Memories of Firestone Wrexham. One of the large companies to come to Wrexham was Firestone (closed in the 1970s). Do you have any memories of the old Firestone Plant? Maybe you worked there when it [more]
Postal Strike at Wrexham in 1971 The 1971 United Kingdom postal workers strike was a strike in the whole of the United Kingdom staged by postal workers between January and March 1971. The strike was [more]
Gatewen Colliery opened in 1877, the pit belonged to the Broughton and Plas Power Coal Company. In 1914 the number of men employed here was 816 (696 underground and 120 surface workers). The mine had [more]
Brynmally Colliery was sunk in 1770 and in 1849 was owned by Thomas Clayton and Co. The colliery was the property of Thomas Clayton with Mr. Frederick Hutchinson as the certificated manager of the Pendwill [more]
Bersham Colliery was a located near Rhostyllen. The mine accessed seams found in the Denbighshire Coalfield. 19th century When the colliery first opened it was named Glan-yr-afon Colliery. Operated by Bersham Coal Company, the first [more]
Minera Lead Mines Mining is believed to have started in the Minera area in medieval times, with shallow workings. Around 1710, larger scale working of the Main Vein and Red Vein, plus a number of [more]
Brymbo Steel works and the new rolling mill with the village of Tanyfron in the foreground circa 1979 Pictures (c)NWN Media
Cefn Co-operative 1966. The gentleman is Mr Don Evans, the store manager, next to him is Meryl Claffey from Rhos, the other young lady is Christine Evans. Source: NWN Media; Local Bygones.
Victoria Wine Lodge, Market Street, Rhos. Source: Tom Farrell collection, Aberystwyth.
Crane & Sons, Regent Street, Wrexham Messrs. Crane and Sons, Pianoforte Manufacturers and Importers, were established in Liverpool, as far back as the year 1850, and held a position of the highest status in commercial [more]