Re: Gwylfa Hiraethog
Posted by William Serridge on July 18, 2010, 12:30 pm, in reply to "Gwylfa Hiraethog"
Dear Sir, |
I find your information very interesting. As a landscape artist who specializes in historical ruins, I love the history of such places. I would like to hear any more information you may have regarding Gwylfa Hiraethog, and possibly, to see any old photographs you may have of the place. Although I saw the building many times as a child, whilst crossing the moors with my family (usually on our way to Anglesey), it was only in 1990, that I actually visited it with a friend. I have painted a number oils of the ruins (one of which is now on an international arts website) ;so Gwylfa Hiraethog is now known in many parts of the world, and has aroused much interest! I hope to hear from you. Regards, William Serridge
: My parents.brother and myself moved to Gwylfa
: Hiraethog in 1951 where my father was a
: gamekeeper to a syndicate who owned the
: shooting rights to the moors mainly,
: Peckover Burrill, Colonel Stanley Weyman,
: Plas Gwyn, Llanychan and others. We lived in
: part of the house. My younger sister was
: born while we lived there in 1953. The place
: was shrouded in mist for 9 months of the
: year and the winters were hard and the
: weather unforgiving. We children attended
: school at Pentrefoelas and a taxi took us
: there every day.
: The gamekeeper post became part time in 1955
: and we left the place that year to live in
: neighbouring Hafod Elwy, where my father
: became a bailiff at Tan y Graig for Tommy
: Stewart Cox. We were the last inhabitants of
: Gwylfa Hiraethog.