Froncysyllte commonly colloquially known as Fron, is a village in Wrexham county borough, Wales and stands on the banks of the River Dee and the Llangollen Canal. It is situated on the main A5 road which runs from London to Holyhead.Its name is derived from the Welsh word fron, meaning a hillside or slope, along with the name Cysyllte, one of the old townships of the parish of Llangollen. The anglicised spelling Vroncysyllte was commonly used until the mid 20th century.
Froncysyllte is situated in the farming landscape of the Vale of Llangollen, but first developed as a settlement of cottages for quarry, limekiln, brick and tile-workers during the nineteenth century. The village was built on a high outcrop of limestone below several quarries; although the area's traditional industries have now gone, it still has a rich industrial archaeology.Amongst the landmarks left around Froncysyllte by industrial development is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site, which was built by Thomas Telford in 1795 to carry the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee.
Froncysyllte is famous for the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir, which began in 1947, when plans were announced to hold the first Llangollen Eisteddfod. A local man, Gomer Powell, formed a choir, with JR Jones as first chairman. A local piano teacher, Lloyd Edwards, became the conductor and one of his students, Menna Hughes, became the accompanist.
Young men were persuaded to join, as 60 voices were needed to compete in the Eisteddfod. One of the first to join was Dennis Williams. He was 16 at the time and is now 75, making him the oldest and longest serving member. They signed a record deal in 2006 with Universal Classics. Their first commercial recording, Voices of the Valley, made it to the charts in November of that year. The choir came to fame when they were heard by Daniel Glatman, manager of the band Blue.