We bought Dan y Bryn next to the Bush from Mel Barnett in 1972. He had a bar built into the lounge but my mother had it taken out, much to my father's disappointment! Yes he was a world weightlifter as you say.
Jane Pope used to live where Mary and Ralph Thomas live now. Her mother used to work in the Flamingo Transport cafe, which is now Loch Fyne, and they used to drive a general store van around the village selling stuff. Jane worked in the back and her mother drove!
I have got great memories of the village from the 1970s. I was very lucky to grow up there!
All the best