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Flintshire councillor Quentin Dodd pens book on Stansty Park, Wrexham

A FLINTSHIRE county councillor has penned a book about his former home.

New Brighton councillor Quentin Dodd has written Stansty – a story of the land and its people , which chronicles the history of Stansty Park, near Wrexham.

Cllr Dodd moved to the house when he was 16 and lived there until he was married.

He said: “My brother started to research the disappearance of a road on the land about 12 years ago.

“He looked at the details as a surveyor and I helped with research as a historian.”

When his brother passed away about five years ago Cllr Dodd decided to continue with the research.

“About three or four years ago I started to think about putting the information into a book,” he said.

“Initially it was just going to be for the family to read, but earlier this year I decided to publish it. I thought it was an interesting story.”

He added: “I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.

“This is the second book I’ve written and I really like doing the historical research.”

The book is available from Mold Bookshop, Siop y Siswrn in Wrexham and Mold or Wrexham County Borough Museum.