As it was!

Wrexham Fire Brigade est. 1852

Fire was a major risk in all towns. The parish church was seriously damaged by fire in 1463 and Wrexham’s ‘great fire’ caused more damage in 1643. The first fire brigades were established in the [more]

Fire at Rhos
1900s

Fire at Rhos – Christmas Day 1908

Fire at Rhos – Christmas Day 1908. On Christmas Day 1908, about eight o’clock in the evening, smoke was seen to be issuing from premises of Dicks’ boot stores, on the Cross, The alarm was [more]

Wrexham First motorised fire engine c1915 (BBC)
1910s

Wrexham First motorised fire engine 1914

Wrexham First motorised fire engine 1914. The first regular fire brigade in Wrexham was the Prince of Wales’ Volunteer Fire Brigade. The brigade was formed in 1863. They had two horse-drawn fire engines and in [more]