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Llanidloes National School - Infants 8
2000 soldiers come to town

  Training for the front
A more serious occasion than the arrival of the circus to Llanidloes was recorded in the School Log Books of the National School in 1914.

National School
Log Book

County Archives

School log book entry 
  The above entry was dated 13th July 1914, and reads:
"Forty-six only were present out of ninety-two on books. The reason for this was the arrival of over 2000 of HM troops who have come to camp in the neighbourhood. Trains arrived at different intervals during the day. The Registers were marked, the attendance cancelled and school closed for the afternoon."
Photograph by
kind permission of
Llanidloes Museum
Arrival of 18th Infantry Brigade 

The photograph shows the band of the 18th Infantry Brigade playing near Llanidloes railway station, and local children can be seen enjoying the spectacle.
More pictures of this event can be seen on the pages about the Great War

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