Biographies

Edward Eyland Rogers

ELIZABETH ANN ROGERS 1859 -1887 EDWARD EYLAND ROGERS 1847 -1895 Elizabeth Ann was the eldest daughter of John Bradshaw and Elizabeth Letts, she was born in 1859 in Wrexham, and her father was the Deputy [more]

Coal Mining

New Broughton Colliery

The New Broughton Colliery was sunk by Thomas Clayton, of Brynmally Hall, in 1883 and was his most profitable venture. It remained in his possession until the turn of the century when it was taken [more]

Rhos

Village Praise from Rhos 1992

Presented by Pam Rhodes with the Rhos Male Voice Choir & the Rhos Orpheus Choir. Conducted by John Glyn Williams. Organist Haydn Bowen. Source: First published by BBC 1992. Shared with kind permission of the [more]

Chirk

Brynkinalt Colliery, Chirk

Sunk during the 1860s by a Mr Blakewell, an eminent mining engineer, who owned the Brynkinallt Coal Co Ltd.  The mine was purchased in 1893 by Mr William Young Craig (formerly the MP for North [more]