Events

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    Tue
    21
    Sep
    2021
    ITV Wales Online

    Sean Fletcher continues his journey along the Wales-England border, following the Offa’s Dyke Path.

    He crosses the world’s highest canal aqueduct, explores North Wales on horseback and discovers the secrets of an iron age hill fort from Archaeologist and North East Wales Heritage Forum Steering Group Member Fiona Gale MBE

    https://www.itv.com/walesprogrammes/articles/wonders-of-the-border-episode-6

     

  • Fri
    06
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    07
    Nov
    2021
    10am-3pmOld Kings Head, HIgh Street, Holywell CH8 7TH

    It's all happening at the museum in Holywell now that we are open properly.

    There is always a welcome for you 10 - 3 every day except Sunday.

    EVERY MEMORY MATTERS reminiscence group meets every Tuesday from 11 am.

    It usually lasts a couple of hours but you can leave when you want.

    Numbers vary and we see new faces every week - usually between eight and twelve turn up and share memories of old Holywell and area.

    We are hoping to produce a book of memory/anecdotes based on what everyone is sharing. Do come along bring any photos you want to share or we can photocopy for the museum and give them straight back to you - or just bring yourself and enjoy a couple of hours with old and new friends reminiscing We meet in the cafe so it is very informal and refreshments are available.

    "THIS IS YOUR TOWN"

    A book of tales of old Holywell - the first book written for children to tell them the stories of the history of their town. Good for grown ups too !!

    In prose, poetry and with illustrations produced by KIM volunteers - this forty page booklet is crammed with information and costs just £5 - all proceeds to the museum.

    TALK OF THE TOWN Every Wednesday morning 10.30 - 12 there is a guided history tour of the high street.

    For just £5 - £2.50 for children you can learn all about what the town looked like in bygone days. the tour includes a free cuppa and biscuits back at the cafe when the walk is over. All proceeds to the museum

    We are busy acquiring artefacts from Hebron chapel in Mostyn which is sadly closing - we have the font, lectern, pews and the memorial to lads who were lost in the wars, hoping to get the pulpit. We intend to recreate a chapel in one of our rooms so if you have any ephemera, news cuttings etc relating to the history of worship in the area we would welcome it - you can donate or anything you bring can be copied and given straight back to you.

    All of this, as well as our already established exhibits are well worth a visit.

    AND and if you want to know more about the Point of Ayr colliery and the history of mining in the area no better people to speak to than the two Johns in our POACH room - they are passionate about sharing their experiences as miners and have a wonderful collection of artefacts too numerous to mention, some now displayed in our recently acquired glass display cabinets.

    If you are interested in volunteering we always welcome new friends into our happy band.

    Museum phone number 01352 217170 or check out our Memories of Holywell Facebook pages - they too are well worth a visit. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1715816841838886/

    https://holywell-area-community-museum.business.site/

     

  • Tue
    31
    Aug
    2021
    Mon
    31
    Jan
    2022
    Wrexham County Borough Museum, County Building, Regent Street, Wrexham
    Just outside Holt there was a Roman Tile and Pottery works which supplied roof tiles, floor tiles and pottery for the Roman fort at Chester towards the end of the 1st century A.D.

    It was rediscovered and excavated in early 20th century, and the finds sent to the National Museum at Cardiff. Most of them have been kept in the basement ever since. In 2018 Holt Local History Society commissioned a detailed geophysical survey of the site, and visited NMW Cardiff to view the artefacts.

    We are pleased that we were able to persuade NMW Cardiff and Wrexham Museum to display the items in N Wales for the first time since 1925. Furthermore a small team of HLHS members have been extensively involved in researching, labelling and display of the artefacts. A slideshow and display boards tell the story of the site and its discovery and excavation.

    This free exhibition at Wrexham Museum, which is on display until January 2022, where you can see the full story.

    http://holtlhs.weebly.com

    For Museum opening times and directions please visit   http://old.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/wrexham_museum.htm