Newbridge Lodge
Cefn

Newbridge Lodge, Cefn

A Grade I Listed Building in Cefn, Wrexham. The lodge was built 1827-8 by C.R.Cockerell, for Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, the fifth Baronet of Wynnstay. Sir Watkin commissioned a programme of work on the house itself [more]

Plas Madoc Hall
As it was!

Plas Madoc Hall

Plas Madoc Hall A local story claims that General De Wet, the Boer leader who became commander in chief of the army during the South African War, was in reality George Hammond Whalley, heir to [more]

Wynnstay Colliery
1800s

Cefn and Rhosymedre News 3rd May 1879

Cefn and Rhosymedre News 3rd May 1879 THUNDERSTORM. A severe thunderstorm passed over here last Sunday afternoon, about four o’clock. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. On Sunday, the anniversary sermons of the Primitive Methodists at Rhosymedre, were preached [more]

Cefn Railway Station 1960
60s

Cefn Railway Station 1960

Cefn Railway Station 1960. Cefn station was located near the north end of the Cefn viaduct and was provided with a signal box which controlled access to two private sidings. Like many other smaller stations [more]

George Hammond Whalley 1813-1878
Cefn

George Hammond Whalley 1813-1878

George Hammond Whalley 1813-1878. A colourful character who lived at Plas Madoc in the 19th century was George Hammond Whalley who claimed descent from Edward Whalley, first cousin to Oliver Cromwell and John Hampden. Just [more]

60s

Cefn Co-operative in 1966

Cefn Co-operative 1966. The gentleman is Mr Don Evans, the store manager, next to him is Meryl Claffey from Rhos, the other young lady is Christine Evans. Source: NWN Media; Local Bygones.

Cefn

Cefn Viaduct Rail Crash 1928

The result of the Inquiry into the circumstances of the accident which occurred at about 4.05 a.m. on 25th January 1928 on the Cefn Viaduct, between Chirk and Ruabon, on the Shrewsbury – Chester line [more]