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Plas madoc, Acrefair
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Acrefair is a village in the county borough of Wrexham, north-east Wales. It was formerly part of the ancient parish of Ruabon, and is located between the towns of Wrexham and Llangollen. It is close to the villages of Trefor, Cefn Mawr, Ruabon and Plas Madoc.

Parts of Acrefair have beautiful views across the River Dee and the Dee valley. Acrefair has two shops, a post office, a chemist and a fish and chip shop. Most of these facilities are located in the newer part of Acrefair which is closer to the more recent village of Plas Madoc than the original village. It boasts many buildings built from Ruabon brick, including several chapels which are now closed and converted.

It is home to the Monsanto chemical works, which has produced chemicals since before World War II, which now operates as FlexSys. Coal, clay and iron were also worked in the area during its industrial period.

Air Products also have a large manufacturing facility in Acrefair where 'Cold Boxes' and HP/LP columns used in the chemical industry are produced. These are transported from the factory to Ellesmere Port by heavy haulage vehicles, often with a Police Escort of up to 5 cars or motorbikes due to the size and weight of the loads.

Acrefair railway station was formerly a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line. It closed to passengers on Monday 18th January 1965 as part of the Beeching Axe.


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