Sunday 20 October 2019, 1:30- 5:30
In the steps of the rioters : Community Walk from Leeswood to Mold
Location: Meet at Leeswood Community Centre
On Sunday 20 October join us for a free community walk from Leeswood to Mold to remember the journey people from Leeswood, Treuddyn, Nercwys and the surrounding area took to the courthouse in Mold to support five local miners accused of assault at their trial.
That day, 2 June 1869, was to end with four shot dead and a number of people injured.
There are two options for the walk, one across fields and stiles and the other shorter option from the outskirts of Mold on pavements.
Children at five local schools are making banners in Theatr Clwyd workshops to bring on the walks.
1.30pm the walk starts at Leeswood Community Centre, King Street, Leeswood CH7 4SB, where there is parking for about 30 cars. And finishes at Tyddyn Street United Church in Mold, where there will be refreshments and a display about the Mold Riots. At 5.30pm a bus will take walkers back to Leeswood.
The walk is just under four miles long and consists of pavements and roads, tracks, fields, and woodland passing through kissing-gates and over seven stiles. If it has been wet, the fields could be boggy. It is mainly downhill with one or two steep parts. For further details scroll down to the end.
Please wear appropriate footwear and clothes and be aware of the hazards. There will be marshals to guide the walkers.
3.30pm the shorter walk starts at the car park in front of the Snowdonia Windows showroom on Bromfield Industrial Estate, Mold CH7 1HA and we will all walk together, with people from the Leeswood walk, via Gas Lane, Mold Cemetery and Tyddyn Street to Tyddyn Street United Church with banners waving!
Both walking options will end at Tyddyn Street United Church by about 4pm for a well-earned cup of tea and a chance to look at the excellent exhibition on the riots and the rioters. A bus will take the walkers back to Leeswood Community Centre.
No ticket needed