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Memories of New Broughton
The Steel Houses
Having lived in Brymbo in a very damp two up two down house in 'The Green' my parents were 'over the moon' to be given a new three bedroomed house; 23, Bryn Hedd, Southsea, (which means peaceful hill) became their home for the rest of their lives although there was far too little peace to be had! Dad worked in the coal mine at Gresford and worked night shifts so he slept in the day - that is if he could get any sleep amongst the shouting by the boys playing football on the street outside and me and Maureen playing all the top ten hits of the hit parade inside! Never the less we all enjoyed living there and it was a lovely home to me and my sisters until we reached our middle teenage years; Maureen left to be married when 18 and stayed married forever - she and husband Vivian still live in the same house they bought before they married - I left about the same... Read more
I was evacuated with my sister to Brynteg, Wrexham and lived with a Mr and Mrs Wynne at Holbourn Crescent. Mr Wynne was a miner. The house I think, was a council house. I also remember the AGIE! and aso the Cross Keys pub. I loved Brynteg.
Nell Burney, nee Todd
Thoughts of This Lady.
Can anyone remember a teacher called Miss Miriam Roberts? The first class teacher for girls in the junior school Brynteg. The boys would have left infants school for Blacklane school in Pentre Broughton. She used to live across the road to the right of Plevins shop. I was born in 20 Quarry road Brynteg. My Dad was Frank Williams he was born in number 19 Quarry road. I really hope to hear from someone remembering this dear lady.
My Early Years in Brynteg
I was born at 1 Cilcain Grove, Brynteg in 1935 to Peter Price Davies and Kitty Davies with my brother David and sister Joan. I went to the junior and secondary schools before going on to the Wrexham Technical Collage. Later went to Brymbo Steelworks where I trained as a bricklayer after 5 years enlisting in the RAF, where I served for 5 years. I used to spend lot of time at the Richards Milk Bar, while on several occasions used to drive the ice-cream van, and was Idris Richards best man at his wedding. Went to the dances in Wrexham where a great time was had by all every Saturday night. I still go back now and again to see my sisiter who still live in Brynteg. I used to go to St Peters Church where I, along with my dad, sang in the choir
Early Years in Park Road
Born in 1947 to Ted & Cred Fowles, I lived in 3 Park Road until 1955 when I moved down the hill to Southsea. I started Tanyfron primary school in 1951 and went on to Penygelli Secondary school, Coedpoeth, in 1958. When I started at Tanyfron the Head teacher was Mr Jackson, quite a strict and serious man if I remember rightly. Soon after him was Mr Emlyn Davies, totally opposite, a very jovial man. Other members of staff were, Miss Joan Sutcliffe who later became Mrs Davies. Miss Odgers, Miss Gertie Williams, Mrs Julie Edwards, Mr John Tudor Davies (who lives not far from me in Johnstown), Mr Herbert T Williams who still lives in Rhos.
Tanyfron was a relatively small community in the 50's with a Coop store, Post office, run by Mr & Mrs Lewis, Mrs Ellis ran the shop on St Albans Rd, where you could by all the popular sweets of the day. You could also buy sweets from the entry shop where... Read more
Trying to Find
This is not a memory. I am doing my family tree, My grandfather Albert Llwellyn Darke, lived in Gwersyllt late 20's early 30's . He worked at Russian Oil Products we believe in Gwersyllt. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident Boxing Day 1932 on the Whitchurch- Wrexham road. All we know is that he lived with his wife and son My father who was 3 weeks old when his father was killed. We think he lived at Beehive House, Hope Street Gwersyllt. Does this house still exist? Has anyone got a photograph? Has anyone got any inforomation on the RussianOil company? I have tried looking for details of this comapny on the net but with no success. If you can help me I would be very gratefull. Many thanks
my father drove for ROP in the 1930s and 1940s, the oil depot was sited were lLIDL now stands, his name was Ern Thomas. Price Beards also drove there. Presley ran the depot. Oil was delivered over north Wales,Lancashire, and Mersyside. Tommy Transports Garage was to the front of the depot, the old Co-op store stood to the right. My dad stayed on when Regent Oil Company took over, he reckoned it was the best job he ever had.