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The beginnings of Wrexham Operatic Society

The Beginning In March, 1942 at a public meeting held at The Hut, Bodhyfyd, Wrexham, the decision was taken to form The Wrexham Operatic Society in order to promote the musical and dramatic talent of [more]

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Polish Army

Stanislaw Jozef BANEK

(5 March 1892 – 24 March 1952) participant of the First World War, from 1919 a second lieutenant of the Polish Army, graduate of the Higher Military School in 1926. Officer of the permanent deputation [more]

50s

Copperas Corner 1952

Jennifer Bland’s family has had a long association with Penycae.  In 1780 one ancestor owned Groes Hall, Maes y Pentre (Black Horse), Ysgubor Ucha, and later Groes Colliery. Jennifer kindly supplied this photo of Copperas [more]

1900s

Manure Causes Stink in 1907

An alleged nuisance in Watery Road caused heated arguments at the last meeting of the Health Committee. The Sanitary Inspector and Alderman Thomas Jones disagreed over whether keeping a cartload of horse manure below the [more]

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History of Alexandra School, Wrexham

The first ten years 1910 – 1920 by Simon Perry. Sources: Compiled by Simon Perry during the lockdown of 2020; Alexandra School; credit to Mike Plant and his team at the Wrexham library for the [more]

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Eugen SCHREIBER

Eugen Schreiber was born in Germany on 16 April 1851, he was baptised at  Neckarwestheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg, his father was Gottfried Joseph Schreiber and his mother was Marie Ragine Pauline Zinsstag. By 1881 he had [more]

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The Ney, Wrexham

Opposite the Wynnstay Arms is a new (ish) apartment development named Ney Court, it replaced the buildings that were taken down when one side of Yorke Street was demolished back in the 70s. The apartments [more]

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