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The largest town in the north of Wales. It is the administrative centre of the wider Wrexham County Borough, located in the east of the region. It is situated between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley close to the border with Cheshire, England. As the largest town in the north of Wales, it is a major centre of the region's commercial, retail and educational infrastructure.
Plas Newydd, Ruabon
The Great Ambulance Adventure, reminded readers of Cliff Richard’s movie Summer Holiday.
The Ambulance Trip 10 Jaco’s in France
The inspiration behind buying the ambulance came from Huw Roberts, who had witnessed a similar but aborted plan by fellow students at Swansea University. Sunday School teacher Gwilym Griffiths spoke to some of the group about a lovely holiday he’d experienced in the Italian resort of Alassio the previous year. This motivated the lads into choosing Alassio as the preferred destination for their trip.
Did you know there was once a S.S.Ruabon?
Fire Station Tour 2016 More…
From the WWI Trenches to Chevet Hey
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Wrexham has historically been home to a major barracks known locally as the Hightown barracks, which was headquarters to the Royal Welch Fusiliers until it merged with the Royal Welsh as 1st Battalion in 2006 and relocated to nearby Chester. The Fusiliers also had a large drill hall on Poyser Street on the opposite side of town.
Rhos Railway Station.
Operated by Great Western Railways. The GWR opened a goods line to Rhos on 1st October 1901. Passenger traffic commenced on 1st March 1905 and ceased on 1st January 1931, but excursions continued from the station until the mid 1950s. The line closed completely on 14th October 1963 and the station was demolished shortly after.
WREXHAM'S industrial prosperity is founded largely on its mineral wealth and its coal resources in particular. The local story of coal mining goes back to the fifteenth century, although it was then little more than surface digging.
Past adverts from around Wrexham, these show a snapshot of the businesses of the county.
Many are long gone, just a fond memory
|Your Memories Shared|
|The Welsh Not or Welsh Note|
|Local Adverts from around Wrexham|
|Gwersyllt, Summerhill & Bradley|
|Pubs, Clubs and Hotels|
|Cinema & Theatre|