Penycae Council School
20s

Penycae Council School – Extracts from Log Book

The following extracts are transcribed from the Log Books of Penycae Council School from it’s opening in 1909 to 1984. These entries demonstrate how times were very difficult and different to today’s modern schools. 04/01/1909 [more]

Wrexham Had a Tank and a problem
As it was!

Wrexham had a Tank and a problem

THE main news story in the early 1920s was the arrival of a military tank in the town. It had been presented by the government in recognition of the £6m invested by the town and [more]

Milk Horse That Won the National
As it was!

Milk Horse That Won the National

The 1919 Grand National was the 78th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse on 28 March 1919. It was the first true Aintree Grand National since 1915, [more]

Leader Office, Regent Street, Wrexham. Fire June 1949
As it was!

The Leader rises from the ashes

In June, 1949, the Leader office at Regent Street was destroyed in the biggest fire seen at Wrexham since August 1928, when the Abbot Leather Works were destroyed in a huge blaze. The fire was [more]