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Hope Street

An early view of Hope Street from its junction with Queen Street (to the right). The Talbot Inn stands on the corner. This timbered-frame building was demolished in the early 1900s and replaced by the mock-Tudor Talbot Hotel. The spire of St. Mark's church can be seen in the distance. (Contributed by Peter Chadwick).

Hope Street

Looking up Hope Street from its junction with Queen Street (to the right). The mock-Tudor building was formerly the Talbot Hotel.

Hope Street

Hope Street looking towards High Street and St. Giles parish church. The street has always been Wrexham's main shopping street. (Postmarked 1905)

Hope Street

Hope Street from its junction with High Street. R & T Sauvages' tailors shop can be seen on the left. Alderman Thomas Sauvage served as Mayor of Wrexham for a record four terms. His brother Robert became an Honorary Freeman of the Borough. The shop later became a branch of Burton's tailors. On the right is Dutton's 'Sig-ar-ro Stores' high-class grocers. (Postmarked 1909)

Brook Street

Brook Street with a view of the tower of St. Giles parish church in the distance. The Afon Gwenfro runs in a culvert under the street. The old Albion Brewery can be seen at the far end of the street. Much of the poor-quality housing to the right of the photograph was demolished in the 1930s and replaced by the Odeon Cinema.

Church Street

Church Street, leading to St. Giles parish church, is one of the oldest streets in the town. The ornate church gates were made by the Davies family of Croes Foel. (Postmarked 1927).

Regent Street

Regent Street, looking towards the General Station. The tram lines, of the Wrexham and District Electric Tramways, connected the station to the town centre.

Regent Street

Regent Street, looking towards the General Station. The spire of St. Mark's church can be seen in the distance on the left, with the Imperial Hotel opposite. This hotel later became the headquarters of the Wrexham Rural District Council. (Postmarked 1912).

Town Hill

Looking up Town Hill from Bridge Street with the old Hand Inn at the top of the hill. W Holland, grocers, can be seen on the left. College Street leads off to the bottom-right of the photo.

RWF Dining Room

The Dining Room at the Royal Welsh Fusiliers barracks in Hightown.

King's Mills

Built on the outskirts of town, beside the Afon Clywedog, this was the flour mill for Wrexham Regis. (Postmarked 1907).

Rhosnesni

A family pose outside their thatched cottage near Rhosnesni. This was one of many such cottages which could be found on the oustkirts of the town but, sadly, none remain today. (Contributed by Graham Price).

Acton Gates

Nothing remains of Acton Hall today, only the gateway with its Four Dogs, the lodges and parts of the original stone boundary wall are left.

Chester Street

St Giles Church

High Street

Station Road

High Street

High Street

The Barracks

The RWF on Parade.

The Old Cottages

King's Mills, Wrexham

Bryn y Grog Hall

Bryn y Grog Hall, Marchwiel. Constructed late C18 on the site of a building which had been on the site since at least 1700 when it was owned by Mrs Elis of Wrexham, Bryn-y-Grog Hall was bought by Philip Yorke of Erddig in 1773 from John Jones. It was the residence of John Edgeworth and later of Charles Menzies Holland the Victorian railway engineer and slate quarry owner.

The Infirmary

New Cars

A delivery of cars to the Wrexham Motor Company in 1927.

Horse & Jockey

The Horse & Jockey Inn.

Bus Station

King Street, Wrexham.

Victoria Statue

Situated in the corner of the park bounded by Bradley Road and Belle-Vue Road. Statue, dated 1904, and originally sited outside the Guildhall in Chester Street.

Acton Hall

The house was rebuilt between 1687- 1695 and enlarged in 1786-7. The park was created in the 1790s.

St Mary's RC Church

The building of St. Mary's Church, (now the cathedral) coincided with the granting of the borough charter in Wrexham in 1857. The church, like its predecessor, was built by Richard Thompson.

Erddig Hall

Erddig Hall was built in 1684 - 1687 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire. The house was passed down through the Yorke family until March 1973, when it was given to the National Trust.

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