Cameos of eminent Mold personalities of the late Nineteenth Century.


RE John James PownollMember of the Mold Local Board 1889-91 and a grocer by trade. His main premises was at 36 High Street which was also a grocer’s shop when I was a child in the 1950s, managed by Mr. E. B. Jones, Chester Rd., Deacon at the Baptist Chapel. It once served as a dry cleaner’s and is now occupied by Robert Brennan the butcher. Pownall had a branch of his grocery business in Stanley Street – and according to my late father’s notes – also at ‘The Boxes’, near the Church in the High Street.

Rhiannon E. Griffiths.


RE John CorbittOwner and licensee of ‘Corbett’s Vaults’. 9   Wrexham Street, from at least 1868 when it appears in Slater’s Directory for that year. After the pub’s closure it became a Free Trade Hall run by a family named Jones who had previously operated lower down the street, where Family Fashions is now. They were followed by a furniture shop and travel agency run by the late Councillor and one-time Chairman of Mold Urban District Council, Mervyn Glazier. Today the premises is Clay’s ladies’ fashion wear. Mr. Corbett was a prominent churchman and member of the Mold Local Board, 1889-91. ,

Rhiannon E. Griffiths.


 RE Edward EdwardsA tanner operating from the bottom of Brook Street. One side of the tannery still survives today as the yard boundary wall of Morris Garage. He lived at ‘Llys lorwerth’, Grosvenor Street; lorwerth being the Welsh equivalent of Edward. A member of the Mold Local Board. 1889-91. For location of tannery see map accompanying Mervyn Foulkes’s article.

Rhiannon E. Griffiths.

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