Events

  • 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

     

  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021
    Mon
    31
    Jan
    2022

    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 …frankie@cardiffproductions.co.uk

    #NorthWales #Disability #NorthWalesHeritage #S4C

     

     

  • Sat
    04
    Dec
    2021
    Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022
    7:00 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.

    https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=north%20east%20wales%20heritage%20forum%20%2F%20fforwm%20treftadaeth...

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cpat-winter-lectures-abbey-cwmhir-a-community-project-julian-ravest-tickets-219466519267?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

     

  • Sat
    15
    Jan
    2022
    Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022

    A film of local interest about Mold Flintshire

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzm0umBkJuE

     

     

  • Fri
    21
    Jan
    2022
    7:00 pmVia Zoom

    Climate Change and How To Fix It 
    Talk in English by David Sprake via Zoom
    Friday, 21st January 2022, 7:00 PM
    This talk will touch on the science behind climate change and some of the solutions that could be practically used to fix it. It will explore humanity’s addiction to fossil fuel energy and how that has brought about changes in the atmosphere, and how that in turn is causing the climate to change on a global scale.

    The second half of the lecture will look at alternatives to fossil fuels and if they can practically work in today’s world, together with what can be done to mitigate what has already been emitted into atmosphere. The lecture will conclude with what has been holding up progress to change. Visit http://www.cwmulus.org

    REGISTER: English – Cwmulus

  • Tue
    01
    Feb
    2022
    Sun
    31
    Jul
    2022

    Explore North East Wales via the below link and discover some of the hidden treasures of North East Wales

    https://northeastwalestrails.com/english.html

    North East Wales Trails is a series of digital trails developed by local communities across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham to help you to discover more about this fascinating area. Each trail highlights what is special and is packed with information, photos and stories.
    The trails are as diverse as the area. Take a stroll along the coast, discover hidden countryside or meander around one of the pretty villages. Discover the rich heritage of the area from hillforts to stone castles or explore the industrial heritage. See how a limekiln works or listen to what is was like to work with the ponies deep underground in the coal mines.
    This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
    A link to a recently launched film on Vimeo to promote the trails is enclosed for information and sharing. 
  • Thu
    03
    Feb
    2022
    Tue
    01
    Mar
    2022
    7:00 pmHolywell Area Community Museum, (Former Kings Head) High Street, Holywell CH87TN
    Commencing on Thursday February 3rd in the middle of storytelling week Holywell museum will host its first evening  event  - and the first of our proposed monthly 'Storytelling Cafes'.    Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.
    As the museum is run entirely by volunteers we will charge £3 and refreshments will be available for purchase.
    If you would like to become a storyteller there will be two (free) sessions in January to explain the concept.
    So if you are interested in the sessions, telling stories on the night or just coming to listen please let me know as space is limited.
    Andrea Yarnell Dakin
    For more information email holywellmuseum@gmail.com
  • Tue
    22
    Feb
    2022
    5.30 -6.30PMOnline - booking details below

    Free Online Evening Talk

    February 22nd 5.30pm-6.30pm

    Samuel Courtauld: from Rayon to Impressionism

    Since 2017 Greenfield Valley and The Courtauld have been collaborating to understand the impact of Courtauld textile mills in North Wales, and to uncover the stories of local people.

    As part of this programme, this event will explore the life and legacy of Samuel Courtauld, chairman of the textile company in the 1920s and 30s when the mills first opened. Barnaby Wright, Deputy Head of the Courtauld Gallery, will discuss the philanthropy and collecting of Samuel and his wife, Elizabeth. Highlighting the ways in which the prosperity brought about by the success of rayon production benefitted arts and culture in the UK. While, Katherine Dunleavy, National Coordinator at The Courtauld, will introduce the Courtauld family and the path that led them to ownership of one of the world’s largest companies.

    This event accompanies an exhibition, Voices of Courtauld, touring sites in Flintshire during 2021 and 2022.

    To book a ticket please use the Eventbrite link below:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/samuel-courtauld-from-rayon-to-impressionism-tickets-268793327077

    Sarah Pevely
    Curadur Cynorthwyol | Assistant Curator

    Amgueddfa Dyffryn Maesglas | Greenfield Valley Museum

    Hamdden a llyfrgelloedd
    Aura
    Leisure & libraries

    Ffôn | Tel 01352 714172
    Email sarah.pevely@flintshire.gov.uk
    www.aura.cymru | www.aura.wales

  • Fri
    18
    Mar
    2022
    7:00 pmOnline via Zoom

    A Cwmulus event     cwmulus@gmail.com

    Giraldus Cambrensis: gossiping and crusading around Wales, 1188
    Talk in English by Mike Farnworth (plus special guest)
    Friday, 18th March 2022, 7:00 PM
    Giraldus was a priest, author, grandson of a famous Welsh princess, but most importantly he was a dreadful gossip. In the spring of 1188 he escorted the Archbishop of Canterbury on a six-week trip around Wales, recruiting for the crusades. Four years later he wrote a book about their journey.

