Bebe Daniels opens Johnstown showhouse in 1958

Bebe Daniels performed the opening ceremony in 1958 for the Tan-y-clawydd housing estate showhouse. The showhouse was one of the new houses built by James Stewart (Building Contractors) Ltd and was situated on the front [more]


Pleasure Fair Days by Philip Phillips

Pleasure Fair Days by Philip Phillips. In the mid 1980s the Leader made a request for reminiscences of the pleasure fairs that visited Wrexham since about the 1850 when the railway came to town. Up [more]

Llanerchrugog Hall, Rhos

Llanerchrugog Hall, Rhos

Llanerchrugog Hall, Rhos. Llannerchrugog Hall is thought to have been built in the early 18th century, but may be earlier. Originally a farmhouse. Source: Emlyn Davies. Calendr Nene.

Stryd Gobaith

Hope Street, Wrexham c1890

At trot through town to spend all the money. Hope Street, Wrexham. Visible to the right is the Talbot Inn and the retailers G. Day, Thomas Outfitters. Source: Material supplied by Emlyn Davies

St. Chads Church, Hanmer
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St. Chad’s Church, Hanmer

The earliest known documentary evidence for a Hanmer connection with St Chad is in the charter of Leofric, Earl of Chester AD 1043, (Thorpe’s Diplomatarium Anglicanum p.352) in which he bestows upon his newly founded [more]

Ruabon and The Wrexham Union 1878

Ruabon and The Wrexham Union 1878

It will be recollected that, a few weeks since, when the ratepayers of Ruabon were discussing the proposition before the Wrexham Board of Guardians to simplify the collection of poor rates by the substitution of [more]