Ena Davies with her book Plas-Y-Môr

A history of Burry Port, between the Wars, a recollection of Llanelli RFC and memories of Amelia Earhart as well as the life of Millie Gravelle whose ghost is said to haunt Plas-y-Môr, her home, and later became the author's.

When Rebecca sought the help of her great uncle, Scarlets' hero, Griff Bevan, with a school project, he handed her a boxful of photos and newspaper cuttings which his late cousin, Millie, had kept. It was a treasure trove of social history. Millie Gravelle enjoyed the limelight and took full advantage of her husband, Brinley Morris' status as a local solicitor. When their dream home, Plas-y-mor, was requisitioned by the Ministry of Supply in 1942, the house was used as a Clubhouse for personnel at the Royal Ordinance Factory and airmen stationed in Pembrey. Millie joined the Mechanised Transport Corps and was one of the first women to be assigned to the American Embassy.

Only the immediate family knew that the flamboyant and often outrageous Millie had been diagnosed with nephritis and her life expectancy was short. She died on 13 Feb. 1954, aged 47 years.

How fitting that Millie's story should raise money [£6000] for the local Hospice.

Ena Davies

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