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Yn Wrecsam yr wythnos hon bydd Geraint Hardy yn edrych ar weithgareddau difyr, llefydd i aros, llefydd i fwyta a llefydd i ymweld a nhw. Geraint Hardy looks at things to do in W...


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-Welcome to Codi Pac.

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-I'm Geraint Hardy,

-and I'm travelling across Wales...

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-..to find some of our treasures.

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-If you want a weekend away,

-you needn't travel far.

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-It's all on the doorstep.

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-Places to eat, places to stay,

-things to do and see.

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-They're all here on Codi Pac.

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-Several things spring to mind

-when I think of Wrexham.

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-Beer, industrial history...

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-..and as I'm a big football fan,

-Wrexham football club.

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-Where better to start my journey

-than with the Dragons?

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-Wrexham's ground

-is called the Racecourse.

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-It's no ordinary club,

-it was established in 1864...

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-..a year after the

-Football Association first met...

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-..to write the rules of the game.

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-Wrexham is the oldest club in Wales

-and the third oldest in the world.

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-I'm meeting Spencer Harris,

-the club's director.

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-Spencer won the Welsh Learner

-of the Year competition in 2001.

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-Spencer, we're here at what must be

-one of your favourite places.

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-You're a huge fan of Wrexham AFC.

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-I remember sitting behind the goal

-over there.

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-I remember watching games

-against Swansea.

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-I was a little lad.

-The crowd was massive.

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-At the time, we were

-in what is now the Championship.

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-It was a great time for the club.

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-What are Wrexham's aims now?

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-Wrexham are trying to win promotion

-back to the Football League.

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-That's the club's main aim.

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-Hopefully, we'll do that next year.

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-The fans own this club

-at the moment.

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-Yes, 4,000 of us own the club.

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-The fans took over the ownership

-in 2011.

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-Since then, the club

-has done fantastic off the pitch.

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-We've been to Wembley three times.

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-They were our first visits too.

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-We've just missed out on promotion

-twice as well.

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-I hope that will come next year.

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-Do you have meetings

-with all 4,000 of you?!

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-Almost every week

-when we have away games!

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-There are elections to appoint

-people to various positions...

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-..to run the club

-on behalf of the fans.

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-A lot of famous people

-have played for the club.

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-Yes, players like Joey Jones, who

-won the European Cup with Liverpool.

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-He still coaches here today.

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-Ian Rush played for Wrexham too.

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-He didn't score many goals

-for Wrexham!

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-No.

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-No.

-

-Unfortunately.

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-The stadium is in the town centre.

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-How important

-is the club to the town?

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-The club's important to the town

-and to North Wales.

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-It's where the largest crowd

-gathers every fortnight...

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-..to support

-North Wales' professional club.

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-There are larger towns than Wrexham

-around the country...

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-..which no-one talks about.

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-Wrexham AFC is what puts us on the

-map in Britain and across the world.

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-Here's the big moment.

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-Hardy's ready to go.

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-Superb!

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-That's enough messing about

-on the football field.

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-It's now time to find out

-what else Wrexham has to offer.

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-I'm going to have a wander

-around town.

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-Wrexham is the main town

-in North Wales...

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-..with a population

-of around 60,000.

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-The history of the town

-dates back 8,000 years.

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-It's a market town.

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-Wrexham is a Saxon name.

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-It comes from "Wryhtel's Ham" -

-the farm of a man called Wryhtel.

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-It's been a worthwhile walk

-around town.

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-There are plenty of lovely little

-streets and interesting buildings.

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-This church, St Giles,

-can be seen throughout the town.

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-The St Giles church tower is one

-of the seven wonders of Wales.

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-It's an incredible building.

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-The town's pubs

-are worth seeing too.

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-I've heard about a local bank that's

-been turned into a restaurant.

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-Here it is - The Bank.

-It's lunchtime.

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-This bank was built by a family

-of merchants from Liverpool.

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-There's a similarly-designed

-building in Liverpool too.

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-In the cellar,

-the old safe still stands.

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-It's hard to believe that the door

-weighs two and a half tons.

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-This place is packed

-and it's easy to see why.

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-It's so posh with its incredible bar

-and amazing staircase.

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-It's also homely.

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-I just hope that the bank's

-paying for the food!

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-You can't beat home-made lasagne,

-garlic bread and salad.

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-It's time to tuck in.

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-As you'd expect, there's

-a wide choice of places to stay.

