Found in a shed... the Wrexham street map time forgot


Lois Hough

A DECADES-old map of Wrexham is expected to fetch hundreds of pounds when it goes under the hammer.

The rare find was made after Wrexham-based auctioneers Wingetts were invited to search the home of an elderly man in Rhos who had died.

The Ordnance Survey street map from 1937 features Cobden Mill, a string of public houses, a vegetable market and even a horse depository.

Auctioneer Dyfed Griffiths said: “Unfortunately, the gentleman had passed away, but we were invited by his family members to search his property for any valuables.

“We came across this map in the shed and are rather excited about it.

“It’s not something we tend to see an awful lot, especially from this period. It would be a great addition for a collection, or for someone with an interest in local history.”

The map was produced by Southampton-based Ordnance Survey and could fetch up to £200.

Dyfed added: “It’s not in brilliant condition, but that is expected because it’s been in the shed for a long time.

“It has faded a little bit and there is a small tear, but it is still perfectly legible.

“It is difficult to value, but could fetch anything from £20 to £200.”

l The map will be auctioned at Wingetts on Holt Street on Monday, January 14, at 10.30am.

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