George Lerry Manuscripts

Scope and Content

George Lerry (1893-1971) was a native of Oswestry, Shropshire. He was the first editor of the Wrexham Leader from 1920-1948. He wrote a number of articles on historical topics about the Wrexham area. He was active in local, national and international eisteddfodau, and Wrexham Football Club, and was a Freemason. He also collected papers of the Schreiber family of Tottenham, Middlesex.

Scope and content: Personal papers, including correspondence, 1902-1971; presentations, 1918-1951; the Schreibers and Lerrys papers, 1885-1958; Football Association of Wales, 1890-1971; Wrexham Association Football Club, 1913-1974; football photographs and miscellaneous, 1909-1970; concert programmes, 1871-1927; art exhibitions, 1876 and 1969; national eisteddfodau, 1888-1961; eisteddfodau in Rhos, 1912, 1914, Llansilin, 1964; Llangollen International Eisteddfodau, 1948-1971; carnivals/bazaars, 1902-1912; pantomine programmes, 1908-1929; drama programmes, 1913-1966; handicraft conference/exhibitions, 1950, 1954; miscellaneous, 1907-1969; newspaper collections, 1849-1970, including Border Counties Advertiser, 1899-1912; Wrexham Leader, 1926-1970; The Wrexham Trader, 1914-1917; The Wrexham Journal and Advertising Medium, 1914; and other miscellaneous newspapers and cuttings, 1849-1969; churches, 1895-1964; politics, 1831-[1971]; Royal Welch Fusiliers, [1915], 1939, 1948; organisations, 1913-1969; Freemasons, 1911-1946, and Square and Compass Lodge, Wrexham, 1920, 1923, 1970-1971; commerce, 1959-1970; hotel/guest houses, [c. 1920]-1935; local industries, 1907, 1920, 1944, [c. 1950]-1970; hospitals, 1927, 1945, 1955; transport, 1915, 1945; Wrexham Borough Council, 1910-1971; Wrexham Library Committee, 1962, 1968, 1971; Wrexham Rural District Council, 1915, 1968-1969; education, 1905-1971; Denbighshire Technical College, Wrexham, 1964-1971; sale catalogues, 1911, 1918, and 1932; and local history materials and maps, 1880-1971.


Arranged into the following: personal papers; papers relating to the Schreibers and Lerrys; football; leisure and cultural activities; newspapers; and miscellaneous.

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