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]
Here follows an account of Isaac Jenkins and John Tysilio Jones, builders and timber merchants of Johnstown. All my sources are available to the public and can be checked if necessary, using the list of [more]
A selection of pictures from Dennis of Ruabon, Hafod works Johnstown. Source: Pics 28dl.
Johnstown War Memorial and Red Lion Inn, Johnstown. Source: Tom Farrell Collection, Aberystwyth.
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]