January 1876Testimonial to Rev. F. SlaterOn the evening of the 20th of November , at the little school-room in Tallarn Green, the Rev. Francis Slater was presented, by the congregation, and a few other parishioners, [more]
Prior to 1834 paupers were the responsibility of the Parish overseers, who often paid a pension for the pauper to continue living at home. In 1834 Poor Law Unions were formed which constructed work houses. [more]
This poor quality picture shows Williamson’s Butchers. 20 Town Hill, Wrexham. around 1896
by Dave Edwards. Ebenezer Cooper was born at Llangollen in 1800 and baptised on 15th January 1800 at Llangollen. Ebenezer’s father, Robert Cooper, was a currier. A currier is a person who applies finishing techniques, [more]
Hafod Colliery 1880.
This great photograph of High Street, Wrexham in the early 1890s was supplied by Tom Farrell of Aberystwyth.
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]
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]
A railway accident, which caused a profound sensation throughout the kingdom on Christmas Day, occurred on the Great Western Railway on Thursday week, a few hundred yards from the village of Hampton Gay and close [more]