Brymbo Steelworks – A Thirst for Water

Ever since the end of the 19th century the demand for water at Brymbo Steelworks has continued to increase. This is largely used for cooling and steam production and the need has grown with the [more]


Brymbo Steelworks 1979

Assessing the damage following a large fire at Brymbo Steelworks in August 1979. Source: Local Bygones.


Brynkinalt Colliery, Chirk

Sunk during the 1860s by a Mr Blakewell, an eminent mining engineer, who owned the Brynkinallt Coal Co Ltd.  The mine was purchased in 1893 by Mr William Young Craig (formerly the MP for North [more]


Bersham Colliery 2013

Photographs of remnants at the Bersham Colliery site from a visit on 3rd August 2013. Source: Photographs by Graham Lloyd.


Henry Dyke Dennis and the Red Works

Henry Dyke Dennis was born in Bexhill Sussex England in 1864, his Father was Henry Dennis and mother Elizabeth Dennis, as Henry Dyke Dennis grew up into his 30’s he became a Mining & Civil [more]


Trevor Silica Works 1948

Built in 1911 this Peckett 0-4-0ST, number 1255 is seen at Trevor Silica Works on 28 July 1948. Source: Kidderminster Railway Museum.