Thu06Oct2022Fri30Jun2023North 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.
Sat28Jan20232:30 pmEbenezer Baptist Church, Mold CH71PA
Fri03Feb20237:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA
A talk for the Buckley Society about Parkgate which sits opposite the coast of North East Wales on the estuary of the River Dee.
Speaker Author and Local Historian Dr Anthony Annakin-Smith
Anthony is a local historian with a diverse range of interests often focused on maritime and industrial history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Particular specialisms include the history of the former port of Parkgate (Cheshire) and contemporary shipping in the Dee Estuary, early industry in the Neston and Parkgate areas, local links to the slave trade, and the evolution of the British landscape with particular focus on the Wirral peninsula and Cheshire.
For further information contact the society secretary on 07729421138
Non members are welcome upon payment of a £2 admission fee
Sat25Feb20232:30 pmSt Peter's Church Rosehill, Holywell CH8 7TL
A Flintshire Historical Society event featuring a talk
Mary-Ann Constantine BA, PhD
Reader and Project Leader , Curious Travellers Project National Library of Wales.
The Travels and Friendship of Two Men who Changed the Past, Richard Gough and Thomas Pennant
Non Members welcome.
Booking not necessary
For more information e mail Secretaryfhs21@gmail.com
Fri03Mar2023Thu30Nov2023The Town of Flint, North Wales
Off Flint’ – Celebrating our town, castle and coast is an exciting project to involve local people in recording, conserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Flint town, castle and coast.
We need volunteers to help gather the wealth of stories about Flint.
Stories, photos and artefacts gathered during the ‘Off Flint’ project will form the basis of a new community archive in Flint Library so that the information gathered is widely accessible to everyone.
‘Off Flint’ is led by Flintshire County Council and, thanks to the National Lottery players, has received £54,200 funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Please contact Jo Danson, Community Heritage Officer, on 01352 703042 or http://email@example.com.
Sat25Mar20232:30 pmEbenezer Baptist Church, Glanrafon Road, Mold, CH7 1PA.
A talk for the Flintshire Historical Society by Senior Buildings Investigator Susan Fielding, MA
The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting
Non- Members welcome.
For more information contact Secretaryfhs21@gmail.com
Tue28Mar202310.30am - 3.30pmRuthin Jail 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1HP
An opportunity to see a wide variety of displays from organisations including North East Wales Archives, Ruthin History Society, Corwen Museum, Buckley Society, Friends of Wrexham Cemetery, Menter Iaith and Clwydian Range & Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as a chance to have a look around Ruthin Gaol before it opens on 1st April.
Further details from Jo Danson on 01352 740385
Sat01Apr20232:30 pmCapel-y-Groes, Bodhyfryd, Wrexham, LL12 7AG.
At the Denbighshire Historical Society's first meeting of the year, a talk in Welsh (with simultaneous English translation) will be given by Mr Gareth Vaughan Williams.
The talk will be preceded by the Society's AGM at 2pm
All welcome Free Admission
For more information contact the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr David R. Jones on 01978 353363
Sun16Apr2023Wed31May2023Holywell Area Community Museum, Kings Head, High Street, Holywell, Holywell,
Here at Holywell Area Community Museum we are setting up a schoolroom experience and are looking for the following two items:
Child's school desk - lift up lid and hole for ink pot
Teaching easel with detachable board.
Can anyone help please?
ANDREA YARNELL DAKIN
Sat22Apr202310am - 1pmN.E.W.A.The Old Rectory, Hawarden CH5 3NRThere will be a GRAND BOOK AND MAP SALE at NEWA, Hawarden on Saturday 22nd April 2023, 10am to 1pm. Following a Spring clear-out, we have been taking stock of all the items which we have collected during our 69 years at the Old Rectory and are selling some duplicates and items which are no longer required.CASH ONLY! Browse and buy: books galore – not just history, but general interest and some fiction; postcards of historic Flintshire scenes; duplicate original historic OS maps from the 1870s up to the 1960s - you might be lucky enough to find one of your house or local area! Some oddities for sale include gramophone records and school magazines from the prestigious boarding school Lowther College, which was at Bodelwyddan Castle.Our wonderful volunteers in the Conservation studio will also be demonstrating how they make bespoke packaging to protect our irreplaceable archives. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, or just want to see what they have been up to, please come along and see us on the day! Box making demos: 10.30am and 12pm.There will be tea, coffee and cakes on sale so you can come along, browse, chat and enjoy a cuppa in the peaceful surroundings of the Old Rectory!The proceeds will go into our donations fund towards more protective packaging materials for the irreplaceable archives – CASH ONLY please.
Sat22Apr20232:30 pmSt Peter’s Church, Rosehill, Holywell, CH8 7TL
A talk for the Flintshire Historical Society by
The Mortimer History Society
The medieval Marcher Lordships were a region between England and Wales that, politically and administratively, didn't belong fully to either. Within each of the 50 lordships, the Marcher Lord had unique regal-like powers with their own laws, judicial powers, and access to resources and armies.
