Ann Davies

Ann Davies was the subject of a number of postcards including at least one published by Francis Frith.

1906, Ann Davies’ obituary

A Welsh Celebrity.—On Thursday of last week, the death took place of Mrs Ann Davies, Pandyrodyn, who had been spared to long pass the allotted span of mankind, having attained the age of ninety-five years. Deceased was a veritable marvel. Although a nonageaiarian, she walked briskly minus a stick. Each year she rendered valuable assistance with the hay harvest. She was a devout worshipper at the Tabernacl Congregational Chapel and could read her Bible, of which she was particularly fond, without the aid of spectacles. In public, she donned the Welsh costume with tall silk hat. On her left arm she generally carried a small basket. Idleness was alien to her nature. When she went out for a walk, she was invariably busily engaged with her knitting. Visitors were in ecstasies of delight at beholding her and no opportunity was lost to snap-shot her. Pictorial postcards will freshen the memory of this truly interesting “link of the past.” She leaves two sons, Mr J Davies, Clogwyn farm, and Mr Thomas Davies, Lion-street, besides several grand-children and other relatives. The funeral, which was public and largely attended, took place at St Mary s Church- yard on Monday.

Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, 23.11.1906 (Northern)