The Works was built in 1792 by John Wilkinson to smelt ore from the Minera mines.
Fumes from the furnaces were condensed for re-smelting in chambers at the base of the 100ft chimney. It was known locally as the Brymbo Bottle and partly demolished in 1962 to leave only 25ft still standing.
Abenbury Brickworks and the railway sidings 1966. GWR 0-6-0PT 9610 shunts clay wagons at Abenbury Brickworks siding in 1966. The section between Wrexham Central and Abenbury was the last part of the line to close, [more]
Rogers & Jackson Limited were proud to be called the oldest member of the Owen Organisation. The business began in 1815 in a small shop in Charles Street, Wrexham, purchased by William Overton, a grocer [more]
In 1800 the abandonment of the Ellesmere Canal main line from Trevor via Wrexham to Chester was already being mooted, mainly because Flintshire and Deeside collieries had already reached tidal water via short tramways or [more]