If you’ve visited Wrexham cemetery on Ruabon Road over the past couple of years you’ll have noticed a lot of restoration work has been going on.
This was all thanks to a £1.5 million National Lottery grant in 2017 (through the Heritage Lottery Fund) which was used to conserve the listed buildings, refurbish the listed fencing and entrances and research and display the history of the site. Along with the conservation of the many burial registers, grave registers and grave purchase registers.
The cemetery is thought to be one of the finest examples of a Victorian cemetery in Wales with a well preserved “gardenesque” landscape which was typical of the time it was built in the 1870s at a cost of £5,000.
Wrexham History believe these registers were restored at Hawarden Records Office but have yet to confirm this.
Photographs kindly supplied by The Friends of Wrexham Cemetery Group you can find out more here.
Source: Photographs kindly supplied by The Friends of Wrexham Cemetery Group you can find out more here.