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Llanidloes, 1914
On the way to a terrible war

  The soldiers come to town
The photograph shown below was taken in 1914 in Great Oak Street, Llanidloes. It shows the 18th West Yorkshire Infantry Brigade marching from the railway station after their arrival in the district for military training. A large camp was set up in fields near the town.  
by kind permission
of Cyrus Meredith
Soldiers on parade, 1914 
  A small part of the tented military encampment is shown in the picture below. The arrival of the 18th Infantry Brigade was clearly a memorable event for the people of Llanidloes, and these commemorative postcards were issued to mark the occasion.
  Military camp, Llanidloes, 1914 

More pictures of the Brigade's arrival and of their temporary camp are to be seen on the following page.

There are two pages on Llanidloes during the Great War.

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