Gentlemen,— l beg most respectfully to inform the Board that I have inspected the Paraffin Oil Works at Tryddyn, and found a pipe conveying away the waste or gas into the brook connected with the river Alyn. I took a sample of this waste, which I can produce before the Board if called for. I believe if this gas or waste is allowed to continue, it will be dangerous to the health of the poor people in the Rossett who have to drink the river Alyn water. I may state that there are 25 houses in Anwoods- lane which are obliged to drink the river water, as there is no pump for clean use in that lane.
Note: A letter written to the newspaper following this report indicated that these comments referred to Pontybodkin oil works.
Wrexham Advertiser, 15th December 1866
James Mayer of Tryddyn Oil Works. At the Liverpool Bankruptcy Court, on Thursday, the 30th ult., this bankrupt passed his first examination and obtained his immediate discharge. He attributed his failure to the greatly depressed state of the mineral oil trade in the county of Flint.
Wrexham Advertiser, 1st February 1868
TRYDDYN OIL WORKS, NEAR MOLD, FOR SALE. By order of the Mortagees and Asignee in Bankruptcy.
To be SOLD BY AUCTION, MR. THOMAS DEAN, the Tryddyn Oil Works, near the Padeswood Station, on the Chester and Mold Railway, on Monday, the 9th day of March, 1868. Half-past One for Two o'clock in the afternoon, either one or more lots, as may be agreed upon as the time of sale, and subject to such conditions of sale will be then and there produced, all the interest of the bankrupt of and in all that piece or parcel of LAND, situated at Tryddyn, near Mold, in the county of Flint, adjoining the Tryddyn Colliery railway siding, containing lr. 12p. or thereabouts, together with the Buildings thereon, and together with the Retorts, Tanks, and all other, the Plant, Utensils and Implements, now in and upon the said piece or parcel of land, and known as the Tryddyn Oil Works. The premises are held for the residue a term of 21 years, granted on the 25th day of January, 1855, at the low annual rental of 15s. The premises can be seen upon application, and for further particulars apply to Messrs. Wilde, Humphrey, and Belger, Solicitors. 21, College Hill, London ; Mr. John P. Cartwriqht, Solicitor, Chester; and to the Auctioneer at Mold.
Chester Chronicle, 7th March 1868
To be disposed of by Private Treaty, the lessees interest in the plot of land suitate at Tryddyn, know as the site of "Tryddyn Oil Works", containing 1 r 12p, or thereabouts. The plot is detached, having good natural boundaries and is very favourably situated for cottages. - Apply Mr. LEDWARD, Crypt Chambers, Chester, or to Mr. John P. CARTWRIGHT, solicitor, Bridge-street Row, East, Chester.
Wrexham Advertiser, 5th December 1868