Denbighshire Record Office

Wrexham Football Club

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/68

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Title: Wrexham Football Club

Short title: Wrexham Football Club, match programmes

Dates of creation: 1950-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.057 cubic metres (29 items)

Name of creator(s): Wrexham Football Club


Administrative and biographical history: Wrexham Association Football Club was founded in September 1872, playing its home matches at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Denbighshire. The club joined the English Third Division (North) in 1921, and became a founder member of the new Third Division in 1958. They were relegated to Division Four in 1960, promoted in 1962, and relegated again in 1964. They stayed in the Fourth Division until 1970, when they won promotion again. Their stay in the Third Division culminated in promotion to the Second Division as Champions in the 1977-8 season. Throughout this period, Wales regularly played International football matches at the Racecourse. The Club is currently (2004) in Coca-Cola Football League One.


Scope and content: Wrexham AFC programmes for home matches, 1951-1977, and away matches, 1957-1977; programmes for International matches at the Racecourse Ground, 1950-1974; official club handbooks, 1964-1969; scrapbooks of press cuttings, 1969-1973; and match poster, 1972.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: programmes of international matches; match programmes (home); match programmes (away); match programmes (home and away); official handbooks; Arfon Griffiths testimonial match programme; match poster; scrapbooks.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by B. Thomas, Esq., 38 Ruabon Road, Wrexham, 1974, 1978.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Wrexham Football Club, catalogue; The Football League Official Website (, viewed 11 May 2004; Wrexham Mad website (, viewed 11 May 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: May 2004



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