Immediately before their marriage, on 30th June 1896, at St. James' Church, Pyle, Glamorgan, our grandparents, William Wiltshire Davies and Sarah Powell were living some 140 miles apart, Sarah in Pyle, and William at Wickcroft Farm, Englefield, near Reading, in Berkshire. But for the previous two centuries, and probably for much longer, their respective ancestors had lived at no time more than 30 miles apart. Indeed, the previous two generations had lived in adjacent parishes in Glamorgan, within walking distance of each other. So, it is in the county of Glamorgan that our story starts.