Hope Street

Central Arcade Wrexham 1890 – 1900

The idea of an arcade from Hope Street to the Butchers Market was first planned about 1890, and to enable this to be carried out one existing shop had to be demolished, it was 58 [more]

Hope Street

William SPENCER – Buck Inn, Wrexham

William Spencer had been born in Liverpool.  He was the son of Spencer a joiner. In 1855 he married Sarah Ann Jones also from Liverpool, she was the daughter of John Jones a carpenter. At [more]

As it was!

D. D. Pierce, Watchmaker

Mr. D. D. Pierce, Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician and Medalist, Hope Street. Mr. D. D. Pierce has been established in Wrexham in 1874. At present he occupies what may be fairly described as a leading position [more]

90s

Wrexham Memories 1998-99

Selection of photographs from around town dating from 1998 – 1999. We found the negatives at the bottom of a box from Victoria School, Wrexham. Source: Victoria School Wrexham; Scanned by Graham Lloyd.

70s

Bakery Strike 1978

The Bakery Strike of November 1978 caused queues for bread at Littlewoods store on Hope Street, Wrexham. Were you in the queue? Source: NWNMedia; Local Bygones.

Hope Street

Black Lion Vaults, Hope Street, Wrexham

27 Hope Street, Wrexham. The first reference to the Black Lion was recorded in 1770, it appears in the 1833 survey and again in the1872 survey. On 18th July 1895 David Dobie, an employee of [more]