Rhosllanerchrugog is a village of about 9,000 inhabitants situated on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Vale of Maelor in North East Wales. To the English tongue Rhosllanerchrugog can be a bit of a tongue twister, and is often known simply as Rhos, however literally translated the name comes from the Welsh: rhos "moor"; llannerch "glade"; grugog "heathery" hence "Moor of the Heathery Glade."
The coal seams of north-east Wales led to the establishment of a large coal mining community and the development of the village itself during the 18th century. A symbol of Rhos' coal-mining and labour movement heritage is seen in the "Stiwt", the miners' institute on Broad Street. This fine building was erected and paid for by the miners as a social and cultural centre for the community.....
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