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]

Icehouse
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]

WWII

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
Worthenbury

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]

Hanmer

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]

WWI

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]

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]

Sarn

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]