Llay

Memories of Llay, Wrexham 1964 to 1996

The 8mm film used in Memories of Llay was filmed between 1964 and 1996 by G. Crowley.   All communities have their stories to tell, but isn’t there something special in stories about your village, [more]

Coal Mining

Mining Remains in North East Wales

Aberduna Mine SJ205618 Engine house – Listed Axton Mine SJ109805 Terrace of 3 miners’ cottages (SJ10788066) Mine Office (SJ10788066) called “Meadowcroft” Belgrave Mine SJ203589 Engine house? Bersham Colliery SJ314482 Canteen (SJ31454811) – Listed Electricity Sub [more]

Coal Mining

Wrexham Mines Rescue Station

Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham. History The Mines Rescue Station was built was post 1912 in response to the Coal Mines Act 1911. It was built near to the Great Western Railway Station in Wrexham. A motor [more]

Coal Mining

Klondike Pit, Rhos

History The coal pit was sunk during the general strike of 1926 in the village of Rhosllanerchrugog. The land belonged to Mrs Trevor Jones, who rented a row of terraced houses to the miners Sinking [more]

Industry

Eglwyseg Lead Mine

Location Eglwyseg (SJ2353847689)                   History [from CPAT] A lead and silver mine worked between 1867 and 1886 exploiting ores within the Cefn-y-fedw sandstone overlying Carboniferous Limestone. . Current remains [from CPAT] The Eglwyseg Vein cuts east [more]

Metal Mining

Chirk Castle Lead Mine

Location Chirk (SJ27003800)                   History [from CPAT] The Llangynog Mining Company made returns for Chirk Castle in 1861. Current remains [from CPAT] No evidence remains and the geology is not conducive to lead mining. Links CPAT [more]

Flintshire

Fron Hall United Mine

Fron Hall United lies in the community of Gwernymynydd in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ22406210. Lead/Silver (1863-1897) GeologyThe mine is situated on a vein 200 yds. [more]

Industry

Bwlchgwyn Lead Mine

Location Bwlchgwyn (SJ26605340) History Mid-19th Century Current remains [from CPAT] The mine appears to have worked an east-west vein, being the southernmost of five veins shown traversing the Bwlchgwyn area on the Brenton Symons Map [more]