Company

Jenkins and Jones of Johnstown

Here follows an account of Isaac Jenkins and John Tysilio Jones, builders and timber merchants of Johnstown.  All my sources are available to the public and can be checked if necessary, using the list of [more]

Articles

WILLIAM TURNER 1837 – 1879 Architect

As the name Haighton runs through the Turner family then it`s almost certain that this is William`s father. Baptism on 23 Aug 1811 at Brackley, Northamptonshire. Richard Haighton Turner, parents Edward & Mary. Richard made [more] [more]

50s

Youth in the Spotlight – Rhosllanerchrugog 1951

The following five images are from the “Spotlight on Youth” variety show at Rhosllanerchrugog held on 4th May 1951, including group portraits of Wrexham Youth Club “Festival of Britain” pageant cast members and Ruabon girls [more]

In Memorium

Jane Cunnah 1838-1911

“Er cof serchog am Jane anwyl briod Samuel Cunnah, Broughton Farm yr hon a hunodd yn yr iesu ionawr 6fed 1911, yn 73 mlwydd oed”.  Jane Cunnah’s gravestone is notable due to its decorative design.  [more] [more]

World War Two

RAF bomber crash, Bwlchgwyn. 1943

During the Second World War, an RAF bomber crashed onto the hillside between Bwlchgwyn and Rhydtalog, killing all eight men on board. See below for their details.If you are at Bwlchgwyn war memorial, the crash [more] [more]