CARNARVON TRADERS

The Repository of all Things Historical for the Ancient Welsh Town of Carnarvon

  Castle Square, Carnarvon. Published by Williams & Hughes, Bridge Steet, 1850


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WHAT'S NEW


The Latest Additions

Below is a list of the various updates together with the date they were added. Check this page to find the latest updates. Readers who are not familiar with the town are recommended to have a look at "A Description of Carnarvon 1809 - 1811," "The Town Through Guide Books," and "Maps of Carnarvonshire." These can all be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

07/08/2016 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.8 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

07/08/2016 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. Some more new cards have been added. These can be found in the Images Section.

31/07/2016 - Synnau Dre/Sounds of the Town. An evocative description of the sounds that could once be heard during a walk through the town, by Emrys Llewelyn. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

23/02/2015 - Two short pieces describing Christmas trading in the town in 1908 and 1910. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

14/02/2015 - Two short pieces describing Christmas trading in the town in 1885 and 1886. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

08/02/2015 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.11 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

24/01/2015 - Tourist Map of North Wales. This map, dating to between 1895 and 1899, bears a number of striking adverts around the border. These adverts are reproduced here, and can be found in the Images Section.

22/01/2015 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1886. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1886 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

01/06/2014 - The long needed facelift of the site has now been completed. There are a couple of new features added - the NEWS section, and the BOOKS page. All links can be found on the left.

01/06/2014 - Bennett's Directory of 1910. A complete transcription.

05/06/2013 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.12 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

31/05/2013 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. A Musical Family. The story of the Williams family - four generations of musicians.

26/02/2013 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. The Golden Baton. The story of how winning an Eisteddfod prize turned sour and ended up in court.

30/01/2013 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. The Story of the Pavilion. A look at the history of the focal point of Carnarvon's cultural life - the Pavilion.

24/12/2012 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1873. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1873 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

25/07/2012 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.13 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

01/06/2012 - Stephen Cropper Biography. Continuing research has revealed yet more colourful events in Stephen Cropper's fascinating life story. Catch up in the Biographies Section.

01/06/2012 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. Some more new cards have been added. These can be found in the Images Section.

18/07/2011 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. The Napoleon. The story of the famous Carnarvon schooner and its owners.

16/12/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. With the Welch Fusiliers at Waterloo. The connection between a Carnarvon family and the Battle of Waterloo.

02/11/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. Sam of the Alabama. The story of Sam Roberts, a seaman from Carnarvon, and his connection with the Confederates during the American Civil War.

01/09/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. Who Was John Llwyd? The life and work of the prolific Carnarvon architect.

30/07/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. The Golden Age of the Country Buses. A look at the history of the early bus services at Carnarvon.

10/07/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. A Riot in 1752. The story of a corn riot in Carnarvon in 1752. Also, The Red Dragon Saga, Meirion's account of the protests that were held in the town in 1932 because the Welsh national flag was not flown from the Eagle Tower has been transferred into this section.

21/06/2010 - Eugene Godard & the Aurora. The story of aeronaut Eugene Godard and his awe inspiring balloon ascent in August 1857. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

19/06/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. The Hindoo. The story of the barque Hindoo, which regularly sailed the Atlantic. Also, Meirion's account of the life of Ellen Edwards, Teacher of Navigation, has been moved into this section.

07/06/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. Captain John Pritchard served with the Cunard Shipping Co. and became a mariner of some repute. Read all about him in the latest article.

11/05/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. David Pritchard was the owner of the Coed Helen Ferry. This is his story.

30/04/2010 - Caernarfon Ddoe/Caernarfon's Yesterdays. The story of a 19 year old from the town who joined the Merchant Navy and became a war hero.

23/04/2010 - NEW SECTION - CAERNARFON DDOE/CAERNARFON'S YESTERDAYS. CAERNARFON DDOE/CAERNARFON'S YESTERDAYS has been set up to include contributions by the well known local historian Thomas Meirion Hughes. It is fully bilingual. There is also a Forum where questions relating to the history of Caernarfon can be put to Meirion. The first article is all about the visit of the famous Buffalo Bill to Carnarvon in 1904.

