A REAL BLAST FROM THE PAST; FINAL FAREWELL TO 'GRANDAD'S CHIMNEYS'.
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Danny Collins, who helped build Connah's Quay power station, is seen on November 29 1992 with grandchildren Ceri, Michael and Daniel, who knew the cooling towers as Grandad's Chimneys. He wanted to show them to them one last time before they were demolished. Please turn inside for more Deeside memories' Protesting parents brandish placards declaring Save Deeside High School in April 1990 outside County Hall in Mold - then the HQ of Clwyd County Council' A group of Hawarden Parish clergymen are pictured in 1963. They include Canon Norman Sydney Baden Powell, Reverend Arthur C Roberts, Reverend Graham Canham and Very Reverend Spencer Ellis, former Dean of St Asaph Cathedral - but do you know who is who? Let us know at the address below' Hawarden Hockey Club members are seen lined-up in 1959' Dee fishermen Keith Marland and Gerald Dodd inspect the timber bow of a ship washed up near the Shotton steelworks jetty, on March 29 1983, bearing the vessel's name - Thomas Wilkinson. It was put together with wooden dowels instead of nails or screws. It was found by local fisherman Keith Marland who took it to the new dock at Connah's Quay. He secured it in a position to ensure it was submerged twice daily by the tide to prevent it drying out and breaking up' Shotton Glee Club Choir rehearses with conductor Frank Mitchell on January 8 1963' Welsh secretary Ron Davies chats to skaters after he opened the Olympic-sized ice rink and sports stadium at Queensferry Leisure Centre on October 6 1998' Pictured right, apprentice Edward Williams, of Greenfield Hall Lane, Connah's Quay, gets to grips with a scribing block and magnetic bolster with instructor Mr J Moody in the John Summers apprenticeship scheme on March 7 1963. Steel firm John Summers - now part of Corus - was the only North Wales employer to operate a full scale five-year apprenticeship school, helped by the de Havilland Company, now Airbus UK' The cast of The Sorcerer suffered a run of bad luck in October 1992. Deeside Gilbert and Sullivan Amateur Operatic Society's leading man, playing Alexis, dropped out during rehearsals at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. Then replacement tenor Michael Kennedy lost his voice. and leading lady mezzo soprano Kate Saunders, playing Aline, fell ill with suspected chicken pox. Publicity officer Bob Chapman said: 'We didn't expect all this trouble. However Michael is getting getting his voice back, and Kate has said she will go on stage despite her chicken pox.'' Students at Celyn College, Northop, now Welsh College of Horticulture, in 1973' Thursday is market day in Connah's Quay in March 1973' Wet and weary but still running, some of the 600 youngsters who braved the morning downpour to compete in the Deeside Fun Run at Queensferry fun day on May 1 1983. The run marked the start of the Deeside Festival of Sport. Pictured are competitors from Buckley county primary school Nicholas Tapp, Owen Sudger, Paul Robinson and Richard Hughes' Students at Kelsterton College of Technology, now Deeside College, in Connah's Quay check out a Technology Today exhibition as it tours Wales on October 28 1974. They are John Williams, John Peacock and Mark Edwards, seen inspecting exhibits such as British Rail's advance passenger trains, oil rigs and the hydro electric scheme at Dinorwic. Launching the exhibition, the department of industry's Edward Rollins bemoaned the shortage of students in engineering and technology. His concern was echoed by North West CBI's Ron Meakin of Hawker Siddeley (now Airbus UK) in Broughton' Deeside College principal Dr Tony Walker with Kate Connah and Timmy Dexter in October 1994, when the college's new training centre for carers opened. It was the only training centre of its kind in the UK, and was set up to help childminders gain an NVQ qualification' Here we see Hawarden schoolboys (from left) Brian Hopwood, Rory Norry, George Thompson, Dennis Fannah and Leslie Pritchard, who are pictured at the Gladstone playing fields in 1939 - 1940' After printing this photograph in last week's Flashback of children from Eglwys Capel Mawr in Amlwch, we got a phone call from Gwladys Jones, who was very pleasantly surprised to spot her three children in the picture. 'I was quite shocked to see that photograph. I look through Flashback every week,' said a surprised Mrs Jones. The youngsters raised pounds 550 for a fund to help poor people in Rajasthan and Calcutta in India on October 18 1982. Delyth is third from left on the bottom row, Helen is on the bottom row on the far right and John is on the third row up, third from left' Young ladies enjoying themselves in up-to-the-minute fashions of yesteryear at the well-known venue of Paynes Cafe Royal in Mostyn Street, Llandudno - but does anybody know their names or when this was taken?' This photograph of footballers, possibly from Cwm Penmachno, was sent in by Mr VP Williams of Blaenau Ffestiniog. He writes: 'It was given to me by the late Miss Morfudd Jones, a one time teacher at Ysgol Cwm Penmachno. Possibly a brother of hers is in the photo.' If you recognise anyone, please let us know at the address below