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Jan 22, 2014

Machine guns in the beer garden

Llandegla, on the moors west of Wrexham, may seem an unlikely place for an attempted Nazi invasion but the Crown Hotel's beer ...

Category: General
Posted by: Rhodri

garden still features two loopholes in the back wall where soldiers would have fired on the advancing enemy if necessary. A little further down the road is a stout concrete pill box, built to stop or delay the enemy's crossing of the river Alyn. Later in the war, Italian PoWs worked in what's now the pub car park. For more on the story of this former drovers' inn, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window by the entrance. Or click here