Events

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pmBersham Heritage Centre, LL14 4HT

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

    Meet at Bersham Heritage Centre car park, LL14 4HY. There is no need to book, just turn up. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear.

    For further information call 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pmThe Kathleen & May Heritage Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay, CH5 4DS

    'Shotton Steelworks' by Glyn Jones

    A look at the steelworks from its opening in 1896 to the closure of the heavy end in 1980. 7:00 pm on Wednesday 14th June at The Kathleen & May Heritage Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay, CH5 4DS

    £2 per head, free for QWA members. For further information telephone 01244 791222, email marystjoy@outlook.com or visit www.quaywatermen.com

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017
    10:30 am to 11:30 amBersham Heritage Centre, LL14 4HT

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

    Meet at Bersham Heritage Centre car park, LL14 4HY. There is no need to book, just turn up. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear.

    For further information call 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    1.30PM -4.30PMMOLD LIBRARY in the @answers centre

    Our County History - Alive and Kicking?
    The work of Flintshire historians through time
    Contributions by: Brian Bennett, Celia Drew,John Butler, Carol Shone, Paul Mason and Dr Shaun Evans
    Plenary session: Brian Taylor, Paul Brighton, Hazel Formby and T.W Pritchard

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 pmMold Methodist Church, Wrexham Street, Mold

    The annual general meeting of the Heritage Forum will be held at Mold Methodist Church on Wrexham Street, Mold CH7 1HQ at 18:30 on Tuesday July 25th.  Parking is available on the nearby public car park by the Co-op.

  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pmBersham Heritage Centre, LL14 4HT

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

    Meet at Bersham Heritage Centre car park, LL14 4HY. There is no need to book, just turn up. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear.

    For further information call 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    Ruthin Town and around

    A wonderful range of interesting unusual and historic homes and buildings will be open to the public see website for more details
    http://www.opendoorsdenbighshire.org.uk/
    Denbighshire Open Doors' Heritage Event

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    10:30 am to 11:30 amBersham Heritage Centre, LL14 4HT

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

    Meet at Bersham Heritage Centre car park, LL14 4HY. There is no need to book, just turn up. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear.

    For further information call 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    Ruthin and District

    A wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public see website for more details
    http://www.opendoorsdenbighshire.org.uk/
    Denbighshire Open Doors' Heritage Event

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    10:00 am - 6pmQuay Watermen's Association, Kathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay

    Attractions include Short ‘Bridges of the Dee’ boat trips • Our café will be open and there will be a BBQ • Annual Corporate Duck Race and General Public Duck Race • Come and meet the RNLI Flint Volunteer Lifeboat Crew, Deeside Fire Service and Coastal Rangers • We will have music and a variety of stalls.
    Lots of fun for all.

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay

    Quay Watermen's Association
    A photography orientated talk including tips on how to take quality photographs for posterity.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    10am - 4pmLlay Miner's Welfare Hall, Wrexham LL12 0TH

     10:00 Welcome
     10:10 Vic Tyler-Jones Llay Main: Its Colliery and Village.
     10:55 Bleddyn Penny Protest and Pragmatism: Welsh Steelworkers’ Responses to Deindustrialisation.
     11:40 Leon Gooberman The Rise and Fall of the BNS/ICI Factory at Pontypool: A Case Study of Deindustrialisation.
     12:30 Lunch Break (Tea and coffee will be available, but there will be no lunch provided at this event).
     13:15 Keith Gildart The Decline of Coal Mining in North East Wales, 1947-1996.
     14:00 Iwan England Aberfan: The Fight for Justice.
     14:45 Valerie Walkerdine Gender, Work & Community after Deindustrialisation: The Case of a Former Steel Town in South Wales.
     15:30 Closing Remarks
    This event is FREE to attend and a warm welcome is extended to all.
    To book your free place and register please contact: Siân Williams, Llafur Secretary, c/o South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University, Hendrefoelan Campus, Gower Road, Swansea, SA2 7NB. Tel: 01792 518693
    Email: miners@swansea.ac.uk
    https://www.llafur.org/events/day-school-deindustrialisation-wales/

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    11am - 3pmGreenfield Valley Museum Heritage Park

    Discover the history of North East Wales through 100 objects! North East Wales Heritage Forum will be here to guide you through the history of the area with displays, handling tables and family activities.
    www.greenfieldvalley.com

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    12pm, 2pm, & 4pm.Gladstone Library, Hawarden

