Wrexham History

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Our Framework: For the benefit and education of the public: To encourage the study of local history. To maintain a website. To seek out, transcribe, index and whenever possible, publish or make available material relevant to the interests of the public. To provide guidance in family history research and study to those living in the area and elsewhere whose families come from the area. Promote and make available photographic material for the public benefit. To advance public education in the history of the Wrexham area by recording, preserving and disseminating the historical memories of people living in the area, and by maintaining an archive of oral, video and photographic material for the benefit of the public. To further the methods and encourage participation in the practice of oral history in all appropriate fields. To encourage the discussion of methodology, technical issues, problems and all relevant matters by the publication of a journal, and by the organisation of talks, training, meetings and other relevant activities.


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Plas Newydd, Ruabon

Plas Newydd, Ruabon

  • The earliest written reference found to Plas Newydd is a Wynnstay document dated 10 February 1464/5, with the names of John, son of Elys Eyton and Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Calverley, Kt.28 The fine alabaster tomb of John ap Elis Eyton (d.1524) and his wife Elizabeth Calverley (d.1526) is in the north chapel of Ruabon church.
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Wartime Wrexham

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.


Railway Age Wrexham Trams