about 10yrs since my last visit. i have such fond memories of my childhood there
12 July 2010 angie cartwrightsaid a magical place to visit
18 June 2010 david bowerssaid I am hoping to visit Llanidloes as my wife's family originaye from here. Edward Lewis born 1811 and by 1871 listed as a Chelsea out pensioner and lodging at Church street vicarage.His wife Mary was born in Llanidloes in 1818. In 1861 were living with daughters Elizabeth and Margaret in Church Street. ANY INFO PLEASE TO Bowerssenior1@aol.com
18 June 2010 christine stringer new zealandsaid My Great grandmother was Elizabeth Owen.Her father Richard Owen worked in Van mines as did her brother Daniel.There was a sister Emily that married a David Jerman.Any of these names in your family tree...if so please contact me email@example.com
14 May 2010 mike whitesaid my grt.grt grandmother (Ann LUCAS) was born in Llani in 1829 and her son was born in the nearby workhouse (Edward LUCAS). Her father was Rees LUCAS, mother Elizabeth Powell. Would love to trace the family backwards.
5 May 2010 Charlie Lockwoodsaid I am trying to trace my family and I would be thankfull for any leads, My Great Grandfather was Edward Ashton form Montgomery Montgomery born 7 Feb 1847 Married Ann Jane Edwards born in Mountain Ash 26 May 1847, They were married in Llanidloes 26 March 1970 the childern were Edward born January 1871 died in USA, Mary Jane born around 1874 Died as a child in Wales, Thomas Richard born 1876 died in USA Sarah Ann born 1879 died USA , Edward Ashton moved to Idaho to work in the mines about around the 1880's then sent for his family a year or two later. Any help about the history of the family would be wonderful. I am now living in Manchester and MY email address is Idacowboy@hotmail.com
15 April 2010 Heather Holmessaid What a superb,comprehensive site!! Well done, we have now decided to make a day visit when we are in Rhayader next week.
10 April 2010 Tessa Goodiersaid Darlene Landry My great grandfather Thomas Beedle(?)was a shoemaker in Llanidloes and was born c.1858.They lived at the Nant,and on the death of Thomas the family moved to Bethel St.MyGrandmother Mary Ann Beedle Married Edward Brown of Foel Farm.I shall be spending my usual week in a cottage down there, come the 12 June it's where I feel very at home.Thank you so much for your kind reply to my query.
2 April 2010 Carol D Bennettsaid Descedant of Benjamin Bennett born About 1791 Montgomeryshire
24 March 2010 David Jarmansaid I am about to visit LLanidloes and know that I have relatives there. My grandfather, Edward Jarman lived on the farm near a place called 'The Van' and left there to find mining work in the Rhondda Valley at the turn of the century together with his brother, John Jarman, who settled in the Cynon Valley. If anyone has any information of the family line, my E-mail address is.- firstname.lastname@example.org
9 March 2010 Roger Ashtonsaid Just looking again at the visitors book and very pleased to see a message for me from Darleen Landry posted 29th Jan 2010 regarding the Ashton family of LLanidloes. I would be very interested to have more details of the Ashton tree. my email is Rashtonred@aol.com
24 February 2010 K.O. Mullins from Houston, Texas, USAsaid Your website is wonderful. My mother, Ann Guest, grew up in Llanidloes and seeing the photos brought back lovely memories of my visits there. Say hello to cousin Bert for me.
23 February 2010 j knowlessaid red lion llanidloes....best ever, sunday lunch i have had away from home, real ly good homely cooking,atmosphere and value for money, will make the journey again to llanidloes, lovely town,friendly people,well kept.thank you.
14 February 2010 Michael Lloyd Morgansaid My family and I were recently on holiday from South Africa. I had a very special interest in Llanidloes and made 3 trips back to your beautiful town while we were in Wales. My Grandfather, Morley Bennet Lloyd Morgan, son of David Lloyd Morgan and Margaret Morgan was born in Great Oak Street in 1880 and emmigrated to South Africa. Of very special interest to me was that a number of family members are buried in the graveyard at St.Idloes church. If anyone has any further information about my ancestors please email me at email@example.com
29 January 2010 Darlene Landry said Attention Tessa Goodier Evan Beetle cir 1785 and Elizabeth Children Jane Beetle 1827 married David Ashton JOhn cir 1829 married unknown had son Edward David Beetle c 1832 unknown daughter. If you can give the name of the Beetle you are looking for the parents of I may find it in the census.
