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Deeside[2] (Welsh: Glannau Dyfrdwy) is the name given to a predominantly industrial conurbation of towns and villages in Flintshire
Flintshire
close to the Wales–England border lying near the canalised stretch of the River Dee that flows from neighbouring Chester
Chester
into the Dee Estuary.[3][4] These include Connah's Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Aston, Garden City, Sealand, Broughton, Bretton, Hawarden, Ewloe, Mancot, Pentre, Saltney
Saltney
and Sandycroft. The population is around 50,000, with a plurality (17,500) living in Connah's Quay.[5] Although locally the term Deeside
Deeside
is usually only used to refer to Connah's Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Garden city and the Deeside
Deeside
industrial estate. Deeside
Deeside
is known for its industry, providing jobs for the people of Cheshire, Merseyside & North Wales. The biggest employment area in Deeside
Deeside
is Deeside
Deeside
Industrial Park, located on the north bank of the Dee on the southern edge of the Wirral peninsula, which has both historical and contemporary significance,[6] and provides Deeside
Deeside
and the surrounding area with jobs in many different industries from construction to food production. Deeside
Deeside
is also home to steel manufacturer Tata Steel, aircraft manufacturer Airbus
Airbus
and Toyota's highly advanced engine manufacturing plant.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Ancient history 1.2 Recent history 1.3 City of Chester, Wrexham
Wrexham
and Deeside

2 Education

2.1 Further Education

3 Transport

3.1 The Deeside
Deeside
Shuttle Bus

4 Landmarks 5 Local media

5.1 Television 5.2 Radio 5.3 Newspapers

6 Notable people from Deeside 7 External links 8 References

History[edit] Ancient history[edit] Shotton's history dates back around 1000 years to Saxon times.[7][8] Various settlements within the Deeside
Deeside
area are recorded in the Domesday book (1086) which list them within the Cheshire Hundred of Ati's Cross. They are Aston, Broughton, Clayton, Hawarden, Golftyn and Wepre. The largest of these was Hawarden[9] with 14 households. Recent history[edit] Until industrialisation in the nineteenth century, Shotton remained a cluster of hamlets: a settlement comprising Shotton, Nine Houses and Shotton Hall, which itself dates back to 1637.[4][10][11] Coal mining developed in the eighteenth century, then in 1889 the opening of the Hawarden
Hawarden
Railway Bridge over the River Dee improved access to the reclaimed Dee Marshes.[4] Following this, in 1895, the Summers family purchased 40 acres (160,000 m2) of Dee marshland,[12] on which they established Shotton Steelworks.[4][12] In September 1896, Shotton Steelworks began producing sheet steel. The development of this steelworks on the banks of the River Dee changed an area that was once mainly marshland, with Shotton – just across the Dee – previously little more than a hamlet. Shotton Steelworks led to the development of whole communities to house the influx of workers, estimated up to 13,000 at the height of the industry,[12] with Shotton and Connah's Quay
Connah's Quay
Jetty hubs of activity serving the steelworks.[13] There were also brickworks and other industries in and around Shotton, and Connah's Quay
Connah's Quay
developed as a town on the banks of the Dee Estuary, becoming known for its shipbuilding industry.[6] City of Chester, Wrexham
Wrexham
and Deeside[edit]

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The city of Chester, Wrexham
Wrexham
and Deeside
Deeside
is a proposed city region spanning the large urban areas of Wrexham
Wrexham
and Chester
Chester
and the community of Deeside. This would be a unique city in the UK as its boundaries would cross the border on England and Wales. A preliminary report has been issued.[citation needed] Education[edit] Primary schools in the area include: Taliesin Junior School, Bryn Deva Primary, Wepre Primary, Ysgol Cae'r Nant (Brookfield Primary), Golftyn Primary, Venerable Edward Morgan, Shotton Infants, Sealand County Primary, Sandycroft County Primary, St Ethelwold's Primary School, and most importantly, Queenferry County Primary School. Secondary schools in the area include: Connah's Quay
Connah's Quay
High School (Connah's Quay), John Summers High School (Queensferry) which closed on 20th July 2017, and St David's High School (Saltney). Further Education[edit] Coleg Cambria
Coleg Cambria
is a large and popular college in Connah's Quay. It offers a range of full and part-time courses as well as apprenticeships. In an inspection in 2007 the college gained the highest possible grade 1 inspection ratings for its Work Based Learning provision, it was formerly Deeside
Deeside
College, but a College Merger was finalised in August 2013 with Yale College Wrexham, It is now one of the largest College's in the UK and the largest in Wales. Transport[edit]

The Blue Bridge over the River Dee.

Bus travel in Deeside
Deeside
is mainly provided by Arriva North West
Arriva North West
who offer services to Chester
Chester
Bus Exchange from a starting point in Connah's Quay. Arriva also provide a service to Rhyl
Rhyl
in North Wales from Chester
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
Deeside
area. The main services are to Liverpool
Liverpool
and Manchester
Manchester
and to Wrexham
Wrexham
and Rhyl. There are also services to London
London
and Cardiff
Cardiff
which call at Shotton railway station. The other three railway stations in Deeside
Deeside
are Shotton high level railway station, Hawarden
Hawarden
railway station and Hawarden
Hawarden
Bridge railway station. A new station serving Deeside
Deeside
Industrial Estate has been proposed and is currently in the planning stages.[14] The Deeside
Deeside
Shuttle Bus[edit] The Deeside
Deeside
Shuttle Bus is a service which enables people to travel to and from work at a time convenient to them. The Deeside
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 Deeside
Deeside
Industrial Park. It has proved very popular and has now grown to serve other local areas. Landmarks[edit] The most striking landmark in Deeside
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
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. Local media[edit] Television[edit] The Deeside
Deeside
area is covered by both the Moel-y-Parc and the Winter Hill transmitters. The area receives BBC Wales
BBC Wales
and BBC North West
BBC North West
and ITV Wales
ITV Wales
and ITV Granada although the North West services generally do not provide news coverage of events on the Welsh side of the border. Radio[edit] Local radio stations include Capital North West and Wales, Chester's Dee 106.3, BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Merseyside
and Radio City 96.7. Newspapers[edit] There are three main newspapers for Deeside: these are The Evening Leader, a Deeside
Deeside
edition of the Chester
Chester
Chronicle and a Deeside edition of the Chester
Chester
and District Standard. Notable people from Deeside[edit]

