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Buckley (Welsh: Bwcle) is a town in Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. It is the second largest town in Flintshire in terms of population, and is 2 miles from Mold, the county town. It is located on the A549 road, with the larger A55 road and M53 motorway both passing nearby, and is in the Alyn and Deeside parliamentary constituency.

It is contiguous with the nearby villages of Ewloe, Alltami (which are both under the jurisdiction of Buckley district council) and Mynydd Isa.

Notable nearby landmarks include Ewloe Castle.

Buckley (the name comes from the Anglo-Saxon bok lee, meaning meadow, or field) was an Anglo-Saxon location, with some of its houses recorded in the Domesday Book of the 11th Century. However, the first documented evidence of its existence dates from 1294, when it was described as the pasturage of the Manor of Ewloe.

The town became an industrial heartland for pottery and coal between the 17th and 19th centuries. However, it only grew into any kind of prominence during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th Century, when coal and clay were extensively mined there, and the name Buckley became synonymous with the production of various fire-clay and pottery products.

Urban district council status was conferred on the town in 1898; at this time, the area comprised of two parishes, Buckley (1874) and Bistre (1844). Prior to then, it was divided between the parishes of Mold and Hawarden.

Buckley was a popular location for mining, as there were many faults in local rock formations that allowed seams of coal to be mined directly from the surface. Its heavy, clay soil also allowed for excellent pottery and bricks to be manufactured. Bricks from Buckley were transported all across the United Kingdom, as Buckley became a brick working centre. A great deal of people moved into the area, particularly from Ireland and Liverpool to find work in the mining and brick industries, giving the town a distinctive accent..

Many pottery and earthenware products manufactured were taken on the backs of donkeys to either Chester market or exported via the River Dee, as early as the reign of Elizabeth I. The last pottery kiln was fired in 1946. However, a local cement works is still in operation.

Today, Buckley has a population of around 17,000, and boasts numerous light industries. Those who cannot find work locally commute to Deeside, Cheshire, Wrexham and Merseyside.

The Castle Cement works at Padeswood is the only large scale industry remaining in the town. Its huge new 200 ft kiln is now the major landmark on the skyline, visible from many miles away. Despite many locals considering it an eyesore, it has reduced pollution produced by the cement works by up to 90%.

Buckley observes a regional celebration and march over 200 years old called the Buckley Jubilee, which is celebrated on the second Tuesday of July. Officially, however, the Jubilee is 149 years old (as of 2005); the 150th is to be celebrated 11 July 2006. The difference in dates stems from the 'official' date being set when the Buckley Temperance Society first sanctioned the march. The Jubilee is a ceremonial march that begins on "The Common", a large area of common ground owned by the people of the town used for lesuire and recreational purposes. The term 'jubilee' was first used in 1871.

On the Common starting at 3pm is a non-denominational Service led by the Minister of the Church/Chapel leading the Jubilee that year. In 2005, it was the Revd. Anthraparushra. The Sunday before the Jubilee, the leading church is presented with the Centenary Shield, which they hold for the year. A 15 minutes service takes place, with two hymns accompanied by the Royal Buckley Town Band. The march then leaves the common, and marches through the town, with representatives from the local Sunday Schools, Scout and Guide troops, and many of the local schools.

For more information see: http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk/


 Trains in Buckley: Buckley is on the Borderlands Line


 Libraries in Buckley:
 Buckley Library
       The Precinct
       Buckley
       CH7 2EF
 01244 549210
 Mon 9.30 - 7.00pm
       Tue 9.30 - 7.00
       Wed 9.30 - 5.30
       Thur 9.30 - 7.00
       Fri 9.30 - 7.00
       Sat 9.30 - 12.30
 Wheelchair access


 Football in Buckley: Buckley Town FC


 Vets in Buckley:
 Brunswick Veterinary Surgery
       121-123 Brunswick Rd
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2ES
 01244 549983


 Pubs/Bars in Buckley:
 Black Horse
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JB
 01244 550579

