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The Cat Crept In 09-04-2012 14:41

Dennis Ruabon Tiles - Wrexham - April 2012
Workers produced massive amounts of terracotta at Dennis Ruabon brickworks, once earning the Wrexham village of Ruabon the nickname Terracottapolis.In fact, the famous red bricks have been used in lots of Liverpool buildings such as Liverpool University. And the famous Dennis Ruabon tile factory has been playing the biggest part in leaving this distinctive mark across the urban landscape since Victorian times.

For Dennis Ruabon it all began with the discovery of vast quantities of high quality Etruria Marl clay in the Ruabon area in the 19th Century heralded the beginning of tile and terracotta production on a vast scale. By the time of his death in 1906, Dennis had established himself as a giant of the industry, ensuring that his firm - and the name of Ruabon - had been forever cemented in British architectural history.

In 1944, Dennis's grandson, Patrick Gill Dyke Dennis, took control and launched a modernisation programme. By the end of the 1970s, brick production had largely ended, and the company concentrated its efforts on making quarry tiles.
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suboffender 09-04-2012 19:11

Great pictures.

Went with Blobber yesterday but there was a Dog on free roam in the bit we wanted to get into :(

suboffender 09-04-2012 20:39

I had assumed as much when you managed to get home and post the pictures ;)

scrappy 11-04-2012 13:38

great looking site, looks quite intact.

54Strat 12-04-2012 19:46

Good to see you got into the parts I didn't (swarming with chavs). Looks like there's a load more to see, thanks for posting.

The Cat Crept In 13-04-2012 13:42


Originally Posted by 54Strat (Post 146669)
Good to see you got into the parts I didn't (swarming with chavs). Looks like there's a load more to see, thanks for posting.

Thanks it was your report that inspired me to take a look in the first place. :thumbs

georgie 13-04-2012 15:15

nice one mate sorry i couldnt make it

the copy cat 15-04-2012 23:19

looks a good un that cool pics

spirit2012 28-04-2012 22:18

my chimney stacks has his name on them.

ants 17-06-2012 17:47

Drove past here today, defently got to go back for a proper look round.

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