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I am sad to see a decrease in people who consider themselves to be Christian in a predominently Christian country particularly since other religions have increased.
Since when did we become a city? There are some flats near the university which would make a great car park, close to town & near to the railway station & the football ground. Seriously though, won’t the hotel to be built be a new development? Did anyone complain about that? It is only when heritage is at stake that there is a problem. There have been a number of new developments in recent years which has left our town centre bereft of heritage & with a number of empty shops.
Benjamin, did you not read my previous post where I stated that the films on youtube WERE taken in 2010 & there are photo’s taken at the same time? It is also on The Wrexham Story. The reason that I am ‘obsessed’ as you put it, with the rescue station is because I & others like me had relatives who worked in the mines, relatives who were rescue team members, relatives who worked in the hell hole that was Gresford in 1934 & relatives who were in a rescue team that rebuilt Gresford Colliery after that time securing the jobs of 1000’s for another 40 years & a relative whose job it was to make sure that it never happened again. If that makes me ‘obsessed’ then so be it. This amazing building, not the superintendants house that is visible from the front, is open to the elements with not a piece of tarpaulin covering it to protect it from the elements and winter is approaching.
I wonder if the tram lines are the same gauge as the trams at Bersham.
Check out youtube mines rescue wrexham to see a little of what is left.
Thank you angry shopper. This building is a perfect example of why we shouldn’t take things at face value.
@angryshopper 2673 wrote:
I think, at the end of the day, it’s a brick shed, it’s cultural importance is huge, but so are the slag tips and they are being removed.
not to discount what it was, but it’s not significant as a building is it? isn’t it more what it was used for?
It isn’t just a building, that is the point. There is a hot & humid chamber, training galleries, a drill hall. Every aspect of a coal mine is there. They trained for real with gas, smoke, wearing equipment which weighed in excess of 40lbs carrying lamps, picks, shovels, everything in fact that they needed to rebuild a coal mine like Gresford. Please don’t look at the Superintendants house & think that that is the Mines Rescue Station. There were 1000’s of men working in a coal mine, it took 30 to save their jobs for the next 40 years.
Well, I hope that the new owners restore the Mines Rescue Station to the way it was before the criminal damage was caused by the last owner. It won’t look very nice for the guests at the new hotel to see how Wrexham looks after their listed buildings.
Llangollen looked beautiful last year. Different in a smaller town I suppose.
Jan everything you said are my feelings exactly.
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