22nd July 2019

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History of Buck Farm Outlook Meadow has been awarded funds from the Welsh Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the heritage of the area surrounding ‘The Buck’, which is now known as Buck Farm. We are [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

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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]

Viking Invasion (865 – 918)

Vikings

Viking Invasion (865 – 918) The Viking invasion of 865 is described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles as ‘The Great Heathen Army’. It was a cosmopolitan mix of different Vikings, that had probably been living in [more]

St. Chad’s Church, Hanmer

Hanmer

The earliest known documentary evidence for a Hanmer connection with St Chad is in the charter of Leofric, Earl of Chester AD 1043, (Thorpe’s Diplomatarium Anglicanum p.352) in which he bestows upon his newly founded [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

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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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Worthenbury

Worthenbury Manor

Worthenbury Manor The Manor and Quinton. Located off the main road through Worthenbury (B 5069) shortly before Worthenbury Bridge with views towards Hollybush Lane to the south. It is reached by a short private drive [more]

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St. Deiniol Church, Worthenbury

The parish church of Worthenbury is St Deiniols.  The church is said to be the best example of a Georgian Church in Wales and has a complete set of boxed pews.  St. Deiniols is part of [more]

Saxons

Late Saxon (918 – 1066)

There is no agreed definition of early, middle and late Saxon. For this summary, we will treat late Saxon as starting with the death of Aethelflaed in 918. Her brother, King Edward, came to Chester [more]