Wartime

Gas Masks during the second world war.

Gas Masks during the war. By September 1939 some 38 million gas masks had been given out, house to house, to families. They were never to be needed. Everyone in Britain was given a gas [more]

Wartime

Christmas 1914 – A Gift to the Troops

Christmas 1914 – A Gift to the Troops A sepia coloured postcard portraying King George V and Queen Mary, with the inscription “With our best wishes for Christmas 1914. May God protect you and bring [more]

Private Davenport
Ruabon

Private Davenport of Ruabon 1914

Private Davenport, ready to leave for the Frontline 1914. A Ruabon resident pictured on Bridge Street. Just visible is The Vaults and the Roundhouse.

Places of Worship

Mount Pleasant (Rhos) Roll of Honour

Inside Mount Pleasant English Baptist Chapel (opened in 1892) there is a Roll of Honour on the wall, commemorating those members who served in the First World War (1914-18). The Minister of Mount Pleasant Chapel [more]

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]

As it was!

Wrexham’s Military Heritage.

Wrexham has historically been home to a major barracks known locally as the Hightown barracks, which was headquarters to the Royal Welch Fusiliers until it merged with the Royal Welsh as 1st Battalion in 2006 [more]

Plas Ucha
40s

Plas Ucha, Penycae

Plas Ucha is a hillside farm above Pen-y-cae which was wrecked on Saturday 31st August 1940 following the worst night of bombing of the Wrexham area. Peter Morris, the farmer escaped, but sadly his two [more]