Company

Sir Alfred McAlpine & The Super King Aeroplane

The Beech 200 Super King Air G-BMCA  aeroplane, belonging to Sir Alfred McAlpine and Son Ltd photographed at Borras Airfield, Wrexham in November 1979.  The aircraft was based at Borras Airfield and would fly in [more]

Polish Army

Stanislaw Jozef BANEK

(5 March 1892 – 24 March 1952) participant of the First World War, from 1919 a second lieutenant of the Polish Army, graduate of the Higher Military School in 1926. Officer of the permanent deputation [more]

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]