View over part of the Ceiriog Valley
Ceiriog Ucha is a parish in southern Denbighshire.
The parish lies in the Ceiriog Valley and comprises the villages of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog and Tregeiriog as well as surrounding farmland and grouse and pheasant moors. It is a rural district set in low hills with a total population of 346, in 129 households, at the 2001 census.
Warrington Corporation Bill, 1923
In 1923 a proposal was put before the British Parliament to flood 13,600 acres of the area, to form a reservoir to provide water to the Corporation of Warrington, evicting the local farming and working population and completely obliterating the village of Tregeiriog. The water would, in part, have been used for Warrington's brewing industry. Opposers of the proposal, who were backed by a fund organised by the Western Mail newspaper, used the slogan "They want to take the "W" out of WALES and turn it into ALES".
The proposal was opposed by many Welsh MPs, including David Lloyd George, and was ultimately defeated.
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