Private Davenport

Private Davenport of Ruabon 1914

Private Davenport, ready to leave for the Frontline 1914. A Ruabon resident pictured on Bridge Street. Just visible is The Vaults and the Roundhouse.

Wynnstay Colliery
Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon Wynnstay Colliery or The Green Pit. Ruabon. The New British Iron Company owned the colliery.  The workings were ventilated by a split of the air at the extremity of the horse road [more]

Lost Houses
As it was!

Lost Houses from around Wrexham

Lost Houses from around Wrexham. Features 46 demolished or converted properties from large country houses, elegant seats to timber framed properties. This is only a small selection, history on these and more will be available [more]

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]

Raglan Arms
Pubs, clubs & hotels

RAGLAN ARMS, Lambpit Street, Wrexham.

RAGLAN ARMS, Lambpit Street, Wrexham. The Raglan Arms was possibly the site of The Bull Inn? Built in the late 1850s, the name derives from Field Marshall Lord Raglan, who commanded the British forces in [more]

Maelor hotel
As it was!

Walk through the Old Maelor Hotel Wrexham

Walk through the Old Maelor Hotel Wrexham. Very much altered from it’s former days as a temperance hotel, but some of the original rooms still survive today. We took a bit of a walk through [more]


A Picture of Overton-On-Dee

A Picture of Overton-On-Dee  9th June 2015 John & Graham of Wrexham History made a site visit to Overton-on-dee on the 9th June 2015, we were treated to a warm welcome by many that we [more]


Gresford Colliery Disaster 1934

The men and boys who lost their lives at Gresford Colliery. Anders, John Thomas; Repairer; 31 Anders, John; Beltman; 27 Anderson, George; Repairer; 67 Andrews, Alfred (Owen); Cutter; 43 Archibald, Joseph (John)*; Metal; 47 Archibald, [more]

Royal Welch Fusiliers

ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS Comrades Association

THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS Comrades Association. The first meeting of an Old Comrades Association of the Royal Welch Fusiliers was held at Wrexham on 4th October 1912. However, it was not until the Great War [more]