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Legacy Tower

When Wrexham achieved its charter of Incorporation in 1857, attentions turned to an adequate water supply for the town as residents relied on wells and the river Gwenfro for their water supply, which contained trade [more]

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The Sykes of Croes Howell

Croes Howell Hall is known to date back to the 17th century and on a map dated 1631 there are plots  which belong to William Edward Howell, David ap Howell and Dorothy Howell, the medieval [more]

Mount Street

The Mount, Mount Street, Wrexham

Mount House was already in existence in 1699 when it was mentioned in Rate books as belonging to Ellis Lloyd Esq. of Pen y Lan. It was situated next to the Nags Head Inn and [more]

Company

Sir Alfred McAlpine & The Super King Aeroplane

The Beech 200 Super King Air G-BMCA  aeroplane, belonging to Sir Alfred McAlpine and Son Ltd photographed at Borras Airfield, Wrexham in November 1979.  The aircraft was based at Borras Airfield and would fly in [more]

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History of Alexandra School, Wrexham

The first ten years 1910 – 1920 by Simon Perry. Sources: Compiled by Simon Perry during the lockdown of 2020; Alexandra School; credit to Mike Plant and his team at the Wrexham library for the [more]

Breweries

Albion Brewery, Wrexham

The earliest commercial brewery in the town is said to have been the Albion Brewery at the bottom of Town Hill and Bridge Street. The building in the photograph is the house, shop and gateway [more]

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Gracies Shops in Wrexham District

First of all, here is a very brief account of the Gracie family (I have compiled a complete history dating back to 1841, which will be available to members of the Gracie family):    On 10th November 1834, Pawnbroker, Robert Gracie (born In Scotland circa [more]