This section contains all the miscellaneous photographs that did not fit into the other sections contained within the website.
1950’s - Rhostyllen “Golden Sunbeams” Morris Dancing Team
Back row: 1 Violet Jones 2 Gwenda Hughes 3 Margret Steen4 June Evans 5 Sheila Powis 6 Sheila Williams 7 Carol Jones Front row: 8 Doreen Edwards 9 Val Cooper 10 Lillian Ryder 11 Eileen Britten 12 Kath Hogan 13 Beryl Jones.
1930’s Party in the Parish Hall
1951 - Rhostyllen Carnival - Ivor Roberts cycles from Erddig Hall to raise funds for the Memorial Gardens (23/06/51)
1949 - Evans Family (11 Trevor Avenue) Holiday at Rhyl
1934 (taken August Bank Holiday) - Salem Chapel Sunday School Trip to Southport
1950’s - Rhostyllen & Bersham British Legion (Bersham)
1985 - Esclusham Brownies
Bank Holiday Coal Carrying Race
1930’s - Arthur, Bill, Megan and Pat Humphries. Spring Road is in the background. There was a family shop on the corner of Church Street
1973 - Squire York on Carnival Day
1980’s - Esclusham Scouts
Martin Thomas, Vic Thomas, Dai Hughes, Tommy Wright, and Eddie (Swell) Hughes
Bill Humphreys with Bull Nose Morris
Arthur and Megan Humphreys with children Pat and Arthur.
1962 - August Family Gathering
1985 - Vic Thomas and Dickie Williams in the Middle Pub
A party at Bersham Legion? (Mrs Crawford?)
1982 - Esclusham Brownies
The Old Tailor’s Shop - School Street
“The photos were taken in School Street as the family house was there, London House ( now called The Old Tailor's Shop) My mother's uncle was the tailor, Joe Williams. He lived and worked in the house , his sister, Leah also lived there. She was the village midwife” (Margaret Morris).
1920’s?- Unknown, possibly Vicarage Hill?
Eliza Jane Humphreys and Edward Humphreys (Ted) at the back of 26 Church Street with unknown boy
Rhostyllen & Bersham Patriotic Committee
Late 1970’s - Early 1980’s - Rhostyllen Morris Dancers
Back row: Mary Ellen Wakelin, Richard Williams (Dick) Frances Williams (Nance), Rebecca Angus (Rebe). Front row: Leah Huggins, James Williams (Jim), Sarah Jane Williams (The Williams Brothers & Sisters)
Station Road in the background
“Courting” on the bridge by the Colliery
1998 - Holy Trinity Church (St David’s Day celebrations)
1954 Rhostyllen Folk Dancers
1974 Apple Blossoms Morris Dancers
1990’s - Mrs Megan Rogers, Mrs Olwen Lloyd and John Sandford - Evans in the backgarden of the Old Post Office (New Black Horse in the background)
The Wedding of Audrey and Eddie Haynes (My Mum is far right at the back)
1966 - Brownies (Outside Parish Hall with Pleasant Terrace in background)
Back row from the left... Denise Edwards , Ann Lewis, Gaynor Roberts , ?? ,Yvonne Roche, Karen Jones, Alison --- , Susan Jones, Christine Russell , Joan Littlehales , Rosemary ---- , Gillian Roberts , ?? , Janet Morgan , ?? , Janet Edwards , Lyn Williams. Sitting down. Wendy Trevor, Patricia Davies. Shirley Jones, Erica Franke and Marilyn Riley
1960 - Wedding Anniversary of Mr and Mrs Jo Lloyd
“60th Wedding Anniversary of Mr and Mrs Jo Lloyd (my greatgrandparents / the parents of Mr J W Lloyd) on 11th July 1960.
