18th February 2018

The Puleston Family

Emral Hall

The Puleston Family arrived in this country with William the conqueror in 1066, the family first settled in Shropshire then after, moved into the Welsh Maelor region. The Puleston’s were fighting in the War of [more]

Hanmer Parish Paper 1876

Hanmer

January 1876 Testimonial to Rev. F. Slater On the evening of the 20th of November [1875], at the little school-room in Tallarn Green, the Rev. Francis Slater was presented, by the congregation, and a few [more]

Bomb falls in the meadow at Buck Farm

Buck Farm

In an effort to draw German planes away from the heavily populated and strategically important areas of Wrexham, the men of the home guard would make their way to the nearby uninhabited mountains and light [more]

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Penley Hall

Penley Hall

Penley

Penley Hall. A smallish Georgian mansion set in gardens and shrubberies with walled kitchen garden extending to 2.75 acres, along with a .337 acre pool. The hall itself contained: ground floor – large entrance hall [more]

Penley People – John Pijski Memories

Penley

John Pijski was born in Stanisław Górny, not far from Wadowice. He fought with gen. Anders’ Polish 2nd Corps (2nd. Warsaw Armoured Division) alongside the British 8th Army in Italy. Later he served in Germany [more]

Althrey Hall, Bangor On Dee

Bangor On Dee

Althrey Hall, Bangor On Dee. A stunning Grade II* listed Tudor Manor house believed to date back, originally to 1499 and believed to be one of the last surviving Aisle Trussed Halls of Wales, which [more]

The Borders in Ancient Times

Information

In ancient time, the rivers Severn and Dee separated Wales from England; but as a protection in the perpetual border frays, Offa, King of Mercia, made a dyke, which was probably in his time the [more]




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Sarn

Philip Maddocks 1816-1906

OBITUARY OF PHILIP MADDOCKS 1816-1906 pp 26-28 Primitive Methodist Minute Book, 1907 Held in the John Rylands University Library, Manchester The Rev. Philip Maddocks was born at Sarn Bridge, in the county of Flint, on [more]

Tallarn Green

Tallarn Green Village Hall

Tallarn Green Village Hall. Tallarn Green Village Hall (below), started life as a World War I army hut, refurbished and extended is still in regular use. Groups meeting there include the WI and Sequence Dancing. [more]

Bettisfield

Bettisfield Windmill and Steam Mill

Just 200 metres from the Shropshire border, stood the ruins of Bettisfield Windmill shrouded in ivy. The Windmill became redundant when the new mill was built nearby. It has since been converted. Bettisfield Windmill. The [more]