"world war ii" blog posts

The Wartime WatchIllustration by Michael White showing parachute Bomb and the Victoria Building, 2022

The Wartime Watch

Our clock tower played an important role during World War Two and this blog takes a closer look at what happened 81 years ago, in March 1941.

Posted on: 18 March 2022

Caravan of LovePlans for a Dream Caravan, 1944. By Capt. Reginald ‘Reg’ Newman, 48 LAA (49 Bty), RA Loaned by Janet Fursier (neé Newman, artist’s daughter)

Caravan of Love

Today it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the second world war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved ones and hope for a better future. Three months after the war had ended in Europe, just over 37,500 British Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOW) were liberated from camps and made the long-awaited journey home. One of these men was British Army Captain Reginald Newman from Powys Wales.

Posted on: 8 May 2020