Coedpoeth

Coedpoeth Carnival 1908

Please find attached a photograph in my 90 year old Mother’s possession which had come to her from her mother Edith May Davies (maiden name) born 1903. We do not believe the photo made up [more]

Wrexham

Beechley House, Wrexham

Beechley was built about 1720, and at that time it didn`t have a specific name but was it called Dursley`s / Darsley`s for many years   after a man who lived in the area for a [more]

Gwersyllt & Summerhill

John Harrop and Harrops Hall.

JOHN HARROP 1842 – 1901 The Harrop`s were a large family and many of them lived in the Broughton and Brymbo area.   John Harrop was born in Brymbo about 1843 , he was the [more]

Rhosddu

Wrexham Blacksmith’s

WILLIAM GEORGE STERRETT was born in Monmouthshire in 1872, his father was a tin plate worker from Scotland.  Changing his name to Willis , he moved to Gloucestershire where he found work as a whitesmith  [more]

Coal Mining

The First Coal from the Delph Mine

The first loads of coal from the new mining site at the Delph, Acrefair were taken away at the beginning of the week. The mine, from which N.S.M. Construction Limited are extracting mineral clay for [more]

70s

Bandstand will disappear 1973

A piece of Wrexham’s history will soon be removed — but not entirely lost for ever. (This was the plan) The bandstand (below) in Wrexham Parciau, which used to be a , popular rendezvous for [more]

Llangollen & Rural

Visit to Llangollen, July 1945

The following pictures taken in Llangollen July 1945 have been kindly supplied to Wrexham History by Virginia Jenkins in Hyde Park, Vermont, USA