This talk explores the origins and development of the Marcher Lordships in the context of the 200-year struggle for control of Wales, with particular reference to the Marcher Lordships of north-east Wales.
Non-members welcome. For more information: Secretaryfhs21@gmail.com 07778 659648
Fri12May2023National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
The annual Carto-Cymru mapping symposium is coming up next month here at The National Library of Wales.
As well as being held in the Library, this year's event is also being live-streamed online.
Tickets for the in-person event are available here:https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/llgcnlw/t-avzoydk
And tickets for the online event are available here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/llgcnlw/t-moearax
Sat20May20239am - 1pmBuckley Library, Museum and Gallery, The Precinct Buckley, Flintshire
A joint event by Aura Libraries and Leisure with the Buckley Society
Come along to find out more about your hometown, meet society members and view the exhibitions.
Tell us your local stories.
Mon05Jun20232:00 pmCorwen (War Memorial Park) Sports Pavilion, Green Lane, Corwen LL21 0DN
The venue for this year's AGM will be at Corwen. In a departure from our normal format the meeting will start at 2pm. Afterwards we've also arranged visits to the Edeyrnion Museum and the heritage railway station, it should be an enjoyable afternoon. If anyone has any items you'd like to add to the agenda please send them by e mail. An agenda will be circulated to member groups closer to the time.
Apologies for the original entry, to avoid any confusion it is Corwen (War Memorial Park) Sports Pavilion, Green Lane,Corwen. The postcode on Google is LL21 ODN. Directions;-
From the north (Ruthin) direction. Follow signage from A494 to Corwen (B 5437). Turn right on to Green Lane and go over the River Dee. Just past the 30 mph sign coming into Corwen the Sports Pavilion car park is located on a bend on the right hand side of Green Lane
From the south/east (Wrexham) direction.From the A5 in the centre of Corwen, turn right by Owain Glyndwr statue (also brown sign to Leisure Centre) on to Green Lane. Follow the road round a right hand bend. The Sports Pavilion car park is located just past a bowling green on the left hand side of Green Lane just before going out of Corwen.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Sat15Jul202312:30 pmCeiriog, Memorial Institute, High Street, Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen, LL20 7EH
We are holding an 'Open Day' at the Ceiriog Memorial Institute on Saturday July 15th to unveil our new display entitled ''Evicting a Community - 100 Years On'', which commemorates the centenary of Warrington Council's plans to dam the Ceiriog Valley in 1923.
Much research has gone in to the display, which contains detailed maps and costs of the proposed project, reports and press cuttings, as well as the Parliamentary Bill itself, with support both for and against. The founder of the Institute, Sir Alfred T Davies, led the campaign against, producing the booklet 'Evicting A Community', and found an ally in Lloyd George, who described the Valley as 'A Little Piece Of Heaven On Earth'. Thanks to them we are 'Yma O Hyd'
For information, the Institute will then open every Saturday afternoon up to 16th September inclusive, from 1-00 until 4-00pm.
For further information email email@example.com
Sun23Jul2023Sat16Sep20231pm - 4pmCeiriog Memorial Institute, High Street, Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen, LL20 7EH
Exhibition open each Saturday July 15th - September 16th 2023
Evicting a Community 100 Years On.
In 1923, Warrington Corporation submitted proposals to Parliament to construct two large reservoirs in the Ceiriog Valley.
Warrington's reservoirs scheme and the fight to preserve the Ceiriog Valley presented in an informative display each Saturday afternoon.
Admission free - donations appreciated.
Note! The fascinating museum – recently refurbished – displaying many unique exhibits relating to the Ceiriog Valley and beyond housed in the same complex can also be visited at the same time.
Light refreshments available.
For further information contact Bryn Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat19Aug202310am-4pmCraig-y-Don Community Centre, Queen's Road, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno LL30 1TE
Easy Access. Light Refreshments
SATURDAY, 19 AUGUST, 2023
Admission £2 On-site free car park all day. Bus 5 from town (NOT 5X)
For further information or booking forms, please contact Karlyn on 01492-440763
Organised by The North Wales Postcard Club.
Sat19Aug2023Sun20Aug202311am - 3pmGreenfield Valley Heritage Park, Greenfield Flintshire
New and exciting displays and groups for you to meet, at this multi period re-enactment weekend. Take a stroll
through our living timeline. There will be period music to enjoy and trinkets to buy.
Find us on Facebook and Instagram
This September, more than 200 of Wales’ historic sites, landmarks and hidden gems will offer visitors free entry, events or guided tours.
It’s all part of Open Doors — Wales’ annual contribution to the European Heritage Days initiative, which invites heritage organisations, private owners, local authorities and others to open their doors or offer activities to the public free of charge during September.