15/03/2010 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.14 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

08/03/2010 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.15 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

01/03/2010 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.16 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

22/02/2010 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.17 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

15/02/2010 - 1871 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.18 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

08/02/2010 - Clockmakers & Their Wares. Plenty of new images of clocks and watches have been added. These can all be found in the Images Section.

01/02/2010 - Crested China. A gallery of crested china pieces bearing the Carnarvon crest. This can be found in the Images Section.

25/01/2010 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.9 has now been completed. This completes the 1891 transcription project, and can be found in the Census Section.

18/01/2010 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.7 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

11/01/2010 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.6 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

04/01/2010 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.3 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

28/12/2009 - The Taking of Carnarven 1646. A rare and interesting item. This is a pamphlet, published in London in 1646, recording the agreement for the treatment of the men who defended the town and castle in the name of the King, as well as a letter written to Major-General Mytton from his men here in Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/12/2009 - A Carnarvon Christmas 1909. A look at what some of the town's shops had on offer for Christmas 1909. Also a few adverts and snowy images. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

21/12/2009 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.13 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

14/12/2009 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.12 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

07/12/2009 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.11 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

30/11/2009 - Woolworths - The End of an Era. A brief look at the history of the Woolworths store in Pool Street, together with a gallery of photographs which were rescued from the store at the time of closure. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

30/11/2006 - The Investiture 1911. A pictorial record of a historical day. More images have now been added. This can be found in the Images Section.

23/11/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1796 - 1812. The last batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1796 to 1812, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1258)

16/11/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1779 - 1795. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1779 to 1795, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1320)

09/11/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1763 - 1779. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1763 to 1779, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1072)

02/11/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1738 - 1763. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1738 to 1763, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1317)

26/10/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1722 - 1731. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1722 to 1731, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (531)

19/10/2009 - County Gaol Inventory 1858. An interesting little document dated 8th. March 1858. No personal names, but fascinating nonetheless. It gives us an insight into the layout of the prison and the items: clothing, utensils, etc.; which were part of the prison's effects. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

19/10/2009 - Stephen Cropper Biography. Recent research has revealed yet more colourful events in Stephen Cropper's fascinating life story. Catch up in the Biographies Section.

12/10/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1699 - 1725. The first batch of the earlier Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1699 to 1725, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (803)

05/10/2009 - Llanbeblig Corporation Cemetery Burials 1918 - 1968. The only accessible register of the Llanbeblig Corporation Cemetery Burials is now online. These cover the dates 1918 to 1968, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1599)

27/09/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1915 - 1976. The last batch of the Llanbeblig Burials for the period 1813-1976 are now online. These cover the dates 1915 to 1976, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (2315)

15/09/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1909 - 1915. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1909 to 1915, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (800)

05/09/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1899 - 1909. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1899 to 1909, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1600)

21/08/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1890 - 1899. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1890 to 1899, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1603)

29/06/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1882 - 1890. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1882 to 1890, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (1603)

22/06/2009 - Distribution of Charity to the Poor 1790 - 1791. An account of money bequeathed to the poor of the parish in 1790 - 1791, and to whom distributed. This can be found within the Carnarvon Borough Records in the Miscellaneous Section.

22/06/2009 - A Small Reorganisation. Burgess Rolls & the Presentments of Nuisances 1786 - 1832 have been moved under the umbrella of the CARNARVON BOROUGH RECORDS in the Miscellaneous Section.

04/05/2009 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.10 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

01/04/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1867 - 1882. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1867 to 1882, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (3200)

04/03/2009 - Llanbeblig Burials 1853 - 1867. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1853 to 1867, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (3202)

26/02/2009 - Llanbeblig Churchyard - An Update. Nearly five and a half years down the line and nothing's changed. The churchyard is still a disgrace. This can be found in the Miscellaneous section.

