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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mel Jones - Down memory lane

I may have shown this link before. Well worth another look. See who you recognise.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/90385000@N02/with/24172766821/

I see Linda Vidamour, Arthur Arnold, Bryn Jones (Hawker Siddeley machine shop) from Flint, Dave Morris of Hawarden (flight engineer)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Bad Week for Bridges

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/tailbacks-after-lorry-collides-bridge-11075989

Monday, March 21, 2016

Penyffordd bridge struck lorry

Just trying to find out a bit more about the vehicle that has struck a bridge at Penyffordd disrupting rail services, if you have any information please get in touch with our newsdesk. 14.43 Daily Post

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Trouble in Mold and Penyffordd

Whilst there's trouble with daffodils and kids in Penyffordd
Its not illegal to take photos of whoever, no permission required,  perhaps inadvisable.
Bin there got the tee shirt.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/penyffordandpenymynydd/

In Mold

A bit like Lisa with rights and lefts

https://www.facebook.com/warpedwales/photos/a.1601348120116167.1073741828.1596957157221930/1682975298620115/?type=3&theater


Friday, March 18, 2016

Hawker Siddeley circa 1965


3rd Left Harvey Davies, middle Jack Garston top man, 4th right John Brown,
3rd right Percy Edwards. Anyone who can name anyone else please put in comments.

When I started my apprenticeship in 1970, Jack Garston was boss, I think Percy Edwards was No2, Harvey Davies was Personnel Manager, John Brown was Training Officer in charge of apprentice development.

Also a photo here

http://penyffordd-district.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/jack-garston-boss-of-hawker-siddeley.html




Jack Garston in a flying club aircraft, one of three that were converted from military to commercial use for the flying club.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Taking the medicine

I've been taking a 7 day course of antibiotics, now finished.
I've also been feeling out of sorts.

Tired, no appetite, food tastes like cardboard, can't drink red wine.
Lisa has been fretting. Food not the wine.

Had a proper read through side effects of medicine now I've finished
All of the above issues and more are possible common side effects.

Perhaps best read label when starting in future.




Alan Skips and Car Damage - not connected

Scroll down a bit.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/penyffordandpenymynydd/?fref=ts

Another local tragedy

Another life claimed at Pontblyddyn. Nothing more can be done they say. How about calling it an accident zone and reducing speed to 20 mph compulsory?

Except for access

I've had to loiter up near Edwina's old house on two occasions recently. One just before children pick up. It's at the top of Penymynydd Rd,  Penymynydd. The road has been altered to marry up with the new White Lion estate.

I saw about 20 vehicles in 15 minutes drive through the small "except for access" section.

Except for access a bit of an ambiguous term. How about access for residents only?

Should have put a few bollards across the end. County Council's don't like doing that though.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Penyffordd Community Council Special Meeting 16th March 2016

Our councillors are working overtime for you!
I'd put my photo of the council agenda but the morning mists have not yet evaporated inside the notice board.
Perhaps I will put it on to show the issue.
Can't see notice on council website yet.
Perhaps we need a new board that doesn't do condensation. Do they exist?




My translation of the Community Asset Transfer. An officer from Flintshire County Council will be coming along to discuss how FCC are going to offload county assets to Penyffordd  so that FCC's costs are lowered. The maintenance of transferred assets to be met by the community on top of the annual county council rates.


Any one want to agree or say I'm talking pants?

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Penyffordd Historic Map



Click on image to enlarge. This was Penyffordd in the 1800's.



Terrace lane was called Blackbrook Lane

There was a row of terraced houses at the start of Terrace lane where a single house now stands.

Penyffordd Train Station ( middle of village) was called Hope Station

Rhos Rd was called Rhos Y Brwyner

The Royal Oak pub was near Vaughan's Butchers.

There's a brick works off  Blackbrook Lane, now called Terrace lane

The Red Lion and Millstone are on the map

Current Penyffordd Train Station was called Hope Junction

Hope Oil Works was down the line from Penyffordd Train Station (middle of village)
Oil was extracted from coal there were various factories, including one in Padeswood.
The environment in this area must have been awful, sulphorus fumes, smoke, etc
This all came to an abrupt stop in the late 1800's when the Americans started pulling oil out the ground on an industrial scale.



Recent House Sales


6 Bella Vista, Hawarden Road, CH4 0JH

£135,000

15 Jan 2016

2 bed semi-D




51, Well House Drive, CH4 0LB

£185,000

26 Nov 2015

3 bed detached




4, Coed Y Graig, CH4 0XD

£257,500

04 Dec 2015

3 bed detached




39, Little Mountain Road, CH7 3BY

£320,000

14 Dec 2015

3 bed detached


Tuesday, March 01, 2016

1984 Revisited

Government need to be stopped, they are snooping too far.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/01/snoopers-charter-to-extend-police-access-to-phone-and-internet-data

If you think politicians, (I go down to councillor level) and police always play fair you are very naive.

The saying " If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear" a classic.

Millions of people have died as a result of corrupt western politicians. It's happening at the moment in Yemen and Syria. We are implicated in the above struggles.
Innocent people are being killed.

Is Ukraine going to explode again?

Protestors against government policy will be in the front firing line. Lisa informs me that the baddies on telly carry "burn phones" these are disposable, non traceable mobiles.
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