The birth of Walter James Field was registered in Aston, Warwickshire, which now falls under the city of Birmingham, in 18821/2/3. He enlisted into the army on 11th September 19144, and served with the 2nd [more]
William Barratt was born on the 21st February 1890 in Wrexham, Wales 1. The 1891 Wales Census return further narrows down his place of birth as being Gwersyllt, Wrexham, Denbighshire. At the time of the [more]
Located on the junction of Higher Lane and Croes Howell Hill nr Llay. The memorial commemorates the residents of Croes Howell who were killed or missing in the Great War (First World War). The cross [more]
Llay locals picking coal during the 1972 miners strike. Source: Leader Live
Children from around Llay all dressed up at the Royal British Legion, Llay’ Gala Day in 1981. Source: NWNMedia; Local Bygones.
Written by Geoff Wilding in 1982. The focal point of the small north Wales village of Llay (rhymes with sigh) is its thriving Royal British Legion Club.The village, which lies four miles north of the [more]
Source: NWN Media
Following restoration, the Llay Memorial Wheel arrives at the Miners Welfare on the 16th October 2012. Source: Filmed by Alan Jones of NWMAT compiled and edited by Graham Lloyd, Wrexham History.
The Llay Main Colliery was one of the largest and the most modern colliery in the North Wales coalfield. Sinking had begun in December 1914 and completed in the summer of 1916. It employed 2,600 [more]