My mother was a Red Cross volunteer stationed at the 129th General Hospital in Overton-on-Dee in 1945. She wrote long, descriptive letters home, which I have donated to the WW2 US Medical Research Centre in [more]
A mass meeting of workers was held at Wrexham Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, organised by the Transport and General Workers’ Union, to protest about the closure of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Marchwiel. It was [more]
Wholesale Grocery and Corn Shop, Chester St, Wrexham, Circa 1940’s. Source: NWNMedia;
The Inventory & Valuation of the Wheelwright Arms in Penycae by A. Kent Jones auctioneers of Regent Street, Wrexham. The valuation is dated 28th May 1948. Inventory & Valuation of Furniture Trade Utensils at Wheelwright [more]
This collection of pictures from the Imperial War Museum demonstrates what everyday life at the Wynnstay Arms, Ruabon was like in 1944. Source: WARTIME PUB: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE WYNNSTAY ARMS, RUABON, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES, UK, [more]
Pupils of Grango School, Rhos in the late 1940s. They include: Derek Evans, Norman Roberts, Peter Williams, Gloria Jones, Bronwen Jarvis, Wyn Williams. Teachers at the back of the class (left to right) are Mr. [more]
Grove Park Theatre 21st birthday celebration dinner at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel Wrexham. The full programme includes 21 years of history by J. Emrys Williams. Source: Kindly donated by Margaret Hayes of Wrexham.
Beechley House, Kings Mills Road, Hightown. 10 of the 12 American GI’s (General Issue) Soldiers, billeted for a short while at Beechley House during the 2nd World War. Two of the soldiers were on duty [more]
Walter Roberts Pantomime Company – Robinson Crusoe at the Majestic Cinema, Regent Street Wrexham in 1947. Source: Pic supplied by Geoff Wilding.
An area of Wrexham that has changed beyond recognition is Farndon Street, Kendrick Place, and the surrounding streets of terrace houses. The families who lived in these tightly packed terraces may not have had much [more]