Meliden History on FACEBOOK!

FBMeliden History now has their own
FACEBOOK PAGE for the community!

Get together on Facebook to share all your Meliden memories, photos, postcards, views, news or just get in touch with old friends and family 🙂

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Meliden Landmark goes down the pan

The Old Public Toilets in Meliden sold by Auction and demolished
To be converted into a small bungallow dwelling

So sad to see the old Meliden Public Toilets being demolished, but then again they haven’t been in use for many years now. The plot has been sold with planning permission for a small bungallow dwelling – I wonder if it will be No.2 The Dunny, Meliden Road!!!?? Here’s a photo I snapped in memory of the building and all who used it!!

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Meliden girl is Volunteer of the Year!

Times are hard, but volunteers keep giving – and winning awards – Young Person category – Alice Frobisher

Despite current hardship caused by the recession, Wales’s premier volunteer awards scheme is proving that people are continuing to give their time for the benefit of others.  The ninth annual Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards took place on Tuesday (12 June) saw groups and individuals receiving recognition for their efforts to make the country a better place.

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)awards were given out at Cardiff Castle by BBC Wales TV and radio personality Frank Hennessy to winners in the five nomination categories of individuals, young people (under 25 years), groups, ‘green’ volunteers and trustees. The awards scheme is the opportunity to repay their efforts by saying thank you on a national stage.

Alice Frobisher

Alice Frobisher - Wales Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Young Person category – Alice Frobisher, Meliden, Denbighshire

A volunteer since she was just nine years old, Alice Frobisher has battled through injuries and illnesses to inspire people of all ages. Having started out a decade ago with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, at the age of 10 – on her own initiative – she sold bric-a-brac at charity coffee mornings and gave the proceeds to the charity. Alice, from Meliden in Denbighshire, went on to volunteer at her local Shelter charity shop and North Clwyd Animal Rescue Shop, as well as take part in a series of sponsored walks and runs.

Now aged 19, she is a guide leader, a young swimmers’ coach at Prestatyn Swimming Club, helps out at the Rhyl and Prestatyn Gymnastics Club, is a junior sailing coach at Penmaenmawr Sailing Club and a shopping buddy at Sainsbury’s in Rhyl. On top of her regular volunteering, Alice became a North Wales Young Dragon in 2010, helping to raise more than £12,000 for local charities. In the past two years, she has spent time in hospital suffering from a number of serious illnesses.

‘Alice has overcome numerous sporting injuries and stays in hospital due to illness, but still goes above and beyond the call of the average volunteer,’ said nominator Nigel Acott, Town Clerk/Financial Officer with Prestatyn Town Council.
‘It shows through her bubbly personality, caring nature and leadership skills that she is an inspiration to not just those of her own age and below, but also to people of all ages in the local and national community.’

Alice said: ‘The WCVA Wales Volunteer of the Year Award just makes me think how worth while helping others can be.  I really get so much fun out of my volunteering, from seeing the progress made by the young people I coach in swimming and gymnastics to skimming over the waves coaching junior sailors. As Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc – and there are a few of us – even collecting money for charity is fun.  I would like to thank Mr Acott, the Prestatyn Town Clerk, for nominating me for this Award.’

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Prestatyn Retail Park new road layout

A plan of the proposed new road layout in Prestatyn for the new retail park.

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Recclesia – The Clive Engine House restoration is complete!

Clive Engine House restoration

The Recclesia restoration project on the Clive Engine House is complete. All the scaffolding has been removed and the new roof can be seen in its full glory. A very nice job well done by Recclesia.

Gallery OldeGALLERY – Clive Engine House Restoration 2012 – Click here

Clive Engine House roof restoration

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Prestatyn Shopping Park

Prestatyn Shopping ParkPrestatyn Shopping Park will total over 160,000 sq ft of prime open A1 shopping park accomodation. The development will comprise a new 75,000 sq ft Tesco foodstore and an M&S Department Store of over 50,000 sq ft.

Other High Street retailers committed to the scheme, due to open early 2013, include, Next, New Look and River Island. The scheme will be developed to a high specification and will provide a first class shopping environment for Prestatyn.

Read more at Virtual Prestatyn

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Recclesia – The Clive Engine House restoration project

Clive Engine House Restorationrecclesia
News – 3rd January 2012

The start of 2012 marks the start of a facinating contract for Recclesia at one of only a handful of remaining lead mining engine houses in Wales. The Grade II* Listed Clive Engine House in Dyserth, North Wales, is set to undergo a phase of restoration which will see it carefully conserved and partially restored thanks to a new source of built heritage funding from WREN, Cadw and Denbighshire County Council.

Conservation architects Donald Insall Associates have drawn up a scheme of works which will see the roof structure reinstated, structural consolidation work and masonry repairs to the building which housed a large steam engine which powered the operations of the lead and zinc mines which are recorded on the site as early as 1303.

One of the aims of the project is to ensure that the building is opened up to the local community and that the story of the historically significant site can be made more widely accessible.

Recclesia Managing Director Jamie Moore was very enthusiatic about the project, which will see many of the company’s in-house skills put to use. “Having grown up nearby this building, the project is one of great personal interest and I am extremely pleased that our company was chosen to carry out the work.”

It is anticipated that the work will be complete in April 2012.

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New Books section added under the History menu

Old Prestatyn and MelidenIn this new section you can view a collection of some of the books used in my research for this website with some useful links to where you can find copies of the publications.

Click here to see the Books page

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Chas First Aid – Medical Event Company in Meliden

Chas First AidChas First Aid – Meliden / Talargoch Trading Estate
We are a Medical Event Company that have fully equipped 4×4 vehicles based in Meliden and have a unit for training on Talargoch Trading estate. If we are needed to help out over the Christmas period, should it snow, our Jeeps can go places most other vehicles cannot.
All vehicles have defibs and oxygen and pain relieving gases along with other essentials.
For more information visit:

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Christmas Light switch-on!

Meliden Christmas LightsThe Christmas light have been switched on in Meliden!
Snow flakes on the lamp posts, Santa on the community hall and a nice sparkly Christmas tree too!
Merry Christmas! °<{:o{>

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