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Knowl Hill, Buckley

May 1988



This section is an early part of Rigby and Hancock's tramway from Buckley Mountain to the River Dee. Before it was intersected by the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway, it followed the present footpath across the Goodie to a point near the Parrot Inn, before descending Dinghouse Wood to a point near Paradise Farm. From here it continued originally to the River Dee at Sandycroft. Later it joined a tramway at Aston Hall Colliery which terminated at Queensferry. En route it was joined with other tramways from other collieries and brickworks.


On leaving Hancock's Brickworks at Lane End, it entered a tunnel at the far end of this cutting. To prevent the trams from meeting in the tunnel, this loop-line was constructed. Its entry was controlled by a semaphore which could be seen at both ends.


Note. A section of the iron cross-over has been re-laid in Elfed School Outdoor Museum.

J. Bentley.

Author: Bentley, James


Year = 1988

Month = May

Landscape = Industrial

Transport = Streetcar

Work = Transport

Extra = 1980s

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