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CONDITION OF WREXHAM TRAMWAY.

REVIEW OF BOOKS. ---------

THE DENBIGH HUSSARS IN ACTION.

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WRXEHAM. OPENING OF NEW BOARD SCHOOLS. Tuesdaywas observed as a general holiday in Wrexham. The chief event of the day was the official opening of the new Victoria Board School?, which have been erected on the Cae Shack at a cost of nearly £ 15,000. It was in 1897 that the managers of the Wrexham British Schools received from the Education Department an intimation that their buildings were unsuitable, and the matter was taken into serious consideration by the managers They found that the ex- tension of their premises in order to meet the requirements of the department was a task beyond their powers, and they decided to place the onus upon the school board, to which body the control and possession of the schools was by mutual arrangement trans- ferred at the end of 1897. In January, 1898, the Education Department informed the board that they could not approve a trans- fer of the school to the beard except as a temporary arrangement, and on the distinct understanding that the board would proceed at once to provide a new school.' The res- ponsibility of providing school accomoda- tion for something like 1,000 children there. after rested with the school board, and in August, 1898, they accepted the plans of Mr. W. Moss, Wrexham, his plans being ad- judged by Mr. W. E. Wiliink, of Liverpool, as the beat. The tender of Mr. W. E. Samuel, Wrexham, amounting to £ 11,519, was accepted, it being stipulated that the work should be completed by the last day of the old century, so that the official opening could take place on Tuesday, the first day of the 20th century. It may be mentioned as a somewhat singular coincidence that the architect and the clerk of the works, Mr. W L. Walker, are both old boys of the British School. There will be accommodation for 1,000 children, and there is a workshop for" the boys and a cookery room for the girls. The mayor and mayoress invited a large company to a conversazione in connection company to a conversazione in connection with the opening ceremony in the afternoon, while in the evening there was an old boys' reunion and dinner.

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CONDITION OF WREXHAM TRAMWAY.