In 1910 Samuel Jones came to Dyserth from Babell with his wife, son and four daughters and opened a shop in the high street, known as Prengwyn Stores.
An order book for Prengwyn Stores from 1925 to 1929.
The first page of the book, to the account of Mr H B Jones - headmaster of the local school
Order pages from 1926
Apparently the business had a car in the 1920s which was sometimes used as a taxi service.
After almost 20 years the business outgrew the establishment. A cottage and land was purchased across the road from the shop and the site was transformed into shop, bakery and living quarters. The new premises was officially opened in 1930 as Samuel Jones & Son. The business traded for 76 years in the same family until 1986.
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Gwyneth Williams(Pierce) & Doris Edwards c1965
Margaret Roberts(Hollingsworth) Glyn Jones & Gwyneth Williams(Pierce)c1965
“Sam’s” in the 1960s
The original shop at one time became G.L. Jones’ Fishmongers and Greengrocers and is now a private house, its last use as a shop was as an Off-License in the 1970s/80s.
Samuel Jones and Son is now (2017) Frankie’s Farm Foods and the NSPCC Charity Shop.
I am grateful to Mr Glyn Jones “Glyn Shop”
(Grandson of Samuel Jones)
for the loan of the material reproduced on this page.
The original Prengwyn Stores, opposite the NSPCC Shop & Mulberrys, above.