How Can You Help?
The History of Shotton - Deeside began as a personal hobby in 1985 and took eight years of research and compilation. After a few failed attempts to have my work published, it was consigned to a drawer in the bedroom for 3 years. The arrival of the Internet made it possible for me, at last, to share my research for the enjoyment of the residents of Deeside, past and present. The first page was published on the Web in early 1998.
The feedback that I have received over the subsequent years has been very encouraging and I am flattered that my Web Site has come to be viewed by many as THE electronic archive of Shotton and Deeside.
The research never ends. Over the years has seen the record grow further as new pieces of information and photographs have come to my attention. The "Shop" chapters are constantly in need of updating.
I have no intention of abandoning the web site in the forseeable future and it is my hope that it will continue to grow, and this is where you can help.
If you spot a mistake on the Web site, please let me know. I have researched it as accurately as I can, but often in historical research contradictions are found. I have sometimes had to make my own decision as to the accuracy of certain reports.
If you have any old photographs of Shotton, Connah's Quay or Queensferry that you would like to share, please tell me. I am also interested in photographs of artefacts or documents relating to Deeside. If you cannot scan them yourself, I can arrange for this to be done. You will receive credit on the web site for your contribution.
If you have any particular memories of Deeside, tell me about them. I hope to compile pages of memories for others to read as an historical archive. Again, you will be credited for your contribution.
I am often asked if I will compile a similar record of Connah's Quay and Queensferry. Unfortunately, I do not have time to do the necessary research on this, but I am certain that somewhere much of this research has already been done. If you can contribute to this, again you will receive full credit for your work.
Please help The History of Shotton - Deeside to continue well into the 21st century, and to go from strength to strength.