Other Streets in Blaenau;
1 Dorvil St, William Williams, 34, labourer quarry, born Ffestiniog
1a Dorvil St, Hannah S Griffiths, 21, wife, born Llanidloes
1b Dorvil St, John M. Williams, 23, plasterer, born Darowen
1 Dorvil St, Ellis Jones, 39, draper, born Maentwrog
2 Dorvil St, David Roberts, 63, slate quarryman, born Ffestiniog
3 Dorvil Street, Robert E Roberts, 64, slate quarryman, Sarah, wife 56, Evan, 29, Assistant Town Clerk, Elizabeth A 27, John Lloyd, 25 University Student, Sarah, 18, Elementary School Teacher, Humphrey Ll, 14. All born Ffestiniog. Boarding with the family was Ivor H Eames, born Llanfairfechain.
See also family feature on Blaenau below - Descendant of King of Wales
In 1819, best-selling author Washington Irving wrote The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. , a series of stories about the celebration of Christmas in an English manor house. The sketches feature a squire who invited the peasants into his home for the holiday. In contrast to the problems faced in American society, the two groups mingled effortlessly. In Irving’s mind, Christmas should be a peaceful, warm-hearted holiday bringing groups together across lines of wealth or social status. Irving’s fictitious celebrants enjoyed “ancient customs,” including the crowning of a Lord of Misrule. Irving’s book, however, was not based on any holiday celebration he had attended – in fact, many historians say that Irving’s account actually “invented” tradition by implying that it described the true customs of the season.