25/10/2008 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.14 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

21/10/2008 - Coed Helen Estate Auction 1925. A transcription of the catalogue, featuring a list of houses, together with details of their layout and current tenant. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

12/10/2008 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.15 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

02/10/2008 - Llanbeblig Burials 1849 - 1853. The latest batch of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1849 to 1853, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (800)

18/09/2008 - Llanbeblig Burials 1832 - 1849. The second installment of the Llanbeblig Burials are now online. These cover the dates 1832 to 1849, and can be found in the Parish Chest. (3201)

06/07/2008 - A NEW HOME. Carnarvon Traders has now moved into its brand new home, with its own new web address: www.carnarvontraders.com. This should be easier to remember than the old one.

06/07/2008 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.2 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

25/04/2008 - NEW SECTION - THE PARISH CHEST. The Parish Chest is where transcriptions of the Llanbeblig parish registers can be found. The first to be uploaded are Burials for the years 1813 to 1832. The Parish Chest replaces the Llanbeblig section, which has now been moved into Miscellaneous. (2381)

24/04/2008 - The Red Dragon Saga by T. M. Hughes. An extremely interesting account of the protests that were held in the town in 1932 because the Welsh national flag was not flown from the Eagle Tower. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/04/2008 - An Account of the Consecration of New Addition to Parish Churchyard 1842 By James Hews Bransby. A first-hand account of the service of consecration for the new section of the Parish Churchyard at Llanbeblig by the Rev. James Hews Bransby. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

08/02/2007 - FINAL UPDATE. Today's update will be the last, as I do not have the time nor the inclination to carry on. I would like to thank all those who have helped out over the last three and a half years.

08/02/2007 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1887. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1887 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

22/12/2006 - Stephen Cropper Biography. Some more information has come to light in Stephen Cropper's fascinating life story. Catch up with the latest in the Biographies Section.

22/12/2006 - Land Tax Assessments 1780 & 1781. A complete transcription of the Land Tax Assessments for Carnarvon for the years 1780 & 1781. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

13/12/2006 - Land Tax Assessments 1777, 1778, 1779. A complete transcription of the Land Tax Assessments for Carnarvon for the years 1777, 1778 & 1779. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

06/12/2006 - Salute the Soldier Week 1944. In 1944 the Government decided to raise money to enable them to equip the Army by encouraging citizens to invest in National Savings. This drive was promoted by having "Salute the Soldier Weeks" in cities, towns and villages across the country. In Carnarvon, this week took place from 17th. to the 24th. of June. The story of Carnarvon's Salute the Soldier Week, together with photographs of the opening parade, can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

29/11/2006 - Cope's Directory of 1936. A Complete Transcription.

19/11/2006 - Land Tax Assessments 1773, 1774, 1775. A complete transcription of the Land Tax Assessments for Carnarvon for the years 1773, 1774 & 1775. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

16/11/2006 - Memorabilia - Bills & Letterheads 2. Various Bills etc. issued by the town's traders. This can be found in the Images Section.

16/11/2006 - The Investiture 1911. A pictorial record of a historical day. More images have now been added. This can be found in the Images Section. Please note that for those with a dial-up connection the images will take a while to download.

05/11/2006 - Land Tax Assessments 1770, 1771, 1772. A complete transcription of the Land Tax Assessments for Carnarvon for the years 1770, 1771 & 1772. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

01/11/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1892. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1892 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

22/10/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1898. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1898 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

15/10/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1897. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1897 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

08/10/2006 - Cope's Directory of 1935. A Complete Transcription.

