Posted: Mon 30th May 2011

Updated: Wed 30th May

Wrexham History Society

This article is old - Published: Monday, May 30th, 2011

We get lots of people Googling looking for Wrexham History Society on our site.

Whilst there is no society that goes by that name we thought we’d give you a run down of some of the history groups in Wrexham.

Wrexham Heritage Forum – This is an independent group which was set up to engage the public and voluntary bodies with the town’s heritage. Their website, which includes a history of Wrexham can be found here.

Wrexham Heritage Society – A group of metal detectors who have helped uncover some of Wrexham’s history. Their website is here.



Brymbo Heritage Group – They aim to promote and help people understand Brymbo’s history including its industrial heritage. Their website is here or you can follow them on Twitter at @brymboheritage.

Caer Alyn Archaeological and Heritage Project – The archaeology centre undertakes a number of digs in the Wrexham area, you can find their latest activities here.

Clwyd Family History Society – The society is concerned with the study of genealogy and family history in North-East Wales, and aims to provide a forum for people who are interested in these subjects to meet, and to help each other. Their website is here.

Friends of Wrexham Museum – The friends of the museum aim to promote, support and assist in all aspects the work of Wrexham County Borough Council’s Museums and Heritage Services. The council has more information on the group here.

Holt Local History Society – Founded in March 1992, the society aims to promote the study of the history of Holt and the surrounding area. You can find more information on them here.

Minera Quarry Trust – was established in 2005 with the explicit aim of conserving the former quarry site for the benefit of the public. More info here.

North Wales Miners Association Trust – Set up in 2009 to preserve the coal and metal mining remains in the area covered by the old counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. Their website is here.

Plas Kynaston Canal Group -This group was set up to share the history of the Plas Kynaston Canal, which once served the industries of Cefn Mawr. You can find their website here.

Open Church Network – A network grouping of Wrexham’s rural church with information on their history, website here.

These are just some of the historical groups in Wrexham, if we have missed one out don’t hesitate to e-mail news@wrexham.com.



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