Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans sold Welsh dolls and other items at Beddgelert

 

Do the [visitors] support the venerable fraud who sits outside the Goat Hotel in full Welsh costume, selling rag-doll replicas of herself. It would seem so, for she apparently prospers …

Ross, Martin, [Violet Florence Martin, 1862-1915] and Someville, E., [Edith Anna Œnone] Beggars on horseback : a riding tour in North Wales, (1895), pp. 84-87

On Saturday were interred at the Beddgelert Parish Church the remains of the late Mrs Margaret Evans who for many years was well-known to a host of visitors frequenting this romantic village as a vendor of Welsh dolls. When her morning labour as postman in the rural district of Nantmor was done she used to take up her station opposite the Royal Goat Hotel dressed in Welsh costume with a basket full of her wares for sale. The picturesque appearance of the old dame, her pleasing smile and her affable ways made more than momentary impression upon those who came in contact with her, and locally her death will be sincerely mourned. She died after a brief illness at the age of seventy-three.

Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, 29.11.1901