Remembering Dr David John Davies

I’m sure there are not many who live in Resolven now who would remember my father, Dr David John Davies, but I’m sure there are some who do! He was the village doctor for many years in Resolven and district, taking over from his father ‘Old Dr Davies’ first at the Surgery on the Square and then at Resolven Health Centre on Ynysfach Avenue.

He was a doctor of the old school, each day he would be in the surgery seeing patients, on call over the weekend, many weekday evenings and visiting patients at home. I, as his daughter remember the phone going at all hours of the night. He knew and cared for generations of the same families in Resolven and surrounding area.

After retiring in 1993, my father moved from 14 Neath Road to Sidmouth, Devon with his wife Gwenda and two twin daughters, Frances and Philippa, where he enjoyed a happy and restful retirement. He died peacefully surrounded by his family on the 13th January 2022. He was 94.

If anyone has any memories or even photos, it would be wonderful if you could share.

With thanks

Philippa Davies

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