Wrexham Garden Village centenary leaflet being prepared
May 21, 2012 by Gareth
A town in Wrexham is pulling together to create a celebration to remember in honour of its centenary.
Residents of Garden Village, Wrexham, are working together with organisations throughout the town to uncover notable events in the area’s history in the run up to its centenary celebrations.
Various organisations and businesses around Garden Village have been asked to create a leaflet giving details about their history and how they have helped to shape the town as it is today.
Leaflets are an established way of communicating detailed information on historical or notable events or attractions and are often used by local authorities to promote tourism. In this case, the leaflets could be used to foster a sense of identity and community for residents of Garden Village. Writing and producing these leaflets locally will also support the local economy, particularly if they are produced using a company offering flyer printing.
Wrexham’s Garden Village has a rich and varied history with many points of interest, such as the village green, which was the first of its kind in Wales to receive protection from an Act of Parliament.
A local school is also offering to help pull information together about the history of Garden Village. Residents can call into Wat’s Dyke School with information about the town’s past for inclusion in the various leaflets.
The chairperson of the Centenary Commission is Gwyneth Williams. Gwyneth is encouraging anyone with information that could contribute to the centenary celebrations to visit the school to share their stories.