05/10/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1895. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1895 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

26/09/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1891. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1891 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

16/09/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1899. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1899 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

04/09/2006 - Burgess Rolls 1828 & 1830/31. The final two surviving burgess rolls, these are for the Town of Carnarvon, and were compiled for the Michaelmas Dinner of 1828, and the Election of 1831. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

30/08/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1890. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1890 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/08/2006 - Burgess Roll 1823 - 1835. More names from the surviving burgess rolls for the Borough of Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

21/08/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1900. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1900 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

18/08/2006 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.17 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

13/08/2006 - Burgess Roll 1794 - 1822. More names from the surviving burgess rolls for the Borough of Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

05/08/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1910. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1910 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

30/07/2006 - Burgess Roll 1789 - 1794. More names from the surviving burgess rolls for the Borough of Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

27/07/2006 - Burgess Roll 1789. More names from the surviving burgess rolls for the Borough of Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

25/07/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1909. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1909 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

23/07/2006 - Holden's Directory of 1811. A Complete Transcription.

17/07/2006 - Burgess Roll 1783 - 1789. The third surviving burgess roll for the Borough of Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

11/07/2006 - Cope's Directory of 1933. A Complete Transcription.

09/07/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1908. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1908 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

03/07/2006 - Burgess Roll 1782 - 1783. The second in the series of surviving burgess rolls for the Borough of Carnarvon. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

28/06/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1865. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1865 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/06/2006 - Burgess Roll 1757 - 1782. This is the earliest surviving burgess roll for the Borough of Carnarvon, and can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

13/06/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1902. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1902 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

07/06/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1855. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1855 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

02/06/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1903. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1903 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/05/2006 - The News Room 1832. News snippets from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1832 are now online. There were no obituaries published during the year. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

19/05/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1905. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1905 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

14/05/2006 - TDL Directory of 1933. A Complete Transcription.

09/05/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1878. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1878 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

01/05/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1888. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1888 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

26/04/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1889. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1889 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

21/04/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1896. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1896 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

21/04/2006 - Clockmakers & Their Wares. A few more clocks and watches have been added. These can all be found in the Images Section.

21/04/2006 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. A few new cards added. These can be found in the Images Section.

19/04/2006 - TDL Directory of 1937. A Complete Transcription.

12/04/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1901. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1901 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

09/04/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1904. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1904 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

07/04/2006 - Stephen Cropper Biography. A biography of Stephen Cropper - Hatter. This can be found in the Biographies Section.

03/04/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1906. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1906 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

25/03/2006 - The News Room & Traders' Obituaries 1907. News snippets and obituaries from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1907 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

13/10/2005 - Ellen Edwards - Teacher of Navigation. Highly respected local historian T. Meirion Hughes has kindly allowed Carnarvon Traders to include a translated version of his latest Welsh language article online. This can be found in the Biographies Section.

15/07/2005 - List of Subscribers 1821. A list of the Carnarvon based subscribers to the Rev. P. B. Williams's "The Tourist's Guide Through the County of Caernarvon, Containing a Short Sketch of its History, Antiquities, etc.," published by J. Hulme, Turf Square, Carnarvon. 1821. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

15/07/2005 - The Investiture 1911. More images of this historical day, and some more commemorative ware, have been added. They can be found in the Images Section.

12/07/2005 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.18 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

03/07/2005 - TDL Directory of 1965. A Complete Transcription.

19/06/2005 - The News Room 1894. News snippets from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1894 are now online. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

17/06/2005 - TDL Directory of 1935. A Complete Transcription.

05/06/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1764, 1765, 1766, 1767. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1764, 1765, 1766 & 1767. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

30/05/2005 - TDL Directory of 1936. A Complete Transcription.

07/05/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1768, 1769. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1768 & 1769. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

25/04/2005 - 19th. Century Epidemics in Carnarvon. A look at some of the devastating outbreaks to hit the town, including cholera, smallpox, scarlet fever & whooping cough. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

16/04/2005 - Traders' Obituaries 1894. Traders' Obituaries for 1894 have now been added. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

10/04/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1770, 1771, 1772. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1770, 1771, & 1772. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

03/04/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1773, 1774, 1775. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1773, 1774, & 1775. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

25/03/2005 - The Investiture 1911. A pictorial record of a historical day. This can be found in the Images Section. Please note that for those with a dial-up connection the images will take a while to download.

