The Hooson Family of Rhos

I have been aware of I. D. Hooson for a while, but in 2014 Graham Lloyd drove me to the Panorama to see Hooson’s monument.  Many words have been written about Isaac Daniel Hooson but [more]

Coal Mining


Bersham Colliery Wrexham

Bersham Colliery was a located near Rhostyllen. The mine accessed seams found in the Denbighshire Coalfield. 19th century When the colliery first opened it was named Glan-yr-afon Colliery. Operated by Bersham Coal Company, the first [more]


ROC Borras

ROC Borras – Group HQ No 17

ROC Borras – Group HQ No 17 ROC Borras opened in 1962 and closed 1992, it is located on Borras Park Road, Wrexham. OS Grid Ref: SJ358528 Borras was the Royal Observer Corps’ No.17 Group HQ, [more]

ROC Llangollen
Llangollen & Rural

ROC Monitoring Post Llangollen

ROC Llangollen The ROC at Llangollen opened in July 1958 and closed September 1991 after being stood down. It is in L shaped compound on hilltop overlooking Llangollen to the South, 100 yards North of [more]




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