WREXHAM memorial hall has been refurbished in time for Remembrance Day.

The hall was built in 1956 to commemorate those who died in the Second World War and has since become home to several memorial plaques, both inside and outside.

In addition to the names of the Second World War dead there’s two bronze plaques dedicated to those who fell in the First World War and two plaques with the names of employees of the Borough Council who were killed in the two wars and a slate plaque which refers to the Burma Star.

Outside are memorials to the RWF, the familiar cenotaph where the annual Service of Remembrance takes place and also the Burma Bell, the Normandy Veterans Memorial, the Falklands Memorial and a memorial to Flt Lt D S A Lord VC, DFC, which used to stand on the corner of Grosvenor Road and Regent Street.

Visitors to the area will no longer feel underwhelmed when they view the areas as they have now been enhanced with new seating, standards and display panels recording the history of the hall.

There is also a new wreath plinth where wreaths and crosses can be laid by those who wish to wish to remember their friends and relatives in this way.

The first wreath was laid by Mr Roy Bellis, in memory of his father Jack Bellis, former Royal Welch Fusilier and Normandy veteran who passed away this year aged 102.

Outside the fascia has been replaced and visitors will no longer be able to miss the reason the hall is there – as a memorial to those who fell.

Cllr David Griffiths, armed forces champion, said: “All this work to the memorial hall has been made possible by funding from the Armed Forces Community Fund Trust and we are very grateful for their support. The memorial hall is a very well known building but I sometimes feel we were beginning to forget why it was built and it very fitting that the history of the building along with the bench seating and standards really make it stand out as a place of memorial, humility and respect.”