Wrexham Home Guard defend a bridge 1940
40s

Wrexham Home Guard defend a bridge 1940

Wrexham Home Guard defend a bridge 1940. With the threat of invasion looming larger day by day in 1940, thousands flocked to enlist in the Home Guard across Wrexham and Flintshire. One of the oldest [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]

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

Gas Masks during the second world war.

Gas Masks during the war. By September 1939 some 38 million gas masks had been given out, house to house, to families. They were never to be needed. Everyone in Britain was given a gas [more]

Places

Royal Ordnance Factory – Wrexham

Work on the new Royal Ordnance factory at Wrexham began soon after the outbreak of war in 1939. Located where the Industrial Estate is today, during the Second World War, Wrexham’s ROF facility made cordite, [more]