A LLANGOLLEN pub hosted an emotional historic first family reunion between not one, but four generations.

The family of Moses Evans, the original builder of the Aussie Rooster in Trevor, Llangollen, finally came together to celebrate and remember his life.

The Aussie Rooster, formally known as the Australia Arms, was built by Moses Evans (1832-1895) over 160 years ago.

Its current landlord, Shaun Jones, and landlady, Helen Lloyd, kindly hosted a historic first reunion for two great-granddaughters, two great-great grandsons and two great-great-great granddaughters of Moses on Thursday, August, 10.

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Moses was a colourful character who found gold in Australia, returned to Llangollen to get married and had 13 children, with the first five actually being born inside the pub.

Six descendants from three of Moses’s children travelled from Shropshire, the Wirral, Liverpool, and Japan.

Barbara Street and Sylvia Hallwood are great-granddaughters, Gaz and Craig Evans are great-great grandsons and Charlotte Evans-Williamson and Jenny Evans are great-great-great granddaughters.

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Before the reunion, family members visited Peter Jones at the Llangollen Museum to express their sincere thanks in helping them make it happen with his invaluable help, research and photographic memory.

They also visited the Bull Inn owned by Moses's older sister, Elizabeth Evans who passed in 1827.

Everyone at the reunion had an unbelievable and unforgettable time. It was like a dream coming true after 15 years of hope, research and planning.

Barbara said: "Our visit to Llangollen and the Aussie Rooster was brill.

"The pub is maintained in immaculate condition with friendly local customers, and it was wonderful to enjoy the nice, cold beer on a hot day and take commemorative photos in front of the Moses Evans plaque with Shaun and the pub's welcoming owner, Ian Claybrook.

"Australia Terrace and the brickworks may have gone, but Moses would be delighted that his Aussie Rooster legacy is still a modern and vibrant part of the local community thanks to Ian, Shaun and Helen."