    This talk gives a glimpse of life in an independent Wales during the age of the princes, illustrated by maps, pictures, stories, and the words of Giraldus Cambrensis himself. Although most of his book is true, Giraldus couldn’t resist also including improbable tales which he heard during his travels.

  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2022
    7:00 pmMold Library, Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold, Flintshire
    Richard King, author of Brittle With Relics: A History of Wales 1962 to 1997 will be talking about his new book at Mold Library at 7pm on March 30th.  It is described as a landmark history about the people of Wales during a period of great change.
    Refreshments will be provided, Tickets cost £5 and are redeemable against the cost of a book.
    Tickets can be bought at The Book Shop, Mold and Mold Library
  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2022
    6:00 pmInstitute and Museum in Glyn Ceiriog
    Free Entry, All welcome (bring your own work along!)                 For further information  email bhughes789@btinternet.com
    In Association with the 'Wrexham 2025 Year of Culture' programme

    Opened in May 1911, the Ceiriog Memorial Institute in Glyn Ceiriog was founded by Sir Alfred T Davies and erected by public subscriptions as a lasting memorial to the famous Welsh poet John ‘Ceiriog’ Hughes, and other notable Welsh dignitaries.

    Situated on the village High Street, the Institute forms the heart of the community, holding meetings, concerts, choir rehearsals, debates and social functions, as well as containing a fascinating museum – recently refurbished – displaying many unique exhibits relating to the Ceiriog Valley and beyond.
    These include a treasured collection of stained glass windows commemorating characters from Welsh history; portraits and sculptures; many objects relating to the industrial heritage of the Valley (including the Glyn Valley Tramway); a collection of Eisteddfod Chairs; samples of the poet Ceiriog’s work; and much more.
    As a testament to traditional Welsh values and heritage there is no better example throughout the land – and this is according to the words of both Lloyd George and Jan Morris!

    The building also contains a Main Hall seating 200, modern kitchen, and a Snooker Room.  The Hall, kitchen, and smaller committee rooms are available for hire throughout the year, and visitors are welcome by prior arrangement (or when the museum is opened on Saturdays throughout the summer months).

  • Thu
    05
    May
    2022
    Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW

    There will be a free special day school on THURSDAY 5th MAY entitled ‘Setting the Record Straight: Discovering the History and Heritage of Women in north-east Wales’ which will look at women’s History and Heritage this area, in conjunction with the History Department at Glyndwr University.  We hope to attract interest in the event from among University students, WAW members in the area and from the general community in north-east Wales. County Archive Offices, museums and libraries are being contacted to raise awareness of this pioneering event and local colleges and schools will also be invited to participate.

    There will be a fascinating and varied line-up of talks: on the Denbigh Asylum, the lives of women working in factories such as Courtaulds, Johnson’s Fabrics and Graessers Salicylates, the history of women’s football teams in the area and the more recent history of the women who have represented north-east Wales in the Welsh Assembly/Senedd and others. There will also be discussion panels and films to illustrate aspects of women’s history and heritage. It will be a lively and engaging programme - with something for everyone. There will be ample time to chat and network too.

    Exhibitions are being planned and a Roadshow will be held to encourage local people to bring along any material they may have which is relevant to women’s history, in particular to sport and to the WI movement, to show our experts. It promises to be a very eventful day and we are grateful to Kathryn Ellis and Peter Bolton for facilitating it at Glyndŵr University.

    This a free event.

    Register through: info@womensarchivewales.org

    http://www.womensarchivewales.org/

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022
    Sun
    22
    May
    2022
    Locations around Mold see Facebook site

    Something for all ages, a celebration of the written and spoken word.

    Talented local authors

    Children's workshop

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1701941810007898/

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    7:00 pmThe Canolfan, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog Llangollen LL20 7HE
    John ac Alun in Concert (at the Canolfan, Glyn Ceiriog), doors open 7-00pm, bar & refreshments available. Tickets £10, proceeds towards the Ceiriog Memorial Institute.  For further information email bhughes789@btinternet.com
    In Association with the 'Wrexham 2025 Year of Culture' programme
  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2022
    Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    10am-3.15 pmMostyn Hall, Mostyn Nr Holywell Flintshire, CH8 9HN

    Details of open days during early June, plus late August can be found within the below web pages

    All proceeds raised will be donated to the Wales Air Ambulance.

