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For the history of the Black Lion Inn, Bersham from 1814 when the property (which comprised of two houses and a garden) was owned by John Jones a tailor, to 1953 when it was owned by the Hydes Anvil Brewery please click this link

Circa early 1900’s - ‘Bersham Pub Regulars

1912 Map showing the ‘Black Lion’ Inn

The photographs below were all supplied by Teresa Williams. A massive thank you Teresa for sharing all these long lost memories. Brilliant…

L-R back row - Carol Adams, Mavis Evans, Fay Evans and Flo Morgan.

          middle row - Teresa Williams, Derek Powis, ? Kim ?

          front row - Tracy Williams, Bryan Williams, Nicky Adams.    1988


Ladies Darts - Ann Jones, Judith ?, Amanda ? Doreen Grey, Christine ?, Sharon ?, Hazel Evans,

                                 Maureen ?, Mavis Evans, Teresa Williams, Sheila ?, Flo Morgan, and Sandra Morton   1988


Hospital Darts   Derek Powis, Sharon ?, Flo Morgan, Paul ?, Mavis Evans, Amanda ?, Chris Williams, and Terry Meacock.

Charity Day  1988

Walter, Roy and Jackie 1989

L-R  back row.  Graham Morgan, Christine Ryder, Ivor Williams.

              front row.   Roy Sears and Harry Edwards.   1990


Childrens Christmas Party

Charity Day 1988


Kevin, Graham, and Alan


Eric Ryder, John Morton and Jean Kelly

The Gough Family, and Graham Peters and son Christopher.


Eric Ryder, Chris Ryder, Chris and Coleen

back row L-R Carol Adams, Mavis Evans, Terry Meacock.

middle row L-R Derek Powis, Fay Evans, Flo Morgan and ?

front row  L-R Tracy Willams Gavin Adams, Bryan Williams, and Nicky Adams.

L-R Roy Sears, Teresa Williams, Trevor Morris, ? Jean Kelly, Gaynor, Lynn, ?  ? and Bryan Williams.

L-R Eric Ryder, ?  ?  Barbara Collins, Malcolm Hughes

L-R Graham Collins, Coleen,Chris  Anita, ? ?



Peter, Teresa, Knobby and Alan

Neville, Kevin, Eric, Denise and Christine.


Les, Pete, Chris


Graham, Denis, Maureen Christine and Peter


Steve and Bill


Peter Sears, Val Morgan and Meryll

Steve Jack, Chris, Barry Grey and Kevin Thomas

Den, Patrick, Kevin and Diane

Megan Humphreys, Evan Jones, Ruth, Annie Jones, Gwynedd Thomas and Sam


Sandra Morton, Teresa and Meryll


Sabre and Ernie Cartwright

Roy Sears


Chris, Sharon Morgan and Carol Adams

? and Les Tunnah

Ernie Cartwright

Raymond Downward, Walter, Roy, Ernie and Bryan

Ladies Dart Teams Canal Trip

L-R Ann Jones, Christine, Maureen, ? Mavis, Judith, ?  Fay,  Flo, Amanda, Sandra, Sharon, Doreen, Teresa, ?

1987 - Tracy and Steve Christmas Day

Pete Sears Darts knock out

Meryll

Sandra Morton

Roy Sears

Chris

Hydes Anvil Bitter….a potent potion!

Chris and Tracy

I have walked this bridge a thousand times and it has never lost it’s charm!

Children’s Party --- Anna Suckley , ? Jackie Powis

L-R  Megan, Annie, Gwyneth, Jean, Mrs Jones, Dolly ???

Christine, Graham, Ivor and Colleen

Charity Day Summer 1987

L --R  ? ? Lenny, Ivor, Graham, Chris, Ronnie, and Pete.

Charity Day 1987

Four Pubs, plus Johnstown Youth Football raised £1045 for the Nia Heym Appeal. Cheque presented at R.B.L. Bersham  plus a charity concert at R.B.L. Bersham.  L --- R Beryl Downward ( Black Lion, Rhostyllen ), Chris and Teresa Williams ( Black Lion Bersham ), Billy Williams ( back ),Graham Davies ( Top Pub ), Richie Lloyd, Beryl Jones (Swan Rhostyllen ), Tony Sanderson Johnstown Youth Football, Ellen Davies Top Pub, Mike Stewart Johnstown Youth Football, Colin McCole, concert organist.

Maelor - Sandra, Flo, Sharon and Teresa  £250 presented to the Prem Baby Unit.

Pete, Les, Harry, Meryll, and Roy

Trevor Morris, ? Don and Allan Pemberton

Neville, Don and Sheila

Mavis and Diane singing ‘hi ho silver lining’

Bryan and dog Sabre (immediately above in snow). Top - Kevin Gough in snow.

Mavis and Diane

Barbara, Sharon, Hayden and Ernie.

Mavis

Ken and Flo

Kevin Gough

? ? Carol, and Steve ?

Sharon Morgan and Graham Peters starting a sponsored walk to the City Arms

B-B-Q Meryll

The ‘Pied Piper’

Meryll, Graham, Carol and Harry

Meryll, Graham, Carol and Harry

B-B-Q   Ivor cooking

Chris and Steve

Chris, Gary, Steve and Carol.

Gary, Tracy, Chris and Steve

Doreen and Sandra.


“Chris and I loved our time in the pub, and only left because of my ill health. The people of Rhostyllen and Bersham made us feel so welcome. Having lost Chris last year I will continue to live here” Teresa Williams (October 2016)


Teresa and Chris with the help of the local community raised large amounts of money for good causes which included:


July 1987 - Heart Transplant Unit - £ 444.40

Sept 1987  - Nia - £ 400.00

Sept 1987  - Fiona - £ 260. 00

Oct  1987   - Cot Deaths - £65. 00

Oct  1987 - Wrexham Ambulance - £65. 00

June 1988 - Bryn-y-Neuadd

Jackie Morgan - £520.00

Aug  1988 - Powys School - £125.00

H.C.P.T - £ 125.00

Aug  1989 - Prem Baby Unit - £250.00

Aug  1990 - Ysgol -y-Graig - £300.00

Aug  1991 - Alder Hey - £1377.00