H. D. Jones

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Hugh Davies was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog in July 1895. He added the "Jones" to his name when he was adopted by an Aunt & Uncle (Jones of Creuau Farm) after his mother died. Later he dropped the "Jones" and became Hugh or sometimes Huw, Davies. He was Station Master at Tan y Bwlch from 1919 to 1923 when he was moved to Beddgelert station on the Welsh Highland Railway. This was supposed to be only a temporary move and the post at Tan-y-bwlch held open for him. However, when the post at Beddgelert became part time (about 1927) and he requested a transfer back he was told it was not possible. He was dismissed that year after he was held responsible for a lost key from the section staff resulting in a runaway wagon being derailed. He eventually took a job with Deudraeth Rural District Council in 1930.

Information from Welsh Highland Heritage No.69, December 2015 and FR Heritage Journal No.143

Noted In October 1919 the wartime bonuses were paid and he received £3

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