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Dyserth - Acknowledgements

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

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 and Lucy Davies, authors of two books about Dyserth

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