Oscar Alexander Hugo Franke was born on 17th May 1843 and baptised at Dresden, Saxony. Germany. He was the son of Johanne Michael Franke, a farmer. It`s not exactly certain when he came to Britain, [more]
THE EXPLOSION AT VAUXHALL COLLIERY. The adjourned inquest on the bodies of Edward Rogers, aged 29, and Phillip Phillips, aged 36, who met with their death in consequence of an explosion at the Vauxhall Colliery, [more]
Gardden Woods is known locally as ‘Rocky Woods’ because of the three old sandstone quarries, which supplied stone to North Wales, Lancashire and Cheshire until 1952. Devil’s Bridge The famous ‘Devil’s Bridge’ over the river [more]
A short film of the ‘Class of 1975’ School Reunion at Air Products Club in 2003. Source: John Davies.
Origins “Lindisfarne” is the name of the largest island in the Farne group off the coast of Northumberland, sometimes called Holy Island. It is also the name of one of Her Majesty’s fighting ships and [more]
The Battle of the Alma took place on 20th September 1854 during the Crimean War. To this day it is remembered by the Royal Welsh for the bravery displayed by their predecessors, and remains particularly [more]
From Left – Stewart Williams, David Thornley and Mark Edwards. Berwyn Dodd looks on. Source: First published 2017 by Local Bygone (c)NWNMedia.
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]
A Sunbeam Rapier car crashes on to Ruabon Railway Circa 1965. In the background is Plas Newydd, Ruabon long before the Pont Adam housing estate was built. Source: NWNMedia. Sunbeam Rapier info Nigel Scott.