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NEW BOOK – Secret Wrexham

The town of Wrexham and its immediate vicinity has a rich heritage of industry, including coal, iron and steel, brewing, tanning, brick and tile making and lead mining. In Secret WrexhamJohn Idris Jones takes the [more]

George Slawson's Wandering Donkeys

George Slawson’s Wandering Donkeys

This true story features mainly members of the Slawson family of Llangollen and also includes a few anecdotes in which they were partly involved.  I have previously been charged with “raking up the past” but [more]


L. Rowland, 8 High Street, Wrexham 1996

We have been sent the following photographs from Ed, for inclusion on the website. Photo of 8 High Street Wrexham Message Body: Thank you for having this site and posting enough information for my searches [more]


The Trial of Widow Waltho

(A TRUE DRAMA SET IN LLANGOLLEN) In 1905, wild rumours began to circulate in Llangollen, after Police Sergeant Wyse discovered the decomposed body of a baby in a trunk at 1 Oak Street on the [more]


Harriet Rogers – Maid at Erddig

Harriet was born on November 22nd 1834, the youngest daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rogers of Bryn Goleu. Thomas was the Erddig Carpenter. She received a good education encouraged by Mrs Yorke. By the age [more]


James and Jane Rogers, Erddig Servants.

James was born June 15th 1831, the son of Thomas Rogers, Erddig Carpenter. James was apprenticed to his father in the Erddig Joiners shop. He married Erddig Housemaid Jane on October 29th 1855 at the [more]


Albert James Warne 1869-1895

Coedpoeth Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Coedpoeth “In loving memory of James Warne born November 10th 1837, died May 9 1895.  Also his beloved son Albert J. Warne born February 11th 1869, killed April 17th 1895 in [more] [more]


Henry Dyke Dennis and the Red Works

Henry Dyke Dennis was born in Bexhill Sussex England in 1864, his Father was Henry Dennis and mother Elizabeth Dennis, as Henry Dyke Dennis grew up into his 30’s he became a Mining & Civil [more]


The story of the Willow Brewery

WILLOW BREWERY The story of the Willow Brewery begins at Bonvill, Maryhill, near Glasgow, with the birth of Andrew Walker, who was to become one of the largest colliery owners in Scotland.  Andrew later had [more]