Well, the judges have now deliberated and have announced the winners of the Wonders of Wrexham 2019 Calendar and what a cracking set of photos they are!
We have once again photos of the incredible architecture and scenery that we have here in Wrexham. From sheep to a National Trust Castle, a World Heritage Site to our splendid trees and views.
The judges had a very difficult job but we hope you agree the end results once again reveal some of the Wonders of Wrexham ready for 2019.
The Calendar will go on sale very shortly and we’ll bring you news of how much it will cost and where it will be available soon.
The Mayor, Councillor Andy Williams, said: “The Calendar is looking good and is an excellent reminder to everyone of all that’s unique and great about Wrexham. I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone you who contributed to the making of this calendar and congratulations to the winners who are all listed below. I look forward to seeing it go on sale in the very near future and to meeting the all winners before Christmas.”
January – December
- Bangor on Dee Bridge and Church taken by Adrian Wright. A cracking shot of this beautiful bridge which dates back to around 1660. the five arched stone structure is believed to have been built by Inigo Jones.
- Gresford Wheel taken by Sally Davies. The iconic headgear of the former Gresford Colliery was preserved as part of the Gresford Disaster Memorial. Every year a service is held on the site to remember those who lost their lives in this terrible disaster. All four of our judges voted this the number one! This photo will also be the feature photo on the front of the Calendar.
- All Saints church in Gresford taken by Steve Harvey. The peel of these bells make them one of the 7 Wonders of Wales so it’s only right that this photo made the final 13. Built in the 15 Century it really is worth a visit.
- Bersham Waterfall taken by Carl Edwards. This is always one of our favourite views of Wrexham and we couldn’t resist including at least one view of this beautiful waterfall situated right here in Wrexham.
- Farndon Bridge taken by Ian Lucas, MP, Farndon Bridge – OK this is seen by many to be in England! It is however a medieval gateway into Wrexham and does look splendid in this shot. Welcome to Wales!
- The Mere at Hanmer taken by Paul Wynn. This Mere is a little gem in a beautiful and historic part of Wrexham – the Maelor. It is evidence that you don’t have to go far in Wrexham to see outstanding views.
- Chirk Castle taken by Steve Harvey. A Grade 1 Listed Building, property of the National Trust and with 700 years of history it’s no wonder it’s featured in this calendar. Thanks to the National Trust for allowing us to use the image.
- Llwyn Isaf taken by Iolanda Banu. Right in the heart of the town centre is this little chappie – who, with his friends, are charming children and adults alike. The sheep trail takes you around the county borough and they’re all as charming as this one.
- Bellevue Park Bandstand taken by Paul Wynn. Another town centre gem – this Victorian park is very popular with locals and visitors alike and the bandstand is host to a number of Music in the Park events in the summer months.
- Penrhos Engine House taken by Ben Hughes. A reminder of our industrial heritage with this Scheduled Ancient Monument at Brymbo. Built by John Wilkinson in the late 18 Century it’s thought to be the earliest surviving colliery engine house in Wales.
- Bank Street taken by Danny Edwards. One of the oldest streets in Wrexham, Bank Street, remains a busy and quaint thoroughfare in the town centre. Home to many old buildings and a must see for visitors to the town centre.
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct taken by Daniel Cooke the centre piece of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site and a sight not to be missed – this fantastic image sums up the longevity of this structure. How many winters has it seen? Well over 250 and still looking cool!