Member of the Leader's Local Bygones Facebook group, Richard Jones, from Gwersyllt, looks back at the old Town Hall, Wrexham...

The old Town Hall was located in the junction of Town Hill, High Street and Hope Street but was demolished in 1940 to help with traffic and congestion.

The original building which had stood on the site had been built in the time of Henry VIII, and was used for magistrates, important meetings etc.

Also in its earlier years, the hall in 1583 housed a gentleman named Richard Gwynn, who was a Catholic priest was held in the black chamber of the hall until he was taken to be executed by means of a traitor's death 'hung, drawn and quartered'.

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The site of his grizzly demise would of been the old beast market, where Eagles Meadow is today.

It is also said that the king himself, Charles I, made a speech at the hall to the people of Wrexham.

In 1713 a new Town Hall was built on the site of the old medieval hall with a design of an upper and bottom floor. The bottom floor consisted of nine shops and the upper floor was used by magistrates.

Also the clock which could be seen on the front elevation of the building had been presented to Wrexham in 1852 to commemorate the marriage of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.