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Wrexham Remembers Them

Gallery 1: Honouring the Fallen of the First World War & Commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice

At roughly 10.30 a.m. on 11th November 1918, the news reached Wrexham that the guns would fall silent at 11 o’clock – officially the fighting would finally draw to an end. In Wrexham a factory hooter alerted the local populace that important news was imminent. Soon lorries full of celebrating munitions workers were parading through the town and people gathered in the High Street to hear an official announcement by the mayor from the balcony of the Wynnstay Arms Hotel. It was a time of mixed and raw emotions: relief and joy at an end to the fighting; sadness and grief at the thought of those who had been killed.

Among a varied programme of events to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne, northern France, on 11th November 1918 is the Wrexham Remembers Them display: