Pubs, clubs & hotels

TRAVELLERS REST Hightown, Wrexham.

TRAVELLERS REST Kings Mills Road, Hightown, Wrexham. The original Travellers Rest was a half-timbered building with a thatched roof. It was also known as The Hightown. In 1921 the original building was demolished and the [more]

Seven Stars
Chester Street

SEVEN STARS Chester Street, Wrexham.

SEVEN STARS. Chester Street, Wrexham. The Seven Stars, was previously named ‘The Star’ which is a Grade II listed building and was originally built in 1898 to the designs of Thomas Price of Liverpool. It [more]


The S.S. Wrexham and it’s Captain

The S.S. Wrexham and it’s Captain. The Russian passengers/cargo ship “Nord II” (1366 GRT; L 73,1m; l 10,7m; launched 1903) was bought in 1905 by Great Central Railway in Grimsby and renamed the S.S. Wrexham. [more]

Cinema & Theatre

WMTS – The Gondoliers – 1943

The Gondoliers – 1943 by WMTS DRAMATIS PERSONAE The Duke of Plazo Toro (A Grandee of Spain) – George W. Piggott Luiz (His Attendant) – Ted Jones Don Alhambra Del Bolero (The Grand Inquisitor) – [more]


NEWS: Young Roots Project

NEWS: Young Roots Project. Wrexham History are pleased to announce that we have been appointed Project History Specialists for the Enterprise Education Alliance. Enterprise Education Alliance (EEA) is a not for profit social enterprise working in [more]

ROC Borras

ROC Borras – Group HQ No 17

ROC Borras – Group HQ No 17 ROC Borras opened in 1962 and closed 1992, it is located on Borras Park Road, Wrexham. OS Grid Ref: SJ358528 Borras was the Royal Observer Corps’ No.17 Group HQ, [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]