A RHUDDLAN resident has compiled a book of records and information about North Wales from the First World War.
The book From Rhyl to Flanders Field 1914 -19, written by Brenda Taylor, chairperson of the Rhuddlan Environmental Connection Group (REGC), references events from the First World War, including never before seen records of doctors and nurses who received the Medal of Honour.
Mrs Taylor said: “I am very proud to have discovered records of nurses from North Wales who received a Medal of Honour. It was awesome to learn all about what they did to deserve such honours.
“The people of Rhyl back in 1914 had been especially kind and benevolent towards the Belgians, injured soldiers and their families, which is also a lovely story. I found a lot of information from the archives and old newspaper records. The sort of history that would one day make you smile and on another make you cry.”
The book has been written in Welsh and English, translated by Glan Clwyd teacher, Awen Roberts and the RECG are currently working with NWTV to make a film which will be available schools in Denbighshire free of charge.
The book will be available free of charge at the RECG’s First World War Centennial Commemoration Concert on Sunday, August 3 at the Rhyl Town Hall at 7.15pm.
The evening will include performances by Rhyl Liberty Players, 1st Rhuddlan Brownies and Mary Parry MBE Musical Players.
Included in the price of the tickets is, free refreshments, tea, coffee, juice, scone or biscuits, the programme, a replica of the WW1 Diary of Events first published in 1919 and from Rhyl to Flanders Field.
Adults £8, concessions £7, and children £3.50. A family ticket is also available on request and all ticket money is going to SAFFA with HSBC match funding the event.
Tickets can be sent by post if needed and can be acquired by calling Brenda Taylor on 01745 591 670, Alison Hughes on 01745 570096, Jackie Hughes on 01745 710711, Sylvia Pool on 01745 798835 or Sara Cotterill on 01745 332357. You can also visit www.facebook.com/ww1fundraisingconcert