    Visit us on Saturday, 16th September as we open the doors of the library to everyone as part of Open Doors 2017. Join one of three FREE hour-long, curator-led tours where you’ll learn about our unique and distinctive collections and the man who founded them, W.E. Gladstone.
    You will also go behind the scenes into Closed Access, our secure store - get up close with almost 6,000 items printed before 1800, some dating from the early 16th Century. There will also be a display of beautiful and fascinating items from our diverse collection. 60-minute Curator-led tours of the Library take place at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
    After your visit, why not stay for tea, coffee and cake in our bistro, Food for Thought (open 10am - 5pm). We serve a full lunch menu between 12pm and 2pm, and light bites between 2pm and 5pm.
    Come along and see the library and its collections as they are rarely seen by the public. We hope to see you there!
    About Open Doors - Cadw’s Open Doors is an annual celebration of the architecture and heritage of Wales. It provides an opportunity for the public to visit places not normally open or to visit for free sites that usually charge. Sites that are normally open and free of charge offer something additional for their visitors. To find out more about Open Doors, visit cadw.gov.wales/opendoors Visitors are welcome to turn up on the day, but please note that tour groups will be limited to 35. We do advise booking both tour and lunch reservations in advance. To book your tour or make a lunch reservation, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.
    https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    Denbigh

    For more details visit website
    http://www.visitdenbigh.co.uk/discover-denbigh/things-to-do/doors

  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 am - 6pmMold Town Hall

    A large display of photographs and memorabilia showing the history of Mold over the last 150 years along with the historic Council Chamber will be available free of charge for the public to view.
    Short talk by local Historian David Rowe on 6th October at 11 am 2 pm and 5 pm

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    10 am - 1 pmMold Town Hall Earl Road, Mold

    A large display of photographs and memorabilia showing the history of Mold over the last 150 years, along with the historic Council Chamber will be available free of charge for the public to vies.
    Short talk by local Historian David Rowe at 11.30 am

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    St David's Church, Mold Road, Connah's Quay

    Thursday 19th October  10am to 7pm

    Friday 20th October 10am to 5pm

    Saturday 21st October 10am to 4pm

    Pictures and artefacts from around Deeside- learn about your past.

    Enjoy refreshments in the Exhibition cafe

    Admission free - Donations welcom

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    10am to 4.00pmBrymbo

    THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO 18 NOVEMBER DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS ANTICIPATED ON 21 OCTOBER

    The next Open Day will take place on Saturday 21st October 2017, from 10am to 4pm. Plenty to see and do including:

    ◦Walking tours – taking in the industrial heritage story, fossil forest, and our new apple and pear orchard

    ◦4×4 tours – covering nearly 3 miles in a Landrover finding out about our history

    ◦Narrow Gauge Railway rides

    ◦Stalls and displays about our plans and the activities we’re doing this year

    ◦Bric-A-Brack, teas & coffees, and raffle tickets to helps raise funds

    ◦NEWHF stand with displays and handling objects

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    1-4pm Ceiriog Memorial Institute, Glyn Ceiriog

    Come and discover a treasured collection of stained glass windows commemorating characters from Welsh history. Also many portraits and sculptures,  a large number of items relating to the industrial heritage of the Valley (including the Glyn Valley Tramway),  a collection of Eisteddfod Chairs,  an impressive display of Holy Bibles, samples of the poet Ceiriogs work, bookcases donated by the Welsh communities in Patagonia and much much more.

    Also NEWHF displays and hands on activities for children and adults

  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane Buckley Flintshire

    An illustrated talk by Celia Drew for the Buckley Society
    Members free, visitors £2 on the night
    www.buckleysociety.org.uk
    e mail bucksoc@uwclub.net

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    10.00am to 4.00pmThe Old Tramway Engine Shed, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog, LL20 7HE

    The Old Engine Shed is open every Saturday until December 16th.  Look at The New Glyn Valley Tramway & Industrial Heritage Trust website for special events before Christmas.

  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Heritage Centre Dock Road, Connah's Quay

    A talk by Mavis Williams for the Quay Watermen's Association.
    Members free, visitors £2 on the night
    Telephone 01244 532352 www.quaywatermen.com
    e mail qwamembership@gmail.com

  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
    7:00 pmAt Deeside and District Local History Society

    An illustrated talk by Brian Taylor
    At Shotton Community Centre, Plymouth Street, Shotton
    Members free, visitors £3 on the night.
    email  deesidedlhs@gmail.com

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    10.00am to 4.00pmThe Old Tramway Engine Shed, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog, LL20 7HE

    The Old Engine Shed is open every Saturday until December 16th.  Look at The New Glyn Valley Tramway & Industrial Heritage Trust website for special events before Christmas.

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    2:00 pmAt Penbryn Chapel, Whitford Street, Holywell

    An illustrated talk by Lorna Jenner for The Holywell & District Society.

    Everyone Welcome           Non member  £3.00

  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017
    Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017
    Week 1Llys Edwin assessed via Coleg Cambria and Glyndwr University Campus, Northop

    If you wish to volunteer at the dig, you should contact Ian Grant at CPAT

    ian.grant@cpat.org.uk

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    10.00am to 4.00pmThe Old Tramway Engine Shed, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog, LL20 7HE

    The Old Engine Shed is open every Saturday until December 16th.  Look at The New Glyn Valley Tramway & Industrial Heritage Trust website for special events before Christmas.

