Tag Archives: Wrexham

The Polish Embassy

It’s very easy to walk straight past the Polish Embassy in Wrexham without noticing it.  It’s a narrow, understated and not particularly distinguished building on the town’s High Street.  It also happens to be pub called the Royal Oak. The … Continue reading

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The Fairy Mount

For in one sense Faerie represents a species of limbo, a great abyss of traditional material, into which every kind of ancient belief came to be cast as the acceptance of one new faith after another dictated the abandonment of … Continue reading

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Four Dogs

I asked my friend Will to join me on this walk. Will has lived in Wrexham for most of his life and I hoped he could put a personal perspective on some of the places I planned to explore. Ever … Continue reading

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Confluence

But where does the river sit in all of this: as a reflection of (and receptacle for) change?   Surface Tension, Rob St John This is as far as I can go.  I have been following the course of the River … Continue reading

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Abbot and Regis: A Tale of Two Townships

A market town, a parliamentary borough, the head of a Union, and a parish, chiefly in the hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh; 26 miles (SE by E) from Denbigh, 18 (ESE) from Ruthin, and 187½ (NW) from London; ….. … Continue reading

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A Drift on Wat’s Dyke

Swathed bodies in the long ditch; one eye upstaring. It is safe to presume, here, the king’s anger. He reigned forty years. Seasons touched and retouched the soil.  Heathland, new-made watermeadow. Charlock, marsh-marigold. Crepitant oak forest where the boar furrowed … Continue reading

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Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke

I don’t normally publish notices at Psychogeographic Review but, since this event has been organised by this blog’s favourite poet, Liz Lefroy, and because it promises to be such a fantastic evening of wordsmithing, here goes… On Thursday 11th October … Continue reading

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St. Giles Churchyard

  Pictures taken in St Giles churchyard, Wrexham and a poem written at the grave of Elihu Yale, founder of Yale University.       At the grave of Elihu Yale.   Born in America, in Europe bred.   Summer … Continue reading

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Beating the Bounds: A Dérive Around the 1857 Boundaries of Brew Town

Dewdrop had called it a circumnavigation, but the reverence with which he handles the map this morning as he shows me our route suggests it’s something more akin to a pilgrimage for him.  When he rang me last week he … Continue reading

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