If you’ve been thinking how you could grab the £50 prize on offer from Europe Direct, here’s an idea that may just help you out.

If you haven’t heard, Europe Direct are joining in with the European Year of Cultural Heritage by asking you to take a photo of something that you think shows off Wrexham’s heritage. You can find out more by clicking here.

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you some ideas and this week we are starting with the biggest of them all…Pontcysyllte Aqueduct!

Back in 2009 the aqueduct and canal was made a World Heritage Site because it is of universal value. Spanning 11 miles it was designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop to allow the Llangollen canal to cross the River Dee to improve trade links.

Iron for the structure came from Shrewsbury and Cefn Mawr.

It took 10 years to build and in today’s money would have cost £3,500,000.

Do you think this is an important part of Wrexham’s heritage? If so, why not make it one of the five photos that you can send in as your competition entry?

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