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    10am-4.00pmBrymbo Heritage former works site

    FREE EVENT - Join us to have a look around, take a tour (walking or by 4x4), see the fossils, have a go on the railway, chat with us about the restoration plans.

    Also there

    Wrexham Amateur Radio Society - broadcasting around the world.

    NEWHF  timeline and themes displays telling history of NE Wales and hands-on time line activity.

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017
    Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017
    Week 2Llys Edwin assessed via Coleg Cambria and Glyndwr University Campus, Northop

    If you wish to volunteer at the dig, you should contact Ian Grant at CPAT

    On Sunday 25th November there is an OPEN DAY at the site.

    Work at site completed on 27th.

    ian.grant@cpat.org.uk

  • Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017
    10.00am to 4.00pmThe Old Tramway Engine Shed, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog, LL20 7HE

    The Old Engine Shed is open every Saturday until December 16th.  Look at The New Glyn Valley Tramway & Industrial Heritage Trust website for special events before Christmas.

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk by Brian Bennett Friday 1.12.2017. Doors open 7 pm. Non members £2 on the night

    Please note this date coincides with a pantomime at the Buckley Theatre next door to Hawkesbury Community Centre,

    parking will be at a premium so car sharing where possible is encouraged

    www.buckleysociety.org.uk 

     

     

  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017
    10.30 am - 3.30pmGeorge Edwards Hall, Well Street, Cefn Mawr LL14 3AE

    A drop in consultation about future developments around the Trevor Basin

    WWW.PONTCYSYLLTE-AQUEDUCT.CO.UK/WORLD-HERITAGE-STATUS/RESOURCES/CONSULTATIONS/

     

  • Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017
    7:00 pmThe Kathleen and May Heritage Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay CH5 4DS
    This is a Christmas Social and we hope to have Ron Hill Connah's Quay Councillor, to lead an interactive reminiscence of Christmases past. Please come and bring some friends!
  • Fri
    22
    Dec
    2017
    10:00 amDepart from Llandrillo Car Park

    CADVAS (Corwen and Dee Valley Archaeological Society) Midwinter Solstice Walk to Moel Ty Uchaf Cairn Circle on Friday 22nd December 2017.

    Depart Llandrillo Car Park at 10 am, dogs welcome but must be on lead at all times.

    NB! Early-Bird Walk to view sunrise will depart at 7 am prompt.

    www.cadvas.org.uk 

    e mail david.jones1955@btinternet.com

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane Buckley Flintshire

    An illustrated talk by Vic Tyler-Jones of Llay History Group

    Non Members £2 on the night.

    www.buckleysociety.org.uk

  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    Sun
    28
    Jan
    2018
    11am-3pmThe Gallery, Loggerheads Country Park, Ruthin Road, Mold CH75LH

    Local community archaeologists are finding new and intriguing signs of pre-historic human activity in the Clwydian Range. The exhibition shows some of the archaeological processes which reveal these fleeting traces of our distant ancestors.
    As successors to the Heather and Hillforts project, the Clwydian Range Archaeology Group (CRAG) have been surveying and excavating in the Moel Arthur area for a number of seasons. In that time, tantalising glimpses have emerged of human activity, some of it probably medieval, and some appearing to go back thousands of years, possibly as far back as Mesolithic times. As well as showing what has been found in successive years of excavation, the exhibition explains some of the methods archaeologists use to investigate, gather evidence and record the results.
    At weekends, while the exhibition is open, a member of the CRAG team will be on hand between 11am and 3pm to answer questions about the excavations and the archaeological processes involved. Between these times the finds from recent digs will be displayed.
    CRAG have recently won the Marsh Award for Community Archaeology. This national award is sponsored by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and the Marsh Christian Trust. If you would like further information about CRAG, contact info@cragnorthwales.co.uk
    The exhibition is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Sustainable Development Fund for the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    https://cragnorthwales.wordpress.com/

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    7:00 pmThe Kathleen and May Heritage Centre Dock Road, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4DS

    The Dee Banks Lead Works by Phil Pritchard
    Find out about this works, built near Bagillt in 1778, and the recent identification of roadside remains.

    7 pm on Wednesday 10th January

    The Kathleen and May Heritage Centre
    Dock Road, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4DS
    £2 per head, free for QWA members
    For further information, telephone: 01244 532352
    e-mail:   qwamembership@gmail.com

    http://www.quaywatermen.com

     

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Hawarden

    Unfortunately this event has now sold out.

