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    North East Wales

    IN THE LIGHT OF THE PRESENT UNPRECEDENTED CIRCUMSTANCES READERS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS  CONCERNED TO CHECK ON THE VALIDITY OF ANY EVENTS ADVERTISED ON THIS PAGE OR ON INDIVIDUAL WEB SITES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

     

     

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    https://www.facebook.com/NorthEastWalesArchives/

    Archive for the Future

    The North East Wales Archives wants to record the experiences of people in Flintshire and Denbighshire during this unprecedented period in history. The purpose of keeping archives is to preserve historical records to aid future understanding of events, people and places in history. We hope to create an Archive of information and images for future generations to help them understand how much the Coronavirus Crisis is affecting the local community and impacting on the lives of everyone involved.

    Are you in lockdown at home, or going out to work in a changed and uncertain environment? How is it affecting your daily life? We would like to hear about the positive aspects as well as the unsettling and challenging ones! If you are keeping a daily journal or would like to contribute a poem, drawing, painting or a photograph depicting how life during lockdown looks to you, we would love to hear from you!  Photographs could include images of shops closed down; deserted streets; usually crowded areas looking incongruously empty; wildlife returning to unexpected places.

    E-mail your writing/images, with your name and address, to us at: archives@flintshire.gov.uk for Flintshire residents, and archives@denbighshire.gov.uk for Denbighshire residents. The best contributions will be selected to form part of an historic collection of memories and in the future will help people to understand what the current crisis meant to people living in North East Wales.

    Liz Newman

    Archivist | Archifydd
    Flintshire Record Office
    | Archifdy Sir y Fflint

    THE OLD RECTORY, RECTORY LANE, HAWARDEN, FLINTSHIRE, CH5 3NR
    YR HEN REITHORDY, LÔN REITHORDY, PENARLÂG, SIR Y FFLINT, CH5 3NR

    Education & Youth | Addysg ac Ieuenctid
    Flintshire County Council
    | Cyngor Sir y Fflint

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    Tel
    | Ffôn | 01244 532364
    Email
    | Ebost | archives@flintshire.gov.uk

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    http://www.flintshire.gov.uk | http://www.siryfflint.gov.uk

    My working days are Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

     

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    A LETTER TO FUTURE CHILDREN

    At the North East Wales Archives we are running a competition for the best ‘Letter to Future Children’ written by school-age pupils living in Denbighshire and Flintshire. Write a letter, to be read by children in 100 years’ time, to tell them how your life has changed since the Coronavirus crisis sent you home from school!
    - What are you doing every day?
    - What is it like being at home all the time without seeing your friends and extended family?
    - Are you having to go to school, and if so is it strangely quiet?
    - How are your family coping with working at home or going out to do essential work?
    - Above all, tell the future children what you are missing most and enjoying most!
    Please include a drawing, showing how life looks to you at this strange time in history!

    . E-mail your writing/images, with your name and address, to us at: archives@flintshire.gov.uk for Flintshire residents, and archives@denbighshire.gov.uk for Denbighshire residents.
    All letters will be included in the ‘Letter to Future Children’ Archive and preserved for future generations to read. The winner will receive a prize of a £20 Amazon Voucher and have their letter shared online

    Liz Newman

    Archivist | Archifydd

    Flintshire Record Office | Archifdy Sir y Fflint

    Education & Youth | Addysg ac Ieuenctid
    Flintshire County Council
    | Cyngor Sir y Fflint
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    Tel
    | Ffôn | 01244 532414
    Email
    | Ebost | liz.newman@flintshire.gov.uk
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    http://www.flintshire.gov.uk | http://www.siryfflint.gov.uk

    My working days are Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

     

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2G63QMmegw  Spitfire training over Talacre

    RCAHMW - Heritage of Wales News - Animations, Reconstructions and Tours by the Royal Commission #DiscoverFromHome

    Animations, Reconstructions and Tours by the Royal Commission #DiscoverFromHome

    Posted: 22 Apr 2020 01:36 AM PDT

    For over 10 years the Royal Commission has been working closely with partners and animation companies to bring the past to life. In the coming weeks we are going to take a close look through our back catalogue and will be showcasing some of our favourite digital animations, reconstructions, fly-throughs and interactive tours that the Royal Commission investigators have worked on over the years.

