Emral Hall

Emral Hall

THE HISTORY OF EMRAL dates back to the times of the Romans, and can be claimed to be one of the most Historic Mansions in the area. Llewelyn ap Gruffydd re-asserted his control on the [more]


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]


Hanmer-cum-Tallarn 1886

The Magazine for the Rural Deaneries of Ellesmere and Bangor-Iscoyd 1886 Hanmer-cum-Tallarn January 1886 Hanmer Parochial School (Flint) Boys’ School. – “The boys are in very good order, and are taught with very decided success. [more]


Hanmer Parish Paper 1876

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]


The Impact of the Railways

The country had enjoyed an economic boom during the years of the Napoleonic war, but slipped into an economic depression after the war finished in 1815. There was frequently a short working week in the [more]



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]


Powys Fadog (1160-1284)

In 1160 the kingdom of Powys split into two parts. The northern section was called Powys Fadog and may have been ruled from an early wooden castle at Dinas Bran above Llangollen. Powys Fadog recognised [more]


Powys (1063-1160)

After Earl Harold had ravaged Gwynedd in 1063, this created a power vacuum that allowed Powys to extend its influence north over the next 100 years. The rulers of the ‘House of Mathrafal’ took their [more]


Doomsday (1066 – 1086)

Following the invasion by the Normans in 1066, Cheshire had remained under the control of Saxon Earl Edwin. However, in 1069 he took part in the rebellion of the north, laying siege to the King’s [more]


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]