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Caption for Wrexham, High Street 1903: Wrexham 'comprises several spacious, well-paved streets', says a contemporary gazetteer, 'and has undergone great improvement by reconstruction of buildings and the construction of new streets'. Wrexham's prosperity was founded on its position at the centre of the north Welsh coalfield, which fed local iron-, steel- and gasworks. Here we can see shopkeepers and many of their potential customers posing for the camera outside the shops.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wrexham

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)

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)

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)

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.

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