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]
Jennifer Bland’s family has had a long association with Penycae. In 1780 one ancestor owned Groes Hall, Maes y Pentre (Black Horse), Ysgubor Ucha, and later Groes Colliery. Jennifer kindly supplied this photo of Copperas [more]
THE BLOWER FAMILY In Victorian times it was a custom for many people to name their children after relatives. This can lead to confusion, so I will use numbers in parenthesis to indicate which person [more]
On the evening of February 10, 1964, the worst peacetime disaster in Australian maritime history unfolded off the New South Wales south coast. During a naval training exercise HMAS Melbourne, an aircraft carrier, collided with [more]
An inquest was held at the Wheelwright Arms, Penycae, on Saturday, before Mr. Wynn Evans, coroner, and a jury, of which Mr Maurice Kyffyn was foreman, on the body of an old woman named Elizabeth [more]
Source: (late) Emlyn Davies of Penycae.
The Inventory & Valuation of the Wheelwright Arms in Penycae by A. Kent Jones auctioneers of Regent Street, Wrexham. The valuation is dated 28th May 1948. Inventory & Valuation of Furniture Trade Utensils at Wheelwright [more]
A make shift sign “Buy Hafod Coal” written on the front of the coal truck which serviced the Rhos, Johnstown and Wrexham areas during the 1930s. Source: Original photograph NWNMedia; Local Bygones; Digitally repaired as [more]