13/03/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1794, 1796, 1802, 1803. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1794, 1796, 1802 & 1803. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

10/03/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1783, 1791, 1792, 1793. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1783, 1791, 1792 & 1793. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

09/03/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1776, 1778, 1781, 1782. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1776, 1778, 1781 & 1782. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

08/03/2005 - Cope's Directory of 1923. A Complete Transcription.

07/03/2005 - Cassey's Directory of 1878. A Complete Transcription.

06/03/2005 - The Town Through Guide Books. A look at the town through the years, from a selection of guide books dating from 1771 to 1937. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

03/03/2005 - The News Room. Two extra items, both dating from December 1893, which merit individual pages of their own. These are Christmas Show & Christmas Events. Miscellaneous Section.

25/02/2005 - Traders' Obituaries & The News Room. Two new sections. The old Bits 'n' Pieces has been revamped into Traders' Obituaries, which speaks for itself, and The News Room, which is the new name for Bits 'n' Pieces. All the content in Obituaries is new except for a couple which appeared on the old pages and have been transferred. In The News Room the year 1893 is new. Both can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

16/02/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1789, 1790 & 1795. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1789, 1790 & 1795. This completes the indexed recognizances. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

16/02/2005 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. One new item added: another H. J. Hughes card. This can be found in the Images Section.

15/02/2005 - TDL Directory of 1930. A Complete Transcription.

13/02/2005 - TDL Directory of 1942. A Complete Transcription.

10/02/2005 - TDL Directory of 1929. A Complete Transcription.

05/02/2005 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.5 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

04/02/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1786, 1787 & 1788. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1786, 1787 & 1788. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

03/02/2005 - TDL Directory of 1927. A Complete Transcription.

30/01/2005 - Worral's Directory of 1874. A Complete Transcription.

28/01/2005 - TDL Directory of 1917. A Complete Transcription.

26/01/2005 - TDL Directory of 1918. A Complete Transcription.

23/01/2005 - TDL Directory of 1912. A Complete Transcription.

19/01/2005 - TDL Directory of 1903. A Complete Transcription.

11/01/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1785, 1797. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1785 & 1797. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

11/01/2005 - The Law List 1843. A list of County Attornies etc. from The Law List of 1843. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

08/01/2005 - Alehouse Recognizances 1777, 1779, 1780 & 1784. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1777, 1779, 1780 & 1784. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

06/09/2004 - Griffith Griffiths Biography. The life of Griffith Griffiths - a veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar - is now complete. This is in the Biographies Section.

15/08/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1798, 1799 & 1800. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1798, 1799, & 1800. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

27/07/2004 - Clockmakers & Their Wares. Three more clocks have been added, two John Hughes examples, and a John Jones. Also a David Parry watch. These can all be found in the Images Section.

17/07/2004 - Carnarvon Telephone Directory 1897/98. A transcription of this early telephone directory, listing those brave souls who chanced to use the "new-fangled" device. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

17/07/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1801 & 1806. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1801 & 1806. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

10/07/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1823 & 1824. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1823 & 1824. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

03/07/2004 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.4 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

29/06/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1810 & 1818. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1810 & 1818. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

25/06/2004 - North Wales Wireless College. A mystery establishment supposedly operating at Carnarvon between 1918 & 1920. Can anybody shed some light on it? This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/06/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1804. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1804. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/06/2004 - Clockmakers & Their Wares. One more clock has been added, a William Edwards example. This can be found in the Images Section.

23/06/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1828 & Undated Documents. The main presentment for the year, plus 4 undated documents. This completes the presentments which survive in Gwynedd Archives Service Class Mark XD1. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

13/06/2004 - Clockmakers & Their Wares. A gallery of clocks and watches, illustrating their makers's art. This can be found in the Images Section.

