Dymock Arms, Penley

Said originally to have been 2 cottages. Alternatively it might have been a single lobby-entry house, and it is shown on the 1837 Tithe map as a single dwelling. It subsequently became a public house [more]


Working Life in the 1900s

At the beginning of the 20th century daily life in the country did not differ very much from how it had been at the beginning of the 19th century. Although the demands of industry and, [more]

Bryn Y Pys

Milk Horse That Won the National

The 1919 Grand National was the 78th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse on 28 March 1919. It was the first true Aintree Grand National since 1915, [more]

Buck Farm

Bomb falls in the meadow at 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]

Emral Hall

Emral Hall Ice House

Ice House to rear of North Stable Block at Emral Hall. Built as an ice-house for Emral Hall (1724-27) designed by Richard Trubshaw and Joseph Evans and may be contemporary with the surviving stable blocks [more]


Luftwaffe bombs mountain decoy

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]

Broughton Hall

Broughton Hall, 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]


Lord Kenyon

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]


The Great War Trenches

Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Apparently, during the First World War all the trees [more]

Emral Hall

Town Hall, Portmeirion

The Town Hall – a reconstructed masterpiece. This is one of Sir Clough’s finest buildings, which was completed on the eve of the Second World War. It was claimed by Sir Clough to be the [more]