40s

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.

Tetra Pak, Wrexham
Company

Tetra Pak, 25 years in Wrexham

A short film about Tetra Pak, transferred from an old video promo tape. Established in Wrexham 1979 Source: VHS Tape; transferred by Wrexham History; Copyright Tetra Pak.

Black Park Colliery
Chirk

Black Park Colliery, Chirk

Black Park Colliery was believed to be one of the oldest collieries in North Wales, thought to date back to at least 1653. It extracted coal from the following seams; Main, Two Yard, Yard and [more]

Union Brewery
1800s

Charles Bate and Son, The Union Brewery

The Union Brewery business was established in 1840, and the fact that it survived for many years in the same family is a strong indication of the lines on which it had been conducted. In [more]

Eagle Foundry
Company

Eagle Foundry, Tuttle Street, Wrexham est.1880

Eagle Foundry, Tuttle Street, Wrexham. Messrs. Cudworth and Johnson, Engineers and Millwrights, Iron and Brass Founders. The large amount of machinery used in the various industries carried on in and around Wrexham, rendered engineering an [more]

Gresford Colliery
70s

Gresford Colliery, the last piece standing

Gresford Colliery, the last piece standing. Gresford Colliery closed on economic grounds in November 1973. In the 1980s the site was redeveloped as an industrial estate. In 1982 a memorial to the victims of the [more]

As it was!

Rubery, Owen & Company, Whitegate, Wrexham

Rubery, Owen & Company In the 1930s the Steel Equipment Department at the Darlaston factory under the management of Mr. W. Reeves, and Mr. W. Gwinnett (who later became Managing Director of Rubery Owen & [more]