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The "remembered" section of this site (see links above)lists people who are particularly remembered by the author or others who may contribute from time to time. When available, biographical information and photographs are added. Contributions are welcomed. The other sections reference the year when emails were sent to me (John Pugh) by people who once lived in or in the vicinity of Barmouth. They are organized by the year in which the email was received.

Ray Lee November, 2008 I am writing to enquire if you have found out where the Barmouth Biscuits were made.....
Rob Koziy November, 2008 My name is Rob Koziy and it it with great interest....

Ray Lee (Nov/2008) - Barmouth Biscuits...

Dear Mr Pugh, I am writing to enquire if you have found out where the Barmouth Biscuits were made or where you could now buy them from. If not, has anybody e-mailed you with the recipe. I would apprecaite it if you could let me know how far you have got in your investigation of the Barmouth Biscuit. Thanking you in advance. Mr Ray Lee

(John Pugh) Someone sent the following information about the Barmouth Biscuit: Made by Peek Frean but now discontinued. A sweet crisp biscuit with, domed with a sharp edge. Biscuit edge is slightly caramelised. Alan Morley an ex Peek Frean and Co empolyee mailed us to say that the Barmouth was originally made by them. He also noted that Twiglets were also a PF product. Peek Frean along with Huntley & Palmer and Jacobs were all merged and taken over by Nabisco, who subsequently sold the group to Danone. Today only Jacobs survives. Foxs Sunbreaks have been suggested as alternatives.

Rob Koziy (November/2008) - Connections to the sea and Barmouth

My name is Rob Koziy and it it with great interest that I read your web page about Wales and Barmouth. My grandfather was Rhys Pugh - born in Barmouth in 1890, and my grandmother was Margaret Pugh (formerly Williams) born in Corwen, Wales. Both immgrated to Canada sometime in the early 1900s just before WWI. In doing some previous research on the Pugh family tree I found that my grandfather Rhys was born to my great grandfather David and wife Elizabeth while living at #1 Epworth Terrace in Barmouth. The attached 1901 Barmouth Census data (Page 3, SC#204) lists my great grandfather's occupation as "Sailor" - while their address at that time was #1 Bronawel, Barmouth. According to my grandmother, my great grandfather worked on the schooner ship "Cariad", for which I have an original watercolor painting, (given to me by my grandmother after spending many years in storage).

In reading your background it seems that we other things in common as well: I am also an Electrical Engineer, and I too worked at Nortel in Ottawa for several years after growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. I now live with my wife and son in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have been thinking about a trip to Barmouth for some time - but just haven't worked out the logistics yet.

I would be happy to share more information and photos if you are interested. I know that Pugh is a common name - but our backgrounds and ties to Barmouth seem uncanny. I'm most interested to know if you think there is a family link between us (although I'm sure there were quite a few Pughs in Barmouth).

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