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The Crown Inn around 1900

The Crown Inn around 1900  by Steve  |  added 19 Aug 13

This is the only known picture of the Crown Inn (now Crown Cottages, Halkyn) taken around 1900.  I believe the pub closed in 1911 or thereabouts.
The sign says “Thomas Edwards, Licensed to sell Ale, Porter, Spirits and Tobacco.”
Hoping Hefyn can improve on the image quality.

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The Blue Bell around 1900

The Blue Bell around 1900  by Steve  |  added 19 Aug 13

A great view with all the detail on the sign.
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The Blue Bell Inn during the 1940s

The Blue Bell Inn during the 1940s  by Steve  |  added 22 Sep 12

We think this is Sally Parry (neé Jones) Daughter of Isaac Jones next to her husband Thomas Parry but who is the dapper fellow to the left of Thomas Parry?

Interesting seeing the shape of the pub post war and one that many remember today.  The sign has been repainted since Isaac Jones time and the bottom windows extended too.

Wheeler Valley Mist

Wheeler Valley Mist  by marc-test  |  added 06 Sep 12

This photo was taken on an August morning looking across from Halkyn over the Wheeler Valley towards the mountains.

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Penygarreg Chert Quarry #2

Penygarreg Chert Quarry #2  by webmaster  |  added 04 Sep 12

This picture taken in the 1920’s shows Edward and his sons Robert John (L) and Ernest at Penygarreg Quarry.  The winch in the forground was used to haul the blocks of chert out of the quarry where they would be dressed on the surface.
Note the ‘boss’ wears a bowler and the ‘workers’ flat caps.

My great great grandfather James Williams has his name (along with many others) carved in the stone at the entrance to Salem Chapel, Pentre Halkyn.
(Courtesy of Philip Williams)

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Penygarreg Chert Quarry

Penygarreg Chert Quarry  by webmaster  |  added 04 Sep 12

This picture taken in the 1920s shows my grandfather Robert John and my great grandfather Edward at Penygarreg chert Quarry Halkyn Mountain.  The quarry closed in 1937.

(Courtesy of Philip Williams)

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Hawen Cottage

Hawen Cottage  by webmaster  |  added 04 Sep 12

Hawen Cottage, Pentre Halkyn.  Date unknown but possibly 1900 or earlier.  Note the unmettaled road.

The is a telegraph poll but would appear to only have the capacity for two lines

Hawen cottage was occupied by various members of the Williams family during the 1800 and 1900’s.  As was ‘Gwynfa’ (previously Cherry Tree house) which was the house next door.

(Courtesy of Philip Williams)

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The Rhes-y-cae show 28-7-2012 at 3pm

The Rhes-y-cae show 28-7-2012 at 3pm  by hefyn1933  |  added 30 Jul 12

Another Photo taken from the top of the Voel of the Rhes-y-cae Show

Rhes-y-cae Sheep dog Trials and Show

Rhes-y-cae Sheep dog Trials and Show  by hefyn1933  |  added 30 Jul 12

The photo was taken from the top of the Voel

Towards Rhes Y Cae

Towards Rhes Y Cae  by Suemac  |  added 26 Jul 11

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The old Steam Roller

The old Steam Roller  by hefyn1933  |  added 25 Jul 11

I took this photo of the old Stean Roller around 1962 it was parked in what was the old Fire Station whitch was renovated into the Highways Offices and council yard.
  I was told that Fred Dibner later bought it

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Halkyn in the morning (by Dave Crombleholme)

Halkyn in the morning (by Dave Crombleholme)  by Steve  |  added 09 Jul 11

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School days

School days  by Steve  |  added 30 Jun 11

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Outside the Blue Bell Inn, circa 1900

Outside the Blue Bell Inn, circa 1900  by Steve  |  added 30 Jun 11

Mr Isaacs the publican at the Blue Bell Inn at the reins with two customers

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Halkyn Castle Football Team 1910 outside the Blue Bell Inn

Halkyn Castle Football Team 1910 outside the Blue Bell Inn  by Steve  |  added 30 Jun 11

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Winter Walks

Winter Walks  by Steve  |  added 04 Jun 11

Out for a walk from the Blue Bell and enjoying the winter scenes.

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Flowering Cherry Tree in Halkyn Village

Flowering Cherry Tree in Halkyn Village  by halkynuk  |  added 19 Feb 11

The Flowering Cherry Tree in Halkyn Village that was felled in 2010 for reasons unknown to the photographer.

The picture shows the tree in all it’s glory.

Across the road is Holly House that during times gone was where Halkyn Post Office used to be.

The Post Box, litter bin & seat are well used by many folks.

The picture is taken in close proximity of where Halkyn Post Office now is - 2011.

& was taken from near to Halkyn Post Office.

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Moel Ffagnallt seen from the Miners Arms

Moel Ffagnallt seen from the Miners Arms  by marc  |  added 15 Jan 11

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Milestone Marker

Milestone Marker  by webmaster  |  added 07 Dec 10

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