    For further information please visit;- http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org

  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2018
    10:00 amGladstone's Library, Hawarden

    A poetry-writing masterclass with Ian Parks aimed at those with some experience. Explore the notion of love poetry and be encouraged to take up the challenge of writing love poems yourself. As many of the greatest love poems in the English language have been written in the sonnet form, consider the appropriateness of this medium and go home with a love sonnet of your own!

    Ian Parks was one of the first Writers in Residence at Gladstone’s Library in 2012. His collections of poems include Shell Island, The Landing Stage, Love Poems 1979 - 2009 and The Exile’s House. Ian is the editor of Versions of the North: Contemporary Yorkshire Poetry and was Writing Fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester 2012 - 2014. Ian lives in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, where he is a driving force behind the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival. His latest collections, Citizens and If Possible: Fifty Cavafy Poems, were published in 2016.

    Tickets are priced at £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee.

    To book, please call 01244 532350 or email http://enquiries@gladlib.org.

    http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk for the Buckley Society by Mr Meirion Evans

    Entry £2 per head for visitors, members free.

    Doors open 7 pm. All are welcome.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    email bucksoc@uwclub.net

     

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay Flintshire CH5 4DS

    Quay Watermen's Association Heritage Talks

    Come and hear the story of Tom Dillon's great uncle who went down on the Titanic but survived.

    £2 per head, free entry to Q.W.A members.

    For further information telephone 01244 532352

    http://www.quaywatermen.com

    e mail: qwamembership@gmail.com

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018
    6 pm 23.2.18Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Starting as an anti-establishment secret society, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood soon set the Victorian art world on fire. From the early jewel-like pictures of the ‘truth-to-nature’ style, developed a dreamy, Medieval art, which had a profound effect not only on the English, but also the continental and American Avante-Garde. In this lavishly-illustrated course, Adrian Sumner looks more closely at John Millais, William Holman-Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his inspired pupil Edward Burne-Jones, and the waves of influence they exerted on William Morris the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Aesthetic Movement, Symbolism, Decadence and the period style of Art Nouveau. A graduate of Liverpool College of Art, Adrian has worked as an Illustrator, Arts Development Officer and Lecturer in various academic and public institutions including NADFAS. Latterly he was Arts Development Officer for Cheshire West and Chester Council, with a particular interest in Visual Arts. Currently he divides his time between organising study weekends in Britain, cruise ship lectures, painting and exhibiting, and delivering study days and single lectures in Britain and abroad.

    For full programme and times see https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/assets/images/media/Events%202018/PDF%20programmes/The%20Love%20School.pdf

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 amGladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    A masterclass with February Writer in Residence, Polly Atkin. Using examples of writing about bodies in different scenarios, pen a creative piece of work of your own! Polly Atkin is a poet. Her debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was published by Seren in 2017, having already been awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize for a pre-publication extract. Polly’s pamphlet, Shadow Dispatches (2013), won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize in 2012 and her debut pamphlet, Bone Song (2008), was shortlisted for the 2009 Michael Marks Award. Polly has taught English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University as well as the Universities of Strathclyde and Cumbria. Polly was recently diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Genetic Haemochromatosis. Through writing and speaking about her life with chronic conditions, Polly hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion. ‘Precise and assured and sad and superb’ (London Review Bookshop on Basic Nest Architecture). Tickets are priced at £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee. To book, please call 01244 532350 or e mail http://enquiries@gladlib.org. 

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    10:30 amLlangollen Pavilion Car Park

    A Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley event starting at 10.30 am from the Llangollen Pavilion Car Park.All the events are free and open to the public but in some instances. not many, we have to put a limit on numbers. So 'first come first served'

    For further information see web site at http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact Neville Howell 01244 535173 / 07850921295

    e mail www.nevjhow@gmail.com

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    11am - 4.30pm Flint Story Shop, 14, Church Street, Flint CH6 5AD

    You are invited to Flint Story Shop. What does Flint's foreshore mean to you?

    Come and Look at the past, the present and future stories of Flint.

    27th Feb to 13th Mar (Except Sundays) 11 am -4.30 pm

    Free and open to all.

    http://storyworksuk.com/Flint-Story-Shop

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    2:00 pmLoggerheads

    An illustrated talk on Tuesday the 27th February 2018 by George Jones for the  Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley. All the events are free and open to the public but in some instances. not many, we have to put a limit on numbers. So 'first come first served'

    For further information see web site at http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact Neville Howell 01244 535173 / 07850921295

    e mail www.nevjhow@gmail.com

                                                                           Note! Cancelled due to poor weather prediction

     

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk for the Buckley Society by Gavin Hunter.

    Non members £2 entry fee.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    e mail bucksoc@uwclub.net

  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    2:00 pmPrestatyn Library

     

    Exhibition in PRESTATYN LIBRARY

    12 - 16 MARCH 2018

    Free PUBLIC TALK (in English) on MONDAY 12 MARCH @ 2pm

    Organised by Discovering Old Welsh Houses (01766 890550).

