20s

Rhos Junior School 1927

The school attendance officer at the back was Arthur Augustus Roberts. The family were from Trefnant Nr. Rhyl. Arthur’s father William Roberts was the police sergeant in Rhos for a very long time. In 1893, [more]

Milk Horse That Won the National
As it was!

Milk Horse That Won the National

The 1919 Grand National was the 78th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse on 28 March 1919. It was the first true Aintree Grand National since 1915, [more]

Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery
Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon Wynnstay Colliery or The Green Pit. Ruabon. The New British Iron Company owned the colliery.  The workings were ventilated by a split of the air at the extremity of the horse road [more]

Wartime

Places

Royal Ordnance Factory – Wrexham

Work on the new Royal Ordnance factory at Wrexham began soon after the outbreak of war in 1939. Located where the Industrial Estate is today, during the Second World War, Wrexham’s ROF facility made cordite, [more]

War Memorials

Bellevue Park WWI War Memorial

The Leader – October 2017 A memorial built to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War has been unveiled. The memorial garden at Bellevue Park in Wrexham was officially opened [more]

ROC Overton
Overton

ROC Monitoring Post Overton

ROC Monitoring Post Overton Since its inception in 1925 as in integral part of the UK air defence system, the primary role of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was the recognition and identification of hostile [more]






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