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]
Munitions factory workers 1914 – 1918 Gutter Hill, Rhos. Source: WCBC; Wrexham Museum Archives.
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]
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]
In memory of the Polish Soldiers to whom the return to a free Poland was not given. Wrexham Cemetery. There are 40 Polish Forces Servicemen buried at Wrexham Cemetery. Source: All photographs Graham Lloyd.
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]
On the border of England and North Wales in an area known as Maelor, three large American Army Hospitals were built in preparation for D-day casualties. Penley Hall no. 129 General Hospital with 1,000 beds, [more]
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]
Wartime Wrexham and it’s contribution 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 [more]