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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
Families

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]

1900s

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]

1800s

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]

Willow Brewery
Breweries

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]