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Late 80’s Videos Of Wrexham Area Released

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 5th, 2014.

Videos from the late 1980’s have been released, providing an opportunity to look back in time to areas of Wrexham and Wrexham FC’s Racecourse Ground.

The videos were recorded by Ray Clarke, now aged 70, with his son Rob who was aged just nine at the time converting and now uploading them to Youtube.

Ray who is from Rhos and whose wife is from Southsea told us: “I had the loan of a video camera and being interested in local and family history I wanted to keep a record of places that meant something to me.

“Looking at the video, I think generally things have changed for the better – especially the road system”.

The twenty minute video below includes a journey on the then newly constructed A483 Wrexham Bypass, with the Rhostyllen junction still not complete – as pictured above. The trip is from Southsea to Rhosllannerchrugog:

One other video highlight is of Wrexham’s Racecourse ground on Mold Road.

Ray said: “It was 1989 and I took some students of mine at the time on a tour of the ground.

“I’ve been a Wrexham supporter since my father first took me to see them as a five year old in 1949.

“I’ve not missed many games since and are now accompanied by my son and grandson.

“The Racecourse is an iconic place in the town and it’s nice to look back and see how it’s changed in 25 years.”

Rob can be found on the Mad4Movies stall in the Butcher’s Market, looking slightly older than his 1980’s self!

You can view further videos on Rob’s Youtube Channel by clicking here, which contains some real treats for Wrexham FC and automotive fans!

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