Front Row left to right : Mrs Eleanor Roberts, Mrs Olwen Lloyd (my Nan), Mr J W Lloyd (my granddad), Mrs Maud Lloyd and Mr Jo Lloyd (senior), Mrs Ede Griffiths (J W Lloyd's sister), Mr Bill Griffiths and Mrs Griffiths (Bill' mum)
Back Row left to right : Mr David Griffiths, Mrs Dorothy Griffiths, Mr Geraint Lloyd (my uncle), Miss Margaret Hodgkins (J W Lloyd's neice), Mr Hodgkins, Mrs Minna Hodgkins (J W Lloyd's sister), Mrs Heulwen Sandford-Evans (my mum), Mr John Sandford-Evans (my dad), Miss Christine Lloyd (my aunt), Anne (fiancée of Gwyn Griffiths), Mr Gwyn Griffiths” - Jane Summers
“This must have been taken around 1916. The children are my Nan, Olwen Lloyd, and her sister, Megan Rogers (who owned the Post Office). J W Lloyd eventually married Owen Roberts' eldest daughter Olwen, who used to help her father in the Old PO when it was still the village post office”- Jane Summers
“Aunty Jane Roberts is in black with Mrs Eleanor Roberts and Olwen Roberts Seated with dog is Owen Roberts” - Geraint Lloyd
“Front Row from the Bridesmaid (my mum) : Heulwen Lloyd, Mervyn Rogers, Megan Rogers, Monica (Meg's best friend), Eleanor Roberts, not sure about the man, the boy is Geraint Lloyd and behind him in a scarf is my Nan, Olwen Lloyd. Peeking out behind my mum is my grandad J W Lloyd” - Jane Summers
“This is the wedding of my grandparents, J W Lloyd to Olwen Roberts (Owen Roberts daughter) on 21.9.1933.” - Jane Summers
Owen Roberts, J.W.Lloyd, Bob Roberts, Fred Pritchard and Tudor Williams (back row) .Front row : J.R.Williams, Rev R.R. Thomas and Shem Price.
Mrs Maggie Griffiths and her husband Richard (Coal Merchant) who used to live in the brick bungalow at the top of Spring Road (inset) and the air raid shelter which was in their back garden (the air raid shelter still exists today but the bungalow is no more)
Rhostyllen Villa F.C.
E.Roberts, D.Williams, J.Williams & V.Thomas
Middle Pub F.C.
V.Thomas, T.Arnold & D.Williams
For more information on football in Rhostyllen click here
1977 - Silver Jubilee Party at the Scout Hut, Spring Road
Back: Andrew Hughes, Kevin? Baker, Norman (Nobby) Thompson (clown), Victor Haynes and Anne Haynes (my Grandad and Gran).
Front: Bob Wills, Martha Elizabeth Roberts and John Osborne Roberts.
1969 - Rhostyllen Football Team on their holidays at the Golden Sands, Towyn
“From left Elwyn Evans, 3rd David Roberts, his sister Beryl,then her husband Raymond” - Ann Evans
“From left Elwyn Evans, David Roberts, Rhys Thomas, Beryl Downward (nee Roberts), Raymond Downward, Stephen Downward and Dave and Frankie Robert’s Mum” - Ann Evans
“Elwyn on the right, his brother David in centre and friend Mike Hurst from Caergwrle. Mike and Elwyn worked together at Bersham foundry” - Ann Evans
“Thomas William Jones is on the top row, fifth from the left, under the A in 'Coaches' (aged 29). My mother, Ceridwen, is fifth from the left in the middle row of women, with the white hat (aged 21)” - Eryl Jones
“Mrs Cheetham on left with Nancy Parry, Neville Cheetham, Owen Roberts, Frank Cheetham, Mrs Rogers senior, J.W.Lloyd, Heulwen Lloyd bridesmaid, Frank Rogers senior, Monica Cheetham. The groom's father Frank Rogers senior is in the back row”- Geraint Lloyd
Mrs Hughie Phillips is on right with Mervyn Roberts, Mrs Walter Williams and Joan Williams in the middle. Front row is Gaynor Williams with her brother Tudor.
In the 1949 play : 3rd from left back row is Mrs Hughie Phillips (buses), Mervyn Roberts and Cliff Cave playing the vicar on right. Seated front row is George Davies next to Brenda Howell and Joan Williams far right
From the left Mervyn Roberts, Dorothy Wakelin, Ewart Cave and Cliff Cave.
1950’s - Parish Hall Event
Including: Arthur Simpkins, Stan Coppell, Garfield Turner, Den Jones, Raymond Allman, David Ferhurst, Arthur Hignett, Terry Bellis, Den “DB” Jones, Freda Lodwick and Gaynor Williams.
1960’s - Janice Haynes & Steven Green (Henry Street
1950’s - Frank Jones (Henry Street)
1950’s - Thought to be the Top Pub?
1950’s - Same land lady with shield - possibly a football trophy won by the Top Pub??
