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The Wrexham Telegraph 1957

New Town Hall Is A Must

The Mayor, the Macebearer, Aldermen & Councillors of the Borough of Wrexham, 1957. - © Wrexham Archives

Mayor Cllr. John Albert Davies told the Commercial Travellers Association Annual Dinner 'The present town of Wrexham leaves much to be desired. There are many improvements we would like to make – a new town hall, for instance, is an immediate essential.' (January 1957)

New Guildhall planned for Llwyn Isaf won’t affect Coronation Walk. - © Wrexham Archives

18,000 Queue for Tickets

Thousands of fans queued outside Wrexham Racecourse on Saturday morning for tickets for the Wrexham and Manchester United Cup Tie. Some fervent supporters made sure of a ticket by staying outside the ground all night. (January 1957)

Griffiths Scores 3 goals in Wrexham 18th unbeaten game

Brian Griffiths made a dynamic return to the senior side by scoring three goals in Wrexham’s victory over Darlington. After a lacklustre start 12, 829 fans saw Wrexham win 5-0 over the Quakers. Wrexham are currently 6th in the Third Division North. (January 1957)

Fewer Deaths, More Births

The Medical Officer told the Rural District Council Health Committee that a major factor in the especially high death rate amongst the old in 1956 was the weather. They had had very little sun, as a result people got run down and old people in particular seemed to die off. (January 1957)

New Council Houses for Hungarians – And a Sunday Joint Too!

Builders at work on new council houses on Ashfield Road. - © Wrexham Archives

Wrexham welcomed two Hungarian families on Saturday. The two families left Hungary when fighting flared up during the revolution. The days of tragedy ended for them when the Mayor of Wrexham welcomed them to their new homes. A grant from the Lord Mayor’s Refugee Fund enabled the houses to be furnished. (January 1957)

Alexandra Junior School pupils, Wrexham Centenary Celebrations souvenir photograph. - © Wrexham Archives

Parents Angry About Dearer Dinners

‘Daylight Robbery’ - that’s the verdict of Wrexham’s angry parents. This is the result of the proposed 2d increase announced last week, following hot on the heals of another 2d rise in the price of school dinners in January. School dinners will cost one shilling from All Fools’ Day, April 1st.  ‘And that’s what we would be to pay it, all fools!’ was the judgment on one Wrexham mother. (February 1957)

Houses at Bargain Prices

Properties in Garden Village, the pioneering housing estate, have all now been sold to their sitting tenants. Prices, at well below market value ranged from £200 - £450 for the smaller dwellings and from £750 - £1,350 for the larger villas.  One smaller house has just been resold for £1,200. (February 1957)

Faithful Chorister Stole Heifer to Pay for His Wedding

Ivor Bellingham, aged 25, farm labourer of Holt, pleaded guilty to stealing a heifer and selling it at Chester Market for £44 15s. He explained that he needed money for his honeymoon after he had had to spend his savings on winter feed for his own animals.  A supporting letter from the Vicar of Holt led the Court to conditionally discharge Bellingham, who had already lodged £50 with the Police as reparation.

Yr Ysgol Gymraeg, Wrexham Centenary Celebrations souvenir photograph. - © Wrexham Archives


Situations Vacant

APPRENTICE SURVEYOR required by Hafod Colliery, Ruabon. Apprentice not older than 18 years. O level passes in four subjects including Maths & Science. Salary £2 to £3 10s.

FEMALE general clerk wanted by well known Wrexham drapers. Good prospects, must be able to accept responsibility.

YN EISIAU Mab neu ferch ifanc gyda chwaeth at Lyfrau a Llenyddiaeth Cymraeg i Siop Lyfrau. Hughes Evans a’i feibion, Lerpwl.