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Coronation Festivities Souvenir Programme p.7"

June 1953

The whole of the CORONATION FESTIVITIES SOUVENIR PROGRAMME has been added - see 21.3 - 21.40




The Buckley Urban District is situate on a foothill of the Clwydian Range to the North-East of the County of Flint, and is bounded on the North-East and South-East by Hawarden Rural Distirct, and by Holywell Rural District on the North-West and South-West. Buckley Cross stand 509 feet above sea-level.


The subsoil is clay in the greater part of the area, with the lower coal measures (not now worked) below. The principal industries are brick, tile, pipe and cement making, together with agriculture.


The schools in the area are the Buckley C.P. Mixed and Infants' Schools, and Lane End Infant's School. The "Elfed" Modern Secondary School is now nearing completion and will be ready for opening later this year.


The Places of Worship in the town are listed elsewhere in the programme.




Area --------------------------------------------------2677 acres

Population (Census 1951) ----------------------7699

Number of houses ----------------------------------2162

Number of houses owned by the U.D.C.--------- 423

Rateable Value (Mar. 1953) ----------------------£31,512

Sum represented by 1d. rate (Mar. 1953) --------£120

Author: Buckley Urban District Council


Year = 1953

Month = June

Event = Historic

Extra = 1950s

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