    Website: http://www.discoveringoldwelshhouses.co.uk

    Funded by the Gwynt y Mor Community Fund, Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB, CBA Wales & others

     

     

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    The speaker will be Mike Taylor who is a Coastal Ranger.

    Celia Drew Membership Secretary, Quay Watermen's Association. Connah's Quay.

    Tel 07778 659648

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Based on his book of the same title which joins up current scientific views of reality with Christian theology, this course with Don MacGregor looks at some of the big questions around how we think about God and Jesus. Consider quantum consciousness, the power of the intentional mind, morphic resonance and other new scientific theories. Don MacGregor is an Anglican Priest living in Fishguard, West Wales. He has an MA in Theology and has been a university chaplain, a science teacher and a youth worker. Don’s Christian journey has moved from evangelical and charismatic to mystical and esoteric with aspects of contemporary holistic spirituality, and an emphasis on meditation and contemplative prayer. He is an active member of CANA (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness) and PCN (Progressive Christian Network). Residential prices start from £125, non-residential from £90. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email http://enquiries@gladlib.org.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    2:30 pmEdith Bankes Memorial Hall,High Street, Northop. CH7 6BQ

    Flintshire Historical Society

    The Flintshire Historical Society A.G.M followed by lecture from Professor Raluca Radulescu

     

    For more information contact Mrs N Parker on 01745 332220

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)

    http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 5th of April. When Eifion and Viv Williams will talk on “Flintshire Memorial Stories” New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Faith and doubt, folly and failure go together in the stories of Jesus’s disciples, both in any meaningful creative endeavor and in any real life. Using these perspectives, Deborah Lewer explores great and lesser works of visual art from the Middle Ages to the present day, seeing in art’s traitors, doubters, fools and bunglers where wisdom comes of folly, beauty of imperfection and of failure, grace.

    Anyone with an interest in art and/or faith is very welcome.

    The weekend is led by Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow.

    For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email http://enquiries@gladlib.org.

     

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    Unfortunately due to illness Dr Baker is unable to attend so and alternative talk on the North East Wales Heritage Forum will be delivered by Paul Davies.

    Same time / same place.

     

    BELOW TALK CANCELLED

    An illustrated talk by Dr Mark Baker for the Buckley Society

    https://www.facebook.com/gwrychcastle/

    All are welcome, visitors £2 entry fee

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    e mail bucksoc@uwclub.net

     

     

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay Flintshire CH5 4DS

    A talk on the history of coal mining in North Wales by Alun and Margaret Jones of the North Wales Miners Association Trust.

    Organised by the Quay Watermen's Association entrance costs £2 but is free for Q.W.A members.

    For further information contact 01244 532352 or e mail qwamembership@gmail.com

  • 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
    25
    Apr
    2018
    2-4pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay Flintshire CH5 4DS

    The first of a series of Afternoon Heritage Talks

    Entry £2 per head but free to members. If the weather is good a tea break will take place on the dockside viewing area where the river view is amazing.

    For more information contact qwamembership@gmail.com

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    2:30 pmDyserth Community Hall Cwm Road, Dyserth LL18 6AB

    A lecture by Dr Shaun Evans Chairman of the North East Wales Heritage Forum  for the Flintshire Historical Society.

    For more details please visit the Society web site via the link below.

    http://www.flintshirehistoricalsociety.org.uk/

     

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    The Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.15 pm followed by reminiscences from members and a look at archive material.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    e mail bucksoc@uwclub.net

     

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    Mon
    07
    May
    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 or to book refreshments please e mail  info@tower.wales

    Alternatively Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Thomas Baldwin took to the air in am air ballon and created the first known aerial images - a view of Chester and the River Dee

    For further information telephone 01244 532352

    or e mail qwamembership@gmail.com

    http://www.quaywatermen.com

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmWrexham County Borough Museum, County Building, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB

    Another year has almost passed and a lot has been achieved.

    To coincide with the 100 Objects Exhibition we have booked a room in the Wrexham County Borough Museum for our A.G.M this year; it will be held on May 22nd at 6.30 pm.

    Please give your support to the event.

    Confirmation has been received that attendees can take the opportunity to visit the exhibition immediately before the meeting for a private viewing.

    Heather Price

    Hon Treasurer

    Any queries please use contact page on this web site.

    Note.

    The Museum which is situated in the County buildings, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB is only a short walk from the main bus station or the central railway station. If travelling by car there is a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue in St Mark's Road or ground level parking at the Island Green shopping park to the rear of the museum.  Entry to the exhibition is free.

  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    The speaker will be Celia Drew, Heritage Lead at the QWA.

    All meetings are at 2-4 pm (including a tea break)

     

    If the weather is good, we will take the tea break on the dockside viewing area where the river view is amazing.

    £2 per head, free to QWA members. For more information: qwamembership@gmail.com

     

  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018
    7:00 pm

    A CADVAS event

    A presentation by Peter Thompson, Bellhanger.
    This promises to be a fascinating insight to a dying art. Not to be missed!
    Starts when the church clock strikes 7 pm!

    For further information visit www.cadvas.org.uk or email info@cadvas.org.uk

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    http://www.deeside.com/new-display-board-plotting-the-history-of-steel-and-its-relationship-with-river-dee-set-to-be-unveiled/

    Click on above link to read details of this event at Connah's Quay

    Any Queries please contact

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648

     

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018
    Thu
    31
    May
    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 or to book refreshments e mail  info@tower.wales

    Tel 01352 755043 / 07964009772

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    10.30 am-12 noonBersham 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

     

     

     

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    03
    Jun
    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
    02
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018
    08.30-17.00Kathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A Quay Watermen's Association event   http://www.quaywatermen.com

    Saturday 2nd. June

    See the Chain saw sculptor in action.

    Make and take home your own 'Banksy' picture with Flintshire's street artist 'Random'

    Sunday 3rd June

    For the kids!

    Pebble painting with Ronnie Rocks

    Boat building with Wow Factor

    Chalk pavement painting

    Exhibition of James Bentley's pictures of the river all weekend.

    For further information telephone  01244 532352 or e mail  qwamembership@gmail.com

     

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    1.30pm - 3pmMeet at Rhosesmor Village Hall, Rhosesmor CH7 6WF

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event led by Rachael Watson - Ranger

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

    Wear sensible shoes for walking

     

     

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    6:30 pmParking off B 5431 approx. 100 m after junction with A 525 Ruthin Road.
    A CADVAS event
    We will be joined by Fiona Gale, who will guide us around this spectacular monument.
    Please wear appropriate footwear.
     For further information visit www.cadvas.org.uk or email info@cadvas.org.uk
    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.
  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2018
    8pm-9pmMeet at Rhosesmor Village Hall, Rhosesmor CH7 6WF

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

    Wear sensible shoes for walking

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018
    7.30pm-9pmMeet at Rhes y Cae Village Hall

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event by Tom Hughes Geologist

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 pmSt Paul's Church Rhosesmor CH7 6PP

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    From 1pmSt Paul's Church Rhosesmor CH7 6PP

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    2:00 pmMeet at Rhosesmor Village Hall, Rhosesmor CH7 6WF

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

    Wear sensible shoes for walking events

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    6pm - 9pmYsgol Rhoshelyg, Rhosesmor CH76PJ

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    Families session 6pm - 7.30pm

    Adults session 7.30pm - 9pm

    Ticket only - limited to 30 seats each session

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead  01352 780740 or  07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

     

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    10 am - 6pmSt Paul's Church Rhosesmor CH7 6PP

    Photographs on display.

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018
    10 am - 4pmYsgol Rhoshelyg CH7 6PJ

    A Rhosesmor Heritage Week event

    For more information contact Lynn Fearnhead 07947046695

    e mail  lfearnhead@hotmail.co.uk

  • Mon
    11
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 pmCapel Seion, Corwen

    A C.A.D.V.A.S event  http://www.cadvas.org.uk/

    "A History of John Taylor Ltd. Bellfounders - The Last Bell Foundry in Britain." a presentation
    by Peter Thompson, Bellhanger.
    This promises to be a fascinating insight to a dying art. Not to be missed!
    Starts when the church clock strikes 7pm!
    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.

     

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    History of Saltney and its Industrial Past by the Saltney and Saltney Ferry Local History Group

    Entry £2 per head, free to Quay Watermen's Association Members

    For further information telephone 01244 532352

    e mail    qwamembership@gmail.com

    http://www.quaywatermen.com

     

  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    10 am - 4 pmSt Bartholomew's Church Sealand CH5 2LQ Borderlands Mission area.

    Displaying the impact of War on Sealand

    Illustrated Talks

     Thu 14 Jun:

    • 2pm - The Western Front - an interactive talk about life during WW1 with Mark McGrath

    Fri 15 Jun:

    Join us at 1pm for a Wartime Sing-along with Mancot Community Choir

    • 2pm: The Canary Girls of WW1 - life in the Queensferry and Sandycroft munitions factories in 1915 - Celia Drew

     Sat 16 Jun:

    • 11am: Decoys of the Wirral - why the Luftwaffe bombed Sealand - Phil Pritchard
    • 2pm: History of RAF Sealand - how Sealand became the first RAF Station in Britain - Aldon Ferguson

    Sun 17 Jun:

    • 2pm: Our Heroes - the stories behind the names on the Sealand and Garden City Roll of Honour - Mavis Williams

    Refreshments on Sale:

    Morning Coffee, Bacon Baps, Paninis, Afternoon Teas, Home made cakes,

    AMISSION FREE

    This Event is part of Sealand’s WW1 Heritage Project

               (5 minutes from Chester on A548)

          (5 minutes from St David’s Park Hotel A55)

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    2 pm - 5pmKathleen 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.

