50s

Copperas Corner 1952

Jennifer Bland’s family has had a long association with Penycae.  In 1780 one ancestor owned Groes Hall, Maes y Pentre (Black Horse), Ysgubor Ucha, and later Groes Colliery. Jennifer kindly supplied this photo of Copperas [more]

1900s

Manure Causes Stink in 1907

An alleged nuisance in Watery Road caused heated arguments at the last meeting of the Health Committee. The Sanitary Inspector and Alderman Thomas Jones disagreed over whether keeping a cartload of horse manure below the [more]

As it was!

History of Alexandra School, Wrexham

The first ten years 1910 – 1920 by Simon Perry. Sources: Compiled by Simon Perry during the lockdown of 2020; Alexandra School; credit to Mike Plant and his team at the Wrexham library for the [more]

Biographies

Eugen SCHREIBER

Eugen Schreiber was born in Germany on 16 April 1851, he was baptised at  Neckarwestheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg, his father was Gottfried Joseph Schreiber and his mother was Marie Ragine Pauline Zinsstag. By 1881 he had [more]

As it was!

The Ney, Wrexham

Opposite the Wynnstay Arms is a new (ish) apartment development named Ney Court, it replaced the buildings that were taken down when one side of Yorke Street was demolished back in the 70s. The apartments [more]

Breweries

Albion Brewery, Wrexham

The earliest commercial brewery in the town is said to have been the Albion Brewery at the bottom of Town Hill and Bridge Street. The building in the photograph is the house, shop and gateway [more]

As it was!

Gracies Shops in Wrexham District

First of all, here is a very brief account of the Gracie family (I have compiled a complete history dating back to 1841, which will be available to members of the Gracie family):    On 10th November 1834, Pawnbroker, Robert Gracie (born In Scotland circa [more]

As it was!

The Blower Family

THE BLOWER FAMILY  In Victorian times it was a custom for many people to name their children after relatives.  This can lead to confusion, so I will use numbers in parenthesis to indicate which person [more]