20th May 2018

Bryn Y Pys Hall, Overton On Dee

Bryn Y Pys

Bryn Pys Hall, Overton, a country mansion built around 1739, went through many stages of being remodelled. It was a three storey building with a west front which had a five bay centre between 2 [more]

Early Saxon (410 – 655)

Saxons

The period following the Roman exodus is thought to be one of relative prosperity, as the tax revenues were no longer being paid to Rome and remained in the local economy. However, with a lack [more]

Luftwaffe bombs mountain decoy

WWII

Europe was at war and bombing raids by the Luftwaffe were frequent. In the early hours of August 30, 1940, German bombers were heading for Liverpool and dockland sites on the River Mersey. In an [more]

Late Saxon (918 – 1066)

Saxons

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]

Lord Kenyon

Hanmer

Baron Kenyon Lord Kenyon, Baron of Gredington, in the County of Flint, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1788 for the lawyer and judge Sir Lloyd Kenyon, 1st [more]

Latest

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]




Have you read?

Paupers

Paupers

Prior to 1834 paupers were the responsibility of the Parish overseers, who often paid a pension for the pauper to continue living at home. In 1834 Poor Law Unions were formed which constructed work houses. [more]

Vikings

Viking Invasion (865 – 918)

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]