The leatherworks in Pentrefelin and Tuttle Street, the many coal mines in the area, the brickworks in Abenbury, Brymbo Steelworks and the breweries all closed in the latter half of the 20th century.
Wrexham suffered from the same problems as much of industrialised Britain and saw little investment in the 1970s.
The museum also holds the archive of the Royal Welch Fusiliers; battalions were stationed in Wrexham during the First World War.
Wrexham County Borough Council is made up of 52 Councillors, with one then appointed to serve as Mayor for a year.
In the mid 19th century Wrexham was granted borough status.
It became part of the new shire of Denbighshire in 1536.
Following the Welsh reconquest of the area during the 11th century, Wrexham formed part of the native Welsh lordship of Maelor.
During the 12th century the lordship was disputed between the Welsh and the English.
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