|Penbank with extension in 2000.|
|Buildings that were the cowshed and the stable.|
|Photograph of John|
Pheobe JAMES was born to Lewis and Margaret JAMES in January 1880 at Nantycar, Llanwrthwl in Breconshire in mid-Wales. It was a remote spot near the quarry where Lewis worked. Margaret had been a domestic servant at Rhiwnant a farm further down the valley.
|The remains of Nantycar in 2006.|
Pheobe had an older brother David and a younger sister Elizabeth who was always known as Betty. All were Welsh speakers.
Shortly after Pheobe's birth the family moved south to Porth in the Rhondda in Glamorgan. Her father, who had been a slate quarrier, now became a coal miner. A few years later they moved a short distance to Rickard Street in Pontypridd. Pheobe became a dressmaker and lived with her parents until she married John at the Calvary Baptist Chapel in Treforest just before Christmas in 1905.
|Pheobe as a young woman|
John ran the shop and became a master grocer. The Morris's grocery shop served a busy coal mining community in the Cynon valley.
|The larger property in the centre of the row was the shop. This photograph was taken in 2001.|
|The present day view from near the back of the shop.|
Trallwn Infant School on St.David's Day 1913. Left to right; Tegwen, Gwyneth and Morfeth.
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Three young daughters. Left to right; Gwyneth, Tegwen and Morfeth.
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|Pheobe. Photograph taken about 1956.|
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