My mother was a Red Cross volunteer stationed at the 129th General Hospital in Overton-on-Dee in 1945. She wrote long, descriptive letters home, which I have donated to the WW2 US Medical Research Centre in [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]
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.
Albert Edward EVANS was born in 1910. His father George Albert Evans and mother Elizabeth Ann Evans resided at 38, Hill Street, Lodge, Brymbo at the time of his birth. Albert was married to Gladys [more]
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]