The change from Summer to Autumn is almost palpable and today the village is shrouded in mist and rain as the fields seemed to have changed from deep green to a slight muddy brown.
When out walking this morning I decided to "snap" a flavour of Trelawnyd as winter approaches, and got bloody wet for my sins!.I also effectively Superglued my right foot inside my wellington as I put on the boot after "fixing" a hole in the upper by filling in with too much adhesive!
After some painful pulling and grunting ( and NO farting) I managed to free myself from just a little bit of skin.
Anyhow the following photos are literally a brief snapshot of Trelawnyd on a somewhat wet and sleepy Friday morning
Trelawnyd School was completed in 1860...apparently the children would be reprimanded and punished if they spoke Welsh on the school premises and in the school log book on the 19th of January 1866 actually documented this fact. At the end of the First World War, the school bell was rung that loudly that eventually the bell rope snapped!
The Church of St Michael and All Saints seems to have not changed at all when compared to old photos from the late 1800's. Hughie and Ivy, the Guinea fowl can be seen picking pests out of the newly cut grass.
Well street leads down to the Village Pond ,the site of the old public well and the Still House, which is one of the oldest houses in the village dating from the 1700's. The Still house had, is was said,two springs which rose in the cellar, and was known as a beer making house.
London Road, showing the old cottages that line the street, and the old post office.. The house just out of shot to the right used to be the Central stores and Cafe at the turn of the century. In the rear of the shop ( down well street) there used to be a bakehouse where the villagers used to bring their own bread to be baked for a penny. Down well street there is a small cottage which is called "Baker's cottage"
At the end of the road, you can just make out the sturdy chimney stack of the village pub The Crown
This shot is of the stone cottages up High Street. These were known as lower Bonc terrace.The impressive stone houses to the left of the photo is the former "Plas yn Dre", This was a former grammar school set up by a John Wynne in the late 1600's
This is a shot of the High Street from the the top. Plas Yn Dre and Bonc terrace are situated beyond the hedge of Bryn Hyfryd farmhouse
Down Chapel street is the Ebenezer Congregational Chapel. It used to be a market Hall in the 17th Century and was converted into a chapel in 1701
Behind the Chapel used to be located a row of terraced cottages long since gone now. In their place is a series of gardens and allotments. This allotment is run by friends Sandra and Rob, and makes mine look rather amateur and scruffy
And finally I had to photograph the Village Memorial Hall. The Hall was built by the Greek Consul of Liverpool, a Mr M.A.Ralli, who lived in Mia Hall (Just North of the Village) Today the hall is the centre of Village activity as it houses the friendship club, Community Council meetings, youth club, and bingo. It is also hired out to the likes of the Flower Show committee, the Village Male voice Choir (they rehearse here every week) and even for strange animal mad villagers who run "how to look after chicken" courses