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The view towards the site of Ffynnon Wen, which issued from beneath the hillside in the middle distance

One of my favourite Welsh historical blogs is one covering the ancient holy wells and healing wells of north Wales – water sources are, after all, very much bound up in human interaction with the landscape. A recent post on the Flintshire spring of Ffynnon Wen reminded me that there was once a spring of that name just a little west of Brymbo township, and a rather interesting one too, despite very little information ever having been recorded about it. It may have been considered a ‘holy’ spring; but then again, perhaps not, and it is now difficult even to pinpoint its location. Nevertheless it is worth a brief diversion just across the Brymbo border to Minera, township of the mines, to look at the little that is known.

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