Events

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2023
    Tue
    31
    Dec
    2024

    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.

    Kindest regards

    Lowri Kirkham
    Community Outreach Officer, north Wales

  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2024
    Thu
    01
    Aug
    2024

    'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside'

    Some of you may be aware that, in 2022, North East Wales Heritage Forum were donated a large collection of postcards, original glass negatives and family photographs relating to the late Edwardian photographer J T Burrows, who was based in Prestatyn and whose work features the town and surrounding area. The postcard collection is extensive and of high quality, but the albums of family photographs are equally interesting, giving a fascinating insight into Edwardian life for a well-known Prestatyn family.

               

    Image of J.T Burrows' premises in Prestatyn                            Just some of the albums in the collection

    We wanted to digitise and catalogue this unique collection and give the local community and visitors to the area the opportunity to see the wonderful images that evoke Prestatyn in its Edwardian glory but recognised that we did not have the resources to do this ourselves. We are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £13,000 from Gwynt y Mor Community Fund that we will use to employ a freelance digital archivist to catalogue and scan the collection and a community heritage specialist who will work with local schools, community groups and volunteers on our behalf.

        

    The digitised photos will be used to trigger memories gathering in the town. Prestatyn schools will be given opportunities to be involved, looking at how Prestatyn has changed by comparing old photographs with present day views and we will ensure that each school has a set of digital photos to use in their teaching in future years.

    Can anyone identify the below locations and events?

             

    The best images will be used to make local and online exhibitions, including a portable exhibition that will tour a range of venues across the area so that they can be seen by both locals and visitors. We will also feature highlights of the collection on our own website (www.newalesheritageforum.org.uk) and the People’s Collection website and share images on our social media.

    Once the collection is digitised and catalogued it will be deposited in the North East Wales Archives where it will be cared for permanently but will still be available to the public for viewing and research and for future education use and tourism initiatives.

    We are looking for volunteers to help us undertake research to understand the context of the collection and identify the locations of the photographs. Already one of our members has identified his own house in Caerwys on one of the photographs! We are sure that anybody with a knowledge of Prestatyn and the surrounding area will be fascinated by the collection and will be able to identify many of the other images.

    If you or your group would like to be involved please contact Heather Williams by e-mail on htnw@btinternet.com or telephone 01824 704998.

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2024
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH73HA

    A talk by Kevin Matthias former Denbighshire County Archivist for the Buckley Society.

    Doors open 7pm for a 7.15pm start. Non Members welcome for a small entrance fee.

    Refreshments provided after the talk.

    Contact Secretary Celia Drew bucksoc23@gmail.com

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2024
    2:30 pmEbenezer Baptist Chapel, Road, Mold, CH71PA

    A Flintshire Historical Society lecture on 'Twentieth Century military remains in mid and north east Wales'

    See website for details

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

     

     

     

     

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2024
    7:00 pmHawksbury Community Centre, Mill Lan Buckley CH73HA

    A talk by author Geoff Taylor from Chester for the Buckley Society

    Entry £2 on the night for non members.

    Car parking available and refreshments provided at end of talk.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    email bucksoc23@gmail.com

     

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2024
    Wed
    12
    Jun
    2024
    Gladstone Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF.

    EVENTS & COURSES LIST

    There's always something happening here at Gladstone's Library, to find out more why not visit our events calendar?

    https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/events/events-courses-list

     

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2024
    Tue
    05
    Mar
    2024
    Mold,Flintshire

    Join us for the first weekend of Words, a literary festival that celebrates the power and beauty of language. We have a fantastic lineup of speakers and events, including:

    Quentin Deakin, a historian and author who will share his insights on Wales in WW2. He challenges the conventional narratives of Welsh and English historians and shows how Wales played a crucial role in resisting the Nazi threat, especially in Flintshire, where Rhydymwyn was a secret site for making weapons and chemicals.

    - David Ebsworth, will be entertaining us with an hour-long performance in which he reveals some of the “stranger than fiction” true stories which inspired his journey as a writer and formed the background to his ten historical novels
    including his latest book - Blood Among The Threads: A Wrexham Victorian Mystery 

    Amy Beashell and Louisa Reid will share their insights and stories about their books and writing. Their books feature female characters who experience challenges, choices and difficult relationships. They will share their insights and experiences on writing, relationships, and survival.

    How To Get Published. You've finished your book, but you're not sure how to get it out there. Don't worry, we've got it covered! In this workshop, published authors Caroline Corcoran & Tabitha Lasley will guide you through the steps of getting your work noticed by the people who matter: editors & literary agents.

    For further information visit http://www.mold-bookshop.co.uk

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2024
    7:00 pmHawksbury Community Centre, Mill Lane Buckley CH73HA

    An illustrated talk by former Marcher Sound Broadcaster Brian Cullen.

    Brian Cullen has been a professional radio presenter since 1974. He got the 'radio bug' by listening to Radio Caroline in the 1960's and still broadcasts online via Radio Caroline- Flashback

    https://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Caroline-Flashback-s249564/

    Doors open 7pm for a 7.15pm start all are welcome, visitors pay £2 on the door.

    Raffle held and refreshments provided after the talk

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    e mail bucksoc23@gmail.com

     

  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2024
    7:00 pmCarrog Village Hall, Corwen LL219AS

    An illustrated talk by David Parry for the Corwen and Dee Valley Archaeological Society

    A history of the vast expansion of the railway system during the 1860s in the Dee valley and the Wrexham area in particular. It was a time of great social change, and of political intrigue and rivalry between the various railway magnates such as Sir Henry Robertson and Benjamin Percy.

    Doors open 6.30pm

    Raffle & refreshments

    For further information visit

    Facebook search;  Corwen and Dee Valley Archaeological Society or use link below

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/444652548938828

    www.cadvas.org.uk or email fatdave197@gmail.com

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2024
    7:00 pmCarrog Village Hall, Corwen LL219AS

    An illustrated talk for the Corwen and Dee Valley Archaeological Society by Philippa Jones.

    Currently a fascinating visitor attraction and the home of the County Archives, Rhuthun Gaol has many dark secrets within its grey walls, and many a tale to tell!

    Doors open 6.30pm

    Raffle & refreshments

    For further information visit

    Facebook search;  Corwen and Dee Valley Archaeological Society or use link below

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/444652548938828

    www.cadvas.org.uk or email fatdave197@gmail.com