We present the first in a series of mini-blogs exploring the Hallworth family photograph album which was generously donated to Ceredigion Archives last summer.
Thomas and Edith Hallworth were from Hyde in Cheshire, where he had been a coachman and she a seamstress. By 1911 they were living at Gwynfryn Cottages, New Cross with their young daughter Annie, Thomas then being chauffeur to Dr Roberts of Penywern.
Following the Great War, in which Thomas served as an ambulance driver in Egypt (of which more soon!), the family moved to Aberystwyth and by 1922 they had a draper’s shop in Bridge Street, now the Wash’n Spin’n Dry launderette.
Thomas later operated the Eagle Garage at the top end of nearby Gray’s Inn Road, which still remains much as it was, and the family moved to a house in upper Buarth Road.
All the Hallworths were keen motorists and Annie was a stalwart member of the local tennis club (again, more anon!). They had all come a long way from Edwardian Hyde.