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Alys - Web Team Alys - Web Team | 14:47 UK time, Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Monday, 25 January - Related update: Calls to maintain WWII weapons site at Rhydymwyn


Contributor Brian sent us this photo showing the state of the former pattern makers and carpenter's shop building on the old Brymbo Steelworks site, Wrexham.

The photo shows the building - which is listed - in a dilapidated state and Brian is concerned that "the history and heritage of, not just Brymbo or north east Wales, but the UK, is at risk".

The timing of Brian's photo coincides with this week's launch of a joint BBC and British Museum project, A History of the World, highlighting local artefacts and objects which shaped history.

And among north east Wales' artefacts is cannon boring equipment invented by Brymbo Steelworks' founder John Wilkinson.

There's lots of reading material available regarding the steelworks site and wider community, its past and planned redevelopment.

Wrexham Council has an extensive Brymbo Steelworks online archive, while Brymbo Heritage Group is working to preserve Brymbo's history via people's memories.

Brymbo's redevelopment involves a number of groups, and hopes for the area.

Meanwhile, further information about Brymbo, such as its local groups and community councillors, can be gleaned via the Brymbo website.


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