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]

Bangor On Dee

Bangor On Dee and the Romans

ROMANS (43 – 410) The Roman advance across southern and central England in 43 and 44AD was swift, reaching a line bounded roughly by the rivers Trent and Severn. After a pause of 3 years [more]

Tallarn Green

Tallarn Green Village Hall

Tallarn Green Village Hall. Tallarn Green Village Hall (below), started life as a World War I army hut, refurbished and extended is still in regular use. Groups meeting there include the WI and Sequence Dancing. [more]


St. Chad’s Church, 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]


St. Deiniol Church, Worthenbury

The parish church of Worthenbury is St Deiniols.  The church is said to be the best example of a Georgian Church in Wales and has a complete set of boxed pews.  St. Deiniols is part of [more]


Bettisfield Buddha

Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women. The Meditation Room. This Thai representation of Shakyamuni Buddha, two metres tall and hand carved in wood, is situated in the meditaion hall, converted from the granary of Cornhill [more]


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]


Maelor Saesneg

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]



The village of Hanmer lies at the northern end of Hanmer Mere, part of the ‘Shropshire lake district’ of meres which was formed during the last ice-age. By the time of the Roman invasion (47 AD), the [more]