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Stories, photographs and history surrounding Wrexham’s Garden Village are being sought as the village plans to celebrate its 100th birthday next year.

Local residents have begun organising a centenary week which will take place in July 2013 and are asking anyone with information about the village from over the past 100 years to come forward.

Every organisation in the village has been asked to prepare an information leaflet about their particular history, so you can make contact directly with these organisations.

Wat’s Dyke School has also offered to work on some aspects of the history of the village and is acting as a resource centre where you can drop in information.

Garden Village was developed around Wat’s Dyke, an ancient monument predating Offa’s Dyke and Gresford Colliery. The original houses were built for miners and the colliery managers.

The village also has a green which was the first in Wales to be protected by an Act of Parliament.

If you have any information to submit as part of the centenary celebrations then you can either get in contact in the ways mentioned above or by e-mailing Gwyneth Williams, Chair of the Centenary Committee on