A iron and steelworks closed for nearly twenty years is being revived after receiving an £800,000 National Lottery grant.
Brymbo Iron and Steel Works near Wrexham ceased operation in 1990.
It was built in the late 1790s by prominent industrialist and cast iron pioneer John ‘Iron Mad Jack’ Wilkinson, and started producing steel from 1884 onwards.
John ‘Iron Mad’ Wilkinson invented a precision boring machine that could bore canon and cast iron cylinders, like those used in steam engines.
He also improved the efficiency of blast furnaces, and led the early development of the world’s first metal single span bridge - the ‘Iron Bridge’ - in Shropshire.