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-The Lemon Tree hotel and restaurant

-has 12 comfortable rooms.

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-If you want to stay

-in a luxury house...

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-..which combines

-the modern and the traditional...

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-..go to the Old Vicarage Cottage

-in Minera.

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-On the other hand,

-I'm staying in a different place...

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-..in a field

-on the outskirts of Minera.

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-This is where I'll be staying

-tonight - a shepherd's hut.

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-The decor is modern and neat.

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-This is great - original wheels.

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-Look at the view -

-I'm in the middle of nowhere.

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-There are animals in the nearby

-fields. There's no-one else around.

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-I'm excited, that's for sure.

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-Let's open the door.

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-Here it is - wow!

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-It's small but it's very cosy.

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-There's a kitchen

-and a table which opens out...

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-..which makes use of the space.

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-This is the sofa

-which turns into a bed.

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-It slides out.

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-I can't wait

-to curl up in this bed tonight...

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-..in front of that great fire

-over there.

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-It's been a busy day.

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-I've walked the streets of Wrexham

-and been in the football stadium.

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-In this rural retreat, I can't wait

-for a night in front of the fire.

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-Welcome back to Codi Pac

-from a shepherd's hut near Wrexham.

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-After a good night's sleep,

-I wander to the farmyard.

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-Good morning.

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-If you choose to stay here...

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-..there's plenty of local produce

-for a breakfast feast.

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-You can even collect your own eggs,

-if you like.

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-This breakfast is for me,

-not you, OK?

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-OK? He's coming. Behave.

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-On day two, I get to wander around

-the streets of Wrexham once more.

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-I'm on my way to Saith Seren...

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-..an old pub that also promotes

-the Welsh language.

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-Here we are,

-the Saith Seren community pub.

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-People come here to speak Welsh too.

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-There's a pool table,

-which is good news.

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-It's spacious,

-with pictures of familiar faces...

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-..from Gareth Bale

-to Richard Burton.

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-It's also the perfect place

-to see some live music.

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-I'm meeting poet Sophie McKeand

-to learn more about the place.

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-Two, three.

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-Sophie, we're in Saith Seren.

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-Why is Saith Seren

-important to Wrexham?

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-There are many Welsh speakers here.

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-They support the language.

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-It's a lovely place to come...

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-..to have a chat in Welsh

-over a pint or a cuppa.

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-It's nice just to come here

-and practise speaking Welsh...

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-..without feeling awkward...

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-..you know?

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-It's nice just to relax,

-have a chat.

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-There's lots of music

-and poetry here.

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-You've learnt Welsh.

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-Do you come from Wrexham?

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-I was born in Flint

-but was raised in Chester...

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-..so I didn't speak Welsh

-as a child.

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-So why did you decide

-to learn Welsh?

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-I'm a poet, so I love languages.

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-The Welsh language

-is beautiful and very interesting.

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-I was born here

-so I should learn the language.

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-You're a poet. That's your job.

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-You have a special title too,

-a very nice one.

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-Yes, the Young People's Laureate

-for Wales.

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-If you had to describe Wrexham

-in two words, what would they be?

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-I'd choose complex and passionate.

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-Passionate.

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-Yes.

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-Sometimes, it's important

-to rest for five minutes...

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-..in a place like this

-that's full of local characters...

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-..and, of course, sweet things!

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-I'm now going

-to The Fat Boar restaurant.

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-Lovely

-is the word that springs to mind.

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-This is spacious.

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-I love the black and white

-on the bar and on the floor.

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-There are old and new chairs

-which fill the space...

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-..and there's space outside

-to have a drink or some food.

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-Upstairs, however, is a restaurant

-with a different ambience.

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-A number of the workers here

-speak Welsh.

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-The owners

-use local and seasonal produce.

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-We're now upstairs

-in the restaurant.

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-You can sit outside.

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-There are many parts

-to the restaurant.

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-This is the modern part

-with plenty of natural light...

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-..and bright colours on the walls.

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-In here, things change.

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-Industrial orange bricks...

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-..and then wooden panels

-with lots of plants...

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-..which creates

-an outdoors-indoors feel.

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-Wow! Look at this. Quite a dish.

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-This place is called The Fat Boar.

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-After I eat this, there'll only be

-one fat boar in this building.

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-After eating my fill, I'm off

-to find the old police station.

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-It's been converted into a museum.

