A selection of pictures from Dennis of Ruabon, Hafod works Johnstown. Source: Pics 28dl.
Can you date this pic of the War Memorial and Red Lion Inn, Johnstown. Source: Tom Farrell Collection, Aberystwyth.
In Memoriam – John Thomas, Maelor View, Johnstown. In 1912, exactly 105 years ago, Mount Pleasant Church Officer John Evans’ (Victoria Street, Rhos) crafts a beautiful eulogy on the passing of his departed spiritual ‘brother’ [more]
Christ’s Church (chapel) was built in 1890 in the centre of Johnstown opposite the former Johnstown Shell Garage. A school was built before the chapel in 1881. It was originally Congregational by denomination but the [more]
Bebe Daniels performed the opening ceremony in 1958 for the Tan-y-clawydd housing estate showhouse. The showhouse was one of the new houses built by James Stewart (Building Contractors) Ltd and was situated on the front [more]
Johnstown & Hafod Railway Station. Johnstown & Hafod was a minor station on the Great Western Railway’s London to Birkenhead main line. Although the station is gone the railway is still open today as part [more]
Mynydd Picnic (Picnic Mountain) – Hafod 9th July 2010 The colliery once employed over 1900 local people, mainly from the villages of Rhos, Ponciau and Johnstown. The pit was closed in 1968. In the mid [more]
Eddystone House and the Eddy Family. Deleth Hannaby told Eileen Williams about a lovely old house called Eddystone House, built 1899. If you turn off the Wrexham Road and go up Aberderfyn Road it is [more]
Bob the Bellman, Johnstown This 1932 picture is of Bob the Bellman – real name Sam Jones who’s family nickname was Dinah. He was the bellman for Ponciau and Johnstown in the nineteen thirties. He [more]