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George Davies Butchers Shop 1912 Johnstown

The picture is one of George Davies’ butchers shop. This shop stood on the main road at the top of Bangor Road Johnstown opposite Jerusalem Chapel. After trading as a butcher’s shop it became a [more]

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1800s

An account of Wrexham in 1833

WREXHAM, a market-town and parish and head of a union, chiefly in the hundred of BROMFIELD, county of DENBIGH, but partly in the hundred of MAELOR, county of FLINT, NORTH WALES, 24 miles (S. E. [more]

1910s

Victoria School Memorial

Wrexham Victoria Council Schools. The above tablet in marble and brass in remembrance to those Old Boys of the above school who fell in the great war. It is a fitting mark to Mr. Chas. [more]

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Beyond the Beast Market

The streets off the Beast Market were home to a cluttered mix of housing, trade and industry. Behind Charles Street were the corporation’s original slaughterhouses, later replaced by new premises off Holt Road and the [more]

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New Wrexham Fairs

The northern side of Beast Market Street was still farmland when Norden made his survey in 1620. The town developed this way in the 17th and 18th centuries. The thatched building, with the dormer windows, [more]

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Wrexham Fire Brigade est. 1852

Fire was a major risk in all towns. The parish church was seriously damaged by fire in 1463 and Wrexham’s ‘great fire’ caused more damage in 1643. The first fire brigades were established in the [more]

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Wrexham – In Memoriam

After six years of detailed and painstaking research, the Friends of Wrexham Museums are proud to publish: Wrexham – In Memoriam 1914-18. Their 493 page illustrated soft-back book tells the stories of the over 600 [more]

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