History of Buck Farm
Outlook Meadow has been awarded funds from the Welsh Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the heritage of the area surrounding ‘The Buck’, which is now known as Buck Farm. We are looking for volunteers to work with us and help local young people research the history of the area and the building itself.
Outlook Meadow offers countryside experiences to schoolchildren and community groups and has 6 acres of meadow and woodland that used to be part of Buck Farm. We are told that ‘The Buck’ was originally built in the 15th Century as a coaching inn serving the Wrexham area and that it has been on both the Welsh and English side of the border at various times.
Apparently, during the First World War all the trees were taken for the trenches, and during WW2 it was a damson farm. There are tales of a bomb dropping on the meadow, killing 4 cows and the stream at the back of the meadow once being the border.
We are keen learn what is true by working with local schools, community groups and interested individuals. We have the support of Wrexham History to help us research the area.
The project will require a number of skills, so let us know if you are interested in using or learning skills such as:
Project Management and Planning
Research and Research Techniques
Presentation and Artwork (Digital media & traditional) Drama creation and production
Anyone interested in becoming involved, please contact:
Lesley Christiansen on 01948 830198 or Mary Hext on 07876 703364.
Enterprise Education Alliance is a ‘not for profit’ social enterprise registered at Cardiff No 5711204.
Registered Address: Outlook Meadow, A525, Willington, Malpas, Wrexham SY14 7LX Telephone: 01948 830198.
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The following forms the basis of our research.
Were the Romans at Bangor On Dee?
Did the Vikings raid Bangor On Dee?
When was the first record of a building on the site (Buck Farm)?
What was here (Buck Farm) in 1485?
Who owned the land (Buck Farm)?
What did the Buck/Buck Farm look like?
Was ‘The Buck’ built in the 1540s?
Was the stream once the border near Buck Farm?
Were the trees at Buck Farm used in the World War One trenches?
Did a World War Two bomb land on the meadow of Buck Farm?
Were the hills overlooking Wrexham set on fire during World War Two?
Interesting facts of the surrounding areas.