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Wrexham Area Civic Society talk

Members of the Wrexham Area Civic Society, at Ty AVOW: CPAT photo 2546-0001 A group of eighteen attended the 20th March meeting of the Wrexham Area Civic Society at Ty AVOW, Wrexham to see an illustrated presentation entitled ‘Rhydymwyn Valley: history and industrial archaeology’. Where the valley of the River Alyn passes through the village of Rhydymwyn in Flintshire there was formerly much lead mining and an iron foundry making components for mining machinery. Then in 1939 came construction of a chemical weapons factory to produce mustard ‘gas’ in preparation for the coming war. The evening event presented much hitherto unknown information about the valley and the formerly controversial site of the chemical weapons factory that is now opening its doors to the community and telling its fascinating story to the world! To find out more about the Rhydymwyn site follow this link

Jeff Spencer, March 2008

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