29 January 2010 Darlene Landrysaid Attention Roger Ashton. I have most of the Ashton tree and am willing to share it with you. As it is I am wanting to make sure your Ashtons are the right ones .If so I can take you back to George Ashton cir 1585
4 January 2010 Paul Broadhurstsaid Have just found the site VG. My mother Ursula Broadhurst nee Jones was born in Llani 1945 and then lived at Pwllan Farm, Llandinam before moving to Crewe in the early 50s. I regularly visited relatives in both Llandinam and Llani during my early years but sadly they have all passed away now. Some older readers may remember my Great Uncle Arnold Hamer who ran an iron mongers stall near the market hall and my other Great Uncle James (Jim) Hamer who farmed Pwllan. A wonderful part of the world about which I have treasured memories. firstname.lastname@example.org
19 November 2009 pat and janet humphreyssaid we were born in llani hospital 1948 1949 we now live in australia we have 2 uncles and an aunt living in llani.also cousins love to all who knew us x
16 November 2009 chris emmanuelsaid I am tracing family tree looking for any one related to Parry family who lived in Church La Llanidloes at time of 1881 census they then moved to Amlwch Anglesey hope some one may help. my e mail is chriscable@ blueyonder.co.uk
18 September 2009 denise forwardsaid i am researching my family history.i have a line from great oak street.there is jane mills 1797..her daughter hannah simon 1831..her son john mills simon 1855..he then left and eventualy went to england..if anyy one has any information i would love to hear from you..i hope one day to be able to come to llanidloes myself..email@example.com
17 August 2009 Mrs Margaret Walwynsaid Loved the DVD. My great grandparents were from Llanidloes and moved to work in coal mines in Rhondda Valley in 1870's. They are now buried in Trecorchy cemetery with their headstone all in Welsh. Hope to visit Llanidloes soon.
5 July 2009 Tim & Pat Bearmansaid Lovely town,very friendly people,enjoy visiting your town
15 June 2009 Morvy Bird nee Higgssaid home to me is still Llani,I come home as often as I can. There is no place I have been ,comes anywhere near it ,the most friendly people ,the most beautiful countryside,and the best shoe shop in the country.
15 June 2009 David Donnellysaid My great grandfather was one of the Dakin Brothers who owned the Severn Side and Glynbrochan Mills but sadly my mother died before I could find out any information. I wonder if there are any Dakins left in Llani or does anyone know what happened to them? if you have any info please let me know,my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
12 May 2009 Judith McLanesaid My Nana was born in Llani in 1898 and my mum was evacuated there from Liverpool during the war. I have not been back to visit in many years (I live in America) but I have very fond memories. it is great to be able to check in using the website! Llani looks to be as lovely as ever and I hope to visit soon. I love this place!
14 April 2009 Roger Ashtonsaid We visited Llani last week and had a day looking round and trying to discover anything about the Ashton family, my great grandfather Edward who lived in great oak st in 1841 and 1851 his wife was Jane Morgans .My grandfather Richard born 1848 they had 8 children in all. I think Richards brother John born 1835 had a son William who was lord mayor in 1900 but cannot be sure can anyone confirm this ? We hope to visit again and stay longer email Rashtonred@aol.com
8 April 2009 Elwyn Jonessaid We will be visiting Llani and staying the first 3 weeks of June. Hope to see as many old friends as possible. Am formerly from Oleuffynnon, Old Hall.
20 March 2009 lynne coynesaid My g.g.grandfather Jarman was the mayor of Llani and also did all the stone carvings in Llani
27 February 2009 Elizabeth Jones Robertssaid My materal grandmother's name was Mary Davis. She married John Oliver Jones. My mother was born at Foundary Terrace. I have a bible that belonged to my father--a Welsh bible--that was published in 1890. Very, very beautiful and I would like to find my family.
27 February 2009 Marlene Paterson Spruce Grove Alberta, Canadasaid I have been researching my ancestory and discovered that my Grandfather Alfred Idloes Byng was born in Lanidloes and his middle name reflects this. He is the son of Edward Albert Byng and before that Josiah Byng. My Mother was the daughter of Alfred Idloes Byng. I would one day like to visit Wales and see the beautiful church from my Grandfathers name. I would also like to find out if there are byngs still living in this area.My Grandfather married Charlotte Geogina Mew from Kidderminster .My email address is email@example.com. my phone 780 962 5734. I live near Edmonton, Alberta. My Grandfather imigrated to Canada in 1927. God Bless to all Marlene
26 January 2009 June Tribbick (Edwards)said My grandparents are Richard EDWARDS b1882 Trefeglwys (I have addresses as Brynbedw and Caemegan)and Mary MILLS b1882 Llanidloes(Llwyn crwn). They married in 1907 Manledd Chapel, and migrated to Australia 1910 with two small children,Phyllis and Arthur, and went on to have another 6 children. I would very much like to hear from any relatives friends of these families. We hope to make a short visit to Wales in April 2009. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
2 January 2009 Susan & Gary Standishsaid What a wonderful site, we have recently bought a caravan in the area and we are looking forward to exploring the town and taking many of the walks you have recommended as well as seeing the local carnival.
