Murder Gresford
1800s

Murder at Hollyfield, Gresford 1893

April fool’s Day 1893 would be remembered by the residents of Gresford for the horrific incident that took place at Hollyfield on that day. Nellie Norris Whittle was a 29 year old married woman who [more]

1800s

Running away from the Wrexham Workhouse 1857

Compared with today’s standards, the Victorian legal system can appear to be particularly harsh towards children living under difficult circumstances.  An example of this is one court case brought about due to four children running [more]

Articles

William Roberts 1865-1903

St John’s Church, Brymbo “In loving memory of William the beloved husband of Ann Roberts of Tanyvron, Brymbo, who was accidentally killed at Plaspower Colliery, March 18 1903, aged 38 years.” William Roberts was born [more] [more]

Biographies

Edward Henry Evans 1892-1914

St Mary’s Church, Brymbo.  “In loving memory of Edward Henry, the beloved husband of Edith Ellen Evans, Bank Street, Lodge, who was accidentally killed at Irlam, August 22nd 1914, aged 27 years.” Edward Henry Evans [more] [more]

Rossett Gigget
1700s

John Thomas – The Rossett Gibbet 1776

John Thomas – The Rossett Gibbet Several website Sources suggest that the Golden Lion Public House, Rossett is haunted by a spirit linked to a man hung and subsequently gibbetted on Rossett Green almost opposite [more]