Europe was at war and bombing raids by the Luftwaffe were frequent. In the early hours of August 30, 1940, German bombers were heading for Liverpool and dockland sites on the River Mersey. In an [more]
Pictures of Penycae Carnivals.
Groesfan, Penycae in December 1981 Source: Emlyn Davies, Penycae.
Plas Bennion was once a mining community that stood between Wynn Hall and Plas Madoc on the newly established boundary of the parishes of Penycae and Ruabon. To make a religious provision for the fifty [more]
OPENING OF NEW SCHOOL AT PENYCAE 1909. Monday 4th January will long be remembered in the annals of Penycae. To most the inhabitants it was the day of the realisation of their educational vision the [more]
The Wynn Hall colliery was opened by William Kendrick, the grandson of John Kendrick. Wynn Hall Colliery, long since dismantled had two pits, the Foundry Pit and the Rock Pit. At this colliery all the [more]
The following extracts are transcribed from the Log Books of Penycae Council School from it’s opening in 1909 to 1984. These entries demonstrate how times were very difficult and different to today’s modern schools. 04/01/1909 [more]
History of Welsh Baptists at Salem Chapel, Penycae. It was before the year 1770 that the Baptists cause started in Penycae and it was started in a straw thatched cottage in Drefechan. The first baptism [more]