As it was!

Gracies Shops in Wrexham District

First of all, here is a very brief account of the Gracie family (I have compiled a complete history dating back to 1841, which will be available to members of the Gracie family):    On 10th November 1834, Pawnbroker, Robert Gracie (born In Scotland circa [more]

As it was!

Munslow’s Shop, 9 Mountain Street, Rhos

This is an account of the ancestors of Edwin Munslow, a baker of 9 Mountain Street, Rhosllanerchrugog.  The story begins with the 1841 census, on which we meet a 45-year-old basket maker, John Munslow (Snr.) [more]

People

The Barber of Rhos – Alfred Dawson Sproston

Using public records Dave Edwards has pieced together this very brief biography of Alfred Sproston, a popular hairdresser of Hall Street, Rhos. The story includes details that go back to the birth of Alfred’s father [more]

70s

Woolworths Fish Bar, Wrexham 1972

Cyril Bullock serves customers at Woolworths Fish Bar, Wrexham 1972. Many children were mesmerised by the huge fish/running water/nets feature on the back wall. Sadly now just a great memory it forms part of the [more]