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I visited the church yesterday morning with my 86 year old Dad. We saw that on your war memorial and inside below the World War 1 stained glass window, you had the name of William Hughes. He lived with his family at Yew Tree Farm on the road to Llay. His parents were John and Margaret Hughes. He was my Dad's great uncle who died in 1916 in France, a second lieutenant in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His name is commemorated on the Menim Gate, in Ypres, Belgium as his body was never found.
I wondered if the Parish records might show who organised the stained glass window and grave of the unknown soldier in the graveyard. My Dad, David Wain, said his grandmother, Margaret Hughes was devastated by the loss of William and never really got over it, so I feel she might have been involved in the window and grave.
I would love to hear from you if you could put me in touch with someone who may have Parish records. Thank you.

Sarah Swallow Registered users may click here to Email this person 12/10/2013
Back in April 2008 I wrote "Hello from Australia.
I am wondering if anyone living in the Rossett district these days would have any memory or other information of Henry Allen Jones and his good wife Gwladys (Hughes) who were living in Roft Cottage, Burton Road, Rossett 1950s. Henry was a builder previously of Wrexham and they were living at Poplar Road in earlier times. Henry is buried at the new Wrexham Cemetery 09 Sep 1951, and Gwladys 11 Dec 1963. I am interested in finding if they had children as Henry was my first cousin twice removed. Any information very gratefully received.
Graham, Melbourne."

I'd just like to update my email address, which has since changed to: and mention about my ancestor William Rogers, the builder, of Hope View, Station Lane, Rossett - close to the end of the lane. A very kind district local took some current photos of Hope View for me. Great looking building, well preserved. William eventually moved to Wrexham where he built terrace houses in Trevor Street and Talbot Road, then went out to Australia 1883, but returned 1892.

Best wishes

Graham Price Registered users may click here to Email this person Melbourne, Australia 25/08/2013
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My ancestor richard denson was born in darland and the 1851 census shows him living in darland house. his son wiliam was a witness to a will in 1884? following the death of mary parsonage. iwould welcome any information about the denson family in darland and in particlar about richard's father also richard who married ann but so far is acul de sac for research.

rob denson Registered users may click here to Email this person cheslyn hay 14/07/2013
I am looking for somebody reliable to walk my little dog on a lunchtime Monday-Friday. I am looking to go back to work full time and would like to find a suitable person to do this. My dog is very sociable with people and other dogs so there are no issues. I live in Rossett so I am local. Please contact me if you can help. Kind regards
Sue Maitland

Susan Maitland Registered users may click here to Email this person Rossett 30/04/2013
interesting site, frustrating guest book

Roger Coates Registered users may click here to Email this person Auckland New Zealand 15/04/2013
The new lake at the corner of Darland Ln& Gamford Ln is looking good enough to build houses around it? We feel sure that was the intention from the start? Anybody know for sure what is going on?????

Stuart Whiles Registered users may click here to Email this person Rossett 06/04/2013
Looking for any information concering the Lindop and Parker families ( farmers) in Rossett c 1850s.

John Lindop Registered users may click here to Email this person Tarporley 19/03/2013
I need help in finding information on my Grandmother Elizabeth Thomas born in Rossett c.1884. I believe her fathers name may have been David Thomas. She married Evan Ernest Cheers in Chester c.1901. Christening, anything would be helpfulGrin

Gwynneth Cheers Registered users may click here to Email this person Stuart, Florida,Usa 29/01/2013
I am trying to find out what my Uncle's father, Private Edward Roberts,
53117, did that earned him the Military Medal in 1918. He served with the
Worcestershire Regiment. His gazette entry says he was from Rossett. No
official records survive and it has been suggested that the local paper
might have printed details of why the award was made.

I am hoping someone in Rossett or the area may have this information or suggest who I might contact.

Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

Kind regards

Andy Buchan Registered users may click here to Email this person Bristol 08/09/2012
hi im looking for any info .. my nanna was born in ithells bridge, harwoods lane rossett 1908, looking for any photos or info please.Wink

Name Withheld Registered users may click here to Email this person llay 04/06/2012
My grandfather was W.H.Beuden head gamekeeper at Trevallyn until 1910, owner A.L. Duncan who was in shipping. He bred Trevallyn Clumber spaniels, one for King George V who christened it Sandringham Rossett. Any information appreciated.

pamwhite Registered users may click here to Email this person Kansas City Missouri USA 03/05/2012
Hello all from Ontario Canada.

Oh how I miss your town. Visiting my Grandmother (Rosa Shone) on Gunn St. (#5 Halkyn), walking along the Alyn to the steps at the bridge, quickly crossing the road to go to the paper shop to get my weekly Beano.
I remember a shop called Elsie's across the street from The Golden Lion, I could be wrong with the name. I haven't been to Rossett since August of 1984.

In regards to the gentleman who was looking for help locating information about his father Harold Percival, if your mother was named Annie, then I might be able to provide limited information and some pictures for you. You can contact me via email if you wish. I realize you posted in 2009, but I only saw the message now. Hope it helps.

Andrew Shone Registered users may click here to Email this person Canada 27/09/2011
Congratulations on the floral display at the roundabout at the junction of the B5445 and the access to the A483. You got it absolutely right. An abundance of tubs with just two types of plants that look good for a long time. You obviously understand that public planting is not the same as private planting . Well done - it forms a lovely entrance to your village and lifts the spirit.

M Heaton Gresford 17/09/2011
I recently used your website to find contact details for the local community council and would like to thank you for the help your website provided in this regard.

Cameron Robson 16/06/2011
Reading recent community council minuets it seems because of the large shortfall in funding for darland school either the school or the county borough council is trying to get the school fields brought inside the settlement limit,this will allow the land to be sold of for housing at a massive profit to anybody but the people of Rossett.
This must not be allowed to happen as once the land has gone it can never be recovered.Can this be a desperate attempt by the liberal led council to sell the family silver.

stuart whiles Rossett 06/02/2011
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