As it was!

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]

70s

Wasps Club engulfed in flames 1977

as reported in the Evening Leader 21/03/1977. Three women were rescued from a blaze at a Wrexham night dub after a dramatic telephone call to the club manager. The Wasps Club in Chester Street was [more]

Chester Street

ROSE & CROWN 17, Chester Street, Wrexham.

Pictures of the former ROSE & CROWN that once stood at 17, Chester Street, Wrexham.   For Wrexham Pubs, Clubs and Hotels Source: Unknown source (if you are/know the copyright holder please let us know [more]

Guildhall Square, Chester Street, Wrexham 1905
1900s

Guildhall Square, Chester Street, Wrexham 1905

Guildhall Square, Chester Street, Wrexham 1905. The ivy covered building on the left was the Municipal Building, more commonly known as the Guildhall, at one time the building was a grammar school. The building in [more]

Chester Street, Wrexham 1922
20s

Chester Street, Wrexham 1922

Chester Street, Wrexham 1922. A view of Chester Street looking towards it’s junction with Lambpit Street and Holt Street. On the left was the long established fish and game shop of Cross and Roberts. Next [more]

Wrexham First motorised fire engine c1915 (BBC)
1910s

Wrexham First motorised fire engine 1914

Wrexham First motorised fire engine 1914. The first regular fire brigade in Wrexham was the Prince of Wales’ Volunteer Fire Brigade. The brigade was formed in 1863. They had two horse-drawn fire engines and in [more]