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
    20
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmDepart from Llandrillo Car Park
    A CADVAS event.
    Our popular gathering at this enigmatic site will begin at 7.45 pm when we depart from
    Llandrillo Car Park.
    Dogs are welcome but must be kept on lead at all times.
    Please wear appropriate footwear/clothing etc.
    To avoid disappointment please check our website or Facebook page for any change to this programme
    Please note that you are all covered by our Personal Injury Insurance Policy while on our walks
    and/or field trips.
    For further information visit www.cadvas.org.uk or email info@cadvas.org.uk
  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

     

    Join the Quay Watermen's Association for fun, games
    and activities around the Connahs Quay Waterfront.

    Saltmarsh flowers & plants, tracks and natural treasure

    Booking essential

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm to book and provide the name of their child, child's age, and parent's name, phone number and email address.
    Parents must remain onsite in the cafe - cake and free wifi!

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648

     

  • Wed
    27
    Jun
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Join the Quay Watermen's Association for fun, games
    and activities around the Connahs Quay Waterfront.

    Tidal challenges. Painting rocks for Flintshire Rocks

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm to book and provide the name of their child, child's age, and parent's name, phone number and email address.

    Booking essential

    Parents must remain onsite in the cafe - cake and free wifi!

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018
    10 am - 3 pm Wrexham Glyndwr University

    Get an introduction to studying history at degree level at our special subject day.
    You’ll discover:
    • The life of Elizabeth I
    • Culture and society of 19th Century Wrexham
    • Victorian crime and punishment.
    The event is free to attend.

    Book your place to attend  http://wgu.ac.uk/history628

    Phone: 01978 293439  e mail enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk 

    Contact the Tutor on 01978 293279 e mail ellisk@glyndwr.ac.uk

     

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    10am - 11.30am Bersham Heritage Centre, Bersham Wrexham LL14 4HT

    Enjoy a guided tour of Bersham Ironworks and learn about 'Iron Mad Jack'

    No need to book, just turn up

    Wrexham County Borough Museums and Archives

    museum@wrexham..gov.uk

    Tel 01978 297460

    http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage 

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Join the Quay Watermen's Association for fun, games
    and activities around the Connahs Quay Waterfront.

    Coastline erosion, tides and floods

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm to book and provide the name of their child, child's age, and parent's name, phone number and email address.

    Booking essential

    Parents must remain onsite in the cafe - cake and free wifi!

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2018
    7:00 pmCapel Seion, Corwen
    Reflection on My Time as County Archaeologist for Denbighshire." a presentation by Fiona Gale.
    Fiona recently retired as our County Archaeologist and tonight she will reflect on her time in that post,
    and on the many and varied archaeological projects and discoveries made during that time.
    Not to be missed!
    A C.A.D.V.A.S event http://www.cadvas.org.uk
    To avoid disappointment please check our website or Facebook page for any change to this programme
  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Join the Quay Watermen's Association for fun, games
    and activities around the Connahs Quay Waterfront.

    Natural art, river landscapes

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm to book and provide the name of their child, child's age, and parent's name, phone number and email address.

    Booking essential

    Parents must remain onsite in the cafe - cake and free wifi!

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Join the Quay Watermen's Association for fun, games
    and activities around the Connahs Quay Waterfront.

    Bridges - using natural materials,

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm to book and provide the name of their child, child's age, and parent's name, phone number and email address.

    Booking essential

    Parents must remain onsite in the cafe - cake and free wifi!

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • 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
    25
    Jul
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Join the Quay Watermen's Association for fun, games
    and activities around the Connahs Quay Waterfront.

    Marine litter. Plastics, the sea and you.

    Hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows on a campfire.
    Bring a picnic.

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm to book and provide the name of their child, child's age, and parent's name, phone number and email address.

    Booking essential

    Parents must remain onsite in the cafe - cake and free wifi!

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018
    1.30 pm - 3 pmBersham Heritage Centre, Bersham Wrexham LL14 4HT

    Enjoy a guided tour of Bersham Ironworks and learn about 'Iron Mad Jack'

    No need to book, just turn up

    Wrexham County Borough Museums and Archives

    museum@wrexham..gov.uk

    Tel 01978 297460

     

    http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

  • 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

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    10 am - 4 pmCraig y Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Craig y Don Llandudno LL301TE

    Admission is £2.

    There is easy access to the Centre. There is free on-site all day parking, and the no 5 bus [NOT 5X], stops nearby. Light refreshments are available during the day. The fair is now the only dedicated postcard fair in the whole of North Wales, and collectors come from right across the region and beyond to support this event, and possibly find some 'gems' for their collections. Postcards came to the UK in 1894 from the Continent, so there's a wealth of images showing our towns and villages as they have developed over the past 124 years. See your area as your grandparents or great-grandparents would have seen it, and add some depth to your family trees, by finding pictures of places important to your ancestors. Even the more recent postcards show changes:- shops such as Woolworths and Macfisheries, which have now disappeared from our high streets, for example. Postcards also show images of thousands of other subjects - animals, military, cinema, plants and flowers, textiles, transport, archaeology, birds, theatre and many, many more, and of course, there is also the interest in the photography itself. Postcards were one of the outlets for local photographers. Some of the North Wales postcard photographers produced top-quality work, and names include Hutton of Colwyn Bay, Rae Pickard of Rhyl and F.H. May of Pwllheli. Another aspect is the message on the card....it was not always 'wish you were here' - some are amusing, others mention local or national events, or give an insight into the social life of the times, but all are unique. There is so much to enjoy in these small pieces of card, so do come along and see for yourself. We have a range of dealers booked already, offering postcards for beginners and established collectors, so whatever your interests, there will probably be something of interest to see. Prices start at c50p per card.

    The North Wales Postcard Club organizes this fair, but also, our regular meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at the Craig-y-Don Community Centre at 7.30pm. Visitors or new members are always welcome. Check our website,  for more information, or call me, the Secretary, Karlyn, on 01492-440763.

    http://www.nwpcc.org.uk

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    10 am - 11.30 amBersham Heritage Centre, Bersham Wrexham LL14 4HT

    Enjoy a guided tour of Bersham Ironworks and learn about 'Iron Mad Jack'

    No need to book, just turn up

    Wrexham County Borough Museums and Archives

    museum@wrexham..gov.uk

    Tel 01978 297460

     http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage