A Return to Treleddyd Fawr with David Wilson

Return to Treleddyd Fawr

by DAVID WILSON

 

I had the pleasure recently of returning to beautiful Treleddyd Fawr, near St Davids, where I first met its then owner Glyn Griffiths 15 years ago. Now a National Trust property, the house was radiant in the early spring sunshine, positively glowing as I approached.

Mr Griffiths adored his little house and was aware of its importance as a surviving example of the Pembrokeshire vernacular; an old, old place. It is one of the last original houses of its type in the county. Perhaps the very last one.

Mr Griffiths with Nadolig, one of the many cats that shared the house with him over the decades (image taken in 2008)

Inspired by the deep love he had for his home, I photographed it for the cover of my first book, Pembrokeshire, published in 2009.

I visited Mr Griffiths several times over the years and he would tell me stories of his and his parents’ lives there and his determination to leave the house to the National Trust after his days. He died in 2013.

 

Mr Griffiths peeling an apple by the simne fawr (big chimney) as we chatted (image taken in 2007)

 

To see more of David’s work please go to his website: Black and white landscape photography from David Wilson (davidwilsonphotography.co.uk).

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