Barry Lord and Richard Eaves
Firstly, we wanted to say how much we have enjoyed looking through this website, which offers a deserved tribute to the men of Montgomery who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.
In the information about Private William Lloyd Jones, you make reference to 'Belle Vue', the home of his grandfather, Thomas Evans, and childhood home of his mother, Penelope, and add that it is now difficult to identify where this was due to there no longer being a house in Arthur Street of that name. We thought you might be interested to know that 'Belle Vue' is our house, now known as 'Belmont', situated at the bottom of Arthur Street behind Chapel Place. Thomas Evans' son and daughter were living at 'Belle Vue' in April 1911 and left at some point between then and March 1913, when, according to information forming part of the deeds of our house, Charles Statham leased the house from the Earl of Powis for an initial period of 21 years. Charles and his wife, Evelyn, eventually bought the house, still known as 'Belle Vue', in March 1956 and by July 1956, again shown by documents forming part of the deeds, had changed the name to 'Belmont'.
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Thank you both for this information and your kind comments about this site. It's just the sort of thing we were hoping this site would do, attract visitors to learn from and provide information to. Many thanks. Adam
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