Wrexham Bypass construction (A483)

Small selection of photographs showing the various stages of Wrexham Bypass construction (A483) in 1989. Source: kindly supplied by Mary Ellen Freeman from her late brothers collection.


Wrexham – Carnival 1970’s

Home film footage filmed by the late Mr Rees Lewis of 10 Edward Street Wrexham. Wrexham Carnival featuring Bellevue Park Playgroup as children’s book characters and witches on a float. Parade through Wrexham town centre [more]


Worthenbury Manor

The Manor and Quinton. Located off the main road through Worthenbury (B 5069) shortly before Worthenbury Bridge with views towards Hollybush Lane to the south. It is reached by a short private drive and secluded [more]

Former Flintshire Detached

The Puleston Family

The Puleston Family arrived in this country with William the conqueror in 1066, the family first settled in Shropshire then after, moved into the Welsh Maelor region. The Puleston’s were fighting in the War of [more]

As it was!

Emral Hall Lodge

One of three Lodges to Emral Hall (demolished 1936); one of the other lodges has been demolished and the third altered. Possible C18 origins but the dominant character is C19. Said to have initially been [more]

As it was!

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]


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. The new Steam [more]


The Bettisfield Buddha

Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women. 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 Farm. The land [more]