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22 June 2017

History fans invited to learn more about The Wrexham Story at annual heritage festival

Residents and visitors alike are invited to a day celebrating Wrexham’s heritage as the annual Local History Fair takes place.

The Wrexham Story will be held at the forecourt of Wrexham Museum from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, July 1- and everyone’s invited to come along and learn more about the history of the area from a number of groups and representatives.

Organised by the Wrexham Heritage Forum, the event will be attended by more than 18 different local societies.

Events and activities will include a talk by members of the Erlas Victorian Walled Gardens Trust will on garden designer William Goldring; the chance to explore mining history through the mobile museum brought by the North Wales Miners’ Association Trust and presentations on recent projects by the Broughton Local History Group. Exhibitors will also be selling books and other items.

Gary Brown of the Brymbo Heritage Group will give a talk on plans by the group for the redevelopment of the former Brymbo Steelworks, and Dr John Cubitt will present 3000 years of history in Holt.

Tour guide Phil Phillips will lead free guided walks of Wrexham Town Centre, and storyteller and musician Ruth Moore will provide fun for all with her blend of comedy, storytelling and song.

Medieval entertainers Tangtwistle will tell tales of medieval medicine; volunteers from Wrexham Museum will lead craft-making activities and representatives on behalf of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will also provide activities on the forecourt.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Safety and Community Safety, said: “There is a great appetite for local history in Wrexham and whenever events such as these are held, at Wrexham Museum and throughout the county, they always receive an excellent turnout.

“We in Wrexham are lucky to live in an area rich in history, and as such there will be more than enough for people to uncover and learn about on the day.

“And with the number of activities on offer, this will also be an entertaining event for families and children.

“I encourage all residents with an interest in local history to attend, and would like to thank the Wrexham Heritage Forum for having organised the event.”

Entry to the event is free.

For a full programme detailing all activities on the day, visit www.wrexhamstory.co.uk.