OVER 100 visitors were welcomed to Mold to celebrate a church's history.

About 140 people, including a large number of pensioners from Liverpool, attended the monthly opening of the history and heritage exhibition at Tyddyn Street United Church in Mold.

Organised by the Tuebrook Community Charity, the group was given a civic welcome to the town by the Mayor, Cllr Tim Maunders, who also accompanied a number of the visitors around to the Wednesday market.

The church provided refreshments and local historian David Rowe gave an introductory talk about the exhibition.

Mervyn Phillips, for the church, said it was good for Mold that Mold markets and the town was so popular with visitors.

He added: "Tyddyn Street United Church is pleased that the history exhibition and the church welcome are an added attraction."

Also visiting the church’s exhibition were descendants of Rowland Jones, one of those who were imprisoned for taking part in the 1869 Mold Riot.

They brought copy documents now being looked at by Mr Rowe, including Rowland’s discharge from prison and the marriage certificate of his son which took place at Tyddyn Street Church, then called the Free Church.

The Exhibition at Tyddyn Street United Church is open from 11.30-12.30p.m. on the first Wednesday in each month (other times by arrangement) and it is hoped soon to include a display with the Rowland Jones story.