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Local Groups To Celebrate Wrexham’s History

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jun 27th, 2014.

Visitors to Wrexham County Borough Museum can learn more about the area’s heritage at a local history fair on Saturday July 5th between 10.30 and 3pm.

During the event there will be over 15 heritage societies, including The New Glyn Valley Tramway and Industrial Heritage Trust who will be exhibiting photographs and information plus model trains and buildings.

Erlas Walled Garden will be telling the story of garden designer William Goldring and Minera Quarry Trust exhibition will centre on the future of Minera Quarry linked to the history and archaeology of the site. Exhibitors will also be selling books and other items.

The House of the Black Star medieval re-enactment society will be performing. The society cover the historical period of 1240 to 1350 and it is their primary goal to provide accurate combat displays as well as a glimpse into the life of a medieval household.

Terry Waite CBE, Diplomat and Humanitarian will be at the event alongside the Mayor of Wrexham Cllr Alan Edwards.

Visitors can also enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day. Wrexham Community Choir will be performing two special sets, Andrew Parish –Tour Guide will be leading a free guided walking tour of Wrexham Town Centre and entertainer Ruth Moore Williams will be on-hand with her unique blend of music, comedy, storytelling, history and song.

Two special talks will be taking place: Wrexham and the Great War – the Price They Paid – Speaker Alistair Williams. An overview of the casualties of the Borough of Wrexham during the 1914–18 war, based upon the research carried out by the Friends of Wrexham Museum for their War Memorial Project. Gary Brown will be talking about Brymbo Heritage group’s plans for the former Brymbo Iron and Steelworks.

An exciting short film entitled The Tunnel will be launched at the Fair. The film which has been written and filmed by students studying for the Creative Industries Degree at Cambrian College features mining and civil engineer William Low, who worked in Brymbo for many years.

Also throughout the day Face-painting and a fun Museum trail for children.

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