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Original Owner of The Plough
My Great, Great Grandfather, Thomas Evans was the original owner of The Plough. While doing some research into my family tree I discovered in the 1861 Wales Census that he was listed as a farmer(owner of 10 acres of land) and publican of the Plough Inn. He lived there with his wife Jane and son Robert and twins Edward and Eliza. Edward is my Great Grandfather. His son George immigrated to Canada but George's brother (another Thomas) lived in Gresford all of his life. I have more recent photographs of The Plough taken by my Aunt on a visit in the 80's.
Gail Evans Lalonde
I can remember Narrow Lane, Gresford although I lived there for a very short period. My Uncle Bob lived in the lane with my Auntie Peggy, he used to have a smallholding just across from where we lived. I am sure many people will remember him, his name was Robert Martin, in fact some of his family still live in Gresford. I also remember the dance group called the Gresford Bells, if anyone reading this recalls them I would appreciate if they would email me. And does anyone remember a Mr and Mrs Taylor who lived in the 1960s in a cottage just past Willises dairy? If anyone can remember them please let me know for I will always remember.
Moss Hall, Gresford
I am just remembering Moss Hall and Mr and Mrs Yaylor and their son Stan who lived in a cottage near the copse, and how at a night time you would stand outside and listen to badgers crying, it was really such an amazing place, the memories which are still fresh in my mind. I wonder if anyone in Gresford would still remember them, in fact their granddaughter still lives in Gresford, her maiden name was Pauline Yates, she later married Ron Smith. The last time i saw her was in 1985. She has a sister, Patricia, again I have not seen Pat also since 1985, in fact it would be nice to know if anyone knows of or is friends with them, if so could you please contact me. I may have left Gresford very young but I will always be Gresford born and bred.
When I Joined The Royal Air Force 22nd May 1952
I attended the Presbyterian Church Rossett Primary School in Station Road before attending the new school near Tom Bishop's shop, where I first bought my first cigarettes, Willy Woodbines, 5 for a shilling. I remember the fish and chips near the butcher, the Butchers Arms. Drink at the Alan Hotel in Station Road. Chandles the grocery and bread in Station Road. Ann the daughter. Lived in Burton Road, "Anfield", next to field where the big dip was. My father Jack Griffiths was on the council and Wrexham Rural Districit council. MAYOR Les Ankers, John Taylor used go to the Alan Hotel every Friday & Saturday evenings. That's just some of my memories. Now in Victoria, Australia since 1966. Married 2 children 3 grandkids. Well retired. Best wishes to those who remember me. Can email me if they like, would love to hear from anyone. Rev. James was Minister of Presbyterian Church. Mr Fred Witt. Head Master of the school, with Harry Costain. Bye for now, Regards John
I was born at Trevalyn Manor in August 1953. I have returned to The Golly these last few years for short holidays and still love the place. Does anyone know when the place closed as a maternity hospital? A lot of people will remember my brother David (Dai) Williams who is 12 years older than me. He has been asking about old school friends and neighbours, so if anyone can remember him we would love to know.
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