29 December 2008 Marc Harphamsaid My home town. Enough said.
14 December 2008 Owen Hayessaid My grandfather, David Owen, emigrated in 1866 to U.S. from Llani and I don't know why. It looks like a perfectly beautiful place. I hope someday to visit and see for myself.
6 December 2008 Kayleigh Daviessaid Llanidloes is a wonderful town with loads of entertainment and shops. Hafren forest just outside llani is wonderful so far me and my family have been on every walk. The carnival is fantastic. They must go to so much effort Oh yes and bonfire night is amazing absoloutly amazing. In the summer holidays theres loads on.
1 December 2008 Nan Davenportsaid My grandmother, Nancy Ann Cummins, was born in Llanidloes in 1906 to Arthur Cummins and Ethel Maude Morgan Cummins. I know she travelled to LLani sometime in the late 60's or early 70's and said we had a lot of relatives still in the town. I would be interested in hearing from any relatives. My email address is email@example.com
17 November 2008 peter wilshaw from AECB Greenbuiltsaid Had a great time at the greenfair even though the weather was awful! Thanks everyone for a lovely time especially CLS and M. x
11 November 2008 Tessa Goodiersaid Had a wonderful week in Llanidloes,last July.We had a couple of meals at the Cobblers Cafe which we enjoyed very much.My great-grandfather named Beedle,was a cobbler at Llanidloes in the second half of the nineteenth century and we wondered if this had been his shop.Does anyone out there have any information please?
4 November 2008 John Clarkesaid I was born and went to Central Grammar school in Birmingham. The school had a camp at Bryntail Farm. I first attended camp in 1955, before the dam. To me, living in the middle of Birmingham, it was a paradise of freedom from noise and traffic, with school friends that got to know and like. Llanidloes for me has not changed much, even the milk bar is still there (where I had my first ever milk-shake). Llani will always be the best memory of my school days. I still visit every year and on a sunny day walking it's streets I am back in my childhood. May Llanidloes never change. Thank-you Llani
29 October 2008 Paul Daviessaid Hello Great site, i worked on the by pass many years ago and stayed for for 2 years. Love the place. Trying to trace Sue Williams (Morgan) formely of garden suberb and victoria avenue. firstname.lastname@example.org
22 October 2008 Eugene Kippsaid Hi, I'm from Dennison Ohio, and my great grandmother was born in Llanidloes. I'm looking forward to some genealogical research some day in Wales.
21 October 2008 Laurie Zirossaid Hi I am from Melbourne Australia,and doing my wife's (Julie McMahon) family tree (her great grandmother Mary Lloyd was born in LLanidloes (married Ballarat, Victoria Australia 1873, her marriage certificate shows her father as Thomas Owen and mother Mary Davies and believe were all from Llanidloes. We plan to visit Llanidloes in 2010. Anyone that can help with the family tree names would be appreciated.
21 October 2008 peter jonessaid my dad was born in Llanidloes his name was john russell and lived in foundry terrace I spent alot of time there through my childhood from your photos its how I remember it still quaint and picture postcard
3 October 2008 chris jonessaid Hi My Dad came from Llani. He emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada in 1960. His home was Oleuffynon, Old Hall. Though he lives in Canada, part of him never left Llani.
30 September 2008 Adam Schaffer said My wife and I came from the US for a wedding of a good friend of ours last year and we had an amazing time. Everyone was very nice and we had the chance to see morris dancing, the mayor's parade and had a great time at the Red Lion Inn. I hope that we can make it back there some day.
23 September 2008 peter wilshawsaid Will be back in Llani for the Greenfair early next month.Looking forward to seeing old friends and enjoying the atmosphere!
23 September 2008 John Psaid How I miss Llani. We lived there for many years but now exiled to darkest Essex. Llani probably has the best butchers shop in the whole of the UK
7 September 2008 phillip lafollettesaid my great great grandparents were from Llanidloes. Your website has given me glimpes of the land they left. the land is wonderful! alas the pictures will be as close as I get to visiting.
