An early member of the Theosophical Movement was Mabel Collins who was
also a founder member of The British
One of the more successful campaigns run by the BUAV was that of taking over shops on a short lease and stocking it with leaflets, pamphlets and posters to elicit support from passers by. This idea of Mabel's was highly successful and she travelled around the country overseeing similar schemes in many major cities.
She ran the first of these shops in Wrexham in 1909 and later
opened similar shops in
Mabel Collins became an extremely well known anti vivisectionist and was interviewed in the press on a number of occasions.
Wrexham / Wrecsam is a large former industrial town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. It is situated between the first mountains of Wales and the lower Dee valley, close to the English border with Cheshire about 15 miles south of Chester (England). It is the main commercial, retail, educational and cultural centre in North Wales, and often termed 'The capital of North Wales'. In the 2001 census Wrexham had a population of 42,576, whereas the Wrexham urban area had a population of 63,084. It forms the centre of the wider Wrexham County Borough, which covers 50,500 hectares and has a population of over 130,000. These figures make Wrexham by far the largest urban area in Wales away from the south coast.
Prehistoric human activity in the area. This was revealed by the discovery of skeletal remains, known as ‘Brymbo Man’, in a Bronze Age burial at Brymbo in 1958.
Roman activity in Wrexham. Holt and Plas Coch were large farm settlements. The earliest mention of the town name, Wrexham appears in ‘The Pipe Roles’, as ‘the castle Wristleham’.
The first reference to
Edward I visits as part of
his conquest of
Chirk Castle, home to Marcher lordships, is built.
The first reference to the establishment of a market and fair in Wrexham.
Charter to the burgesses of Holt. This is later confirmed by Elizabeth I conferring town status.
The Steeple of St Giles
Parish Church was completed. It is now one of the seven wonders of
Richard Gwyn, the
Charles I visits Royalist Wrexham.
Wrexham suffers when one quarter of the town is destroyed by fire during the Civil War.
The Royalists are defeated at
Rowton Moor, near
The Father of non-conformism
Tanneries founded at Wrexham. The Cambrian Leather Works would later supply the leather for the binding of the 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which needed nearly a million skins!
The benefactor of
The Industrial Revolution begins in Wrexham. John ‘Iron Mad’ Wilkinson brought his father’s Bersham Iron Foundry into prominence, followed by smelting works at Brymbo in 1793.
The famous Thomas Telford Aqueduct is opened.
The Hymn ‘From
A National Eisteddfod is held in Wrexham. This is to be the first of many.
Wrexham is constituted a
Municipal Borough by Charter granted by Queen
St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral is built.
Town granted commission of the peace.
A large network of railways is completed.
Wrexham Association Football Club is founded.
The Football Association of
The Official Headquarters of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers is established.
First lager brewery in
First public swimming baths opens.
The first purpose - built
Gresford Colliery explodes on September 22nd. 265 people lose their lives.
National Eisteddfod held in Rhos, it was interrupted to announce the end of World War II.
Freedom of the Borough is given to the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
Queen Elizabeth II visits Wrexham as part of her Coronation. Coronation Walk is named in honour of this.
The Town Twinning partnership
with Kreis Iserlohm,
Richard Gwyn, the
North East Wales Institute
(NEWI) is founded including
Wrexham Football Club win the Welsh Cup for the twentieth time.
Queen Elizabeth II visits as part of her Silver Jubilee.
The Duchess of
Princess Diana opened the restored Visitor Centre of Kings Mills.
Queen Elizabeth II visits Overton for the 700th anniversary of the Overton Charter.
The Duchess of
The Duke of
Queen Elizabeth II
accompanied by the Duke of
Two new multi - million pound
shopping complexes open,
The Prince of Wales visits Wrexham to launch the Rural Community Helpline 2002
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