Funded and organised by Cadw, the ever-popular festival of Wales’ built heritage will this year, encourage Welsh residents and visitors alike to explore some of the country’s lesser-known and smaller-scale sites ― several of which are usually closed to the public.
Search by location or postcode or see full list below.
Sat30Sep202311am - 3pmWepre Park, Connah's Quay CH54JR
Join us at Wepre Park to celebrate the end of the Our Back Yard Project and the Connah's Quay Community
Guided walk with the Friends of Wepre, meet at the rear of the visitor centre 11am
Stalls, local history exhibits, family activities, crafts. bush craft activities, outdoor cooking, litter picks (with prizes) and more!
Contact Groundwork North Wales on 01978 757524
Sat07Oct20239.30am - 4.30pm.The Grange Theatre, Bradburns Lane,Hartford CW8 1LU
A Cheshire Local History Association event
An umbrella organisation, which seeks to
promote the interest in and study of the local
history of Historic and Civic Cheshire, and to
look after the interests of local history societies
and individual local historians.
Personal membership for an individual or a
couple living at the same address is £10.00
p.a. which includes a complimentary copy of
the annual journal. Society membership is
£20.00 p.a. and includes two complimentary
copies of the annual journal.
Information available from CLHA, c/o Cheshire
Record Office, Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RL
Doors Open 9am.
Tue24Oct2023Wed25Oct2023Daniel Owen Centre, Daniel Owen Square, Mold CH7 1AB
On Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of October Mold Town Council invites you to take a step back in time and visit the Historic Mold exhibition at the Daniel Owen Centre, Daniel Owen Square, Mold CH7 1AB.
During the event, there will be a large display of photographs and memorabilia showing the history of Mold over the last 200 years, many of the photographs on display will be from the late Ray Davies Collection, who throughout the years recorded the changing face of Mold & District. Among the displays will be boards dedicated to www.Ronsbusesandcoaches.com
Exhibition open times:
Tuesday 24th October 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 25th October 10.00am – 2.30pm.
Do you have any interesting Mold memorabilia or items of interest that you would like to display during the event? Please get in touch with Jane Evans 01352 758532 opt. 3 or email email@example.com
During the event local Historian and Author David Rowe will be giving short talks on:-
5.15pm Frothblowers, Temperance and Assembly Hall Riot.
6.30pm Mold Riots 1869 – The Aftermath25th October
11.00am Frothblowers, Temperance and Assembly Hall Riot
12.00pm Mynydd Isa to Mendon – The Story of Henry Hughes, survivor of Argoed Hall Mining Disaster
1.30pm 1869 Mold Riots – The Aftermath
All talks are free of charge, so please arrive in plenty of time for what promises to be a great insight into Mold’s history.
Historic Mold event is in conjunction with the http://Gŵyl Daniel Owen Festival
which will run from 20th – 27th October, further details on GDOF can be found their website.
Sat28Oct20232:30 pmEbenezer Baptist Chapel, Glanrafon Road, Mold.The next lecture of the Flintshire Historical Society will be :"Facial Depiction From Human Remains: Uses within Forensic Identification & Archaeological Investigation".The speaker will be Elysia Green, a PhD Researcher at the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University.Saturday 28th October 2023 at 2.30pm at the Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Glanrafon Road, Mold.Everybody is welcome, no booking required.
My name is Lowri, I am the Community Outreach Officer for North Wales for the Women’s Peace Petition Centenary Project funded by The National Lottery Heritage fund. The project is a year long celebration of the 390,296 Welsh women who signed a petition for peace, and presented it to the women of America in New York in 1924, asking them to use their influence on the American government.
During 2023/24, the project will be running events and activities across Wales to Remember their story, Rejoice in the centenary and Realise their wishes by inspiring future peace activists.
We are in the process of creating partnerships with organisations and groups across Wales to deliver funded activities and events to promote the project and would love you to be involved. These activities could be talks, workshops, educational events, mini exhibitions and more… we want to be flexible in our delivery to ensure we are producing exciting and engaging activities, so we would love to hear your input on how best to collaborate.
From November we will also be looking for lots of volunteers to transcribe the names on the petition, so that future generations can search the names of the signatories. Perhaps your organisation could help us with this ambitious campaign?
To learn more about the project, please visit: https://www.wcia.org.uk/peace-heritage/womens-peace-petition/
If you would like to discuss getting involved or just learn more about the project, please get in touch: I’d love to hear from you.
Community Outreach Officer, north Wales
Sat25Nov20232:30 pmEbenezer Baptist Chapel, Glanrafon Road, Mold. CH71PA
Wed13Dec20231:00 pmThe Church Hall Market Square Llay LL12OSA
David Young [formerly Baptist Minister at Llay]
will give a presentation on Life in the vanished squatters’ hamlet on Ruabon Mountain 1845-1902
[some Llay families are descendants of these people]
Admission £2 light refreshments
All are welcome
For further information contact Vic Tyler-Jones 07788 590 636 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org