Flintshire, the northern gateway to Wales, is a county rich in heritage. It is home to ancient artefacts, medieval buildings and country houses, and has had many fascinating residents such as the grand old man of politics, W.E. Gladstone, and the famous naturalist and writer, Thomas Pennant. As with much of Wales, Flintshire is also a place of myth and legends, from missing monks to maids in wells.
This wonderful compendium of curious anecdotes and curiosities relates tales from the county's rich history. Beautifully illustrated, it is great for dipping into, but can equally be enjoyed from cover to cover.
David Roweworked for a systems engineering company until his retirement in 2010. He now devotes his time to local history projects. As well as his role as as treasurer and archivist of Mold & District Civic Society, he is a council member of Flintshire Historical Society. Over the past four years he has lectured extensively on a variety of local history subjects, developed and conducted a series of town trails (including published guides), and provided the research for the S4C television program related to Mold, "Y Dref Cymreig." He has written two previous books on the area for The History Press."