Why Wrexham Developed
The border area between England and Wales has been a turbulent area. Border conflicts
were common. When the area became peaceful, its location was an important position for trade.
In the past, cattle walked to market from Wales into England. As Wrexham is the closest town to the border, it became a major market town.
It also lies near a range of important natural resources, including coal, lead and iron. Steep hills and rain in Wales meant there was plenty of water power. So the town became important for industry.
In turn, commercial businesses arrived to service the industries. Banks, insurance companies etc. They needed to impress their customers with beautiful solid looking buildings, and these still enhance the town.