    Entrance fee £5

    https://www.mostynestates.co.uk/mostyn-hall-opening-dates-2020-2-2-2-2-2/

     

     

  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmVia ZOOM

    This talk via Zoom will be delivered in Welsh but with a simultaneous English translation.

    visit http://www.cwmulus.org.uk

     

  • Wed
    22
    Jun
    2022
    7:30 pmBooka 26-28 Church Street Oswestry SY11 2SP

    Renowned historian Marc Morris talks about his latest book The Anglo-Saxons, shining a light on Britain's Dark Ages.

    Sixteen hundred years ago Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand cities and luxurious villas were deserted and left to crumble, and civil society collapsed into chaos. Into this violent and unstable world came foreign invaders from across the sea, and established themselves as its new masters.

    The Anglo-Saxons traces the turbulent history of these people across the next six centuries. It explains how their earliest rulers fought relentlessly against each other for glory and supremacy, and then were almost destroyed by the onslaught of the Vikings. It explores how they abandoned their old gods for Christianity, established hundreds of churches and created dazzlingly intricate works of art. It charts the revival of towns and trade, and the origins of a familiar landscape of shires, boroughs and bishoprics.

    It is a tale of famous figures like King Offa, Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor, but also features a host of lesser known characters - ambitious queens, revolutionary saints, intolerant monks and grasping nobles. Through their remarkable careers we see how a new society, a new culture and a single unified nation came into being.

    Drawing on a vast range of original evidence - chronicles, letters, archaeology and artefacts - renowned historian Marc Morris illuminates a period of history that is only dimly understood, separates the truth from the legend, and tells the extraordinary story of how the foundations of England were laid.

    We are delighted to welcome Marc Morris back to Booka during Independent Bookshop Week as we celebrate the paperback publication of The Anglo-Saxons.

    Event Format:

    Author talk followed by audience Q&A and book signing.

    Tickets:

    £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Anglo Saxons) or £11 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Anglo Saxons).

    Marc Morris' profile

    http://www.marcmorris.org.uk/p/about-me.html

     

  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmKings Christian Centre, Bailey Hill Mold

    Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the North East Wales Heritage Forum will take place at 7pm on Friday the 24th June 2022.

    The event will be held at the Kings Christian centre alongside the entrance to the Bailey Hill in Mold, Flintshire where a £1.8m restoration project has just been completed.

    The location has been chosen to enable members to benefit from a presentation about the restoration project and the opportunity to visit the Bailey Hill.

    There are some steps to contend with to access the building but ramps will be available.

    Further details and the agenda will be sent out to members and groups closer to the time.  If you have any proposals or items you would like to bring up at the meeting please send notification via the contact page of this web site.
  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022
    2:30 pmSt Peter's Church, Rosehill, Holywell, CH8 7TL.

    FHS Council cordially invites you to join us for a lecture at our other new venue!
    Following our very successful meeting at Mold last month (our first since the start
    of the pandemic) our second live meeting will be held at 2.30pm on Saturday 25th
    June at St Peter's Church, Rosehill, Holywell, CH8 7TL.
    The speaker will be Ken Brassil, who will talk about "Charles Darwin in North Wales".
    Before setting off on his 5 year round the world voyage on HMS Beagle, Darwin
    made geological tours of North Wales in the summer of 1831.
    Kenneth, a native of north Wales, was a Field Officer for the Clwyd Powys
    Archaeological Trust in the 1980s. From the 1990’s he was a Learning Officer for
    Archaeology and History at the Museum of Wales in Cardiff for 25 years. Now
    retired, he lives in Penrhyndeudraeth.

    https://www.flintshirehistoricalsociety.org.uk/

    This church has excellent facilities, including parking and easy disabled access. If
    you don’t already know the church, go into the centre of Holywell, round the one-way system in front of the Victoria Hotel and the bus station. Keep in the right hand lane, then turn into Pen-Y-Maes Road. Turn into Rosehill by keeping Lidl on your right.
    The meeting is open to members and non-members, and you will be able to pay your 2022 membership subscription if you have not already done so

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2022
    Holt and Farndon

    We are hosting an introductory open day to present a cross border archaeologyproject for the communities of Holt & Farndon, giving people the chance to
    discover and get hands on with their local history.

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    HLHS has discovered a potentially exciting find near the fish farm in Townfield Lane, Farndon that may be a Roman fort associated

    with Holt Roman Tile Works and Pottery.

    It is planned to excavate part of this site in September 2022.

    To learn more about this cross border project, come along to either of the two presentations on Saturday July 2nd:

    Farndon Memorial Hall 10.00-12.00, with a key talk at 11.00 a.m

    or

    Holt Kenyon Hall 2.00-4.00 p.m., with a key talk at 3 p.m.

    The key talks are by Chris Matthews, archaeologist.

    Lets aim for good turnouts at these presentations - please reply to  briansue.payne@btinternet.com if you intend to come.

    Want to be kept up to date? Find us on Facebook by  searching ‘Archaeological Survey West LLP'