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Friday, March 23, 2018

Blast from the past - Hawker Siddeley Apprentices now Airbus

Front Row:  Mervyn (office) George Hudson, Paddy Gray, John Brown, Bill McMinn, Fred Pickford, Don Martin, Bob Anthony.

Second Row: Ron Dance

1976 Apprentice Intake I presume still Hawker Siddeley

I was in the 1970 intake.

With thanks to Facebook Broughton.

Something not Penyffordd but important

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Bus Shelters

Lots of froth on social media as to who is paying for the new bus shelters. Its not Penyffordd Community Council, its not Flintshire County Council, its Welsh Assembly Government.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The history of the far park / sledgeing field by John Wrench

The field was originally park land with the slope being covered in trees as it was the park for the small county house Meadowslea the last private owner was Mr Almore Frost (spelling possibly wrong) who sold the house with gardens to the council to create the TB hospital he then sold the field with Blackbrook farm to Charles Wrench
In the 1926 miners strike the trees were all felled so the villagers could have the wood to burn to keep there house warm and to cook with
The flat part of the field at the bottom was the first Penyffordd cricket pitch complete with pavilion until the 50s when they moved to Wood Lane and the pavilion moved to Blackbrook farm as a hen house and lasted until the early 2000's
Blackbrook farm was sold after the death of Cora Wrench in the 1970s but two of her sons rented the farm John and Harry and later my farther Stephen. They continued to run the farm as "Wrench Brothers" the farm was known for its pedigree Border Lester sheep and its dairy herd which sadly due to its small scale gave up in 1997 after a fire in 2006 at Blackbrook our landlord later sold the farm house and building with a couple of field but the land on the Vounog Hill is still farmed the the family mainly for summer grassing for our beef herd

Just though I would let you all know the history of this field that has been an asset to to village for many years with sledgeing and pleasant views which may not be here for future generations to enjoy

If anyone has an memory's of the field / farm please share

Sourced: Facebook.

Recent Property Sales

35 Vounog Hill
Penyffordd, CH4 0EY
4th Jan '18
15 Pine Way
Penyffordd, CH4 0AA
18th Aug '17
19 Pine Way
Penyffordd, CH4 0AA
17th Aug '17
20 Pine Way
Penyffordd, CH4 0AA
14th Jul '17


9 Treetop Close
Penymynydd, CH4 0GP
18th Dec '17

25 Abbottsford Drive
Penyffordd, CH4 0JG
12th Jan '18
30 Vounog Hill
Penyffordd, CH4 0EZ
20th Dec '17
35 Berwyn Avenue
Penyffordd, CH4 0HS
19th Dec '17
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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Our Idiot Politicians

Very cold today wind chill factor  -11c
Not a good day to be homeless.

We continue to let immigrants in for free give them houses and cash
Allow them to set up their own religions and laws

I see there is a possibility of running low on gas, I'm ok I have a wood log burner.....
President Putin has loads of gas, but Theresa keeps trying to wind him up
Reminds me of a fly trying to worry an elephant.

EU policians continue to try bully us

I see Jeremy Corbyn  thinks we only need 1 delivery company for postal services because we only have 1 letter box
This is a man favoured by 10's of millions of people to lead the country.
His ideas will lead us towards the Venezuela situation

Royal Mail charge £13 for over 2 kg, Collect Plus charge £6 by the way

Rant over

Cllr Colin Bithell Remembered

Found on Facebook Broughton. I used to meet Colin in The Maelor in 2014. We were both not in very good shape. I would bump into him in the corridors and have a chat.

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