Penycae War Memorial

Penycae War Memorial

Penycae War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars. The memorial stands in the Memorial Gardens in Hall Street, Penycae. The memorial tablet from the former Soar Chapel, Stryt Issa has [more] [more]

Wrexham Parish Church

Burglary at Wrexham Parish Church 1865

On the 31st July 1865, Hugh Pater, broke into St. Giles, the Wrexham Parish Church. Pater having entered the church, took three keys, broke into a money box and stole the money that it contained, [more]

As it was!

The S.S. Ruabon

SS Ruabon, built by W. Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool in 1891 and owned at the time of her loss by Ruabon SS. Co. Ltd. (J. Cory & Sons, Ltd.), Cardiff, was a British [more]

Murder Gresford

Murder at Hollyfield, Gresford 1893

April fool’s Day 1893 would be remembered by the residents of Gresford for the horrific incident that took place at Hollyfield on that day. Nellie Norris Whittle was a 29 year old married woman who [more]


Running away from the Wrexham Workhouse 1857

Compared with today’s standards, the Victorian legal system can appear to be particularly harsh towards children living under difficult circumstances.  An example of this is one court case brought about due to four children running [more]

Churches & Chapels

St. Deiniol Church, Worthenbury

The parish church of Worthenbury is St Deiniols.  The church is said to be the best example of a Georgian Church in Wales and has a complete set of boxed pews.  St. Deiniols is part of [more]