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-I'm going to meet local historian

-Gareth Vaughan Williams there.

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-Gareth, this lovely building

-is the museum.

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-You've lived here for many years.

-What's Wrexham like?

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-It's a very busy town.

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-It's been busy for centuries.

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-It's a border town, so people

-have been coming here for centuries.

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-It's on the border

-between Wales and England.

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-It's on the border

-between two languages..

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-..between

-the highlands and lowlands...

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-..and between industry

-and agriculture.

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-There are two cultures here.

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-That's still evident in the town.

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-At one time,

-it was very industrialized.

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-Yes, but one shouldn't just think of

-Wrexham as an industrialized area.

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-It was a market

-and agricultural town...

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-..before it was an industrial town.

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-The museum tries to show the history

-of the area from the early ages.

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-This is one of the earliest things

-they've discovered.

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-An ancient coffin, a cist,

-was found in 1958.

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-Inside the cist was a skeleton...

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-..which dates back

-2,000 years before Christ.

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-They were known

-as the Beaker people.

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-Their remains

-would be buried in a cist.

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-They were special people.

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-They'd travel far

-and they knew how to work iron.

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-The height of Brymbo Man

-has been worked out.

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-He was around 5'8".

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-Taller than me!

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-He'd also received

-a nasty head injury.

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-The fact that he was discovered...

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-..has provided a lot of information

-about the area.

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-It takes us back

-much further than the Romans.

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-Gareth, one of my favourite things

-in the world is football.

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-What do we have here?

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-It's an exhibition, not just of the

-Racecourse but of football in Wales.

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-People from the area

-who've played for Wales.

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-That's Billy Meredith's cap.

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-He was one of the first men to

-play for Wales. He came from Chirk.

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-There are shirts and caps belonging

-to some Welsh heroes from the area.

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-People like Ian Rush.

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-You notice the difference in boots.

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-It's hard to believe how much

-the shirt and boots have changed...

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-..even the ball itself.

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-I remember wearing boots

-similar to those...

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-..when I started playing football.

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-It's been a pleasure

-talking to you today.

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-I've walked around town. I'm now

-going to walk the Clywedog Trail.

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-What am I going to see?

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-It's a lovely walk.

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-It starts in Minera.

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-You follow the area's

-industrial past.

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-There was a lead mine in Minera.

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-Lead mining might be one reason

-why the Romans came to the area.

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-You'll also see many mills

-on your journey...

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-..which shows how important

-water used to be.

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-Though the River Clywedog

-is small...

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-..it's very important

-in the running of the water wheels.

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-It's a beautiful walk.

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-The Clywedog Trail is a great way

-of enjoying the outdoors...

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-..while learning more

-about Wrexham's industrial past.

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-You don't have to walk

-the nine miles in one go.

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-You could do it in stages.

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-But it's worth ending up

-at Erddig house and gardens.

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-It was owned

-by the Yorke family until 1973...

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-..when it was given

-to the National Trust.

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-It's an inspirational place.

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-Gareth was right.

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-The Clywedog Trail is worth doing

-to see the industrial remains.

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-Next, I'm going to

-a world-famous historical site.

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-Many people have told me...

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-..I must visit

-Pontcysyllte aqueduct.

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-It was built by Thomas Telford, and

-I'm told it's a challenge to cross.

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-Looking around, I'm not sure why

-as it's so tranquil.

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-Now that I'm standing

-on Pontcysyllte, I understand.

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-It's extremely high.

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-I'm safe enough but if I was

-on a boat and fell that way...

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-..I wouldn't be safe.

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-Off you go.

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-There are some lovely views here.

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-You can see fields...

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-..and a pretty bridge

-which shows how high up we are.

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-We're not halfway yet.

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-Let's go.

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-We're now halfway

-along Pontcysyllte.

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-What an incredible view!

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-We're high up, that much is certain.

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-I'm not sure how high,

-but, wow, it's high.

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-Very high.

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-Look at the view.

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-I feel like I'm standing

-in the centre of the world...

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-..with no-one near me.

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-Superb.

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-I've had a great time in Wrexham.

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-What an interesting place.

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-It started on a football pitch

-and it's ending above one.

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Yn Wrecsam yr wythnos hon bydd Geraint Hardy yn edrych ar weithgareddau difyr, llefydd i aros, llefydd i fwyta a llefydd i ymweld a nhw. Geraint Hardy looks at things to do in Wrexham.