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Czuma Brothers Return to Poland

On Thursday the 28th September 1939, following more than two weeks of German air assault and siege, General Walerian Czuma, Garrison Commander of the Polish forces in Warsaw, accepted defeat. Even though German radio had [more]

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Mary Ann GRIFFITHS – Lost at sea

MARY ANNE, WIFE OF N. R. GRIFFITH. ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY A FALL AT SEA 22 FEB 1901, GERALD MAURICE GRIFFITH, YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE    Nathanial Robert Griffith was born in October 1847 in Graville, France, [more]

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HARRIET AND JOHN Partners in Crime

Harriet Powell was born about 1846 in Wrexham.  The Powell family lived in Pentrefelin before moving to Belle Vue Road, Harriet was a general servant but went off the rails and over the years she [more]

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John Kyffin & Jacqueline MacDonald 1994

Musician & recording manager John Kyffin pictured with folk singer Jacqueline MacDonald, listening to a play back at John’s recording studio in Rhosnesni Lane, Wrexham on 24th September 1994. Source: Copyright Geoff Wilding.

1800s

Elizabeth & Benjamin Wilding late 1800s

Elizabeth & Benjamin Wilding, taken at the back door of their two up / two down on Kings Mills Road, Hightown near to the Hightown Barracks. Exact year not known. Source: Kindly supplied by Geoff [more]

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James KEAN – Buck Inn, Wrexham

James Kean was born in Ireland about 1812, he made his way to Wrexham and in 1850 married widow Jane Beirne in Wrexham. Jane had been born in Derby, her maiden name was Travis. She [more]

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Eleanor WHITEHALL 1928

Eleanor Crompton was born in Stockport about 1871; in 1892 she married Richard Whitehall a brewer and victualler from Coedpoeth. They were living on Smithfield Road for many years and very close to the pub. [more]