Jennifer Bland’s family has had a long association with Penycae. In 1780 one ancestor owned Groes Hall, Maes y Pentre (Black Horse), Ysgubor Ucha, and later Groes Colliery. Jennifer kindly supplied this photo of Copperas [more]
THE BLOWER FAMILY In Victorian times it was a custom for many people to name their children after relatives. This can lead to confusion, so I will use numbers in parenthesis to indicate which person [more]
On the evening of February 10, 1964, the worst peacetime disaster in Australian maritime history unfolded off the New South Wales south coast. During a naval training exercise HMAS Melbourne, an aircraft carrier, collided with [more]
An inquest was held at the Wheelwright Arms, Penycae, on Saturday, before Mr. Wynn Evans, coroner, and a jury, of which Mr Maurice Kyffyn was foreman, on the body of an old woman named Elizabeth [more]
Source: (late) Emlyn Davies of Penycae.
The Inventory & Valuation of the Wheelwright Arms in Penycae by A. Kent Jones auctioneers of Regent Street, Wrexham. The valuation is dated 28th May 1948. Inventory & Valuation of Furniture Trade Utensils at Wheelwright [more]
A make shift sign “Buy Hafod Coal” written on the front of the coal truck which serviced the Rhos, Johnstown and Wrexham areas during the 1930s. Source: Original photograph NWNMedia; Local Bygones; Digitally repaired as [more]
Penycae Football Team 1919-1920 Source: Photograph supplied by Gaynor Davies, Penycae.
Reservoir House at Penycae prior to demolition. Can you put a date to it? Source: Source: John Davies from the collection of the late Emlyn Davies, Penycae.