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]

Erddig
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Erddig Hall Wrexham

Erddig Hall is a Grade I listed building which is a National Trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham, it was built in 1684–1687 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire; it was designed [more]

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Coal Mining

Llay Main
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Llay Main Colliery

Llay Main Colliery was the last major mine to be sunk on the southern part of the North Wales Coalfield, Llay Main was completed in 1921, after sinking work had been postponed by the First [more]

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Royal Ordnance Factory – Wrexham

Work on the new Royal Ordnance factory at Wrexham began soon after the outbreak of war in 1939. Located where the Industrial Estate is today, during the Second World War, Wrexham’s ROF facility made cordite, [more]






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