Events

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives, Regent Street, Wrexham LLII 1RB

    A new exhibition which opens at Wrexham Museum on 21 April is based on the challenge of telling the story of North East Wales in 100 objects.

    This exhibition is the culmination of a two year Heritage Lottery Fund project by the North East Wales Heritage Forum, which was set up to celebrate, conserve and promote the rich heritage of the North East Wales borderlands. The Forum brought together community heritage groups across the region and asked them to suggest objects that each represent an aspect of our local history. With the suggestions flooding in, the search was on to track down the recommended items and secure their appearances in this unique exhibition.

    The final 100 represent thousands of years of history from the first evidence of human life up to the technology of the 21st century. The exhibition divides into six sections

    • Early Inhabitants

    • Castles and Conflict

    • Industrial Innovation

    • Travel and Transport

    • Religion and Culture

    • Everyday Life

    The display is an eclectic mix of objects ranging from a prehistoric horse jaw from Gop Cave, arrow heads from Denbigh Castle, a River Dee coracle, the smoking hat of poet John ‘Ceiriog’ Hughes, a copper manilla from Greenfield Valley to the modern day Airbus wing rib.

    Students from the Creative Industries Department at Glyndŵr University have been involved in creating audio pieces related to some of the objects.

    Head of HLF Wales, Richard Bellamy, explains why the project was considered important enough to be awarded a Grant: “North East Wales is an area rich in both heritage and culture. This ambitious project is not simply about preserving collections– it’s also about making them meaningful and accessible for people today. With the support from National lottery players, this exciting new exhibition will give people opportunities to learn about, enjoy and become immersed in their unique heritage of which they can be immensely proud.”

    Dr Shaun Evans, Chairman of the Forum said, “The hundred objects have been selected and grouped to illustrate themes which wind their way through the area’s history. The result is an outstandingly diverse representation of our region’s past, stretching over centuries and including items from every part of our corner of North East Wales. We would invite people living in the area to visit this exhibition and to treat this exhibition as a gateway to further explore and discover our towns and villages, our landscapes, heritage sites and other museums and archives.”

    He added, “Many thanks go to all of the groups, organisations and individuals who have allowed us to include items from their collections within the exhibition – without their support this project would not have been possible. We are exceptionally grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding the two-year project. We are also delighted to be holding the exhibition at Wrexham Museum, whose team have been wonderful to work with.”

    Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the North East Wales Heritage Forum, who represents the many museums, archives, community heritage groups, societies and individuals across the region, for bringing this two year project to an end in Wrexham Museum. It is a real honour for us and I know many people will take full advantage of the wonderful facilities here and pay the exhibition a visit. Well done to all involved.”

    The exhibition, which is free of charge, is on display at Wrexham Museum from 21 April until 30 June 2018.

    The exhibition is accompanied by a book The History of North East Wales in 100 Objects that will be available from Wrexham Museum and other local outlets, including The Bookshop in Mold and Ruthin bookshops.

    For more information, call 01978 297 460 or visit http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

    Alternatively e mail N.E.W.H.F via the contact page on this site.

    Press enquiries Press Office, WCBC Wrexham Museum: 01978 297 460 NEWHF: Lorna Jenner 01352 741676

    We are happy to provide images and information about the objects if you are interested in doing a feature on this project.

  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018
    2-4pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay Flintshire CH5 4DS

    The first of a series of Afternoon Heritage Talks

    Entry £2 per head but free to members. If the weather is good a tea break will take place on the dockside viewing area where the river view is amazing.

    For more information contact qwamembership@gmail.com

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    Mon
    07
    May
    2018
    2:00 pmTower, Nercwys Road, Mold CH7 4ED

    http://towerwales.co.uk/

    Tower is a Grade 1 listed building with the distinction of being the only fortified Welsh border house still standing. Dating from the 15th century, it has been in the same family for over 600 years. During the guided tour you will have the opportunity to view the various stages of construction, hear details of the interesting family, and of the fate of a former Mayor of Chester.

    Price £5 per person

    On weekends and Bank Holidays light refreshments will be available by prior arrangement

    For further information or to book refreshments please e mail  info@tower.wales

    Alternatively Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmWrexham County Borough Museum, County Building, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB

    Another year has almost passed and a lot has been achieved.

    To coincide with the 100 Objects Exhibition we have booked a room in the Wrexham County Borough Museum for our A.G.M this year; it will be held on May 22nd at 6.30 pm.

    We are hoping to allow attendees the opportunity to visit the exhibition immediately before the meeting, we are just awaiting confirmation from the Museum staff.

    Thank you for your support.

    Heather Price

    Hon Treasurer

    Any queries please use contact page on this web site.

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018
    Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    2:00 pmTower, Nercwys Road, Mold CH7 4ED

    http://towerwales.co.uk/

    Tower is a Grade 1 listed building with the distinction of being the only fortified Welsh border house still standing. Dating from the 15th century, it has been in the same family for over 600 years. During the guided tour you will have the opportunity to view the various stages of construction, hear details of the interesting family, and of the fate of a former Mayor of Chester.

    Price £5 per person

    On weekends and Bank Holidays light refreshments will be available by prior arrangement

    For further information or to book refreshments e mail  info@tower.wales

    Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018
    2:00 pmTower, Nercwys Road, Mold CH7 4ED

    http://towerwales.co.uk/

    Tower is a Grade 1 listed building with the distinction of being the only fortified Welsh border house still standing. Dating from the 15th century, it has been in the same family for over 600 years. During the guided tour you will have the opportunity to view the various stages of construction, hear details of the interesting family, and of the fate of a former Mayor of Chester.

    Price £5 per person

    On weekends and Bank Holidays light refreshments will be available by prior arrangement. For further information e mail       info@tower.wales

    Alternatively Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Jul
    2018
    2:00 pmTower, Nercwys Road, Mold CH7 4ED

    http://towerwales.co.uk/

    Tower is a Grade 1 listed building with the distinction of being the only fortified Welsh border house still standing. Dating from the 15th century, it has been in the same family for over 600 years. During the guided tour you will have the opportunity to view the various stages of construction, hear details of the interesting family, and of the fate of a former Mayor of Chester.

    Price £5 per person

    On weekends and Bank Holidays light refreshments will be available by prior arrangement  For further information e mail      info@tower.wales

    Alternatively Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772

  • Wed
    01
    Aug
    2018
    Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018
    2:00 pmTower, Nercwys Road, Mold CH7 4ED

    http://towerwales.co.uk/

    Tower is a Grade 1 listed building with the distinction of being the only fortified Welsh border house still standing. Dating from the 15th century, it has been in the same family for over 600 years. During the guided tour you will have the opportunity to view the various stages of construction, hear details of the interesting family, and of the fate of a former Mayor of Chester.

    Price £5 per person

    On weekends and Bank Holidays light refreshments will be available by prior arrangement. For further information e mail     info@tower.wales

    Alternatively Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772