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]

Wartime

Wartime Wrexham and it’s contribution

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]

ROC Borras
Wartime

The History of the ROC Monitoring Posts

The History of the ROC Monitoring Posts Since its inception in 1925 as in integral part of the UK air defence system, the primary role of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was the recognition and [more]

ROC Llangollen
Llangollen & Rural

ROC Monitoring Post Llangollen

ROC Llangollen The ROC at Llangollen opened in July 1958 and closed September 1991 after being stood down. It is in L shaped compound on hilltop overlooking Llangollen to the South, 100 yards North of [more]

ROC Brymbo
Brymbo

ROC Monitoring Post Brymbo

ROC Monitoring Post Brymbo Since its inception in 1925 as in integral part of the UK air defence system, the primary role of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was the recognition and identification of hostile [more]

Private Davenport
Ruabon

Private Davenport of Ruabon 1914

Private Davenport, ready to leave for the Frontline 1914. A Ruabon resident pictured on Bridge Street. Just visible is The Vaults and the Roundhouse.

As it was!

Wrexham’s Military Heritage.

Wrexham has historically been home to a major barracks known locally as the Hightown barracks, which was headquarters to the Royal Welch Fusiliers until it merged with the Royal Welsh as 1st Battalion in 2006 [more]