What Wrexham Used To Be.............. - a Memory of Wrexham.

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 Wrexham in 2012 I think by then he would have rolled over in his grave to see the advancement of decimation. Markets and churches gone, ugly police stations built and what was "public land" taken over by the council. Ugly epitaphs of breweries were left alone for some obscure reason. In 1849 the Wrexham Registrar published the following: Wrexham is not a place of literature, in the proper sense of the term, the tastes, refinement, and elegance of literary life being very little known: but is chiefly attributable to the circumstances that our population generally is not of that class to whom these blessings are attainable. We are a population of shopkeepers and tradespeople, grocers, drapers, millers and miners, with a most unreasonable number of innkeepers and publicans...... My thoughts on this are apart from the some of the trades having disappeared the last sentence says it all.

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