20th January 2019

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]

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]

Maelor Saesneg

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At the time of the Roman invasion, the area was part of the region occupied by the Cornovii, one of the Celtic tribes of ancient Britain, on the border with the Deceangli tribe across the [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]

Broughton Hall

Broughton Hall, Worthenbury

Worthenbury

This ornate dwelling was one of the largest half-timber constructed houses in Flintshire. It was built for Randall Broughton in about 1642. The infill to the timber work was in wattle and daub and the [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]

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]