Brymbo

Brymbo Lead Smelter

Location Brymbo (SJ28495384) History The Works was built in 1792 by John Wilkinson to smelt ore from the Minera mines.  Current remains Fumes from the furnaces were condensed for re-smelting in chambers at the base [more]

1800s

An account of Wrexham in 1833

WREXHAM, a market-town and parish and head of a union, chiefly in the hundred of BROMFIELD, county of DENBIGH, but partly in the hundred of MAELOR, county of FLINT, NORTH WALES, 24 miles (S. E. [more]

As it was!

Beyond the Beast Market

The streets off the Beast Market were home to a cluttered mix of housing, trade and industry. Behind Charles Street were the corporation’s original slaughterhouses, later replaced by new premises off Holt Road and the [more]

As it was!

New Wrexham Fairs

The northern side of Beast Market Street was still farmland when Norden made his survey in 1620. The town developed this way in the 17th and 18th centuries. The thatched building, with the dormer windows, [more]

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Wrexham Fire Brigade est. 1852

Fire was a major risk in all towns. The parish church was seriously damaged by fire in 1463 and Wrexham’s ‘great fire’ caused more damage in 1643. The first fire brigades were established in the [more]

Hope Street

Central Arcade Wrexham 1890 – 1900

The idea of an arcade from Hope Street to the Butchers Market was first planned about 1890, and to enable this to be carried out one existing shop had to be demolished, it was 58 [more]

As it was!

Cobden Mill Enamelled Matchbox

The illustration on this enamelled match box is of Cobden Mill on Watery Road adjacent to the railway line in Wrexham. The mill was built after the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 and [more]