The demolition of the Mines Rescue Centre on Maesgwyn Road is another example of our town's heritage being taken from us by unthinking or cynical developers.
The site's owner Neville Dickens can't claim ignorance on this matter. A powerful local campaign spearheaded by councillors Phil Wynn and Malcolm Williams, himself a former miner who trained at the centre, made it clear what the feeling in the town was about this building's importance for our industrial heritage - in particular given the links with the 1934 Gresford disaster.
The developers' first attempts to demolish the site prompted CADW - a body not noted for its speed of movement normally - to impose an immediate protection order.
This was blatantly ignored within days and it appears the building has been so badly damaged that it will have to be demolished. Dickens, who spends much of his time in Spain these days, is proving to be very elusive and has refused to comment to the press about his involvement in this debacle. He was not so reticent when he wanted media attention during his days as a director and shareholder in Wrexham FC.
CADW and Wrecsam Council are, I understand, both considering what further steps to take and it's important that the right message is sent out to future developers in Wrecsam.