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Good afternoon, Rossett,

I'm trying to trace a lady whose name was Jane Griffiths who lived in Darland Lane circa 1972. I'm just wondering if you or any of your members may know anything about her as I am helping to compile our family tree. I understand this is a long shot, but any information would be greatly and dearly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

J. Whittingham

Name Withheld Registered users may click here to Email this person Leek 05/12/2018
Well, they do say the victors write the history! In the recent essentials the community council make the statement that they (alone?) refurbished the cenotaphat the top of Croeshowellhil, it is of course not the full story!
Two other groups were involved, (a) the village hall that provided the stone that encircles the Cenotaph, ( b ) RECAP that provided the wrought iron work thanks to the hard word of Mr Peter Cade a great member of RECAP, and for many years it was him who kept in good order. Why do people claim all the glory when they really donít know the facts? As we approach this great moment possibly the truth would be in order? Not people taking credit for EVERYTHING ??

Stuart Whiles Registered users may click here to Email this person Wrexham 07/10/2018

I am tracing my family tree and I have Identified John Jones Golborne, son of John Golborne the Engineer. John Jones married Augusta Frances Boydell and they appear to have lived in Holt, Denbighshire from 1800. John Jones apparently died in 1819 at Cam Yr Alyn which is near to Rossett. I am coming up to Chester in November to explore the backgrounds of other family members and wondered if anybody new of John Jones connection to Cam Yr Alyn?



Neil Derek Golborne Registered users may click here to Email this person Liss 03/10/2018
I am doing some family history research into a family called Gallagher from Liverpool who bought Bird Cottage, The Rossetts around 1856 for £900. I cannot find any mention of Bird Cottage anywhere other than a passing comments in some court papers and it does not appear in either of the Flintshire or Denbigshire Archives.

Does it still exist?


Sue Registered users may click here to Email this person Liverpool 02/10/2018
Nice to hear on the news today that the government statedĒ they will only allow the building of houses on green belt land in exceptional circumstances!! Letís hoe the Welsh Assembly have the same views??
S While

Stuart Whiles Registered users may click here to Email this person Wrexham 06/08/2018
Donald Griffiths, Graeme Shone. Roft Cottage was demolished some years ago. There are new homes on the site. If you use Google Maps with the postcode LL12 0HU you can see where it once stood if you remember it's position on Burton Road.

LDWH Registered users may click here to Email this person 06/04/2018
To Graeme Shone Brampton Ontario. Roft Cottage as far as I know is still being lived in and is off Burton road to the left in Rosemary lane about 50 yards on the left opposite the garden nursery. it is painted white with woodwork black and i think once belonged to a good friend , William Boden . I was born and grew up in Rossett in 1942 and remember all the old parents are in the old church school photos. incidentally i have some family living in Upper Hamilton and area Ontario ABOUT 25 Miles from Toronto? Donald Griffiths

Donald Griffiths Registered users may click here to Email this person wrexham uk 31/12/2017
Hello, I grew up in Rossett but have lived in California for 35 years. I'm trying to recall a local stately home where I went 'swimming' as a young child with my family. We splashed around in elegant fountains/statues built in the grounds. It may have been called Witches Ball but I can't find any information when I google this. Is there such a place or am I over-romanticizing my childhood?!

Andrea Registered users may click here to Email this person USA 01/09/2017
TO Loghead entry date 19/08/2014
i have just read your entry we seem to have a few things in common The Griffin , Annie Williams who lived in the cottages opposite , we used to have to visit her with my gran every Sunday , i never really knew who she was just thought she was a family friend but later i found she was either a cousin or sister to my gran (Maiden name Watkins(Johnson)

nick Davies Registered users may click here to Email this person Rossett 21/07/2017
Don Griffiths again. PHOTO ALBUM, Rossett C ofE School 1920, 1st left arms folded is my dad George Albert Griffiths,known to all as Albert.I have a hard b/w of that from the wrexham leader many years ago with names included. Also the 1932 C of E School with names my mum Joyce Huxley. and best friend for life Nora Jones. ROSSETT MANOR.Last occupants colonel Mainwaring and mrs Townsend Mainwaring .There is a foundation stone laid over rossett church doors saying, laid by mrs Townsend Mainwaring. She had a nephew who came to the manor for his summer holidays. My grandmother who was a tailoress and lived in Ivy cottage 2nd left in chappel lane now altered and called rowan cottage, would be sent for to measure him for sailor suits with ancors enbroided on the shoulders my dad told me, He was the eldest of 7 sons and 3 daughters born 1906, However mrs TOWNSEND Mainwaring's nephew was... PETER TOWNSEND. PRINCESS MARGARET'S gentleman. I have written this epistle in the church visitors book a few years ago along with my parents both being in the church choir and my grandfathr george huxley the verger and myself from 1947 at five years old. I am now 74. Don Griffiths late of 2 vineclad cottages the green rossett.

Donald A Griffitha Registered users may click here to Email this person wrexham uk 29/03/2017
Hello again, A message from Don Griffiths to Glyn Roberts. Hello Glyn must be 50 years, your photo circa 1960 on the bridge over the river ,Alyn Hotel in background of Me, Barry Williams, Brian Martin. ken Johnston , The name of the lad on the end is Kenneth Owen later used to dress all in black, hence the nickname jimmy crow. From croes howell . My email hope to hear from you. Don Griffiths.

DONALD GRIFFITHS Registered users may click here to Email this person GWERSYLLT WREHAM WALES 17/03/2017
I was born 17 10 42 at 7 waverly crescent Rosett,moved to 2 vine cad cottages the green in 1945,and lastly to 26 cromar crescent in 1960. I was registered member 20 or so year ago but have lost my details. hello to Glyn Roberts we were friends as kids and teens on push bikes. and to all that grew up and went to school with me. Incidentaley both my parents were born in Rossett. Just to let you know that at 74 i'm still about and fit fishing the alyn and Llyn Brenig. DAILY 2MILE +walks with jack russel keeps me fit. bye foe now: Don

DONALD GRIFFITHS Registered users may click here to Email this person gwersyllt wrexham uk 16/03/2017
Hi, does anyone have information on a place or house called Allen that is labelled on a 1614 map of Cheshire? (I can send links to in response as it won't let me attach it to this message?) It's situated on the Allen (Alyn) flu roughly southeast of Pulford. I can't find anything on modern maps except possibly the village of Trevalyn? Sad This was the nearest town history page I could find. I'm just curious as it's my surname and my family came from this part of wales/Cheshire Smile Many thanks in advance. Matty Grin

Matty Allen Registered users may click here to Email this person Birkenhead 25/01/2017
Hi I live in Cam-YrAlyn Buron rossett Ian

Name Withheld Registered users may click here to Email this person Rossett Wrexham 22/01/2016
A route through Darland Woods - which has been used by adults, children, dogs and the occasional pony for very many years - has had signs recently installed by the new owner of the land telling the public that access is no longer permitted. If you wish to support the formal application that residents are preparing, for the route to become a Public Right of Way, please email me for details about how you can help - Many thanks. Cynthia

Cynthia Crossley Registered users may click here to Email this person Wrexham 04/10/2015
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