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Chronology of Bryn Estyn Hall Wrexham

Up to 1783. Bryn Estyn (Bryn meaning, Hill. Estyn meaning, reach out, stretch, extend) was part of the estate of the Davies family of Erlas Hall, until Williams Kyffin of Maenan Hall married one of [more]

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90s

Historian Palmer’s Grave is Restored 1998

THE last resting place of Wrexham’s most eminent historian, has been restored thanks to the help of his admirers. Alfred Neobard Palmer, who arrived in Wrexham in 1880, was responsible for writing the definitive early [more]

Coedpoeth

Coedpoeth Carnival 1908

Please find attached a photograph in my 90 year old Mother’s possession which had come to her from her mother Edith May Davies (maiden name) born 1903. We do not believe the photo made up [more]

Wrexham

Beechley House, Wrexham

Beechley was built about 1720, and at that time it didn`t have a specific name but was it called Dursley`s / Darsley`s for many years   after a man who lived in the area for a [more]

Gwersyllt & Summerhill

John Harrop and Harrops Hall.

JOHN HARROP 1842 – 1901 The Harrop`s were a large family and many of them lived in the Broughton and Brymbo area.   John Harrop was born in Brymbo about 1843 , he was the [more]

Rhosddu

Wrexham Blacksmith’s

WILLIAM GEORGE STERRETT was born in Monmouthshire in 1872, his father was a tin plate worker from Scotland.  Changing his name to Willis , he moved to Gloucestershire where he found work as a whitesmith  [more]

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