Palace Cinema, Broughton

Palace Cinema, Broughton

Palace Cinema, Broughton. Opened on Monday 7th December 1936 with 443 Seats showing the film ‘Limelight’. British Sound and Projection equipment installed at the Palace were said to be ‘far superior to anything that they [more]

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70s

The Last Squire of Erddig (1973)

In 1973, the last of seven Yorkes handed over the 17th century Erddig Hall near Wrexham to the National Trust. Each Yorke added to a unique collection of treasures.This edition of ‘Look, Stranger’ meets the [more]

Wartime

Lest We Forget 1918-2018

We remember the men who gave their lives in the Great War and whose final resting place is Wrexham Cemetery. LEST WE FORGET John JONES James HARKER Charles Edward JONES Martin SWEENEY John Francis JONES [more]

Rhos

Thomas had survived WWI

by Dave Edwards. Thomas Edward Jones, who fought in World War One, was a good friend of Gareth Pritchard’s Uncle Samuel.  On 18th April 1916, Thomas wrote a letter to Sam, in which he said, [more]

Coal Mining

Brynmally Colliery
Coal Mining

Brynmally Colliery

Brynmally Colliery was sunk in 1770 and in 1849 was owned by Thomas Clayton and Co. The colliery was the property of Thomas Clayton with Mr. Frederick Hutchinson as the certificated manager of the Pendwill [more]

Stiwt
Cinema & Theatre

Stiwt Theatre – Rhosllanerchrugog

The Stiwt Theatre. Formerly the “Miner’s Institute” (Plas Mwynwyr), which was built in 1926 and dominated the social and cultural life of the village until 1977 when it closed. The local council, which had purchased [more]

Wartime

Plas Ucha
40s

Plas Ucha, Penycae

Plas Ucha is a hillside farm above Pen-y-cae which was wrecked on Saturday 31st August 1940 following the worst night of bombing of the Wrexham area. Peter Morris, the farmer escaped, but sadly his two [more]






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