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The Sykes of Croes Howell

Croes Howell Hall is known to date back to the 17th century and on a map dated 1631 there are plots  which belong to William Edward Howell, David ap Howell and Dorothy Howell, the medieval [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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Munslow’s Shop, 9 Mountain Street, Rhos

This is an account of the ancestors of Edwin Munslow, a baker of 9 Mountain Street, Rhosllanerchrugog.  The story begins with the 1841 census, on which we meet a 45-year-old basket maker, John Munslow (Snr.) [more]