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I attended what I believe was the first 'Pre-Apprentice Course' at what was then known as the ' Tech'., between 1960-61. Our form teacher was affectionately known as 'Educated Evans', a great guy who taught us a great deal. Prior to this course I had been a pupil at (...Read full memory)

Having just re-read Professor A.H Dodd's "A history of Wrexham" He was amazed at how much history, buildings etc had been swept away in the name of progress from 1850 to 1950. He published his book and died in 1975, lamenting some of the beautiful buildings that had been demolished. After a visit to my old town (...Read full memory)

I recall attending this college from 1964 to 1968 first on a secretarial course, "O" levels course and finally a National Diploma course which got me into the University of Manchester. I remember a Mr Bunn (I think that was his name) being a head of department and Bob Watkins being an inspirational English teacher. (...Read full memory)

I remember York Street very well, Saturday night people rolling out of The Ship pub singing for all their worth, I was a child of only 3 years. We left there when I was 4 years old that's why I can be so exact about the year. Sunday morning peering through the window loving every minute of the Salvation Army band. We lived (...Read full memory)

The school was in fact three buildings. The convent itself, the house next door and the main school in Gerald? Street. There was also a large prefab type building in the grounds that housed Sister Marie Claires Business Class and the Assembly Room. My memoires are of the smell of polish in the (...Read full memory)

Dear Sir, my uncle, Billy (William) Ellis) used to own Wrexham Dairies. I used to come to stay with him and his wife (Auntie Flo) when they lived at 8 Pant Olwen in Gresford. Many a time I have been out with my favourite lorry driver collecting and delivering the milk churns to and from farms in the area, I (...Read full memory)

My grandmother's sister, Eveline Mabel Massey was born at The Hand Inn, Town Hill, Wrexham on 20th May 1901 to Thomas and Emirrah Massey. Thomas was the hotel manager according to her birth certificate. Just realised that's 111 years ago today! My grandmother was born 2 years later at The Woolpack Inn, Llangollen where Thomas was the innkeeper.

I attended the Bakery Department Denbighshire Tech. from 1960 to 1962. Mr Nash and Mr Hawkins were the tutors. I went to the Tech rather than getting a job in a bakery because my Youth Employment officer said I was too small for bakery work and needed to gain weight and strength! I won the Burton cup and the Renshaw (...Read full memory)

This is actually the chapel in the Ruabon Road cemetery used until about 1995 for burial services.

I remember this beautiful church standing opposite the Majestic cinema with the church hall to the right & St Marks steeple behind. Tragically torn down to make way for an ugly row of concrete shops! Typical Wrexham!