Explore North East Wales is a series of digital trails developed by local communities across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham to encourage you to explore this fascinating area.
Each trail highlights what is special in the area and is packed with photos and stories as well as fun features such as slider puzzles, word searches and selfie frames.
To download the app search for North East Wales in the App Store or Google Play.
Scan the below code to download the free North East Wales Digital Trails app and then search the list of locations for the town of interest.
The North East Wales Heritage Forum is a member of the British Association for Local History.
In these unprecedented times when routine history society events and public meetings cannot be held, readers might like to visit the BALH site where several ten minute talks can be accessed online under the news section.
Wireless in Wales Vintage Radio Museum in Denbigh, in common with many other museums and other voluntary organizations is currently closed until spring 2021 at the earliest.
In order to keep the museum visible, we are producing a series of online Zoom talks which some of you may have attended. We have a variety of speakers and all production work is done in house free of charge by our volunteers. At Wireless in Wales we would like to extend this service to as many organisations as possible. To further this plan, we have created an external group which we have called "Cwmulus", we have given it this unique name as it conveys the idea that our Zoom talks are on-line, in the cloud, and in both languages.
Would you like to become part of this group which will hopefully keep as all visible in the current pandemic? There is no charge for our services, all talks will be circulated amongst all members for onward distribution to their own organisation. All we ask is that if possible, and there is no obligation on anyone, members could suggest speakers who would be willing to present on Zoom. Talks can be in English or in Welsh and it is an opportunity to promote your group to a wide audience as all events are public events.
See web site at https://cwmulus.wordpress.com/about/
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Sun11Oct2020Sun28Feb2021Various locations Denbighshire
PLEASE NOTE THE 'OPEN DOORS EVENT' NORMALLY TAKES PLACE IN SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR.
THE DATES SHOWN ARE MERELY TO ENABLE THE LINK TO REMAIN VALID ON THIS SITE.
The below link to YouTube enables you to view and enjoy short tours around buildings in Denbighshire that participated in the open doors event.
They are accompanied by interesting and informative commentaries.
Fri22Jan20217:00 pmOnline Zoom talkTalk in English by Ian Cook
Friday, 22nd January 2021, 7:00 PM
Ian Cook has had BEVs (battery electric vehicles) since 2011. He and his wife only have BEVs and have traveled around 200,000 miles since 2011 and have never been stranded with a depleted battery. So when are you changing to a BEV? What stops you? Think about this before you join the event. Join in and explore the main reasons people are reluctant to change – find out whether they are myths. Hmmm, if you plan to buy a car beyond 2030, it will have to be a BEV of some type.TEAM AT CWMULUS
Free family online crafts
How to write poetry with Folky and Mr Inkwell
Doodle Bells Activity Sheet - to receive your poetry booklet and Doodle Bells activity sheet please e mail lhttp://lornakernahan @stasaphcathedral.wales
Thu22Apr20217:00 pmOnline via ZOOM
Local Historian and Author David Rowe presents an evening of interesting facts and curious tales about Mold and its Townsfolk.
Topics will include;-
Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi &Toll House
Are all the lions accounted for?
The Balloonist and the Cross Keys
Peter Roberts and the Patent Heel
Amiable Order of Faithful Bow Wows
Primrose League and Vermin Club
George Harley and Titan Tractor and much more
The event is FREE to attend but booking is essential due to online capacity.
To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01352 758532
Mon07Jun2021Tue21Sep2021ITV 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
Mon14Jun2021Tue15Jun2021Clwydian range and Dee Valley
Please see the enclosed article for details on Welsh Government proposals to create a new national park.
Sun04Jul2021Sat31Jul202110 am - 4 pmGreenfield Valley Heritage Park, Greenfield, FlintshireGreenfield Valley Heritage Park is holding a 'Festival of Archaeology' during July, including a month long exhibition, '100 years of excavations in Flintshire' subtitled 'Swords to Bones', plus two other events: A guided tour of Wat's Dyke, with new information from recent excavations, and the 'Basingwerk experience' including a short award winning film. This is in conjunction with the national Council for British Archaeology event Festival of Archaeology.
