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 Bagillt History Club
Now in its 37th year.

 Bagillt History Club
Starts its 2017 New Year with
with the ever popular
Photographs of old time Bagillt and its people .

Thursday 6th April, at 7pm
Beechcroft House.
Next to Bagillt Bowling Green

New Website
Bagillt Memorial Page

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If you have moved away from the area
and have some Bagillt memories to share
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Bagillt History Club members would love to hear from you.

Bagillt Through the Ages = £5
Bagillt Throught the Ages 2.= £6
Bagillt Nicknames= £2
19th Century Master Mariners of Bagillt= £3
Further Reflections of Bagillt
= £3
Reflections of Bagillt= £3
Glan Aber,  Boot Council School= £4
The Days of the Lather Boys= £2
The Foresters Hall Bagillt= £2
Flintshire Chair & Crown Eisteddfod= £2
The Life & Times of Ceridwen Eluned Meese= £5
More about Bagillt= £4

Picture of the month


1950 Bagillt Reserves Football Team

It is with sad regret that one of Bagillt History Clubsmost loyal and dedicated members
Mr Emlyn Round passed away on Friday 26th August2011.  Aged 72.
He told many stories of his childhood days living in the Boot End of the village
before starting a new life by emigrating to Canada.He never forgot his links with the village of Bagillt
and through the wonders of the internet contact was made with the Bagillt History Club.
Many emails later, having been told that a1889 Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair was in the hands of the Victoria Welsh Society in Canada.   His first words where,
This chair should be in its home village of Bagillt. On behalf of Bagillt History Club
and along with his good friend Gwerfyl Richards.
Emlyn armed with his BHC books and his favourite Welsh sweater, with its Welsh dragon on the front
met  the committee of the Victoria Welsh Society asking for the return of the chair to Bagillt.
How could they resist the charms of a true Bagilltonian. His request for the chairs return was granted.
The rest is history, after the Celebratory return of the chair with villagers filling St Mary,s Church to the brim, the chair now rests in its home village for all to see.

Emlyn ranks along with Mrs Ceridwen Meese writer of many books on the history of Bagillt,
as having the honour of making history, and helping to keep our history alive
for future generations to come.

Emlyn Round 1938-2011.

Historic plaque unveiling in Bagillt

To celebrate the historic birth of a former Prince of Wales

within the mediaeval manor of Coleshill,   now part of the modern day village of Bagillt,

a commemorative plaque will be unveiled upon the outside wall of the Upper Shippe Inn public house.

the forthcoming event is open to all members of the public

On SUNDAY, JULY 25th , 2010.

The plaque will be unveiled at 2pm

by Mr Dafydd Wigley

the honory president of Plaid Cymru,         Also in attendance

will be the popular "Cambria" Drum band .

After the unveiling, a complimentary buffet will be provided by the management of the

Upper Shippe public house. Bagillt.

Asteroid named after ‘the shield of Wales’
 A campaign to commemorate a medieval prince of Wales has met with success on a heavenly scale.
The Dafydd AP Llywelyn Committee submitted their proposal to name minor planet 18349 after Dafydd to the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN), the official body of astronomers appointed by the International Astronomical Union to give names to newly-discovered objects in the Solar System. 
The Dafydd AP Llywelyn Committee, which aims to erect a memorial in Flintshire to Dafydd II AP Llywelyn near his birthplace in Bagillt, Flintshire, were delighted to discover that the CSBN approved the name ‘Dafydd’ for the asteroid at a meeting in February.
‘We chose asteroid 18349 because it was discovered in 1990, 750 years to the day after Dafydd signed his earliest surviving charter as prince at Coleshill in Bagillt,’ said committee chairman Dr. Craig Jones.  ‘That aside, Dafydd’s celestial namesake is a very ordinary chunk of rock orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupite R.  However, we are delighted that Dafydd’s name will be remem bered in this way.’
The son of Llywelyn the Great and princess Siwan (Joan), Dafydd ruled Wales from 1240 to 1246, and was responsible for revising Welsh law, establishing diplomatic ties between Wales and France, and defeating Henry III of England in battle during Henry's invasion of Wales in 1245.  Two elegies were written about him on his death, and the writer of the medieval chronicle Brut Y Tywysogyon described him as ‘tarian Cymru’, the shield of Wales.
‘The CSBN’s rules ask for asteroid names anything up to sixteen letters long,’ explained Dr. Jones.  ‘So we initially submitted Dafydd’s full name, but they accepted ‘Dafydd’ instead.  Perhaps they thought astronomers would have trouble with the ‘ll’ in ‘Llywelyn’!9
Dr. Jones added that the asteroid was in a stable orbit, and that there was no chance of it colliding with Earth at any time in the future.<ENDS>

