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NEW BOOK – Secret Wrexham

The town of Wrexham and its immediate vicinity has a rich heritage of industry, including coal, iron and steel, brewing, tanning, brick and tile making and lead mining. In Secret WrexhamJohn Idris Jones takes the [more]


The Wynnstay Turret

In the grounds of the Wynnstay estate lies a turret, it is uncertain where this may have come from but has been saved. We thought it may have come from the original hall that burnt [more]

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A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY! Exciting recent addition to our vintage silver stock, a lovely silver notebook and card case once owned by Captain Henry William Dyke, who was the Assistant Commander on the White [more]

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The Women’s Land Army In Pictures

Following a request to show the women’s role during World War I, here is a selection of pictures. In Britain during the First World War, there was a shortage of farm labour as men were [more]


The S.S. Wrexham and it’s Captain

The S.S. Wrexham and it’s Captain. The Russian passengers/cargo ship “Nord II” (1366 GRT; L 73,1m; l 10,7m; launched 1903) was bought in 1905 by Great Central Railway in Grimsby and renamed the S.S. Wrexham. [more]

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Do you know what Porter (beer) is?

Porter (beer) Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt.  The name was first recorded in the 18th century, and is thought to come from its [more]