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Community Corner: Evel Knievels Assemble in Wrexham!

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Community Corner: Evel Knievels Assemble in Wrexham!

Evel Knevel Comes To Wrexham!

Firstly, it was amazing to see a whole host of motorcyclists dressed as Evel Knevel in the Wrexham Racecourse car park first thing in the morning on 1st June.

They were assembling for the start of the RIDE Cymru Motorcycle Club’s “The Capital Knievels’ Ride Again: Ride Capitals 2022”. This was held from 1st June to 5th June

This event saw the rider motorcycle to the three mainland UK capital over the Jubilee weekend. They covered over 1,200 miles to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Go to ridecymru.com/ride-capitals for more information.

Community Corner: Evel Knievels Assemble in Wrexham!
Evel Knievels

Liam Stokes-Massey: Wrexham Artist Extraordinaire

Secondly, if you went to the fabulous Terracottapolis exhibition at Tŷ Pawb, you might have seen the work of talented local artist Liam Stokes-Massey.

Moreover, Terracottapolis included many contemporary terracotta pieces alongside historical objects. Many with a connection to Wrexham.

Liam was born and grew up in Wrexham before attending university in Cardiff. He moved back in 2013 and currently runs his business out of the distinctive Shepherd’s Hut in Tŷ Pawb. His goal is to become an illustrator for football websites, especially if they have a connection to Welsh football.

See his outstanding work on Instagram – search for “pencilcraftsman”.

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Liam Stokes-Massey

Visit Minera Family Day-Out

Minera Lead Mines has once again opened to visitors thanks to support from the Wrecsam 2025 bid.

The buildings on the site have recently undergone significant improvements. All thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Brilliant Basics Fund, Wrexham County Borough Council and also the Heritage Lottery Fund.

There are now fully accessible toilet facilities with a community hub, Wi-Fi, and kitchen facilities. The Visitors Centre now features modern, bilingual, and also interactive interpretations telling the site’s fascinating history dating back to Roman times.

The community hub hosted some fantastic artwork from local schools that entered the Minera Natural Heritage and the Culture Primary School Art Competition.

Moreover, the year 5 and 6 pupils competed to produce a poster promoting the Minera Lead Mines as a heritage and cultural attraction. The first prize went to Ava at Ysgol Penygelli. The year 3 and 4 competition was to produce a piece of artwork entitled “Wildlife on your Doorstep”, with first prize going to Wyn Dobson at Ysgol Bryn Tabor.

Minera Lead Mines
Freddie Thomas and Dylan Blazey at Minera Lead Mines

Prestigious Award For Moneypenny CEO

The Institute of Directors Wales has awarded Joanna Swash, Group CEO of Moneypenny, Director of the Year 2021 for Corporate Responsibility. Joanna’s award is in recognition of her work for valuing the impact of business on society, the environment, and also the economy.

Joanna commented: “It is an honour to receive this award. I believe it is the responsibility of all businesses to do better business. This means valuing your own people and caring for everyone affected by what you do as a business. We will continue to embed these values into all that we do. Contributing to all our people, the wider society we are a part of, the environment and also our economy.”

Joanna Swash

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