• No. 34 PENDRE

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    History:

    In 1851-91 William Jenkins, mason, lived here. In 1851-1935 William Jenkins the younger lived here. In 1851 the occupiers were: William Jenkins, 43, grocer; Elinor Jenkins, 43, his wife; John Jenkins, 18, their son, cabinet-maker; David Jenkins, son, 16, mariner; Hannah Jenkins, daughter, 15; Margaret Jenkins, daughter, 13; Thomas Jenkins, son, 10; Elinor Jenkins, daughter, 9; William Jenkins, son, 5; and Mary Edwards, visitor, 17. On 4th January 1870 Eleanor Jenkins, daughter of William Jenkins, builder, married William Morgan, mariner, Pendre. In 1871 the following persons lived here: William Jenkins, 58, mason, widower; William Jenkins, 16, son; Thomas Jenkins, 14, son; and Evan Jenkins, 8, grandson.

    Advertisement for William Jenkins, No. 34 Pendre, 13/01/1893 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    Advertisement for William Jenkins, No. 34 Pendre, 13/01/1893 (Glen Johnson Collection)

    In 1880-1935 this was the shop of William Jenkins, watch & clock-maker and jeweller. In 1881 the following persons lived here: William Jenkins, 63, retired builder; William Jenkins, 26, his son, watch-maker; Thomas Jenkins, 24, son, saddler; and Evan Jenkins, 18, son, watch-maker. In 1891 William Jenkins, 78, retired mason, widower, lived here with William Jenkins, 36, his son, jeweller. On 29th March 1900 William Jenkins, mason, died aged 87. In 1901 William Jenkins, 46, jeweller & shopkeeper, lived here. He was bilingual and had been born in Cardigan. In 1911 William Jenkins, 56, watch-maker, lived here. On 1st March 1935 William Jenkins, jeweller, died aged 80. Before the end of the month, the property was advertised for sale with 3 bedrooms and 2 attic rooms.

    On 26th April 1935 tenders were sought for alterations and extensions to No. 34 for Mr. D. Alphonso Davies. The architect was John Teifion James Williams. On 14th September 1937 Miss Lilian Davies, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alphonso Davies of No. 34, married Howard Daniel Morris of Cardigan. In 1938-40 this was the home of Lilian, Alphonso and Annie Charlotte Davies. In 1938-68 this was Lilian Davies’ clothes shop – ‘Celtic’. In 1955 David George Howells & Elizabeth Anne Howells lived here. On 30th May 1969 the business was advertised for sale. On 9th September 1971 ‘Celtic’ re-opened under new management. ‘Celtic’ traded here in 1971-81. On 10th April 1981 ‘Celtic’ children’s’ clothing shop with three flats over was advertised for sale.

    No. 34 PENDRE on 08/04/2013 (c) Glen K Johnson

    No. 34 PENDRE on 08/04/2013 (c) Glen K Johnson

    In 1982 No. 34 became a florist’s shop called ‘Flower Pot’ and traded here in 1982-2006. On 16th September 2003 No. 34 was advertised for sale. It was sold in September 2006. In November 2006 ‘The Flower Spot’ opened here. It traded as such in 2006-07 and under new management in 2007-09. The business moved to New Manchester House, Bridge Street, in January 2009. The shop was then briefly occupied in February 2009 by ‘The Wine Spot’, which had gone by the end of March. In July 2009 a new shoe shop called ‘Happy Feet’ opened here and traded in 2009-11. In late 2012 a picture frame shop opened here. In May 2013 the shop was preparing to move to an industrial estate.

    Description:

    None available

    Sources:

    Census Returns 1851; 1871; 1881; 1891; 1901; 1911

    Parish Registers of St. Mary, Cardigan

    Post Office Directory 1871

    Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser 1875; 1880; 1893-94; 1896; 1898-1900; 1902-03; 1905; 1907-08

    1912-14; 1916; 1927; 1935; 1937; 1940-41; 1953-54; 1957; 1960-61; 1964; 1966; 1968; 1971-72

    1974-75; 1979-80; 1997; 2000; 2006-07; 2009

    Kelly’s Directory of South Wales 1875; 1884; 1895; 1914

    O. S. Map 1887 etc.

    Bill-heads c1899; 1915 (Cardigan Heritage Centre)

    List of Voters – Cardigan 1900; 1910

    Register of Electors – Cardigan 1912; 1938; 1955

    © Glen K Johnson 04/09/2013

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