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Trelawnyd (formerly Newmarket from 1710 to 1954) is a village in Flintshire, Wales.


Trelawnyd is one of Flintshire's ancient parishes, originally part of Dyserth parish. It became a separate parish between 1254 and 1291, and included the townships of Gop, Graig, Pentreffyddion and Rhydlyfnwyd.[1]

The village was renamed Newmarket in 1710 by John Wynne[2] who obtained a faculty from the Bishops Registry. Wynne had by then redeveloped much of the village, established several industries, a weekly market, and an annual fair,[1] in an attempt to turn Newmarket into the area's market town. The plan failed as nearby Rhyl developed into the larger market town.[3] The village was officially renamed Trelawnyd, meaning "Town full of wheat" in Welsh, in 1954.[1]

Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir

In March 1933, 35 villagers formed a choir (Côr Meibion Trelawnyd) to compete at the village Eisteddfod. Within a few months, it grew to 50 members, and has progressed to world renown with circa 100 members in 2010.[4]

In 1957, under conductor Neville Owen, a local schoolmaster, they won the National championships which were held at Bala.[4]

In 1973, under conductor Dr. Goronwy Wynne, they again won the National choir championship at Ruthin.[4]


External links

  • Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir

Coordinates: 53°18′25″N 3°21′57″W / 53.3069°N 3.3659°W / 53.3069; -3.3659

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