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William Ewart Gladstone, 19th century Prime Minister of the United Kingdom lived in Hawarden
Hawarden
(following his marriage to Catherine Glynne) from 1839 until his death in 1898. Ann Keen, MP for Brentford and Isleworth, born in Hawarden. Craig Lawton, Left winger currently playing for Cymru Alliance
Cymru Alliance
League side Bala Town F.C., formerly of Manchester
Manchester
United. Angus McLean, former manager of Hartlepool United F.C.. Grenville Millington, Chester
Chester
City F.C. player. Michael Owen, England and Liverpool
Liverpool
F.C. footballer. Gary Speed, former footballer for Wales, Leeds United FC
Leeds United FC
and Everton FC. Henry Weale, Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
recipient who fought in the First World War

External links[edit]

"Map showing location of Deeside, Wales". Google maps. Retrieved 25 April 2010.  "North East Wales
Wales
Photos: Old and new photos of Connah's Quay, Shotton & Queensferry". BBC. Retrieved 25 April 2010.  man-made henge at Deeside images of Shotwick Deeside.com RadioDeeside.com

References[edit]

^ Deeside
Deeside
is made up of the parish of Connah's quay as well as 13 other wards that cover other parts of the conurbation, all of these wards are listed below http://www.ukcensusdata.com/flintshire-w06000005#sthash.EAxGuY47.VfAXHJ3D.dpbs ^ BBC (14 December 2005), Wales, North East: Deeside
Deeside
(panoramic), retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ "Map showing location of Deeside, Wales". Google maps. Retrieved 25 April 2010.  ^ a b c d " Deeside
Deeside
history", The Flintshire
Flintshire
Chronicle, 8 August 2008, retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ "Census 2001 Key Statistics – Urban areas in England and Wales KS01 Usual resident population". Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 7 June 2012.  Estimate formed from population of Connah's Quay/Shotton plus Broughton and Saltney
Saltney
which are the welsh parts of the Chester
Chester
Urban Area ^ a b BBC, North East Wales: A Pen Picture, retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ Norry, Roy (16 March 2010), The History of Shotton – Deeside, North Wales
Wales
in pictures and text, archived from the original on 3 March 2016, retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ Atkinson, Keith (4 January 2006), "1. Shotton From Saxon Times", The History of Shotton – Deeside, retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ Powell-Smith, Anna. " Hawarden
Hawarden
- Domesday Book".  ^ Atkinson, Keith (4 January 2006), "2. Shotton from the 13th Century", The History of Shotton – Deeside, retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ Atkinson, Keith (4 January 2006), "4. Shotton Hall", The History of Shotton – Deeside, retrieved 26 April 2010  ^ a b c BBC (10 June 2009), North East Wales: Shotton Steelworks and Garden City, retrieved 25 April 2010  ^ BBC (17 March 2009), North East Wales: Steelworks' Jetty, retrieved 25 April 2010  ^ Hemming, Jez (27 April 2017). "Plans for four new North Wales railway stations take 'significant step forward'". northwales. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 

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Flintshire

Principal settlements

Afonwen Bagillt Buckley Caerwys Connah's Quay Ewloe Flint Holywell Mold Queensferry Saltney Shotton

Towns and villages

Abermorddu Alltami Aston Park Bretton Broughton Bryn-y-Baal Brynford Cadole Caergwrle Calcoed Carmel Cefn-y-Bedd Cilcain Coed Talon Cymau Deeside Drury Ffrith Flint Mountain Ffynnongroew Greenfield Gronant Glyncorrwg Gwernaffield Gwernymynydd Halkyn Hawarden Holway Higher Kinnerton Hope Leeswood Llanfynydd Llanasa Leadmill Mancot Mostyn Mynydd Isa Nannerch Nercwys Northop Northop
Northop
Hall Oakenholt Pantasaph Pantymwyn Pentre Halkyn Penyffordd
Penyffordd
(Buckley) Pen-y-Ffordd (Holywell) Penymynydd Pontblyddyn Rhosesmor Rhes-y-Cae Rhydymwyn Sealand Soughton/Sychdyn Saltney
Saltney
Ferry Talacre Trelawnyd Trelogan Treuddyn Whitford Ysceifiog

Geography

Alyn Gorge Bretton Bridge Caerwys
Caerwys
Rectory Clwydian Range Dee Estuary Flintshire
Flintshire
Bridge The Gop Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Moel Famau Moel y Gaer Moel y Parc Mostyn
Mostyn
Colliery Nant-y-Ffrith Ogof Nadolig Point of Ayr Point of Ayr
Point of Ayr
Gas Terminal River Alyn River Cegidog River Dee River Terrig Talacre
Talacre
Beach Wepre Park

Parliamentary representation

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd Flintshire East Flintshire West Flintshire

Community councils

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Northop
Hall Penyffordd Queensferry Saltney Sealand Shotton Trelawnyd
Trelawnyd
and Gwaenysgor Treuddyn Whitford Ysceifiog

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