When the Lovedon Mine finally closed due to flooding, he became a mechanic at the Nelson garage in Aberystwyth. He worked at this job during the war and was a member of the Borth Home Guard (No. 16 Platoon, "D" Company, 1st Cardiganshire Home Guard). They married in 1947, and upon noticing Moelynys deserted after the military "occupation", fell in love with it, obtained a mortgage, bought it from the Gregson estate, and ran it as a guesthouse until 1967. They grew vegetables for the business and any surplus was sold to Aran Morris for his greengrocers shop.