During the early 1940s, Dylan and Caitlin stayed in the Aeron valley in Ceredigion. This had a lasting consequence for the Thomas family as their daughter, who was born shortly after, was named Aeronwy, or Aeron for short. They returned to the area again in 1944, but this time to New Quay, a quaint but artistic, ‘cultured’ town where many artists gathered. It was a perfect retreat for Dylan as he soon realised he could, once again, write with ease. There is also some credence to the argument that “without New Quay, there would be no Milk Wood”, because within months of arriving there, Dylan had written a radio script based on the town called, Quite Early One Morning, which contains many early versions of characters that appear again in Under Milk Wood.