A-Z of Wrexham Places-People-History

A-Z of Wrexham Places-People-History

Series: A-Z
Genre: Non-Fiction
ASIN: 1445699052

A fascinating heritage tour through the town and County Borough of Wrexham in North Wales featuring its people and places across the centuries.

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About the Book

Situated almost on the border between England and Wales, Wrexham has a long and important history. In the past it was famous for its coal, iron, steel, lead mining and leather industries. Today, it is the largest town in North Wales and two of the Seven Wonders of Wales are located in the area: St Giles’ Church in Wrexham and Gresford church just outside the town. In ‘A-Z of Wrexham’, local author Christopher Davies explores various aspects of the town’s history, but in order to make the book as comprehensive as possible, he also focuses on the County Borough. This will allow for broader comment on the effects of the Industrial Revolution in the area, and the inclusion of nationally important buildings and structures such as the eighteenth-century Erddig Hall, now cared for by the National Trust, and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site. Fully illustrated throughout, this book provides an engaging and informative guide to the rich heritage of this part of North Wales. Readers will gain a fascinating insight into Wrexham’s buildings, industry and the individuals who shaped the area across the centuries.

About the Author
Christopher Davies

Christopher has been involved in local history research for over forty years, and has studied history at both Leicester and Cambridge universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Professionally, he was involved in adult education and training before retirement. He has written a number of local history books and guides. His particular interests lie in seventeenth-century history, but he also has a strong interest in industrial history particularly as it relates to railways and canals. He currently lives in the village of Trevor in North Wales.