Ruabon and The Wrexham Union 1878
1800s

Ruabon and The Wrexham Union 1878

It will be recollected that, a few weeks since, when the ratepayers of Ruabon were discussing the proposition before the Wrexham Board of Guardians to simplify the collection of poor rates by the substitution of [more]

Ruabon Station
Railways

Ruabon Railway Station

Ruabon Railway Station. Ruabon station was originally larger than at present, with an extensive marshalling yard with a turntable and goods depot accompanying it, and was the terminus of the Ruabon to Barmouth line which [more]

Wynnstay Colliery
Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon Wynnstay Colliery or The Green Pit. Ruabon. The New British Iron Company owned the colliery.  The workings were ventilated by a split of the air at the extremity of the horse road [more]

People

The Column at Wynnstay Hall

The Column at Wynnstay Hall. The column was erected in memory of the second Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who was-born in 1749, and died on 29th July 1789. He married twice; his first wife died [more]

Plas Newydd Ruabon
As it was!

Plas Newydd, Ruabon.

Plas Newydd, Ruabon. The earliest written reference found to Plas Newydd is a Wynnstay document dated 10 February 1464/5, with the names of John, son of Elys Eyton and Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Calverley, Kt.28 [more]

Places

Wynnstay Hall and Estate, Ruabon.

Wynnstay Hall and Estate. The Wynnstay Influence The fortunes of the house of Wynnstay were established after the Civil War by Sir William Williams (1634-1700), descended from Cadrod Hardd, a tenth-century Lord of Anglesey. He [more]

People

Williams Wynn Story

The Williams Wynn family of the Wynnstay in Ruabon Emerged as one of WALES’s wealthiest families in the early 18th century, A status they were to retain for over 200yrs. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn was [more]