Apart from Auntie Glad's house and a few cottages on Bonc Terrace, our cottage is one of the oldest around . It was originally built in 1674 then rebuilt, presumably after it was delerict in 1864
I tell you this by way of local colour.
On my travels throug the old graveyard, I have got know several of the old gravestones andone in particular has always caught my eye. This morning I took several sheets of kitchen roll and a watering can of water and cleaned it off. I couldn't readit all but this is what I found
Here Lies John Norman of Axton ( a hamlet East of Trelawnyd)
The mines in this country were much wrought in his time.
He was an adventurer therein also
For sometime a superintendent for the government for smelting
Down lead in Trelogan Hall and for coalmining in Bagillt
Also in memory of George, his son, of the East India Company
Who drowned off the coast of Sumatra in 1746
How wonderful to be described as an " adventurer"!
I wonder what my gravestone will say?