Project Objectives

Lottery Funded Project

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.
Email: Twitter: @outlookmeadow

The following forms the basis of our research.

Were the Romans at Bangor On Dee?

Romans at Bangor On Dee

Did the Vikings raid Bangor On Dee?

Viking Invasion

When was the first record of a building on the site (Buck Farm)?

Buck Farm

What was here (Buck Farm) in 1485?

Buck Farm

Who owned the land (Buck Farm)?

Buck Farm

Puleston Family

Emral Hall

What did the Buck/Buck Farm look like?

Buck Farm

Working Life in the 1900s

Was ‘The Buck’ built in the 1540s?

Buck Farm

Was the stream once the border near Buck Farm?

The Borders in Ancient Times

Buck Farm

Were the trees at Buck Farm used in the World War One trenches?

The Great War Trenches

Did a World War Two bomb land on the meadow of Buck Farm?

Bomb falls in the meadow at Buck Farm

Were the hills overlooking Wrexham set on fire during World War Two?

Luftwaffe bombs mountain decoy

Pensioner recalls the night the Germans bombed his street

Interesting facts of the surrounding areas.

Working Life in the 1900s

Milk Horse That Won the National

Emral Hall Ice House

Bomb falls in the meadow at Buck Farm

Luftwaffe bombs mountain decoy

Broughton Hall, Worthenbury

Lord Kenyon

The Great War Trenches

Town Hall, Portmeirion

Emral Hall

Philip Maddocks 1816-1906

Hanmer-cum-Tallarn 1886

Hanmer Parish Paper 1876

The Impact of the Railways


Powys Fadog (1160-1284)

Powys (1063-1160)

Doomsday (1066 – 1086)

Late Saxon (918 – 1066)

Middle Saxon (656 – 865)

Early Saxon (410 – 655)

Viking Invasion (865 – 918)

Bangor On Dee and the Romans

Tallarn Green Village Hall

Peters Memorial Chapel – Tallarn Green Methodist Church

St. Chad’s Church, Hanmer

St. Deiniol Church, Worthenbury

Bettisfield Buddha

Bettisfield Windmill and Steam Mill

Maelor Saesneg


Pensioner recalls the night the Germans bombed his street

How Penley became the site for the Polish Hospital

Emral Hall Lodge

The Puleston Family

Worthenbury Manor




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