40s

American GI’s at Hightown 1943

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]

40s

Luftwaffe bombs mountain decoy 1940

Europe was at war and bombing raids by the Luftwaffe were frequent. In the early hours of August 30, 1940, German bombers were heading for Liverpool and dockland sites on the River Mersey. In an [more]

1910s

The Great War Trenches

The Great War Trenches. Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Apparently, during the First World [more]

Penley People
40s

Penley People – John Pijski Memories

John Pijski was born in Stanisław Górny, not far from Wadowice. He fought with gen. Anders’ Polish 2nd Corps (2nd. Warsaw Armoured Division) alongside the British 8th Army in Italy. Later he served in Germany [more]

1800s

RWF and Hightown Barracks

RWF and Hightown Barracks. WREXHAM, during the 1914-18 war felt the full impact of the hardships and heartbreaks of war. Hightown Barracks, as the depot of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers saw the hasty mobilisation of [more]