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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
Source: Leader – Fifty Years on. First published 1970.