1910s

The Great War Trenches

The Great War Trenches. Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Apparently, during the First World [more]

High Street, Wrexham 1913
1910s

High Street, Wrexham 1913

High Street, Wrexham 1913. On the far right were the offices of the Great Western Railway Company. On the left can be seen a branch of Phillips, tea merchants and grocers and lower down the [more]

Gorsedd Procession 1912
1910s

The Gorsedd Procession 1912

The Gorsedd Procession 1912. Pictured in Hope Street, the Gorsedd Procession makes it’s way to the Eisteddfod site. The shops of H.T. Jones and J. Hughes were later occupied by Woolworths, Martins and then John [more]

Wrexham First motorised fire engine c1915 (BBC)
1910s

Wrexham First motorised fire engine 1914

Wrexham First motorised fire engine 1914. The first regular fire brigade in Wrexham was the Prince of Wales’ Volunteer Fire Brigade. The brigade was formed in 1863. They had two horse-drawn fire engines and in [more]

John Thomas, Maelor View, Johnstown
1800s

John Thomas, Maelor View, Johnstown

In Memoriam – John Thomas, Maelor View, Johnstown. In 1912, exactly 105 years ago, Mount Pleasant Church Officer John Evans’ (Victoria Street, Rhos) crafts a beautiful eulogy on the passing of his departed spiritual ‘brother’ [more]

Regent Street, Wrexham 1913
1910s

Regent Street, Wrexham 1913

Regent Street, Wrexham 1913. Looking towards the railway station with Bradley Road off to the left. The open-topped tram is making it’s way from the Mold Road. The stone building on the left was the [more]