Ruabon and The Wrexham Union 1878

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

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]


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]


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]


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]