Hugh Hughes

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Hugh Hughes, Foreman Fitter. Born 1864 in Trawsfynydd. He worked on the family farm for a good many years (Census 1881 & 1891) but came to the FR sometime after 1891 as a fitter. The 1901 census has him living at Griffin Terrace, Penrhyn.

Married to Maggie, they had a son named Joseph Emlyn, born 1897

During WW1 he ran the works whilst Robert Williams was running the National Shell Factory.

After WW1, was reinstated as shed foreman at a wage of £1 14/- (£1.70) plus bonus

After the dismissal of Williams he took over his job of day to day responsibility for the locomotives (but not his salary, apparently).

He was unfortunately killed on 8th May 1926 when a late night breakdown train stopped for Penrhyn Crossing. He thought the train was actually in the station and he attempted to alight. It had in fact not yet reached Penrhyn crossing and Hughes fell, dying later from his injuries.

Census Entry for 1901[edit]

An entry has been found for this person at Griffin Terrace, Penrhyn.
where the year of birth is recorded as: 1864 in Trawsfynydd
It is believed, married to Maggie (previously)

Hugh Hughes is confirmed as the person in the photo known as Boyd26H. (click here to see) This photo is labelled "A Group taken in the Works Yard before the First War". It is believed to be around 1913. It is not all staff from the yard at that time. There was a list attached to the original which declares who the people are. This person is believed to be in the second row from the back and the second person from the left handside.

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