A HERITAGE fun day took place at Minera Lead Mines giving people the chance to experience the historic site.

The event saw both locals and tourists visit the site for fun and games and thanks to Jonathan Gammond from Wrexham Museums, groups were given two guided tours of the site and shown into the City Engine House for the first time in several years.

Mary Coxon who attended one of the tours with her husband and friend had no idea how big the industry was at Minera.

She said: "A very interesting guided tour of the mine this afternoon. I had no idea how big an operation this was.

"It's hard to imagine on a sunny afternoon the smoke and dust and I would like to thank all of those people involved."

Hanna Clarke, marketing and events manager for Groundwork North Wales who are currently running the site in Minera said: "It was great to be able to open the City Engine House up to visitors, thanks go to Wrexham Museums for their help on this.

"It has been great today seeing locals and those from further afield getting involved with the rich heritage of the Lead Mines."

There was plenty to keep the children entertained including, face paints, beat the buzzer, hula hooping and a chance to try their skills at gold panning. The event was full of community spirit with entertainment courtesy of the Golden Lion Choir, Coedpoeth.

The Fun Day has been one of many events to take place at Minera Lead Mines this year including, bushcraft and graffiti events for children during the summer holidays.

The series of events will conclude with an outdoor movie screening of Shrek in the Lead Mines site on Saturday, September 21 and a Spooktacular Halloween walk scheduled for October 31.