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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]

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Gresford Cemetery

Polish Burials at Gresford Cemetery

Name Given name Born Died Buried Grave No. ADAMCZEWSKI STANISLAW 14/02/1897 01/03/1955 1955 1475 BLOTNICKI STANISLAW 17/07/1895 19/06/1955 1955 1478 BOGACZ LAKUB AGE 54 07/08/1955 1955 1479 CHACIEJ HENRYK 1894 24/03/1955 1955 1476 CZARNECKI KAROL [more]

Brymbo

Brymbo Lead Smelter

Location Brymbo (SJ28495384) History The Works was built in 1792 by John Wilkinson to smelt ore from the Minera mines.  Current remains Fumes from the furnaces were condensed for re-smelting in chambers at the base [more]

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Thomas LEADBEATER – THE CLOCKMAKER

Thomas Leadbeater was born in Sandbach about 1808. The Leadbeater family and their many relations were clockmakers for generations in Cheshire. In 1838 he married Harriet Griffiths who was from Gresford. They were in Wrexham [more]

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Thomas BELLIS 1831-1896

Thomas Bellis was born in Ruabon about 1831. He was the son of Thomas Bellis who was an Innkeeper, his mother was Mary, and both were from Ruabon. His elder brother Richard was a moulder [more]

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William JONES 1848-1921

William Jones was born about 1848 in Wrexham. In 1870 he married in Wrexham to Sarah Ann Dawe who was born in 1846 in Sheppey, Maidstone, Kent and was the daughter of Richard Dawe and [more]

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John ROBERTS 1861-1904

JOHN ROBERTS was born in Leeswood, he was a coalminer and late in 1881 he married Emma Martha Dew who had been born in Caergwrle and was the daughter of John Dew and Sarah Roberts. [more]

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