10/06/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1828. Two draft presentments, 1828b & 1828c. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

05/06/2004 - The War Memorial. On the 60th. anniversary of the D-Day landings, an opportune moment to remember those from Carnarvon who fell in both World Wars. Some of the images are rather large and for those with a dial-up connection the images will take a while to download. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

05/06/2004 - Morgan Lloyd. On Wednesday 2nd. of June, the Morgan Lloyd Vaults was severely damaged by fire. A short report here. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

31/05/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1821. The main presentment, and a draft version (1821c). There is much repetition and draft pages included in the main version which can make it pretty heavy going. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/05/2004 - Eyre's Wales Register & Guide 1878. A Complete Transcription.

21/05/2004 - TDL Directory of 1901. A Complete Transcription.

19/05/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1827. All 4 presentments for 1827. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

16/05/2004 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.16 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

14/05/2004 - Llanbeblig Churchyard - An Update. There seems to be some action being taken at last on the state of the Churchyard. Let's hope this time the proof of the pudding is in the eating and they come up with the goods. An article from the local press can be seen at the end of the original piece. This can be found in the Miscellaneous section.

11/05/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1821. The secondary presentments, labelled 1821b to 1821f. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

08/05/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1829 & 1832. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

05/05/2004 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.1 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

02/05/2004 - A Description of Carnarvon 1856. From Slater's Directory. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

02/05/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1820. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

27/04/2004 - Slater's Directory of 1859. A Complete Transcription.

25/04/2004 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. One new item added: a very nice photograph wallet dating from 1925. This can be found in the Images Section.

25/04/2004 - Bits 'n' Pieces. A few more reports from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald, including: an omnibus accident, more highway robberies, a portrait exhibition at High Street, and an attempted escape from Carnarvon Gaol. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/04/2004 - Wilson's Directory of 1885. A Complete Transcription. (A spectacularly poor effort this one, the listings for the town comprising of less than a page!!)

24/04/2004 - Bennett's Directory of 1936. A Complete Transcription.

14/04/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1791 & 1813. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

10/04/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1816. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

06/04/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1786 & 1810. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

03/04/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1819. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

01/04/2004 - Presentment of Nuisances 1811. A transcript which gives an idea of what the Town looked (and smelled like) at the time. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

22/03/2004 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. Enumeration District No.8 has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

29/02/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1821. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1821. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

14/02/2004 - Bits 'n' Pieces. A few more reports from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald, including a list of prisoners at Carnarvon Gaol in March 1849, the death of a local businessman, an attempted highway robbery, tests for a new fire extinguisher at Balaclava Road, and the "Bad Review from Hell" for an evening's entertainment. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

07/02/2004 - Alehouse Recognizances 1820. A list of the surviving public house licences for 1820. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

01/02/2004 - TDL Directory of 1928. A Complete Transcription.

28/01/2004 - Bits 'n' Pieces. A few more reports from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald added. These can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

28/01/2004 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. One new card added. This can be found in the Images Section.

18/01/2004 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. One new card added. This can be found in the Images Section.

18/01/2004 - Memorabilia - Bills & Letterheads. Various Bills etc. issued by the town's traders. This can be found in the Images Section.

18/01/2004 - Memorabilia - Events. Advertising for various events held in the town. This can be found in the Images Section.

18/01/2004 - Memorabilia - Miscellaneous. Odds & ends. From labels to figurines, books to local products. In fact anything!! This can be found in the Images Section.

14/01/2004 - Memorabilia - Advertising. Two pages of newspaper advertisements, dating to 1899, issued by Carnarvon Traders. They can be found in the Images Section.

10/01/2004 - History of the Carnarvon Mineral Water Company. A long-standing mystery solved. This can be found in the Biographies Section.

02/01/2004 - 1891 Census for the Parish of Llanbeblig. A full transcription. The first section, the Workhouse, has now been completed. This can be found in the Census Section.

21/12/2003 - 1841 Carnarvon Borough Election Canvass Book. The remainder of this superb record has now been posted. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

15/12/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1856. A Complete Transcription.

