The Rees girls of Angorfa Cottage married into other seafaring families. One of whom married Captain Thomas Davies of Mariners Cottage, later Ystwyth House. Their son Abraham Davies had two girls and three boys. Of the daughters Ginny became a nurse and went to live in London, and Maud became a primary school teacher. Maud Davies never left Upper Borth Primary School as she went from being a pupil to teachers assistant then became a teacher herself. Generations of children were taught by her in her long career. I remember learning my alphabet in English and Welsh on slate tablets under her tutelage. All three of the Davies boys became mariners. Richard, known locally as “Dic Trigfan”, had served as a young soldier in World War One but was invalided out in 1918 suffering from typhoid. From 1919 to 1929 he was at sea serving on the Southern, Mecklinberg, Ciscar, Beechpark, Manhattan, Hazelpark, Tabora, Clytha and the Dalblair. He then went on to become a civil servant working in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. John Davies was at sea most of his life. He was torpedoed in World War One and twice in the Second World War. The last of these saw him severely injured and spending over two years convalescing in a Montreal hospital. He never really recovered and became rather withdrawn, and spent the rest of his life working as groundsman at Borth Golf Club. Tommy Davies was a ships cook and lived at Pantgwyn. I remember him performing in one of A.E. Richards’ nautical plays at the Borth Public Hall. He had served with the South Wales Borderers in World War One, and on demobilisation he worked at Borth Bakery. After a time the flour affected his lungs so he had to seek other employment. Tommy like his brothers, turned to the sea and became a ships cook. His son Jeffrey who provided this information, was the only Borth man who served in the Korean War, and afterwards embarked on a lifelong career in the police force. He mentioned there were letters kept by his parents which were written by three Rees mariner brothers whilst away at sea. This correspondence was about planning the building of three cottages taking advantage of the ty unnos system. These were today’s Angorfa, Morfa and Sabrina. Unfortunately these invaluable documents were deposited at a solicitors on the death of Jeffrey’s parents and they were lost. Shan Dudleston, “Dic Trigfan’s” daughter, remembers her father telling her that his cousin Ivor used to be sewn into his underclothes when winter arrived and was only freed in spring. Sadly Ivor was a casualty of the First World War, and one of the few remaining images of him is in a photograph taken with his grandparents outside the Rees family home, Angorfa. The Rees mariners had a long association with the S.S. Dingwall.