The Ambulance Trip – 10 Jaco’s in France

Aradrwr (Ray Dawson Edwards), reporting on The Great Ambulance Adventure, reminded readers of Cliff Richard’s movie Summer Holiday, in which, “Cliff and the Shadows set off on holiday in a red double-decker bus in 1963.” [more]


Rhos Silver Prize Band now Glyndwr Brass

Wrexham brass (Glyndwr) was formally known as The Rhos Silver Band was originally formed in 1884, making the band the oldest arts organisation based in the unique village of Rhosllannerchrugog, near Wrexham. Rhos as it [more]


Memories of Llay, Wrexham 1964 to 1996

The 8mm film used in Memories of Llay was filmed between 1964 and 1996 by G. Crowley.   All communities have their stories to tell, but isn’t there something special in stories about your village, [more]

Coal Mining

Mining Remains in North East Wales

Aberduna Mine SJ205618 Engine house – Listed Axton Mine SJ109805 Terrace of 3 miners’ cottages (SJ10788066) Mine Office (SJ10788066) called “Meadowcroft” Belgrave Mine SJ203589 Engine house? Bersham Colliery SJ314482 Canteen (SJ31454811) – Listed Electricity Sub [more]

Coal Mining

Wrexham Mines Rescue Station

Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham. History The Mines Rescue Station was built was post 1912 in response to the Coal Mines Act 1911. It was built near to the Great Western Railway Station in Wrexham. A motor [more]