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The Town
of Buckley

Buckley is a growing town of just under 16,000 people. There has been a settlement on or near the site of the present town since the Bronze Age and the name Buckley has been documented since the time of the Norman Conquest.

The town has long been an important centre of industry in North Wales, known for its potteries, brickworks and coal mines. The Wrexham, Mold and Connah’s Quay Railway arrived in Buckley in 1866 and gave the industry a further boost by connecting the town to the national network.

The town is famous for its Bricks that were produced locally until only recently and which were known across the world and commemorated in a Heritage Trail which uses those local bricks in a series of sculptures. While much of the heavy industry of the past has now left Buckley, other businesses have taken their place. Castle Cement, the club’s main sponsor, sits on the outskirts of town at Padeswood and Airbus maintain a site on Drury New Road. The town also hosts an annual Jubilee that celebrated its 150th year in 2006.

Its centre includes a pedestrianised shopping area and the well-known local club, the Tivoli, is a big draw from a wide area.

Jonathan Catherall set up one of the town’s potteries and also established the first non-conformist chapel in Buckley. The site of this chapel is now occupied by St John’s Church. The parish church of Buckley, St Matthew’s, was consecrated in 1822, and is known for its memorials to William Gladstone and John Ruskin. Further information on the history of the town can be found at the town’s library which houses copies of magazines produced by the Buckley Society as well as a Heritage Centre with information on the towns past. If you are interested in local history then there is also another site from the BBC that is also very interesting.

Also, nearby Etna Park has reclaimed land which had previously been used as a landfill site to provide an area of meadowland and woods for walking and picnicking. It is here that you find the Football Club on Globe Way. The club is surrounded by the Etna Park and the purpose-built complex sits at about 500 feet above sea level on the side of a hill that overlooks the Dee Estuary and the Wirral.

DIRECTIONS

From the A55, you join the A494 and come off at the Ewloe exit. Then head for Buckley on the B5127 (Liverpool Road), stay on it until you pass the Shell Garage / Ewloe Hall Motors on the right. Take the next left into Globe Way. Pass the two large houses on your right, travel about 400 yards and the Ground is just on the right-hand side – lookout for the green fencing and the floodlights.

PARKING

On match days the club Car Park is reserved for players, officials and club staff. There is ample parking along Globe Way on the roadside outside the ground. Simply park up and walk the short distance to the ground entering via the turnstile block on your right as you enter the ground.

FOOD & DRINK

The club serves the typical football club fare of Bacon or Sausage Baps, Cheeseburgers, tea, coffee, cold drinks, Oxo, Cup-a-Soup, crisps, and chocolate are all served by the friendly staff who will make sure that you have all the food and drink you need on those cold winter days. We also have a small bar and sun deck overviewing the ground serving a range of beers on match days.

TOILETS

Ladies, Gents and disabled access toilets are situated in the Pavilion or within the Toilet Block next to the Club House.

ADDRESS

Buckley Town Football Club
The Globe
Globe Way
Off Liverpool Road
Buckley
CH7 3LY

53.177981, -3.067211

MOBILE

07901 116847