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Wrexham ‘Hollywood sign’ revealed to be marketing stunt by vehicle renting service

20 Aug 2021 1 minute Read
Picture by Twitter / @JoeEdwardsss

Wrexham’s new ‘Hollywood sign’ has been revealed to be a marketing stunt by a vehicle renting service.

It was revealed this morning by the Wrexham Leader that Vanarama, the sponsors of the National League in which Wrexham play, were behind the giant sign which had appeared on Bersham Bank near Rhostyllen.

The sign can be seen from the A483.

Some had speculated that the sign was the work of Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, a suggestion that they denied.

The sign attracted mostly positive comments, but some expressed disappointment that the Welsh language original name ‘Wrecsam’ wasn’t also included.

“Would of loved ‘Wrecsam’ added too,” Geraint Rogers said.

“Hopefully still time, there’s defo the room!” Wrexham councillor Carrie Harper replied.

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Rob
Rob
1 month ago

“Welsh language original name”
Really?

Llewelyn
Llewelyn
1 month ago

I’m pretty sure Wrecsam came after Wrexham in this instance.

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
1 month ago
Reply to  Llewelyn

1547 Wreckesham buckelers mentioned. C13 Gwrexham Gregsam. The area was Welsh speaking. A nephew of Owain Glyndwr, Sion ap Madog, was called Alecsander i Wrecsam by C15 poet Guto’r Glyn. Sion’s heir was described, in cynghanedd, as ‘Gwregys am ais Gwregsam wyt’ ‘You’ve got Wrexham’s back’.

I’d say Wrecsam/Wrexham are probably as old as each other.

Welsh_Sion
Welsh_Sion
1 month ago

Could be worse.

There are those who think the town is in England.

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