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THE stage is set for Buckley Jubilee on Tuesday, July 14.
Volunteers have put the finishing touches to the historic religious festival.
Crowds will gather on The Common for a united religious service at 3pm, which will be followed by the traditional parade of Sunday school floats through the town.
This fascinating photo of a past Jubilee celebration from the Chronicle archives in the 1970s captures the enduring appeal of the annual event.
Buckley Society secretary Paul Davies has sent in two fascinating photos which have just come to light.
They were handed to him by Margaret Thompson, of Mold Road, Ewloe Green.
The first shows the original Co-op shop in the town.
Paul said: "I am told this building burnt down in the mid 1950s.
"As a temporary measure while the new building was under construction, trading continued from both mobile units at the rear and from the old bakeries that once stood there.
"The bakeries were apparently later demolished and new ones were opened at Sandycroft.
"The replacement Co-op opened around 1958 and was in the building that is currently the funeral directors.
"The present concrete sectional shop in which the shop operates today was added later."