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Wrexham Area Civic Society – October Meeting

“MEDIEVAL WREXHAM”

The next meeting of the Wrexham Area Civic Society will take place on Thursday 22nd October 2015.

There will be a presentation entitled “MEDIEVAL WREXHAM”. This will be given by Ray Jones.

The origins of the town of Wrexham cannot be known for certain. The medieval town was founded sometime before 1220, as it is known that St. Giles’ Church was constructed by then. Before this time it was possibly Wristlesha or Wrightlesham, and possibly a Saxon settlement. Thus there is a suitably mysterious starting point for Ray’s talk; no doubt later records of the time provide a clearer historical picture.

Ray Jones was Wrexham born, and after a career in education, retired to the area and has written three books on the landscape history of the Welsh borderlands. Many will recall with pleasure the talk he recently gave on “Walking through History – the Gwenfro Valley”, and we look forward to welcoming him again.

The meeting will take place at Ty AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND at 7.15 pm.

All are welcome, admission is FREE. The Society would be pleased to welcome you.

For more information about Wrexham Area Civic Society, please come to the meeting; or you are welcome to contact the Secretary of the Society, Nick Roe, on 07807772307, or visit www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic

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