This website is the work of(and funded by)Peter J Robinson a resident of Dyserth since 1979. (for more information about me see the bottom of this page)
There are many people to whom I owe thanks for their assistance with material for this website. (I intend to include everyone but the website is continually expanding - so if have missed anyone please accept my apologies and please let me know)
For the old photographs:- See below
For other information:- (credited on pages throughout the site) Cris Ebbs Gordon Emery Glyn Jones John Northall Jeremy Platt William Smuts
Books Curious Clwyd 2 - Gordon Emery (1996) Walks in Clwyd - Gordon Emery The Prestatyn & Dyserth Railway - Trefor Thompson (1978) The Prestatyn & Dyserth Branch Line - Stephen P. Goodall (1986) Talargoch Mine - J.A. Thorburn (1986) Dyserth Long Ago - Lucy M. Davies (1993) Dyserth An Historic Village - A.R. & L.M. Davies (1999)
I am especially grateful to the family of the late Ronald & Lucy Davies for their permission to use material from the last two books on the above list, some of which has been reproduced in full - credited on the web pages.
Ronald & Lucy Davies
It has been suggested that I should give some information about myself, so here goes.
We have lived in Dyserth since 1979. I came here from Northop and my wife from Ewloe Green. Her grandmother lived at Longacre until about 1912 and attended the old school opposite the Cross keys in the early 1900s. Our two sons were born here and attended Ysgol Hiraddug.
When we moved here I was a Merchant Navy Radio Officer and then from 1981 to 1989 I worked onshore in West Africa - 4 weeks there, 4 weeks at home. After that I worked offshore in the North Sea - 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off - until made redundant in 2000. From mid 2001 to the end of 2003 I was a Cameraman/Editor with a media company in South Wales (working from home), and in 2003 I took my Merchant Navy pension and early retirement. I am Chairman of Dyserth Environmental Group.
I’d had vague ideas of doing a website about Dyserth for a few years, but researching old photos and taking new ones for Dyserth Environmental Group’s brochure about the village (Published in June 2006) gave me the inspiration to get on with it.
Peter J Robinson
I am grateful to the many people who have lent me their collections for scanning or who have contributed by Email, including:-
Mr Roger Ball Mrs G Barker Mrs Pat Bickerstaff Mr David Bull Mr Andy Chadwick Mr Brian Cleminson Mr John Durcan Mr David Ellis Mr Trevor Ellis Mrs Carole Elmer Mrs Brenda Evans Mr David Francis Mr David Frith Mr Ian De Gregory Mr John Aelwyn Griffiths Mr Barry Hamilton Mrs Jacqueline Harbor Mrs Beverley Harris Mr Ian Hindley Mr Ian Hodgkinson Mr Elwyn Hughes Mrs Pat Johnson Mr Arthur Jones Mrs Dorothy Jones Mr & Mrs Edgar & Gwyneth Jones Mrs Gay Jones Mr Gerald Jones Mr Glyn (Siop) Jones Mr Glyn Jones, Llandudno Mr Ian S Jones Mrs Iris Jones Mr Mel Jones Mr Richard Jones Mr Robert Jones Mr Thomas Jones Mrs Margaret Metcalf Mr Brian Mitchell Ms Beth Morgan Mrs Liz Over Mr Ian Palmer Mr Harry Parker Mrs Anne Parry Mr David Parry Mrs Jackie Parry Mr Ken Pimlett Mrs Brenda Piper Mr John Powell Mrs Phylis Price Mr Graeme Rich Mr Paul Richards Mr Keith Richardson Mrs Joyce Rigos Mr Allan Roberts Mr Eifion Roberts Mrs Glenys Roberts Mrs Pat Roberts Mr Gareth Rogers Mrs Freda Sanderson Mrs Angela Severn Mr David Thomas Mr Jacques Thomas Mr Peter Thomas Mr Trefor Thompson Mrs Betty Tindale Mr Richard Walliker Mr John Wigley Mr Roy Williams Mr David Wilson Mr & Mrs Walter & Margaret Williams
The Harry Thomas Collection
If you have any old photos of Dyserth it would be very much appreciated if I could scan them for use on this website. I have portable scanning facilities.
(Contributions are very welcome by email) Please contact me
If any pictures don’t appear properly please let me know