60s

Brymbo Steelworks – A Thirst for Water

Ever since the end of the 19th century the demand for water at Brymbo Steelworks has continued to increase. This is largely used for cooling and steam production and the need has grown with the [more]

1800s

Overton Arcade in the 19th Century

William Overton was born in Wrexham in 1813, he was the son of William Overton and Elizabeth Parry (widow of John Parry, maltster). His father was a grocer in Charles Street and also a church [more]

1910s

Food Poisoning in the Wrexham District in 1910

Great consternation has been caused by the extraordinary outbreak of ptomaine poisoning in the Wrexham district. Three deaths have now occurred, and about 80 cases of illness have been reported. Rhos had escaped well, though [more]

Brymbo

Brymbo Steelworks 1979

Assessing the damage following a large fire at Brymbo Steelworks in August 1979. Source: Local Bygones.

1700s

Ellesmere Canal – Gwersyllt to Ffrwd Section

In 1800 the abandonment of the Ellesmere Canal main line from Trevor via Wrexham to Chester was already being mooted, mainly because Flintshire and Deeside collieries had already reached tidal water via short tramways or [more]