The following observations have been received in response to questions asked in Volumes No.l and No 2


I lived in the area of Bailey Hill and the Church in the second half of the 1950s and I’m quite certain that the only bones dug up at that time were those that were disturbed during the renovation and widening of High Street. I don’t know the ‘official destination’ of these, but as they were dug up on consecrated ground, I ‘m sure some members of the Church will know (?). What I am positive of, is that lots of these bones ended up in the hands of some of the local boys as trophies, and although I didn’t take any, I certainly handled some of them !
I also handled bones, skulls, etc., that were disinterred upon Bailey Hill at a later date; daring the 1970s I believe. It was when the toilets were built to the rear of the Old Bowling Green clubhouse. Quite a lot of remains were disturbed when they were digging the footings, I was told.they were sent to Cardiff for investigation and that they were returned for re-burial, the workmen having ‘stumbled upon an ancient burial ground.’ The question we need to now as is,’How ancient is ancient?’
The shame is that they were put in tatty old cardboard boxes and placed on top of the Old Bowls pigeon-hole shelves. After being handled by loads of inquisitive people for a period of some months they were then thrown, along with years of grass-cuttings, down an adjacent bank and there they {probably] rest to this day.



ELVET PIERCE of Lixwm responds to Dr. Aled Lloyd Davies’ ‘Luftwaffe over Mold’, Ystrad Aim, 2 (2001), by telling us that during the time the Heinkel 111P bomber crashed in Buckley in 1941, ‘my family farmed land adjacent to the woodland of Y Rofft, and we can remember rumours of a German pilot having been captured locally. Of course, being wartime, such rumours were actively discouraged. I can recall the Keep Mum and Wails Have Ears posters on display in local railway stations, so the rumour was at the time treated as a bit of propaganda.

Mr. Pierce also draws our attention to observations made by Ivor Wynne Jones in his ‘ Air War over Denbighshire and Flintshire, 1939-45’, Transactions Denbighshire Historical Society, 26 (1977 ),122., where he records :

‘The late Mr. Sidney Williams, a solicitor’s clerk, of Formby, told the author. that he was Jiving at Pentre Cottage, Nercwys, on this night. During the height of the raid various people heard pistol shots from the vicinity of Hendre, on the Nercwys- Mold road, and went to investigate. Mr. Llywelyn Roberts, of Pentrebach farm, found Uffz Mulhahn who had a head wound and had had fired his pistol to attract attention. He surrendered his weapon to Mr. Roberts and accompanied him to the farm, where his wound was treated by District Nurse Thomas before police took him to Mold. These details were confirmed in June 1977 by Herr Mulhahn ‘


This was a grocery shop on the comer of High Street and Miiford Street next to what is now a chip shop, There isn’t a building currently occupying the site. Previously it was a public house called the White Lion.


It is interesting to note that a ‘ house in Town of Mold called Boxes ‘ was registered as a Nonconformist meeting place on 2 April 1812. [ National Library of Wales, SA / FB / 2 / 295.] Editor