George Slawson's Wandering Donkeys
Families

George Slawson’s Wandering Donkeys

This true story features mainly members of the Slawson family of Llangollen and also includes a few anecdotes in which they were partly involved.  I have previously been charged with “raking up the past” but [more]

1900s

The Trial of Widow Waltho

(A TRUE DRAMA SET IN LLANGOLLEN) In 1905, wild rumours began to circulate in Llangollen, after Police Sergeant Wyse discovered the decomposed body of a baby in a trunk at 1 Oak Street on the [more]

Llangollen Railway Station 1888
1800s

Llangollen Railway Station 1888

Llangollen Railway Station 1888. A LITTLE known fact concerning the 54 mile-long railway which once ran between Ruabon and Barmouth, is that it was constructed by no fewer than five different railway companies, four of [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]

Britannia
Llangollen & Rural

BRITANNIA INN, Llangollen

The Britannia Inn, Llangollen. The Britannia Inn was possibly built as early as the 13th century, although nothing now remains from this period. It could originally have provided extra accommodation for the monks from Valle [more]