Shot at Dawn.

Radio Cymru recently broadcast a Welsh language programme about aspects of WW1. It featured the story of George Povey of Connah’s Quay who was shot at dawn in February 1915 for ‘Quitting his Post’. The story was researched for this website by Mavis Williams but in this broadcast it is Welsh speaking researcher, Keith Humphreys who helps to tell the story.

Heroes’ Gallery at Northop School

Northop JR in school

The School Log Book 26th August 1915 “Lady Bankes and Lt Wynne Bankes visited today and inspected our photo gallery of heroes from Northop. Lt Wynne Bankes added his photo to the collection.” (Photograph courtesy of Flintshire County Record Office)


Mavis Hits The Headlines

Mavis Leader

Mavis Williams, the Researcher who works on the Deeside Memorials for this website has enlisted the help of reporter David Humphreys and ‘The Leader’ to track down some of the stories that are proving to be a bit elusive. Many thanks to all! (Friday 1st July 2016)

Somme Centenary Exhibition.

The Staff at The Flintshire County Record Office in Hawarden…

.. have prepared a special exhibition to commemorate The Battle of The Somme. The Exhibition features the stories of six representative WW1 soldiers from Flintshire who lost their lives in the battle. 

The Exhibition can be viewed at 

Flintshire  Record Office, The Old Rectory – from 1st July to 25th August

 Worthenbury Parish Church from 26th August to 2nd September

Rhyl Parish Church 5th to 11th September

Buckley Parish Church 12th to the 19th September

Ffynnongroyw Parish Church 20th to 29th September

Flint Library 1st to the 31st October

County Hall 4th – 18th November