50s

Copperas Corner 1952

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]

As it was!

The Blower Family

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]

Clubs & Societies

Memories of Penycae Youth Club

The first youth club was held in Penycae school we had first aid classes tennis lessons and best of all ballroom dancing lessons Neil Davies of Penycae taught us to dance we learned the lot [more]

1900s

Burning Fatality at Rhos 1900

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]

Penycae

Reservoir House at 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.