Thoughts from original meetings
Society's moto "Something to tell Something to learn"
It should be a record of how our forefathers faced up to life
and enriched their heritage, and it should also concern the
way of life of the present generation to which we ourselves
First one from Minutes of the meeting 2nd November 1951
Conwy Parish Magazine of 1882 referred to a census taken
of attendance at all religious places in the parish on Sunday
evening 1st January 1882. This showed that the seats available
in the various places of worship totalled 2,580. The population
of the parish, at the time was 2,287. So more seats than people.
As the attendance on that night was 1,147 roughly half the
population that evening went to Church.
Very different today.
Meeting in February 1952
This is from the meeting 7th February 1952
This is about the punishment of crime in Elizabethan times.
In 1589 at the Court of Quarter Sessions, a certain Hugh
Rowland was convicted of breaking into and robbing an orchard
The court's sentence was that Rowlands should pay within
10 days, 20 shillings as satisfaction to the gentleman whose
orchard he had robbed. He was also to pay 10s to the
Churchwardens of the Parish of Gyffin to the use of the poor
of the Parish, the 10s to be distributed among the poor in
white bread on three Sundays at the Church door after service.
If Rowlands did not pay he was to be taken by the constables to
the town of Caernarvon and after being stripped to the waist
he was to be tied to a cart drawn by a horse and whipped along
the High Street on market day "till his body be bloody."