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The Cross Keys pub, Sychdyn
Sychdyn shown within Flintshire
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Sychdyn (Soughton in English, is its original Saxon name, meaning South Town) is a village in Flintshire, Wales. It is situated on the A5119 road, and is just over 1 km north of the county town of Mold.
Sychdyn, which is completely surrounded by farmland and undisturbed woodland, is also a commuter village with residents working in nearby Chester, Liverpool or Wrexham. The village contains the 'Cross Keys' public house, a convenience store incorporating a post office, Bryn Seion Chapel, now sold and no longer a Chapel, horse riding school, and a primary school, Sychdyn County Primary.
Soughton Hall is a large country mansion-turned-hotel situated on the northern outskirts of the village. Notable guests that have stayed here include Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Jackson and King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Lower Soughton Hall is situated about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) to the north of Soughton Hall, and is currently owned by the footballer Michael Owen.
Sychdyn Memorial Hall is the home to many different societies including the Youth Club and Red Dragon Lans. The hall can be hired out for special occasions. Sychdyn also has a bowling green, football pitch and all-weather pitch, which can be booked for games and matches. The bowling green is entered via a War Memorial Arch, which commemorates those who gave their lives for their country.
Sychdyn Carnival takes place each year to raise funds to maintain and upkeep the village playground, this is held on the main playing field, where the Rose Queen is crowned after the carnival procession's annual parade through the village.
Sychdyn has a football team which currently plays in the Clwyd Premier Division. Currently managed by Shaun Antrobus.
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