Hafod Bank

Bonc-y-hafod (Hafod Bank)

Mynydd Picnic (Picnic Mountain) – Hafod 9th July 2010 The colliery once employed over 1900 local people, mainly from the villages of Rhos, Ponciau and Johnstown. The pit was closed in 1968. In the mid [more]
Plas Du Newtown Mountain

Plas Du, Newtown Mountain, Penycae.

Plas Du, Newtown Mountain, Penycae. The remains/foundations of Plas Du Newtown Mountain can be seen near the Pen-y-cae Reservoir at TreFechan, previously forested but cleared during 2004. Approximately 8-12 ruinous buildings and their fields and [more]

As it was!

The Evil Practices of Rhos

In today’s world, many of us go into shops and pubs on Sundays and children play freely in the streets and parks.  Here is a little glimpse into the Rhos of 1892, when such things [more]


Special offer – Miners Clock

We have a special offer of these personalised clocks at only £5.99 each plus P+P, limited numbers available. As a Wrexham History member you will receive a 20% discount. Use the code here. You can [more]

Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery

Cefn and Rhosymedre News 3rd May 1879

Cefn and Rhosymedre News 3rd May 1879 THUNDERSTORM. A severe thunderstorm passed over here last Sunday afternoon, about four o’clock. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. On Sunday, the anniversary sermons of the Primitive Methodists at Rhosymedre, were preached [more]

Llay Mining Museum
Coal Mining

A Tour of Llay Mining Museum

A Tour of Llay Mining Museum Vic Tyler-Jones takes us on a tour of Llay Mining Museum at Llay Miners Welfare. October 2013 Why not share YOUR memories with us, contact us for more info. [more]


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The Women’s Land Army In Pictures

Following a request to show the women’s role during World War I, here is a selection of pictures. In Britain during the First World War, there was a shortage of farm labour as men were [more]

ROC Overton

ROC Monitoring Post Overton

ROC Monitoring Post Overton Since its inception in 1925 as in integral part of the UK air defence system, the primary role of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was the recognition and identification of hostile [more]

Home Guard Rhos

7th Btn. RWF Home Guard E Company Rhos

Men of the 7 Battalion, R.W.F. Home Guard, E Company, Rhos, during the Second World War, many of whom took part in the operation try to extinguish the flames on Rhos Mountain caused by enemy [more]