Coal Mining

British Colliery

Location Coed y Go (SJ276277)                                                                                                   History [from R D Thomas There were a number of shafts sunk around Coed y Go but all were eventually brought under the ownership of the British Colliery so they [more]

Palace Cinema, Broughton

Palace Cinema, Broughton

Palace Cinema, Broughton. Opened on Monday 7th December 1936 with 443 Seats showing the film ‘Limelight’. British Sound and Projection equipment installed at the Palace were said to be ‘far superior to anything that they [more]

Bunkers Hill

Bunkers Hill, Bersham

Bunkers Hill, Bersham. New Designs for Industrial Workers. Though many works proprietors were satisfied at first with the traditional forms of Welsh housing, in other parts of Britain new house types were being developed towards [more]

Burial Ground

Rhos Cemetery

Rhos Cemetery – currently photographing and indexing. Over 1100 names listed to date. Rhos Cemetery Plan – May 2017 Search here*. *Membership Required. [more]

John Williams, Town Hill, Wrexham 1879

John Williams, Town Hill, Wrexham 1879

John Williams, 7-8, Town Hill, Wrexham 1879 Wholesale and family wine and spirit merchants established 1808. The business was established in 1808 by the father of Thomas Williams of Liverpool, Thomas was the uncle of [more]

Gresford Colliery

Gresford Colliery, the last piece standing

Gresford Colliery, the last piece standing. Gresford Colliery closed on economic grounds in November 1973. In the 1980s the site was redeveloped as an industrial estate. In 1982 a memorial to the victims of the [more]