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Friends of Wrexham Museum Meetings
January 17 @ 7:00 PM
The Friends of Wrexham Museum meet every third Tuesday of the month.
They always have a programme full of very interesting speakers and the next talk will be by Chris Holden.
Chris is the Scuba diver and underwater heritage expert who protected the wreck of the submarine “Resurgam II” (“I Shall Rise Again”) after it was discovered in 1995 just off the Rhyl coast.
Manchester reverend George William Garrett designed the 45-foot-long submarine in 1879. The steam-powered vessel was constructed in Birkenhead and cost around £1,500.
After a successful trial off Wallasey, the submarine and its three-man crew set off for a demonstration at the Royal Navy in Portsmouth in 1880. However, it started shipping water after stopping at Rhyl for repairs and sank about five miles off the coast.
Chester diver Keith Hurley discovered the wreck in 1995 after following up on reports from a trawler that it had snagged its nets on something submerged.
A replica of the submarine can be seen close to the Woodside terminal of the Mersey Ferry in Birkenhead.
Please contact the Friends of Wrexham Museum for further details, and you will be able to get in touch with a committee member who can answer any questions.
You can also call 01978 297 460 or visit the museum: Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives, County Buildings, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB.
We look forward to seeing new and current members.
Friends of Wrexham Museum Overview
The objectives and aims of the Friends are to promote, support and assist Wrexham County Borough Council’s Museums and Heritage Services.
The Friends is a charitable trust and, as such, is run according to rules laid down by the Charity Commissioners. It is not part of the Council but a private body run by its members. The members elect a small committee from their number to run the organisation.
Chairman: Robert Williams
Vice-chairman: Sandra Allen
Treasurer: Rebecca Wright
Secretary: Helen Bendon
The money collected pays for speakers and donations to the Museum for projects and new items for display.
Annual Subscription Rates (reduced by 50% for their next season)
(concessionary rates are for juniors, students, pensioners and the unwaged)
Two adults and two children: £8
Visitors £3 (waived if you subscribe)
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