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Wrexham and Surrounding Areas

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There are two Moss Valleys: a search may have brought you here hoping to find content related to either Moss Valley near Wrexham or Moss Valley near Sheffield.
There is material related to both general areas is on the site :)
Why? The separate Two Moss Valleys page explains,
and also includes a couple of maps to clarify.
See the contents list below if you're interested in Wrexham area material.
For Sheffield, try this section instead.


Contents

Names of individuals, and place descriptions, extracted from
Pigot's Directories
Mold and neighbourhood 1835
(about 250 entries)
Ruabon 1835
Ruthin 1835
Ruthin 1844
Wrexham 1835
(in excess of 400 entries)

Images of areas around Wrexham
including churches and chapels
Pages for three villages have been prepared so far, but we hope to add more before too long.

The Queen's Visit to North Wales, 1889
An account from the Illustrated London News of
Queen Victoria's visit to Wrexham and the Dee Valley in her Diamond Jubilee Year.
Includes engravings of Wrexham, Ruabon, Llangollen, Corwen, Llandderfel, etc.

Wynnstay Hall, Ruabon, country seat of the Williams Wynn family
Transcript of a ca. 1880 description of Wynnstay, with illustration, and a potted history of the property since, including its time as Lindisfarne College and the recent redevelopment.
Also, a separate page listing the food consumed at Wynnstay during the week of celebrations on the coming of age of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, the 6th Baronet, in 1841.

Accident on the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway, 1847
The Illustrated London News' account of the collapse of the Dee Railway Bridge at Chester,
including an illustration and the names of several passengers from the Wrexham area
who died or were injured in the accident.

Extracts from the Wrexham Trader, 1916
Issues of The Trader in 1916 included articles of local or general interest, and brief news items (local, national, and of the war). Extracts are reproduced here, together with a selection of adverts placed by Wrexham businesses. This is an ongoing project, with the January editions available so far.

Report of Thomas Telford on the Holyhead Road, 1830
Following a re-survey, Telford reports to the Parliamentary Commissioners on
a proposed mail coach road between Chirk and Ketley Iron Works, to improve the Holyhead Road
(includes a map of the proposed and existing routes between the two places).


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