Photos supplied by Kev “German” Jones from his Dad’s collection
Late 1970’s - Decorating the Church
Middle Pub Memories
1950’s - Dai and Mabel Evans on the car park of the Middle Pub
1950’s - Jack Daley and Mabel Evans in the Middle Pub
1980’s - Mark Williscroft, Lamothe, Steve Downward, Alan Jones, Karen Pritchard, Wevin and Shaun Roach
Rhostyllen Boys on holiday in Blackpool (late 1950’s)
Left to right: Phil Cooper, Terry Evans, Terry Lamothe, Elwyn Pritchard and Vic Thomas
1949 - Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Morfa Camp, Harlech - John Osborne Roberts (right)
Right to left: Malcolm ‘Mansion’ Roberts, Betty Russell (formerly Roberts) and Edith Pritchard (formerly Roberts)
Early 1960’s - Gill Hughes’ Party at 22 Tudor Avenue
Including: Gillian Hughes, Ian Pritchard, Karen Pritchard and Julie Pritchard
1974 - Ian Pritchard’s back garden in Trevor Avenue
Left to right: Martin ‘Monkey’ Morris, David ‘Rebel’ Norgrove and Peter ‘Pugsley’ Jones.
1980’s - Rhostyllen & Bersham Royal British Legion
Back row: ?, ?, Mrs Rich, ?
Front: Brenda Jones, Evelyn Steen, Mary Edwards, May Evans, Margaret Crawford, Ethel Roberts.
Joan & Noel Littlehales
1985 - Rhostyllen & Bersham Royal British Legion Women’s Section (formed 20/09/35) - Recognition award for 50 years good service
Brenda Jones, Mrs Jones, Mrs M Parry, Mrs Daley
Nesta Griffiths, Edith Platt, Mair Williams, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Wooley
Mary Edwards, Evelyn Steen, May Evans, Pam Jones, Mrs Rich
Margaret Price, Nancy Edwards, Mrs Collins, ?, Mrs Hughes
Bill Roberts holding the shield on both photographs.
1960’s - Top Pub Darts Team
Back row: Gwilym Pritchard George Hughes(mica) Les Faircloth (Landlord)
Middle row: M. Steen Bill Jones (Dobbins) Hayden Williams ? Jones
Bottom row: Wilfred Pritchard Billy Bates Glyn Weir.
Photograph kindly supplied by Lawson Pritchard
1966 - Boys from the ‘Village’ on holiday
1993 - Bersham Hall (last days under Council ownership)
Back row: Kim Hatton, Dorothy Lesberel, Jen Thomas, Barbara Edwards and Glenys Powis.
Front row: Beryl Roberts, Gwyn Price and Ann Kelly.
Geof Clutton - Landlord of The Swan Inn
Late 1960’s to early 1970’s building a Betting Shop behind The Swan
1940’s - Geoff Clutton
The Badwick Family (Mid to late 1950’s)
“Let to right top.....My Grandad Frank, Jack (Dolly’s husband ) Aunty Dolly , Janet (Dolly’s daughter ) My Gran Winifred, Aunty Vi , Aunty Jessie ...... Front Elaine (Jessies daughter ) Cyril (Jessies Husband ) Pam (Vi's daughter ) My dad Bryan and Cyril Vi's Husband. ... not sure of the dogs name but he was my dad's” Bryan Badwick
Mid to late 1970’s Middle Pub & Bersham Legion Memories - Photographs kindly supplied by Terry Thompson.
1960 - Esclusham Wolf Cubs
1970’s - Esclusham Cubs/Scouts?
Early 1970’s - The ‘Wall’ at the bottom of Ferndale Avenue
Photograph courtesy of Grant Jones. I kicked a football against this wall many a time as a kid growing up in Ferndale Avenue. Grant and Tina Jones are pictured here but who are the other three? One of them looks like a member of the Cooper family?
Tony ‘Dicky’ Williams says “can’t be, but 99% sure my brother Andrew is next to Tina Jones and the blonde girl on the end is Paula Cooper I think the little lad in the middle is Nigel Cooper Paula’s brother”
From the back: Vic Thomas, Geoff Samuel, ?, ?, Patrick Collins, Stephen Hughes, Steve Valentine, ?, Phil Sandford? And Andrew Haynes. I think?
Circa 1985 - Some original Twankers in the Top Pub
Albert Powys, Derek Powys, Davi Chris and a young John Williams.