Thursday, January 06, 2011

Penny Note Book











Yesterday while helping to clear out a house, I found a liitle penny note book. It contains occasional diary entries starting on January 17th 1899 and ending on September 23rd 1908. The author was a Nina Price of Pencraig, Llanbadarn y Garreg. At the time of the first entry she was a 15 year old pupil at Llandrindod County School and lodging in the town, the last entry records her father's funeral. The other entries include visits to fairs, concerts and church services, together with reports of local elections, fires, accidents and tragic deaths. Maybe I should send it to the county record office.

I doubt if there's been much skating on Llandrindod Lake this winter - Health & Safety has made cowards of us all - perhaps to the relief of the birds on the excellent Radnor bird blog.

10 comments:

Gwenddolen said...

This is lovely. County Record Office amdani!

ruth price said...

HI

Can you advise where the diary of Anne Price is now? This is because I have had a family tree done and discovered she is my great-aunt so this is of great interest to us as a family as it contains lots of references to my grandfather - John PRice.

Thanks
Ruth Price

John Price said...

I would be interested in seeing this notebook as well, My wife's family used to lived at Pengraig until 1890 ish and my Granny used to live at Penbank (mentioned on the Oct 12th entry) from 1901 until 1916, her grandad bought Penbank in 1850.

Thanks for publishing these excerpts

radnorian said...

I passed the little notebook on to Ruth Price, I don't seem to have kept her contact details though.

John Price said...

Hopefully Ruth will have a email from this discussion and we can exchange details.

Many thanks for getting back to me

John Price said...

Hopefully Ruth will have a email from this discussion and we can exchange details.

Many thanks for getting back to me

radnorian said...

BTW I posted some more extracts later, won't let me post the link but on 29 January 2011. In case you missed them.

John Price said...

Thanks for the additional extracts
According to the Census Returns Nina was Ann in 1891, Nina A in 1901 and Nina in 1911.

I had even tied up the baptism records as she was born in Llanbedr, Painscastle, until she wrote "April 26th 1883 was a Thursday" after her confirmation, The baptism date for Ann Price (with matching parents and siblings according to the Census and Parish records) is "April 16th 1883". Another mystery that's beyond me :) It's also quite likely that the minister was John Price from Kilvert's Diary.

John Price said...

Thanks for Nina's additional diary extracts.
She wrote that "April 26th 1883 was a Thursday".
I had just researched her Census records, in 1891 she was recorded as Ann, Nina A in 1901 and just Nina in 1911, I had also checked her baptism record on April 26th 1883 which has created an anomaly, other wise her parents names and siblings all match including ages.
All good fun ;)

ruth price said...

Hi there

Its Ruth. I did indeed get notifications of your comments John.

I have the notebook and can scan all the pages (need to do it for my brothers so this will be an added push). If you let me know your email address I will be able to send a soft copy of the book.

My grandfathers family bought Pencraig during the 1890's. I did not know my grandfather - John Price - whose sister, Nina, wrote the notebook - and would be interested in finding out anything re this period. You can contact me at ruthprice12@gmail.com.

Thanks
Ruth