Bagillt, Clwyd
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bagillt and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Father Holcroft

I was born and brought up in Widnes but we used to go for holidays in Bagillt where we stayed with an old friend of my parents, Father Holcroft. He was the local Catholic priest and we stayed in his house which had a farm adjoining with chickens and a goat which sometimes strayed into the house. The Catholic chapel was very ...Read full memory

A memory of Bagillt by Brendan Flynn

Poet From Bagillt

Grandma, as a school girl in Bagillt. Louise Elizabeth Thomas went to school in the village and told a story about a boy in rags in class who lost his temper with the Headteacher, throwing an ink pot at her. That teacher went on to sponsor the boy who became a famous Welsh poet. Louise had a brother George and a sister ...Read full memory

A memory of Bagillt by Helen Chisholm