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Times Past Photographic Archives of North Wales.

Holywell in North Wales.

Holywell Band

Holywell Band

Holywell in North Wales derives its name from the holy well of St Winefride's (real name Gwenfrewi - a Welsh Nun in the 7th century. Her being was since proved from historical facts). The water from the well is said to possess miraculous healing powers, and people have travelled thousands of miles just to bathe in the waters. A church has stood on the same spot as the existing church since the 11th century, and probably since the time of Winefride. Holywell is known as the Lourdes of Wales.

The old images on these pages are certainly not high resolution, but as the contributor is no longer with us I still believe them worthy of viewing.

 

Holywell Basingwerk Abbey

Holywell Basingwerk Abbey

Holywell Blind Joey Principal Water Supplier

Holywell Blind Joey Principal Water Supplier

Holywell Church vintage photo

Holywell Church vintage photo

Holywell General View in times past

Holywell General View in times past

Holywell High Street

Holywell High Street

Holywell High Street

Holywell High Street

Holywell High Street in 1909

Holywell High Street in 1909

Holywell High Street c.1920's

Holywell High Street c.1920's

Holywell High Street with vintage horse and cart

Holywell High Street with vintage horse and cart

Holywell Page 2

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Acknowledgments:- The archives site has been made possible by the kind cooperation of: Anne Ashton, Ron Ashton, David Baker, Helena Crennell, Mary Eunice Davies, Ray Davies, Sandra Davies, Terry Ireland, David Sallery, Ky Thurland, Dave Williams, with photographic work from the collections of Dora M Davies, Ray Davies, Dr David Williams, Haydn Morris, Frank Armstrong and Phil Evans.