Jenny Jones

I will never leave you nor forsake thee

She is buried in the untidy cemetery at the end of the lake, where the water flows out into the Afon Dysynni. Drive along the B4405 and you will find it quite easily. A squat and ancient church, and there, immediately on the right hand side as you go through the lych gate you will see her, at the top of three stone steps.   

When we were there the daffodils were just pushing through. Someone must have planted them but we don’t know who it was. Neither does anyone know who erected the stone above her grave. But people have always cared about her. 

There are inaccuracies. It is no surprise when you try to piece together the details of a long life that goes back long before efficient record keeping. Jenny lived so long that she herself forgot some of the details of her life. Not much of it was written down after all, but the essentials are real enough. 

Here in the churchyard of St. Mary’s Church in Talyllyn there lies Jenny Jones, a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo. 

“I will never leave you nor forsake thee.” 

You can find the rest of this unexpected and fascinating story in Grave Tales From Wales Volume Two, published by Cambria in April 2022. Find it in the menu or on The How to Buy page or in the Shopping Cart

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