 The Black Lion
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JA
 01244 550308

 The Blue Anchor Inn
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2NH
 01244 550585

 The Blue Bell
       Chester Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3AE
 01244 545255

 The Burntwood
       26 Burntwood Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3EN
 01244 545533

 Cross Keys Inn
       Chester Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3AQ
 01244 550405

 The Glynne Arms
       12 Drury Lane
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3DU
 01244 550610

 The Grandstand
       26 Burntwood Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3EN
 01244 545533

 The Hope & Anchor
       Ewloe Place
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3NL
 01244 550607

 Horse & Jockey Inn
       Church Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3JQ
 01244 550650

 The Nant Inn
       Padeswood Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JN
 01244 550816

 The Parrot Inn
       Drury Lane
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3DX
 01244 550477

 The Potters Wheel
       Precinct Way
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2EG
 01244 549200

 The Red Lion Inn
       Liverpool Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3LX
 01244 550666

 Rose & Thistle
       Spon Green
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3BH
 01244 540112

 The Shamrock
       Chester Rd
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3AE
 01244 540772

 The White Lion
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2NH
 01244 548502

 The Woodhouse Hotel
       Nant Mawr Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2PU
 01244 550652


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Buckley:
 Dove Cottage
       Rhos Road
       Penyffordd
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH4 0JR
 01244 547539
 01244 547539
 [email protected]

 Ty Gwyn Farm
       Well Street
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH7 2PQ
 01244 546982
 01244 546982
 [email protected]


 Restaurants in Buckley:
 Bengal Palace
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JA
 01244 549049

 The Windmill Grill
       14-14A Mill Lane
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3HB
 01244 543670


 Cafes in Buckley:
 Franco Bros
       23 Brunswick Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2ED
 01244 550580

 Pinfold Catering
       Units 31-32
       Pinfold Lane Industrial Estate
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3PL
 01244 550864


 Take Aways in Buckley:
 Akash Tandoori (Indian)
       8 Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JB
 01244 541830

 Frydays (Fish and Chips)
       1 Brunswick Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2ED
 01244 549149

 Kam Xin Fish & Chips (Fish and Chips)
       1 South Lane
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2NL
 01244 541646

 Mai Kong
       4 Chester Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3AE
 01244 550453

 New Kam Xin
       70 Chester Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3AH
 01244 549681

 Salvoni's (Fish and Chips)
       54a Drury Lane
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3DU
 01244 545857


 For Children in Buckley:
 Hawkesbury Playgroup
       Mill Lane
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3HA
 01244 541327

 The Jolly Roger (Activity Centre)
       21 Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JA
 01244 549349

 Sure Start (Nursery)
       Tabernacle Street
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JT
 01244 545021


 Other in Buckley:
 Buckley Swimming Pool
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2JA
 01244 544469


 Retail in Buckley:
 Co-op Food Store
       11 Brunswick Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2ED

 Somerfield - Buckley
       Brunswick Road
       Buckley
       CH7 2EG
 01244 550563


 Places of Worship in Buckley:
 Bistre Emmanuel Parish
       Mold Road
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 2NH
 01244 550947

 Buckley Cross Methodist Church
       60 Linthorpe Rd
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3HG
 01244 544379

 St Matthews Church
       114 Church Rd
       Buckley
       Clwyd
       CH7 3JN
 01244 550645


 Schools/Colleges in Buckley:
 Buckley Southdown C.P. (Primary)
       Linderick Avenue
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH7 2NP
 01244 544473

 Drury C.P. School (Primary)
       Beech Road
       Drury
       Buckley
       CH7 3EG
 01244 543005

 Elfed High School (Secondary)
       Mill Lane
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH7 3HQ
 01244 550217

 Mountain Lane C.P. School (Primary)
       Knowle Lane
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH7 3JA
 01244 550688

 Westwood Community Primary School
       Padeswood Road
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH7 2JT
 01244 543207

 Ysgol Belmont (Special)
       Windmill Road
       Buckley
       Flintshire
       CH7 3HA
 01244 543971
 01244 545272


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