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Wrexham Mines Rescue Station

Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham. History The Mines Rescue Station was built was post 1912 in response to the Coal Mines Act 1911. It was built near to the Great Western Railway Station in Wrexham. A motor [more]

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Historian Palmer’s Grave is Restored 1998

THE last resting place of Wrexham’s most eminent historian, has been restored thanks to the help of his admirers. Alfred Neobard Palmer, who arrived in Wrexham in 1880, was responsible for writing the definitive early [more]

Coedpoeth

Coedpoeth Carnival 1908

Please find attached a photograph in my 90 year old Mother’s possession which had come to her from her mother Edith May Davies (maiden name) born 1903. We do not believe the photo made up [more]

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Beechley House, Wrexham

Beechley was built about 1720, and at that time it didn`t have a specific name but was it called Dursley`s / Darsley`s for many years   after a man who lived in the area for a [more]

Gwersyllt & Summerhill

John Harrop and Harrops Hall.

JOHN HARROP 1842 – 1901 The Harrop`s were a large family and many of them lived in the Broughton and Brymbo area.   John Harrop was born in Brymbo about 1843 , he was the [more]

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Wrexham Blacksmith’s

WILLIAM GEORGE STERRETT was born in Monmouthshire in 1872, his father was a tin plate worker from Scotland.  Changing his name to Willis , he moved to Gloucestershire where he found work as a whitesmith  [more]

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Wrexham & District – Transport – Buses

The following is an extract from the slideshow talks previously held by the late Glynn Jones. This is the second batch of slides scanned from approx 600 from his collection. We are extremely grateful to [more]

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