DEESIDE (Welsh : Glannau Dyfrdwy) is the name given to a
predominantly industrial conurbation of towns and villages in
Flintshire close to the Wales–England border lying near the
canalised stretch of the River Dee that flows from neighbouring
Chester into the
Dee Estuary . These include Connah\'s Quay ,
Shotton , Queensferry , Aston , Garden City , Sealand , Broughton ,
Mancot , Pentre ,
Saltney and Sandycroft
. The population is around 50,000, with a plurality (17,500) living in
Connah's Quay. Although locally the term
Deeside is usually only used
to refer to Connah's Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Garden city and the
Deeside industrial estate.
Deeside is known for its industry, providing jobs for the people of
Cheshire, Merseyside "> The Blue Bridge over the River Dee.
Bus travel in
Deeside is mainly provided by
Arriva North West
Arriva North West who
offer services to
Chester Bus Exchange from a starting point in
Connah's Quay. Arriva also provide a service to
Rhyl in North Wales
Chester which passes through parts of Deeside. Senior citizens
are entitled to free public transport to and from Chester.
Arriva provide Train services in the
Deeside area. The main services
Manchester and to
Rhyl . There are
also services to
Cardiff which call at Shotton railway
station . The other three railway stations in
Deeside are Shotton high
level railway station,
Hawarden railway station and
railway station .
THE DEESIDE SHUTTLE BUS
Deeside Shuttle Bus is a service which enables people to travel
to and from work at a time convenient to them. The
Deeside Shuttle Bus
allows local residents to book a seat on the bus at a time and place
specified by them, which will take them to work on
Park. It has proved very popular and has now grown to serve other
The most striking landmark in
Deeside is the fixed cable-stayed
bridge, which was opened by
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II in 1998. The bridge is
known as the
Flintshire Bridge but is commonly referred to by locals
as the "New Bridge". The industrial park has been used as the base and
the service area of the
Wales Rally GB
Wales Rally GB every year since 2013.
Deeside area is covered by both the Moel-y-Parc and the Winter
Hill transmitters. The area receives
BBC Wales and
BBC North West
BBC North West and
ITV Wales and ITV Granada although the North West services generally
do not provide news coverage of events on the Welsh side of the
Local radio stations include
Capital North West and Wales
Capital North West and Wales , Chester's
Dee 106.3 ,
BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Merseyside and
Radio City 96.7 .
There are three main newspapers for Deeside: these are The Evening
Leader , a
Deeside edition of the
Chester Chronicle and a Deeside
edition of the
Chester and District Standard . There is also an
independent news, events and informational website called Deeside.com
NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM DEESIDE
It is notable that a significant amount of the people on this list
are or were footballers. This reflects the fact that football is a
common pastime in the region. Several generations of the
Gladstone-Glynne family were also born in Deeside.
William Ewart Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone , 19th century Prime Minister of the
United Kingdom lived in
Hawarden (following his marriage to Catherine
Glynne) from 1839 until his death in 1898.
Ann Keen , MP for Brentford and Isleworth , born in
Craig Lawton , Left winger currently playing for Cymru Alliance
Bala Town F.C.
Bala Town F.C. , formerly of
Manchester United .
* Angus McLean , former manager of
Hartlepool United F.C.
Hartlepool United F.C. .
Grenville Millington ,
Chester City F.C. player.
Michael Owen , England and
Manchester United F.C. footballer.
Gary Speed , former footballer for
Leeds United FC and
Everton FC .
Henry Weale ,
Victoria Cross recipient who fought in the First