31 August 2008 rod turnersaid linda and I have visited LIani every year for last 15 years mainly to visit the quilt show at the minerva centre. However, we have fallen in love with the fantastic countryside and enjoy the character of the town, especially the friendly people.
25 August 2008 Edwards Familysaid Just purchased a holiday static caravan in llanidloes and have fallen in love with the area. Hope to spend many weekends relaxing in and around llani. Great food, great scenery and friendly locals, what more could we ask for!
17 August 2008 e bosaid I love this town dont ever change its character
10 August 2008 Sue Bakshisaid Ron and I visited Llani in 2004 from the US. It was my second visit on a family history search. We have wonderful memories of hospitality, new friends, and wonderful scenery. I finally found my great-great grandfather Thomas Bennett's birthdate and place of Llanidloes 1838, and the John Davies side at Cefn Cwmere. We'll be back someday. In the meantime, 'Hi' to Jane and Ian, and Ruby and Glyn, and all the amazingly helpful people we met.
7 August 2008 Eamonn & Sue Hallmarksaid Stayed 5th-6th August 2008 with Rich & Jan Cross @ 'Gwerngau' First time in mid-Wales and we were stunned by the natural beauty and friendly community spirit. Saw the dams, tasted the beer, visited Aberwystwyth, almost bought a settee, (decision pending), watched Llanidloes Town FC win their pre-season friendly and got very, very wet! Looking forward to our next visit! Thank-You Richard & Jan, and of course young Gavin.
6 August 2008 jackie smithsaid thank you for your hospitality last weekend at the european championchips you gave me a parking permitt which i forgot to give back i will post it back to you and i do apologise the clays were spot on and all the staff were very helpful keep it up and i will see you next year for the british open thanks again jackie smith
24 July 2008 Jennifer RObertssaid Searching for Davies and Roberts family from Llanidloes, Montgomery, Wales for my family tree research.
9 July 2008 Dennis Spinkssaid The most beautifull part of our country, i have been there many times while touring on a motor cycle thro mid Wales,
2 July 2008 Olga and William Danes-Volkovsaid Wonderful site. We've only visited once, coming back in January (just so the weather can make us sure we don't want to live there) because at the moment we do!!
30 June 2008 Barsaid Great site - well done. It's almost 20 years since we lived in Llanidloes and although we come back regularly for visits your site captures the spirit of the town completely. It's made me 'homesick' for another visit and we'll be coming back for another stay and to catch up with old friends in September. Well done again for a fantastic site.
28 June 2008 clairesaid i havent been yet but im sure the whole family will enjoy the experience
7 June 2008 john bateysaid a very good website. we are going to visit you soon (from oxford) and the 'town tour' with commentary was very informative.
4 June 2008 leslie birchallsaid I lived in llani from 1939-1945 at 5 idloes terrace with mrs norah dakin. I went to the c.of.e.school. Mr rees being headmaster. I was also in the choir at st idloes church.I wonder if there is anyone who remembers me. My email address is. email@example.com
25 May 2008 Mike Fawdreysaid I took part in the Sarn Sabrina walk on 24 May 08 & would just like to say how much my son and I enjoyed it. We were truly impressed by the organisation, especially after I had a cramp problem. Numerous folk both staff and visitors gave me much encouragement to finish successfully. Many thanks to you all, needless to say we will be back. we just wished we lived closer
22 May 2008 Judie Bridgemansaid I liked it so much, I think I'll move there!
13 May 2008 Tessa Goodiersaid My family left Llanidloes at the turn of the last century, but whenever I visit the town, it feels like I'm coming home.Looking forward to spending a week nearby,with my grown-up family, in July.
13 May 2008 Jacqui Mills from Canada said This is the town where my family came from and I had the good fortune of visiting too many years ago. Hope I can come back again and that Cynthia, the welsh cakes and Sunday services at St. Idloes are all still there.
25 April 2008 June Gwyneth Prestonsaid My dad was Eric Bound and he was born in Llanidloes. My last visit (from Australia) was in 2004 and I would love to return for a longer stay and try to learn more of my fathers' early family life. If you could help, I would certainly appreciate it. Email...firstname.lastname@example.org
3 April 2008 Nan Davenportsaid I am starting to do research on my ancestors who lived in Llanidloes. My grandmother, Nancy Ann Cummins was born in April 1903 to Ethel Maude Morgan (maiden name) and father Arthur Cummins and came to the US around 1906. I would love to hear from anyone with information on my relatives. My email address is email@example.com. Thank you
1 April 2008 William McCullysaid Was evacuated here during the war, was a long lost memory. One day would like to visit again from canada.
