NEW BOOK – Secret Wrexham

The town of Wrexham and its immediate vicinity has a rich heritage of industry, including coal, iron and steel, brewing, tanning, brick and tile making and lead mining. In Secret WrexhamJohn Idris Jones takes the [more]

1913 Brook Street, Wrexham

1913 Brook Street Wrexham An atmospheric view of Brook Street in 1913, with a tram about to cling Hill Street, on the right is the National School and just visible is the Albion Brewery. Source: [more]

Bersham Colliery Wrexham

Bersham Colliery was a located near Rhostyllen. The mine accessed seams found in the Denbighshire Coalfield. 19th century When the colliery first opened it was named Glan-yr-afon Colliery. Operated by Bersham Coal Company, the first [more]

Richard Gwyn

Saint Richard Gwyn, Wrexham

Saint Richard Gwyn was martyred by being hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason on 15th October 1584. He was canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1970 as one of the Forty Martyrs of England [more]


Wheelwrights Arms, Stryt Issa, Penycae.

Wheelwrights Arms, Stryt Issa, Penycae. The Wheelwrights Arms was built in 1864 and closed as a pub around 2002. It was a Marstons Border house when it closed. In 2014 it was finally converted to [more]

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Lest We Forget 1918-2018

We remember the men who gave their lives in the Great War and whose final resting place is Wrexham Cemetery. LEST WE FORGET John JONES James HARKER Charles Edward JONES Martin SWEENEY John Francis JONES [more]


Thomas had survived WWI

by Dave Edwards. Thomas Edward Jones, who fought in World War One, was a good friend of Gareth Pritchard’s Uncle Samuel.  On 18th April 1916, Thomas wrote a letter to Sam, in which he said, [more]

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The Great War Trenches

The Great War Trenches. Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Apparently, during the First World [more]

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