- Shotton, Flintshire
infobox UK place
population= c. 9,000
constituency_westminster= Alyn and Deeside
Shotton is a
townin Flintshire, north Wales, lying on the River Dee. It is continuous with the towns of Connah's Quayand Queensferryin what is called Deeside. It has a population of around 9,000 people.
Originally founded by
Anglo-Saxons, the town grew from the eighteenth centuryaround coal miningand farming on reclaimed marshland. Steelworks later grew up, and Shotton also became a railwayjunction.
The steel works was originally owned by John Summers and Sons, a
Stalybridgeironworks company. It was later bought by the government under British Steel. It was privatised and acquired by Corus Group, which still maintains operations.
The town lies under the
Hawarden Bridge, completed in 1889 and originally a swing-opening bridge.
Shotton railway station
John Summers High School
* [http://www.angelfire.com/fl/shotton History of Shotton]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/sites/deeside/ BBC Wales: Connah's Quay, Shotton & Queensferry website]
* [http://www.shottonsteelrfc.co.uk Shotton Steel RFC]
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