A Conversation for Hawarden, North Wales


Post 1

Huw B

Strange - no mention of how the town name is pronounced. Surely it can't be that HARD to do!


Post 2


Yes that is how you pronouce it. One thing that could also be noted is the fact that Hawarden is a Welsh Village. Therefore it has a Welsh name as well: Penalarg.

Whichever way you want to write the name one thing is certain. Hawarden is a village, not a town! smiley - smiley


Post 3

Huw B

The Welsh name of the VILLAGE (ooops!) is actually spelt Penarl√Ęg, I believe.

But to make the pronounciation of the English name explicit to non-locals I believe it is said exactly like the English word HARDEN. That is, the W is silent. Am I right?


Post 4

Tom W

Yes, the English name for the village Hawarden is pronounced like the English word Harden.


Post 5


i thought id had to post on here telling you all how to pronounce this little name. Harwarden is a truly beautiful place to live (although i live just outside of it)...you should visit it at least once in your lifetime. It is not a tourist place, but a lived in villiage and you should take in the surrounding culture.


Post 6


If I were to come to Hawarden, would I be able to find the farm my ancestor lived on? John Bennion rented a 12-acre farm in the Moor Lane. He left around 1842.

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