    So, if you have ever wondered how house styles have changed over the centuries, pondered how Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built, always wanted to know exactly how a slate quarry or metal mine worked, all will be revealed.

    Each week the @RC_Survey twitter account will be bringing a new digital resource for you to #DiscoverFromHome. Throughout that week we will also be posting additional information on that site or theme across all the Commission’s media accounts.

    § Facebook: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

    § Twitter: @RCAHMWales, @RC_Survey, @RC_Archive and RC_Enwau Lleoedd

    For those of you that cannot wait until next week, here is one we have posted recently, a fly-through of the point cloud resulting from laser scanning of St Winefride’s Well, Holywell. The film was produced by Luminous and the Royal Commission in partnership with Bangor University and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies as part of the AHRC funded project “European Travellers to Wales”.

    Lots more information on the site can be found on Coflein and the European Travellers to Wales website.

    Royal Commission’s YouTube Channel

    Visit the Royal Commission’s YouTube channel to see the full range of our digital animations and reconstructions.

     

     

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    North East Wales

    Planning a visit to beautiful North East Wales when lock down is over ?

    The links below give you a brief taste of the fantastic scenery and one or two of the many fabulous heritage sites to visit.

    Five reasons to visit North East Wales  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZi4k4rIo4  Please excuse the pronunciations of one or two of the Welsh place names by the presenter.

    Welcome to North East Wales             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiE-t7zrS1s

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    RCAHMW - Heritage of Wales News

    With our daily lives disrupted this is a difficult time for many of us.  However, it also provides a unique opportunity for some people to carry out historical research, whether it is the history of their house, family or local area.  Unfortunately, like most archives, the National Monuments Record (the archive of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales) is currently closed to visitors.  However, that needn’t be a barrier to research; there are still plenty of resources available. 

    Using the National Monuments Record of Wales: local history from your armchair

    Local history

    Do you live in a historic house?  Maybe you’ve always wanted to find out more about the cairn on a nearby hill?  Or perhaps you’ve always been curious about the chapel in your village?

    For those able to use this time to take a renewed interest in their local area, the Royal Commission is ideally placed to help with  research.  One of the things that makes our archive exceptional is that every record we hold is geo-referenced.  This means that every photograph, letter, report etc. in the archive is linked to a physical place in Wales, be that a castle, coal-mine, pub or any other site type.  This makes it ideal for researching places in your local area.

    Discovering this information is simple on Coflein, our online archive catalogue, which lists our archive holdings and showcases our digital material.  It is also our database of historic sites with descriptions and details of over 120,000 sites in Wales.  One of the best ways to find and explore the photographs and information we have on these sites is by going to the ‘Sites’ section of Coflein and searching by site type or location.
    Similarly, Historic Wales is another map-based website; however this combines the data from the NMRW with the Historic Environment Records and Cadw’s databases of listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.
    Get involved:  If you know of any old names of buildings, fields etc. that we don’t have recorded, get in touch – a lot of these names only exist colloquially in people’s memories and local history so it’s important we have a record of them.
    If you have any queries about our resources or need advice on where to take your research next contact us.  Our enquiry team is made up of highly experienced information professionals, archivists and historians.  Like all staff at the Royal Commission the enquiries team are currently working from home, however they are still responding to new enquiries submitted via email, phone or our website.  We might not have access to the physical archive at the moment, but we are happy to draw on a wealth of digitised material, online resources, and the diverse experience and expertise of Royal Commission staff to answer your queries and help guide you in your research.

    Everyone is welcome to send us enquiries and there is no fee; we only charge for copying archive material, licences and datasets, which we are happy to discuss before you place an order.

    Further Information on online resources: Discovering the Welsh Past Online: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/discovering-the-welsh-past-online/

    Rhodri Lewis, Enquiries & Library Assistant
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