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Reservoir House at Penycae


Reservoir House at Penycae prior to demolition. Can you put a date to  it? Source: Source: John Davies from the collection of the late Emlyn Davies, Penycae.


Rhos Carnival 1981

Rhos Carnival 1981 One of the many Carnivals held in Rhos, this one is from 1981   Muriel Lloyd on left with light cardigan.  
Plas Acton, Wrexham

Plas Acton, Wrexham

Plas Acton was built about 1860 for John James who was one of the leading lawyers in the town. He was the son of Thomas James of Wem, Salop, who started the law partnership of [more]


The New Pedlars Market 1880

THE NEW PEDLARS MARKET. Some time since we noticed in these columns the completion of the new Vegetable Market by the contractor, Mr W. E. Samuel, and we have now had an opportunity of visiting [more]

Coal Mining

Cinema & Theatre

Stiwt Theatre – Rhosllanerchrugog

The Stiwt Theatre. Formerly the “Miner’s Institute” (Plas Mwynwyr), which was built in 1926 and dominated the social and cultural life of the village until 1977 when it closed. The local council, which had purchased [more]

Gatewen Colliery
Coal Mining

Gatewen Colliery

Gatewen Colliery opened in 1877, the pit belonged to the Broughton and Plas Power Coal Company. In 1914 the number of men employed here was 816 (696 underground and 120 surface workers). The mine had [more]


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