A free exhibition held in Southsea will celebrate a nature project improving the area, and a bit of the village’s history.

Southsea in Bloom and the Southsea History through Photography Exhibition will showcase the work done by the Roots to Shoots project by the Brymbo Heritage Trust through photography.

The photographs on display were taken by Brymbo Heritage Trust volunteer Mike Jones for the Roots to Shoots project over the last 12 months and cover not just Southsea but surrounding villages including Moss Valley.

The Leader: Southsea in Bloom (image: Mike Jones)Southsea in Bloom (image: Mike Jones)

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Mike lived in the village many years ago and was impressed by the physical work done by local Cllr Nigel Williams and residents to improve the area with plants and flowers. This inspired him to get out his camera and do some research on his old village.

The Leader: Southsea in Bloom (image: Mike Jones)Southsea in Bloom (image: Mike Jones)

Mike has also put together a little bit of history of the area including text and historic photographs of the village. Mike had support from the late local historian Mr Jim Nuttal who sadly passed away recently.

The Leader:

Mike is now inviting people along to the free exhibition which includes a free tea/coffee and cake per person. If anyone has any local photos or stories of old from the area to share then they are urged to please come along and share.

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The exhibition is held at All Saints Church, Church Road, Southsea, Wrexham LL11 5PG on:

  • Thursday, August 4 1pm-6.30pm
  • Friday, August 5 10.30am-6.30pm
  • Saturday, August 6 9.30am-1pm

The exhibition is supported by the Roots to Shoots project. Please email lynze.rogers@brymboheritage.co.uk if you require any further information