14/12/2003 - Maps of Carnarvonshire. I have had a few visitors, mainly from outside the UK, who have not been sure of the exact location of Carnarvon. This page has three antique maps of Carnarvonshire to illustrate the point. Miscellaneous Section.

14/12/2003 - Christmas in Carnarvon 1903. A look at how the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald reported Christmas in 1903. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

11/12/2003 - A Description of Caernarvon (1809 - 1811) by Edmund Hyde Hall. A description of the Town of Carnarvon, written c. 1809 - 1811. It is quite a lengthy piece, which I have augmented with photographs of the town, which will be of especial interest to those who are not overly familiar with the town. For those with dial-up connection, please note that the images will take a while to download, but the wait is well worthwhile. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section

08/12/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1853. A Complete Transcription.

07/12/2003 - Bennett's Directory of 1899. A Complete Transcription.

14/11/2003 - Griffith Griffiths Biography. Some notes on the life of Griffith Griffiths - a veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar.

14/11/2003 - Cope's Directory of 1912. A Complete Transcription.

10/11/2003 - TDL Directory of 1948. A Complete Transcription.

09/11/2003 - J. Williams's Directory of 1846. A Complete Transcription.

31/10/2003 - Bits 'n' Pieces. An occasional look at the more unusual, odd, sad, or just plain daft, side of life in Carnarvon, as reported in the local press. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section, and will be added to on an irregular basis as and when I have the material.

26/10/2003 - 1841 Carnarvon Borough Election Canvass Book. A transcription of the pages available to me. It looks as if there should be more. I will check, & if it proves to be so the remainder will be posted as soon as possible. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

24/10/2003 - Cope's Directory of 1932. A Complete Transcription.

22/10/2003 - A Couple of Small Additions. One new card has been added to the Photographers' Advertising Cards, & the Daniel Owen Biography has been updated with new information received today.

21/10/2003 - Photographers' Advertising Cards. A display of Carnarvon photographers' advertising. You can find it in the Images Section.

21/10/2003 - Daniel Owen Biography. A biography of Daniel Owen - Watch & Clock Maker.

18/10/2003 - Edward Noble Biography. A biography of Edward Noble - Soda Water Manufacturer & Licensed Victualler.

17/10/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1880. A Complete Transcription.

05/10/2003 - Llanbeblig Churchyard - A Shocking State of Affairs. A pictorial record of the terrible neglect and vandalism that the historic old churchyard of Llanbeblig has suffered. This can be found in the Miscellaneous section.

02/10/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1868. A Complete Transcription.

20/09/2003 - Miscellaneous entries in Watch & Clock Makers. Some extracts from the Gwynedd Archives Service Catalogue added in the Watch & Clock Makers Section

20/09/2003 - Hanes Sir a Thref Caernarfon up to 1861. A mine of genealogical information, translated from the original Welsh. This originally appeared in the book of the same title, written by local Schoolmaster & Councillor, John Wynne. This can be found in the Miscellaneous Section.

01/09/2003 - Universal British Directory of 1791. A Complete Transcription.

31/08/2003 - Sutton's Directory of 1889. A Complete Transcription.

26/08/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1895. A Complete Transcription.

11/08/2003 - Cassey's Directory of 1876. A Complete Transcription.

06/08/2003 - Robson's Directory of 1840. A Complete Transcription.

03/08/2003 - Carnarvon Town Census of 1794. A Complete Transcription. With Street Index. This is in the Census Section.

01/08/2003 - Porter's Directory of 1886. A Complete Transcription.

20/07/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1858. A Complete Transcription.

09/07/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1850. A Complete Transcription.

27/06/2003 - Slater's Directory of 1844. A Complete Transcription.

22/06/2003 - Pigot's Directory of 1835. A Complete Transcription.

22/06/2003 - Pigot's Directory of 1828. A Complete Transcription.

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