Wrexham is the largest town which is located in the north of Wales. The city is positioned between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley beside the border with England. As per the 2011 census, the population of the town was 61,603, and it is he fourth urban area in Wales.
The economy of the city has moved away from heavy industry to biotechnology, professional services, finance and high tech manufacturing. There are various streets for shopping in the town. At Redwither Tower Services, DTCC employed over 500 people.
Wrexham Industrial Estate is the industrial area in the city, and there are number of the biopharmaceutical companies such as Wockhardt and Ipsen at significant locations which provide the development and manufacturing capabilities. Kelloggs, Cott Beverages Ltd, Cadbury and Village Bakery are the giant food manufacturing sites. Brewing is one of the traditional industries in Wrexham. Brewing is one of the traditional industry in the Wrexham. Martons, Border Breweries and Wrexham Lager are the brewing industries in the town and it is still a brewing town on a small scale. Many industries are situated on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Culture of Wrexham
The city hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1888, 1912, 1933 and 1977. The city has some theatres which include Grove Park Theatre, the Riverside Studio Theatre and the Yale Studio. The primary arts centre is Oriel Wrexham which recently moved to Chester Street.
Central Station, Fat Boar, Saith Seren and others are the live music locations which are developed around the town. Central Station is a club with a capacity of about 650 attracting touring bands and the site has played an essential role in various famous international acts since 2000.
North Wales Daily Post and The leader are the two local newspapers in the city. Communicorp station and Heart FM are the two radio stations which are broadcasting to the town.
Wrexham F.C. is the professional football team in the town and which plays at Racecourse Ground. North Wales Crusaders is a professional rugby league club and play in the League- 1 third division of the sport in Britain. Queensway International Athletics stadium is situated in the Caia Park and after the Racecourse, it is the second stadium in the city.
The city has seven leisure centres such as Plas Madoc, Gwyn Evans, Chirk Clywedog and Queensway and Waterworld.
The four railway stations in the city are Wrexham General, Gwersyllt, Wrexham and Ruabon. Wrexham General is the central railway station which serves Wrexham, north-east Wales but presently, it is operated by the Arriva Trains Wales. It was rebuilt in 1912 and opened in 1846.
A new bus terminal has been built in Wrexham with the availability of the booth and staffed information. Bus companies which serve the city include Arriva Buses Wales, Townlynx, GHA Coaches. There is also availability of long-distance coaches to Edinburgh via Manchester in the city.
Ysgol Morgan Llwyd is the only school which is Welsh-speaking secondary school, and there are the number of primary and secondary schools. St. David's School, Ysgol Bryan Offa and the Groves High School are the three largest secondary schools in the city. Yale College is also one of the largest college in Wales and main provider of adult education in the city.
Notable People of Wrexham