Aberdyfi, or Aberdovey as it was known when I was born there, is a beautiful picturesque seaside village. At one time it was a very busy port and a great number of ships used to sail in and out of Aberdyfi transporting copper and lead from the local mines.
Many of our ancestors were master mariners and/or ship-builders. My Taid (grandfather), John Davies Williams, sailed around the world twice before taking up the post of Trinity Pilot like his father before him. Hen Taid (great grandfather), Captain Owen Williams, was a Master Mariner and predominantly worked in the home and coasting trade.
The picture above was taken in 1906 and much of the seafront remains the same today.