Formerly the county town, Flint is now Flintshire’s third largest town with a population of roughy 13,000 people. Its name comes from the platform on which an impressive Norman castle was built, and you can still visit the ruins today.
History Brought To Life
YouTube channel DEXTRA VISUAL showcases the animated films commissioned by Flintshire County Council and funded by Heritage Lottery. They cover a range of eras and are both informative and entertaining.
“Flint Town & Castle 1300AD”
“Flint Town & Castle 1770”
“Flint Town & Castle 1905“
A Town Through Time
“A history of flint in pictures Part I”
YouTube channel hyndman75 uploaded a photo montage showing old photos of the town’s people and places through the past century.
“A history of Flint in pictures Part II”
The second film in the series by hyndman75, showing more people and places in the town.
“Flint and Deeside 20th Century Industry”
Taken from a VHS of the broadcast, this HTV television program is packed with old photographs and films, interviews and information.
“Girl Mayoress Elected In Burnley, Chester And Flint (1937)”
This British Pathé film is in three parts, with the telephone exchange in Flint appearing in the final section. Vida Wray works as a telephone operator, or as the narrator calls her, “a charming hello girl”. Her second job was as mayoress for her father, Councillor Wray.
21st Century Daily Life
“Flint, North Wales – My Town…..A Tour”
In 2009 Ian Edwards took a drive around town.
“Buses and Trains in Flint – December 2009”
In December 2009, traffic heading in and out of town was captured on film.
“Flint ~ Flooding at The Yaght, Oakenholt 29.04.12 Part 4”
Ian Edwards caught on film some of the flooding in April 2012.
“Jade Jones – Olympic Champion Off Flint ~ Homecoming Celebrations 25.08.12”
Ian Edwards filmed some of the cheering crowds who turned out for Jade Jones’ homecoming parade in August 2012. The Welsh taekwondo athlete won the 2012 Olympic gold medal in the women’s 57 kg category in London that summer. She then repeated the achievement in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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