We hope to further our amazing Heritage in North East Wales, particularly to the general public, who, so often, our unaware of the treasures on our doorstep. Further information can be found at the websites: http://greenfieldvalley.com/events/ and http://festival.archaeologyuk.org
Sat10Jul202111:00 amMinera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU
Tour of the former Leadworks site in Minera guided by Mr Brian Gresty 11 am -12 noon
Please contact Amy Jones of Groundwork email@example.com to register your details
To learn more about the site click on the link www.northeastwalestrails.com and then click on the map “button” Clywedog Valley. This opens a file of pictures and if you select “Minera Lead Mines” etc. you will be shown some interesting old photos and a wealth of information about the site.
Visit web pages for full details
Fri06Aug2021Sun07Nov202110am-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/
Sat14Aug2021Sat11Sep2021The Ceiriog Memorial Institute, High Street, Glyn CeiriogThe Ceiriog Memorial Institute in Glyn Ceiriog will be holding 'Open Doors' events on Saturdays 14th and 28th August, and the 4th and 11th of September between 1.00 - 4.00pm.All welcome, free entry, guided tours provided (with all relevant Covid regulations applicable).https://www.facebook.com/newhf/posts/the-ceiriog-memorial-institute-in-glyn-ceiriog-is-pleased-to-re-open-its-doors-f/2723134434572725/For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue31Aug2021Mon31Jan2022Wrexham County Borough Museum, County Building, Regent Street, WrexhamJust 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.
For Museum opening times and directions please visit http://old.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/wrexham_museum.htm
Fri10Sep20217:00 pmOnline eventOpen Doors weekend Opening Lecture:“Denbigh Castle and Town Walls - Recent discoveries”Friday evening 10 September 2021 7pmAn on-line talk by Will Davies of Cadw ( in English)This event will be broadcast live on the Cwmulus YouTube channel at 7pm. There is no need to register, just visit www.cwmulus.org and click on the cloud button a few minutes before the talk is due to start. A livestream will appear on this channel at approximately 6:45, and continue until shortly after the talk has finished.Denbigh Castle and Town Walls form one of the finest medieval monuments in Wales and although less well-known and publicised than the contemporary castles of Edward I, the impressive and in several cases unique buildings are of equal interest in spite of their ruined state.Over the last decade small scale archaeological investigations by Cadw alongside conservation, safety and access works, and larger excavations ahead of the construction of the present visitor centre in 2011 have shed new light on the layout and development of the site, but raise just as many questions. Will Davies Cadw’s inspector of ancient monuments and archaeology for eastern Wales takes a fresh look at his favourite castle.
Sat06Nov2021Sun07Nov202110 am - 4 pmPark in the Past, Fagl Lane, Hope, Flintshire LL12 9HB.
Park in the Past in Hope is inviting the public and supporters to an exclusive glimpse of the reconstructed Roman fort which is now rapidly taking shape on site.
It follows several months of extensive landscaping, heritage and conservation at the site in Hope.
The Roman fort is the main feature of Park in the Past’s exciting recreation of an ancient British landscape which includes a prehistoric realm complete with stone circle, standing stones, stream-fed sacred pool, and will eventually feature a giant earth house for use by schools and community events.
This is a unique and exciting project on our doorstep in North Wales and looks well worth a visit. Visit below web links for more detail
Can you help share your stories?
Cardiff Productions, working with North East Wales Heritage Forum / Fforwm Treftadaeth Gogledd Ddwyrain Cymru on a project for S4C, are on the hunt for brilliant people or places that form a part of Wales' disability history. They would be really grateful to hear from anyone who has a tale to tell on characters or stories that could feature in a documentary about Disability History in Wales.
Contact Frankie Nolan on 07447 190 515 or …email@example.com
Sat04Dec2021Sat26Mar20227:00 pmVia Zoom
CPAT are pleased to announce the Winter Lecture series for 2021/22. Fortnightly on Fridays from December 2021 to March 2022, the lectures will cover topics on archaeology and heritage from Wales and across the border into the Marches, led by experts involved in projects and research on a range of sites and topics.