Heritage Fair 2017


The Wrexham Story

History Fair 2017 and Programme

Saturday 1st July, 2017

11am – 4pm

Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives




 Wrexham History Fair 2017


Wrexham has a rich and exciting history and evidence of this can be found in all parts of the County Borough. We have the Iron Age Fort at Caer Alyn, evidence of Roman road building over 2000 years ago, the castles of Edward 1st and the establishment, over centuries, of major iron, steel and coal industries. We can also go back some 300 million years to when Wales was in a different place and the Brymbo fossilized forest was laid down.


In celebration of this unique legacy, Wrexham Heritage Forum organizes an annual History Day enabling the many Wrexham history societies to provide exhibitions of their heritage material on the Museum forecourt. This years History Fair is arranged for the 1st. July 2017 and will provide a full day of activities in addition to the individual heritage displays (see programme). It will be opened by the Mayor at 11.00am..


Wrexham Heritage Forum is a voluntary organization founded ten years ago to enable local groups to pool resources and work together to increase County wide and Regional awareness of Wrexham’s heritage.

 David W Millington MBE

Chair, Wrexham Heritage Forum





1st. JULY 2017

Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives




11.00am –11.30am    Opening ceremony. The Mayor of Wrexham – Cllr. John Pritchard


11.30am –   12 .00       Traditional Musical Entertainment –   Ruth Moore Williams


12 .00 – 1.00pm           First town – centre history tour. Led by Phil Philips


12.00 – 12.30pm         Children’s’ Interactive Show. ‘Medieval Medicine’ – By Tangtwistle.


12.30pm – 2.00pm     Talks in Museum

a. Brymbo Heritage Trust – project  update . By Gary Brown

b. Holt – 3000 years of history! By Dr John Cubitt. Holt Local  History Group.


2.00pm – 3.00pm       Second town-centre history tour. Phil Philips


2.30pm – 3.00pm        Traditional Musical Entertainment – Ruth Moore Williams


4.00pm                        Close





Forecourt Exhibitions by local heritage groups. ‘Tangtwistle’ – period costume presentations.

 Museum with special exhibitions running. Museum café. ‘Rat Hunt’ for the children.  Children’s colouring table. Mobile Mining Museum.   Wrexham Heritage Forum (Information and Raffle). Royal Welch Fusilier Museum Collection Volunteers – Bring along your Military Uniforms and pictures to be identified. ‘Age of Steam’ – traditional steam organ.

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