Llangrannog Barometer Ex-
R.N.L.I No 165
Barometer was provided by the R.N.L.I on 29th June 1911 as part of a
scheme originally set up by Admiral Fitzroy to provide a form of weather
forecasting to Mariners, Fishermen and Lifeboat crews.
Barometer which is set in a mahogany glass fronted case is still
situated alongside Siop Glynafon.
Barometers were intended to be low maintenance, no Brass engraved plates
were used, instead all markings are engraved and blackened onto
These Barometers were
manufactured by Negretti and Zamba and some 200 were issued for use
around the coast of the UK between 1860 and 1920.
With the introduction of
Radio, Weather Forecasting and Shipping Forecasts, these Barometers
became surplus to requirements and No 165 was sold by the R.N.L.I to
Joseph Jenkins of Glynafon Stores in September 1937, for the sum of £1.
The Barometer was presented to Llangrannog Welfare Committee for safe
keeping, by Marian Davies on her retirement from Glynafon Stores in the
early 1970's. All the relevant documentation and original receipt of
proof of ownership for the Barometer are held by Llangrannog Welfare
Glynavon Stores Carrier Bag.
paper re-usable Carrier Bag in the picture opposite dates from the
1930's and was sold for 1d by the shop. The Shop has been a cafe,
Baker's and a General Store during its existence and was opened in 1924
by Joseph and Lettitia Jenkins. Previously the building had been used as
an Earthenware warehouse.
Glynavon Stores is known as Siop Glynafon.
SILVER CUP AWARDED BY OWEN JONES MERCHANT OF LLANGRANNOG FOR THE BEST
TEN CWT OF RED MANGOLDS GROWN WITH BURNARD LACK & ALGER'S MANURES IN
We purchased this
cup in November 2003 because it is part of Llangrannog History, although at
present we have no knowledge of its origin or whether anyone ever won the
cup. Hopefully we can get some information on the origin and History of the
to Dai Thomas for informing us know that this cup was for sale on E-Bay
Anglo Belgique Shipping Company
Click on picture to see
Anglo Belgique Shipping Company was established by Evan Owen of
Llangrannog in partnership with E.L Williams of Penarth, in 1916 with
their first ship 'Kyleness', which was renamed 'Cymric Prince'.
E.L Williams left the company later in 1916 and Evan Owen's two sons,
Alwyn and Aneurin joined the firm and an additional steamer was obtained
before 1918. The depressed years of the 1920's and 30's took their toll
of the company and in 1933, the Bank foreclosed and the company was
This Share Certificate
No. 1992 to the value of £100 was issued on Monday 30th June 1919 and signed
by the Chairman Evan Owen.
conversation with Beryl Jones of Angorfa, she believes that Evan Owen was in
fact Capt. Evan Owen of 'Y Bwthyn' Llangrannog and the family were from 'Y
This Share Certificate was bought at Auction many years ago in Guernsey and
was bought by us at E-Bay auctions in December 2003.
(Thanks again to Dai Thomas
for informing us that this was for sale and we purchased this certificate as
it forms part of the Heritage of Llangrannog)
We have a second Anglo
Belgique Share Certificate No. 137, dated Wednesday 10th March 1920, for 25
shares and this was kindly given to us by Alison West. (July 2010)
From our Research it came
to light that 'Cymric Prince'
was reported as sunk off Pembrokeshire on 24th February
1917. There are in fact two reports of her sinking listed in 'Wrecks off
Pembrokeshire' and are follows:
Steamship, 3445 tons, 340 ft long, off North Bishop. Ran aground and sank
carrying iron ore to Liverpool on February 17th 1917'.
Steamship, 3445 tons, 7 miles off Strumble Head, ran aground and sank, on
route Belfast to Cardiff in ballast'.
Bont Shipping Company
(from Llangrannog, Cards. Brother of Evan Owen of the Anglo-Belgique Co.)
set up the company in 1916 acquiring an ex Runciman steamship which was
This ship was lost to enemy action in 1917 and David Owen set up the County
County Shipping Co.
(from Llangrannog, Cards.)
lost his ship Bontnewydd of the Bont Shipping Co. in 1917 as a result of an
enemy torpedo. In 1918 he set up the County Shipping Co. with two ships, the
County of Cardigan
(previously the Deddington) and the
County of Carmarthen.
He was supported in his venture by
of Cardiff. Like so many Cardiff companies the depression of the 1920's
brought severe financial difficulty. The loss of
of Carmarthen in 1922
was followed by the closure of the company in 1924.
Information on the Shipping companies
above was obtained from "Short Histories of some Cardiff area Shipping
Companies", compiled by Bob Sanders, more information on other companies
can be found at
Western Welsh Bus Timetable Llangrannog - New Quay