Wrexham

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Is Wrexham in Cheshire or Wales?

Wrexham ( / ˈrɛksəm / REKS-əm; Welsh: Wrecsam; Welsh pronunciation: [ˈrɛksam]) is a large market town and the administrative centre of Wrexham County Borough in Wales. It is located between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley where it borders with the county of Cheshire in England.

How old is Wrexham Football Club?

The club was formed in October 1864 by members of the Wrexham Cricket Club who wanted a sporting activity for the winter months. This makes them (after Sheffield, Cray, Hallam, Notts County, and Nottingham Forest) the sixth oldest football team, the third oldest professional club and the oldest in Wales.

How was Wrexham Cymricized?

Under the lordship of Maelor, Welsh law was enforced in Wrexham by Welsh officials and Welsh customs prevailed. Palmer describes the area as being thoroughly Cymricized with the English inhabitants being either slain, expelled or absorbed.

When did the English take over Wrexham?

The English dominance in north Wales further declined with the rise of Gruffudd ap Llewellyn who was recognised as King of Wales by Edward the Confessor in 1056 and likely took control of all the land to the west of the River Dee, including Wrexham.

Where is Wrexham Wales?

Wrexham. It is situated along the River Clywedog, about 5 miles (8 km) west of the border with Cheshire, England. Wrexham is an industrial and market hub, the administrative centre of Wrexham county borough. and the principal town of northeastern Wales.

Why visit Wrexham-Croeso i Wrecsam?

Welcome to Wrexham - Croeso i Wrecsam. Wrexham enjoys a very privileged location. Within twenty minutes travel you can lose yourself in the Welsh hills, be fascinated by the Roman remains in Chester or view the rich historical past within Wrexham County Borough.

When did the English take over Wrexham?

The English dominance in north Wales further declined with the rise of Gruffudd ap Llewellyn who was recognised as King of Wales by Edward the Confessor in 1056 and likely took control of all the land to the west of the River Dee, including Wrexham.

Why stay in Wrexham?

A short drive from Wrexham town centre you can find and enjoy a number of historical sites which remind us of the local way of life over hundreds of years. Add to this excellent road links to North Wales, the North West and beyond and you can understand why Wrexham is a very popular place to visit and stay.

Is Wrexham in Cheshire or Wales?

Wrexham ( / ˈrɛksəm / REKS-əm; Welsh: Wrecsam; Welsh pronunciation: [ˈrɛksam]) is a large market town and the administrative centre of Wrexham County Borough in Wales. It is located between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley where it borders with the county of Cheshire in England.

How did Wrexham get its start?

It began when the famous entrepreneur John Wilkinson (1728-1808) known as ‘Iron Mad Wilkinson’ opened Bersham iron foundry in 1762. In 1793 he opened a smelting plant at Brymbo. In 1801, the population of Wrexham was 2,575.

What happened to Wrexham FC?

In August 2011, Wrexham were faced with being expelled from the Football Conference, fans rallied and raised £127,000 in one day to help pay a bond, so they could secure football for the forthcoming season. A month later the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) took over day-to-day running of the club.

What happened in Wrexham in 1721?

1721 - The benefactor of Yale University, USA, Elihu Yale, dies and is buried in Wrexham Parish Church. 1762 - 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.

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