31 March 2008 Mike Jonessaid Visited Llani last Saturday.Heard that Janice Pugh is at Aldersons in Great Oak Street.Are there any Llani High School re-unions? I was at this school from 1957 - 1960.
30 March 2008 Mr.S.Greatwoodsaid For someone looking an interesting Mid-Wales place to visit, this web-site does make me want to come from Leicester.
22 March 2008 Eleanor Hewsonsaid An inspiring website! Lots for us and our 2 Border Collies to do.
20 March 2008 Sarah Morsesaid My dad was born in LLanidloes in 1925 at Hawthorn House so I visited several years ago and saw what a beautiful place it was.
20 March 2008 glenys malamsaid having visited family in march this year what a beautiful place this is and we will be back
17 March 2008 Roy Schultzsaid great website,i,m planning visits already,scenery looks stunning.i have visited further north nr to mold&ruthin,
15 February 2008 Dwayne Mearessaid My gggrandfather, Athelstane Meares, built Dol-lyce Hall. I am planning on visisting in July of this year. Are any of my Meares, Stephens, or Farmer long lost cousins still living in the area? firstname.lastname@example.org
11 February 2008 Eve Levysaid I'll be visiting my sister, Annie and her husband, George and their children in your lovely town in July 2008 - looking forward! I currently live in a New York City suburb with my husband and children. This will be our children's first trip to the UK and my husband's and my first trip to Wales. If only we had more than five days, but we Americans (who have jobs) are mostly allowed very little vacation!
9 February 2008 Mina Hailstonesaid Hi. I am looking for my cousin Lynda Gentle, who is from Llanidloes. Her parents are Frank & Gaynor. We wrote as teens & then lost contact. I had heard that she now lives in North Wales. If anyone knows her, please feel welcome to pass my email address onto her. It is email@example.com. Thank you!
14 January 2008 Dave Morrowsaid GW1 XDM. Hi Deric well done for posting that in the local web site. my E mail is on my web page www.skyfirepyro.com I see that your call sighn is part of your e adress but im having problems sending to it. looking forward to hearing from you Dave. GW1 XDM.
4 January 2008 Roy Cooksaid i was evacuated to Llani in1939 with my brother Tony and we stayed at the home of Mr.Arthur Davies named Llwyn on Penygreen Road.
15 December 2007 Laurie Milamsaid Bore Da from the US...Moved from Cardiff back to the 'States January 2007...Wales has captured my heart,for I NEVER wanted to leave.but due to family illness,felt I had to return.. Informative site & gorgeous scenery!
15 December 2007 Derek Shepherdsaid Hi...I am trying to trace Dave Morrow who could well still live in Llanidloes..I lived in Llani from 1985 till 1990 and Dave lived with his Mum at that time..he would be around 36 37yrs old now...anyone with information please email me...Thankyou G1AEGCOMMS@aol.com.
6 December 2007 Wojteksaid I'm working very close to Llani ( Old Chapel Farm ) i'm falling in love with this country........
3 December 2007 Ann Owensaid Congratulations on a most informative and sophisticated website. I have deep family connection with dear Llani - my grandparents Edward and Catherine Wood kept the Town Hall Temperance Hotel, and I have fond memories of holidays there in the Forties. Their daughter Gertrude Nina married William Lloyd Hughes, then Vicar of Llangurig and I was born in the Vicarage there. A long time later my own husband was Vicar of Carno. thus, our daughter was born In Llanidloes hospital. Thus I treasure my connections with this remarkable town and it is really good to see it so well-served by so splendid a website.
6 November 2007 Kristinesaid Wonderful site - virtual tour is good - its all good - thanks v much
6 November 2007 Mariussaid Great to see the website being so informative. My wife and I have lived in llani for 4 years up to Dec 2005. I was the overseas player for the rugby club. We miss the town tremendously. The saturday morning social in High street the Friday afternoon after work drink at the Lion. Fancy dress shall I go on? We miss our friends very much and wish we could pop over to the pub for a drink with them. We hope to see more on the wedsite. We are waiting in anticipation for the rugby clubs next tour to South africa. If you nee a contact in Cape Town for locals who want to come and visit South Africa (Cape Town) please let us know. We can orginase great holidays. Just ask the rugby boys about the 2004 tour. Lots of love Marius and Janine Jerling.