Poor but blessed in the Good Old days at Caernarfon


We met and we married a long time ago

We worked at the ‘Corsetts’ when wages were low

No TV, no wireless, no baths – times were hard

Just a cold water tap and a walk to the yard

No holidays for Cofis, no carpets on floors

We had coal fires, and didn’t lock doors

Our children arrived (no Pill in those days)

We bought them all up without any state aid

Children were safe going to play in the park

And our elderly were too, going out after the dark

No valium, no drugs and no LSD

We all cured Caernarfon with a good cup of tea

No vandals, no mugging – (there was nothing to rob)

We were feeling well off with a couple of bob

People were happy in the olden days

Kinder and caring in so many ways

Milkmen and paper boys would whistle and sing

A night at the Empire was our weekly fling

We watched Flash Gordon with trouble and strife

This was Caernarfon - our pattern of life

Now I’m alone I look back through the years

No thought of bad times or trouble, or tears

I remember our town, our home and our love

We shared them together thank God above.


Annie Edwards Caernarfon Lass all the way!

Photographs of Annie & friends.

Dinas Dinlle


Outside Corset Factory


Memory Lane