    Booking essential

    Parents must call 01244 818029 between 2-5pm 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
    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
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Did you ever wonder how Hurlbutts Drive Queensferry (by the Leisure Centre) got it's name?
    Come along and hear how Henry Hurlbutt (local entrepreneur and industrialist) and his family helped to shape Deeside in the 19th century.

    £2, free to QWA members.
    Enjoy tea and cake in the interval whilst admiring the scenery of the river

    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
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    The walk will be led by Coastal Ranger Mike Taylor

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • 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

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 11-4Wrexham County Museum & Archive

    Wales, Arthur and the Tales of the Mabinogion

    Set off on a quest this summer to rediscover the magic of the Mabinogion, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in Wrexham Museum's latest exhibition.

    Children's events will be held throughout the summer and at half term.

    For further information go to www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage and click on What's On in the Related Links list.

     

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018
    9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri 9 am -1 pm SaturdaysBuckley Museum, Mold Museum, Connah's Quay Heritage Centre

    The History of North East Wales in 100 Objects

    The very popular exhibition which was hosted at Wrexham Museum earlier this year opened at Flintshire Museums on 23rd. July  and 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 is split into three sections –

    • Industry & Everyday Life in Buckley Museum
    • Early Inhabitants & Religion/Culture in Mold Museum
    • Conflict & Transport in Connah’s Quay Heritage Centre

    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.”

    The exhibition, which is free of charge, is on display at the Flintshire Museums and Heritage Centres adjoining the town libraries shown above from 23rd July until 1st October 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, visit www.newalesheritageforum.org.uk

    https://aura.wales/libraries/heritage/museum-service/

    Opening hours 9am -5pm Moday to Friday,  Saturdays 9am -1pm

    Press enquiries

    AURA Museums Officer Sophie Fish 01244 549210

    NEWHF: Lorna Jenner 01352 741676

     

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS
    A talk by Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • 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

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    7:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH
    A talk for Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.
    Venue - Meeting Room at Loggerheads Country Park, CH7 5LH
    Subject - Red Squirrels
    Speaker - Becky Clews-Roberts, Red Squirrel Ranger, Clocaenog Forest
    (Becky is employed by the Red Squirrel Trust, Wales)
     
    Loggerheads is on the A494 Mold-Ruthin road, 3 miles from Mold and 7 miles from Ruthin.
     
    Feel free to pass on details to anyone who may be interested.
     
    Please let me know if you or anyone you know plans to join us
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • 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

  • Wed
    08
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    The walk will be led by Coastal Ranger Mike Taylor

    Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018
    17.30 pmThe Old School Room, Llanarmon yn Ial, Nr Mold Flintshire CH74DA

    Annwyl bawb / Dear all

    For the Agenda and supporting documents if you have not received them please contact Karen Weaver or Nev Howells at the addresses shown below.

    Please make every effort to attend

    ALL WELCOME!

    Cofion / Regards

    Karen

    Karen Weaver
    Swyddog Cyfathrebu AHNEAONB Communications Officer
    Ffôn / Tel : 01824 712737

    Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. We welcome correspondence in Welsh. 

    Karen.Weaver@denbighshire.gov.uk

    nevjhow@gmail.com

    http://www.llanarmon.com/community-services/old-schoolroom

    http://www.ahnebryniauclwydadyffryndyfrdwy.org.uk

    http://www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyaonb.org.uk

     

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    8:30 amErw Hen, Green Lane, Corwen LL21 0DN
    The event is Corwen and Dee Valley's Archeological Society's contribution to the upcoming Gwyl Edeirnion Arts Festival which runs from
    August 18th to the 25th.
    We have offered to undertake a Test-Pit Day School which will take place on Saturday 18th August.
    We will meet at the Sports Pavilion from 8.30am for introductions and registration etc. before we move on
    to our test-pit site which is adjacent to the Corwen Day Nursery, this is with the kind permission of Mr & Mrs D Wheeler.
    To date there has been great interest from the general public, however, it would be good to see as many CADVAS
    members themselves come along and take part?
    There is ample parking adjacent to the site and easy access to where we intend to dig
  • 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

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS
    A talk by Celia Drew
    Membership Secretary, Quay Watermens Association,
    07778 659648
  • Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    10 am - 4pmN.R.W Offices, Clawdd Newydd Ruthin Denbighshire LL15 2NL

    Join us on a red squirrel training day to learn about red squirrels in Clocaenog Forest and how you can help conserve them!

