Mold

Well, hello hello hello. It’s Ian Roe (Rhymes… see?).

I found an interesting article today on MOLD, the town I’m from. Now before you go all “MOLD!? [shocked face]” on me, I’ll firstly explain that Mold is a very, VERY unique and wonderful place. It’s important that you do NOT let the name put you off (off… he he, see what I did there.. like Mould, that goes off, doesn’t it, see, he… he… he). I spent many of day’s walking the streets, shopping in charity shops, eating Sayers Cheese and Onion Pasties. Oh Sayers.. I do miss Sayers. So I thought I’d just share this article with you all so you can culture yourself on this little North Walesian town and hopefully, eventually, if you had some free time in you’re lives, you may want to visit it – it has a rather awesome vintage sweet shop too.

Mold is a town in Flintshire, North Wales, on the River Alyn. It is the administrative seat of Flintshire County Council, and was the county town of Clwyd from 1974 to 1996. According to the 2001 UK Census, it has a population of 9,568.

Origin of the name

There is some debate about the origin of the placename. Mold either originates from the Norman-French “mont-hault” (high hill) or from Robert de Montalt and is recorded as Mohald in a document of 1254. The Welsh language placename of Yr Wyddgrug is recorded as Gythe Gruc in a document of 1280-1, and comes from the words “Yr” (the), “gwydd” (tomb, sepulchre) and “crug” (mound).

Here’s a picture of Mold…

Aaaaaand… here’s a video on Mold…