Encyclopaedia of Wrexham


The Encyclopaedia of Wrexham
The Guide to People, Places, Buildings, Events …

Revised Edition

W. Alister Williams

ISBN 978-1-84494-067-7


A revised edition of this unique, best-selling and much-acclaimed work of local history, bringing the story of Wrexham up-to-date at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. This book is an essential work of reference for anyone with an interest in the history and development of north-east Wales.

'Whatever other distinctions Wrexham has – and there are many – its greatest may well be the dedication of its historians. There are the valuable works of A.N. Palmer … and the admirable volume of A.H. Dodd. To this distinguished rollcall must now be added the name of W. Alister Williams, whose encyclopaedia is impressively comprehensive.' Dr John Davies, co-editor The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales.

This is a single-volume, alphabetically arranged survey of the town, providing details of the streets, the buildings, organisations, events and people. Profusely illustrated with nearly 400 photographs, paintings and maps, it will prove to be an invaluable reference work for anyone with an interest in a fascinating border town.

Who was Judge Jeffreys? Where does Oswald Way get its name from? Who designed the Drill Hall in Poyser Street? How many women have been Mayor of Wrexham? Who represented Wrexham in Parliament in 1900? Where was St Richard Gwyn executed? Whose portrait is on the Mayoress' Chain of Office?

These and thousands of similar questions are answered here, making the Encyclopaedia of Wrexham the first source of information for any research into the history of the town whether the researcher is a pupil, a student, a local historian, a genealogist, or simply some with an interest in their environment and how it was shaped.

Case bound with dust jacket
346pp, 210 x 270mm

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