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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.
The village was renamed Newmarket in 1710 by John Wynne 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, in an attempt to turn Newmarket into the area's market town. The plan failed as nearby Rhyl developed into the larger market town. The village was officially renamed Trelawnyd, meaning "Town full of wheat" in Welsh, in 1954.
The nearby Gop Hill ("Y Gop" in Welsh has a prehistoric cairn mound, claimed to be the biggest in Wales and the second largest in Britain, as well as a cave or rock shelter, discovered in 1886-87.
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 about 100 members in 2010.
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- Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir - History
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