A Wrexham Collection
Kevin Matthias & W. Alister Williams
A Wrexham Collection is an acknowledgement of the great debt owed by the local historians of Wrexham to Alderman Edward Hughes (1862–1938) of Glyndwr, Bersham Road, who, in a lifetime of public service, acumulated an unprecedented collection of artifacts, photographs and other ephemera relating to the town. When his last surviving daughter died the collection was left to the then Clwyd Record Office at Ruthin (now the Denbighshire Record Office). Over the past fifteen years, the Record Office staff have diligently catalogued the many thousands of items that comprise the collection. Most of the 103 photographs and items contained in this book have never previously been published and provide a fascinating insight into the life of Wrexham between c.1830 and 1934. Edward Hughes was twice Mayor of Wrexham and, consequently, the collection reflects the civic life of the town from the Incorporation of the Borough in 1857, showing the major figures who have played an importnant role in its development and the many and varied civic events that marked the highspots of its social history.
A Wrexham Collection is published to co-incide with the first public exhibition of the Glyndwr Collection at Wrexham County Borough Museum.
48pp, 210 x 200mm, softback, illustrated
Kevin Matthias is the County Archivist for Denbighshire and has lived with the Glyndwr Collection from the day that the first indication of its existence arrived at the Ruthin Record Office.
W. Alister Williams is a local historian, writer and publisher who has spent many years chronciling the pictorial history of Wrexham. He is the author of the Old Wrexham, a collection of pictures series and the unique Encyclopaedia of Wrexham.