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North Wales Photographic Memories

North Wales Photographic Memories

The photo 'Wrexham, High Street 1903' appears in this book.

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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 first attended the Infant junior house from 1965 I was just over 2 nearly 3 when I went there. My Mother couldnt get a place for me in the Nursery in Wrexham which I think was Holt Rd. I remember quite a bit, I am sure I stayed there till 1971 and it was going to close. I then went to the New School in (...Read full memory)

I was born in Wrexham and spent the first 10 years of my life living in Bryn Estyn Rd, Rhosnesni. I attended Covent School, Gerald Street, then Borras Park Junior. I then went to Bromfield School where my dad was a teacher. A lot of my friends went to St Davids and I remember missing them so much. But it seems spending those (...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 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 cup (...Read full memory)

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