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Brynmor James


3rd. August 1912 to 19th. December 1985

Born at:
Pont Cynon Stores, 193 Abercynon Road, Abercynon, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan

This is a photograph of Brynmor outside the Greenlands shop
Photograph outside the Greenlands shop

This is a photograph of Brynmor
Photograph taken about 1980


Adela Elizabeth DOWDESWELL, 14th. September 1940,
at St. Matthews Parish Church (Church in Wales), Pontypridd, Glamorgan.

1941 Anthony
1946 Margaret

Brothers and Sisters;
1907-1992 Gwynedd, Margaret married John (Jack) LOCKWOOD
1908-1998 Morfedd married Harold COLE
1910-1994 Tegwen married Harold George WINFIELD
1913-1918 Valmai
1916-1999 Berwyn, Lewis married Grace
1920-1921 Ieuan, John
1922-1922 Ieuan, Gwynne

Pont Cynon Stores, 193 Abercynon Road, Abercynon, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan 1912 and 1913
Penbank, 125 Bonvilston Road, Pontypridd in 1916 to 1940
76 Merthyr Road, Pontypridd in 1941
5 Highfield Terrace, Graigwen, Pontypridd
17 West Street, Pontypridd from 1946 to 1952
121 Greenlands Estate, Tavistock, Devon from 1952 to 1966
Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, Devon from 1966
Rhiw, Capel Ifan, Newcastle Emlyn, Dyfed
Tyhen, Tanglwst, Carmarthenshire
Heol Hafod, Cardigan

Pattern Maker. Apprenticed to Brown, Lenox and Company as a pattern maker at Pontypridd on 15th. December 1927 aged 15. Completed apprenticeship on 31st. August 1932.

Grocer in Tavistock.

Maintenance Hand at Army Camp near Okehampton.

Dairy Farmer at Rhiw and Tyhen.


Very few, if any, people ever called him Brynmor. He was always known to family and friends as Bryn.

During the war years (1939 - 1945) pattern making was a reserved job as it was vital for the manufacturing of war equipment. During this time Bryn was on a rota of fire watching on the roofs of factories in Cardiff during the air raids, when not working.

Although he and his parents were Welsh speakers, his wife was not, so they and their children spoke in English. In 1951 they moved to Devon where no Welsh was spoken so the children only used English.

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