Transport in the Wrexham area
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Transport in the Wrexham area

Transport in the Wrexham area. The largest town in the north of Wales and the administrative centre of the wider Wrexham County Borough, located in the east of the region. It is situated between the [more]

Coal Mining

Bersham Colliery in 1980
80s

Bersham Colliery in 1980

Bersham Colliery in 1980. More pictures of Bersham Colliery, these were taken by Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau.   Source: All pictures taken by Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau.

Hafod Bank
Coal Mining

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]

Wartime

1800s

RWF and Hightown Barracks

RWF and Hightown Barracks. WREXHAM, during the 1914-18 war felt the full impact of the hardships and heartbreaks of war. Hightown Barracks, as the depot of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers saw the hasty mobilisation of [more]

Plas Ucha
40s

Plas Ucha, Penycae

Plas Ucha is a hillside farm above Pen-y-cae which was wrecked on Saturday 31st August 1940 following the worst night of bombing of the Wrexham area. Peter Morris, the farmer escaped, but sadly his two [more]






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