Wrexham has a rich vein of history which can be dated back to prehistoric times.

Part of its heritage is its history as a market town dating back several centuries as well as being known for heavy industry.

Coal mining is also a part of Wrexham’s history, the town had a number of deep mines including at Llay, Gresford, Bersham and Johnstown.

The Gresford Colliery disaster which took place on September 22, 1934 is recognised as one of the worst British mining disasters where 266 men died as a result of an explosion.

Below are a number of stubs relating to Wrexham’s history.

- Wrexham History Society – details of history groups in Wrexham
- Wrexham Museum – where to find Wrexham Museum and examples of exhibitions
- Wrexham Lager – the history of Wrexham’s famous lager which was recently re-born

This is a growing resource on Wrexham’s history, so hopefully the following links will help you find what information you are looking for! Please leave a comment below if you can’t, and we will add it to this page.

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