Old Drawing Postcard of Pensarn

I think this is a lovely drawing of Old Pensarn. Its interesting as it shows cattle grasing on fields to the seaward side of the railway line. No promonade when this was drawn. I remember an old guy, known as “Mustard”, working in the dairy at the bottom of Clwyd Avenue telling us, as children, that when he was a boy he used to cross the railway line and walk across the fields to the sea. We weren’t sure we should believe him but now I’ve come across this postcard…….

4 thoughts on “Old Drawing Postcard of Pensarn

  1. David Hughes:

    I’ve had another good look at this postcard and it might be that it is people on the seaward side of the railway line not cattle. Wish we had a map to show where the sea was in the late 1800’s.

    1. Gareth Morlais:

      David, It looks like, left to rght: Pensarn fields with some cows, railway, sea defence wall, sand filled with wheeled changing huts and VIctorian bathers.

  2. Patricia Hayes:

    years ago Jack Head who had a shop and also the orchards in Pensarn told us of his childhood and said they played football on the field the other side of the seawall,he died about 36 years ago in his eighties

    1. Gareth Morlais:

      Thanks Patrica. Just wondering, were the apples grown in these orchards sold as fruit, or does Pensarn have a cider history?

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