60s

Penley Polish Hospital 1964

Rare documentary footage of the Polish Hospital at Penley. A unique community which ran like a transposed village from Poland before the war . . . one of many movies of this remarkable place filmed [more]

40s

21 years of Grove Park Theatre in 1946

Grove Park Theatre 21st birthday celebration dinner at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel Wrexham. The full programme includes 21 years of history by J. Emrys Williams. Source: Kindly donated by Margaret Hayes of Wrexham.

70s

Hope Street, Wrexham 1971

This drawing is by an artist in training at Wrexham Art College in 1971, this was kindly supplied by Margaret Hayes of Wrexham, who in 1971 paid £20 for two original prints from the then [more]

70s

Queen Street, Wrexham 1971

This drawing is by an artist in training at Wrexham Art College in 1971, this was kindly supplied by Margaret Hayes of Wrexham, who in 1971 paid £20 for two original prints from the then [more]

1800s

Child Stealing at Wrexham 1893

In February 1893 Wrexham Magistrates Court was packed by a varied audience anxious to hear the case of alleged child stealing. The accused was Alice Bellis, the young wife of Thomas Edward Bellis who lived [more]

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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]