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]

1910s

Ifor Tunnah – Canadian Forestry Corps

Ifor Tunnah – Canadian Forestry Corps Welsh newspaper “Y Drych”- The Mirror, notes, he emigrated to Chicago (Aug. 10th 1917). Ifor Tunnah left Chicago for Camp Borden in Canada to join up with the Forestry [more]

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The Women’s Land Army In Pictures

Following a request to show the women’s role during World War I, here is a selection of pictures. In Britain during the First World War, there was a shortage of farm labour as men were [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]

Wartime

Christmas 1914 – A Gift to the Troops

Christmas 1914 – A Gift to the Troops A sepia coloured postcard portraying King George V and Queen Mary, with the inscription “With our best wishes for Christmas 1914. May God protect you and bring [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.