The Pwyllgor Dafydd AP Llywelyn Committee is currently engaged in fund-raising activities towards the erection of a monument to Dafydd.  For more information, contact (note anti-spam device in address):
Dafyddapllywelyn_at AOL.Com




Monument to the Medieval Prince of Wales, Dafydd 11 ap Llyweln

On Friday 19th October 2007 a public meeting will be held at Capel Penbryn, Holywell to discuss the erection of a monument in Flintshire to the medieval prince of Wales, Dafydd II ap Llywelyn.

Dafydd was prince of Wales from 1240 to 1246, and was born at Castell Hen Blas near Coleshill in Flintshire. Son of Llywelyn the Great, in his short reign he sent ambassadors to the king of France and the Pope, and withstood an invasion of Wales by Henry III in 1245. He was described by Welsh writers of the time as Tarian Cymru – 'the shield of Wales'.

The idea of raising a memorial was first mooted by Dr. Craig Owen Jones and David Owen Jones, both from Flintshire, who held a meeting at the Mold Eisteddfod last August to discuss the idea.

'Dafydd was the only native prince of Wales to be born outside Gwynedd. Yet because his father and successor ruled for such a long time, Dafydd has been ignored somewhat, and few people in Flintshire are aware of the fact that we have claim to a head of state,' said Dr. Jones.' As places such as Conwy, Cardiff and Machynlleth have monuments to princes, we felt it was time for Dafydd to have one too.'

The meeting will see the formation of a committee to raise monies for a monument, and is open to all, beginning at 7pm.


Latest  Monument Update


Formed last autumn, the committee continues to raise funds and plan for the erection of a monument to Dafydd ap Llywelyn, prince of Wales from 1240 to 1246.  The committee has most recently contacted the papurau bro (community newspapers) across Wales to raise the profile of the campaign, and donations are starting to come in. 
It is the opinion of the committee that any monument erected in Flintshire - Dafydd was born at Castell Hen Blas, Bagillt, and is known to have spent much of his time - should be the product of local craftsmen and companies, and, to this end, several local companies and businesses have been contacted with a view to eleciting their support.  Bagillt Community Council have responded positively to the campaign, and the committee were glad to welcome representatives of the council to recent meetings.  With support for the project continuing to grow both in Flintshire and across Wales, we are confident that the county will soon be able to boast a fine memorial to one of Wales' unsung heroes!
Dafydd ap Llywelyn Committee  





Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair .

The story of the 118 year old Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair found in Canada and returned to its home village of Bagillt in North Wales.

The story was first published on the internet on the Carwyne Edwards

News on Wales website USA.

From there on it was picked up by the media with the story of the chairs return seen, heard, and printed in news papers around the world.

The Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair again recieved recognition at the Welsh National Eisteddfod, held in Mold , North Wales.

Where it again appeared on television,  with the story told on the radio to the people of the UK.

In September 2007 the 118 year old chair was displayed along side the 2007 Eisteddfod chair in the town of Ruthin, North Wales, for their Heritage Weekend .

It was on display in the showrooms of

Bizarre Furniture Makers

  ( The 2007 Eisteddfod chair maker )

Unit 2. Ffordd yr Onnen. Lon parcwr. Ruthin.




Website of the Month.

Dafydd ap Llywelyn
Born at Castell Hen Blas, Bagillt.
The National Library of Wales

Clwyd Coastal Survey
Family History Link
US Fighter plane found on North Wales beach
The first trade union in Britain was recorded in Bagillt
Bardic Chair Returns to Village
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Your first point of call for Two World War records
 ( B.H.C. is not responsible for the content of external websites )
A part of Bagillt’s History becomes a major tourist attraction.

For many years villagers of Bagillt believed the Famous laxey wheel in the IOM          It was made in Bagillt by the Hawarden Iron Works, Boot End, Bagillt. 

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