     

    If you would like to get involved, please contact;

    Red Squirrel Ranger, Becky Clews-Roberts

    Tel 07743085374

    e mail  beckyredsquirrel@gmail.com

    https://youtu.be/11U5TBGBPvI

    http://www.redsquirrels.info/

     

  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold

    Philip Lloyd will give a talk on ‘Victorian Rhyl through the Eye of the Artist’, illustrated on the screen by engravings, lithographs etc which help trace the growth of this popular seaside resort in its 19th century heyday (sometimes with unintended humorous consequences – all will be revealed in due course!). He will also display examples from his personal collection of prints.

    As usual, non-members are welcome, admission £2.

    http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

     

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Welcome to the sixth year of Gladfest! We are delighted in 2018 to be celebrating 100 years of votes for (some) women and have gone all out with our festival colour palette – we hope you’ll enjoy the Suffragette theme as much as we’ve enjoyed applying it!

    At Gladfest we bring together the most exciting contemporary writing from all over the country, and this year is no exception with history, poetry, comic strips, memoir, nature writing, spirituality and fiction of all kinds.

    Our most exciting addition to the festival this year is the all-new Gladfest Fringe which will be packed full of free music, spoken-word poetry, family entertainment and refreshments. Plus, we’ve got a drop-in programme of comic book crafting activities for young people and those young at heart. Come and try a bit of Gladfest for free!

    A snapshot of the names this year include Sunday Times Bestseller Joanna Cannon (Three Things About Elsie), multi-award-winning author Sarah Perry (Melmoth), writer and broadcaster Richard Holloway (Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death), novelist and poet Michèle Roberts (The Walworth Beauty), the Wolfson History Prize shortlisted Miranda Kaufmann (Black Tudors), broadcaster and writer Sally Magnusson (The Sealwoman’s Gift), Stylist journalist Lucy Mangan (Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading), plus an exclusive preview reading of their forthcoming Lord of the Flies production from North Wales’ premier theatre, Theatr Clwyd. Visit our Gladfest Speakers pages for the full list!

    In 2016 you asked for online booking and we gave it to you. Last year you recommended e-tickets and this year you’ve got them! Save the environment by bringing along your ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event (a print and collect service is available for those without access to printing facilities).

    PLUS we’ve got special discounts for people travelling to us on Arriva buses – click here for details!

    Our writers, staff, the Library and YOU all make Gladfest what it is.

    See you in September!

    With love from the Gladfest team

    PS download a copy of our programme straight to your smartphone or tablet here!

    We are looking for Gladfest volunteers - can you help?

    http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/

     

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018

    Ruthin town

    Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September

    Ruthin town and around

    Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September

    A wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public for tours and talks this September. These fascinating heritage weekends area part of a European wide programme and brought to you by the Ruthin and District Civic Association, Cadw and Denbighshire County Council.

    Pick up the full Open Doors booklet from any Denbighshire Library from August. Also download booklet here.

    http://www.opendoorsdenbighshire.org.uk/downloads/2018-open-doors-booklet-final.pdf

     

  • 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

  • Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    10 am - 6 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Bridge to bridge Wheelyboat trips

    Buckley Brass Band

    Celebrity look-alikes in the stocks

    Art competition

    Local History Groups displays about 'Our River'

    Eemergency Services with their vehicles

    BBQ

    Duck Races

    Cafe with homemade cakes

    Fun for kids with the Groundworks Team

    For more information telephone 01244 818029

    qwamembership@gmail.com

    http://www.quaywatermen.com

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    9:00 amThe Marches School, Morda Road, Oswestry, SY11 2AR

    Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust and the Offa's Dyke Collabatory invite you to a one day conference event, held at the Marches School, Oswestry, on Saturday September 15th.

    This exciting and informative symposium, organised by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, will feature perspectives from field archaeologists, academics, local history societies, enthusiasts, and many more. With talks on historical and archaeological aspects of these important border features, updates on recent excavation work, and discussions from conservation and heritage groups, this is a day not to be missed!
    There are free tables or display spaces available for groups and societies who have interests in areas related to Offa's and Wat's Dyke, related medieval earthworks and sites, and areas surrounding them. Please contact Penelope Foreman, community archaeologist, to book a table.
    The talks and discussions will be followed by an opportunity to have a guided tour of the excavation of a section of Offa’s Dyke at Chirk Castle, undertaken by the archaeologists of Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust. Please note delegates must have their own transport to Chirk Castle, and though access to the excavation site is free, delegates wishing to go on to visit Chirk Castle itself must pay the National Trust entrance fee.
    The cost of this event is £5, free for Friends of CPAT, and free for speakers or stall holders. Tea and coffee, as well as a light buffet lunch, will be provided. Please note any dietary requirements when registering for your ticket.
    Please reserve your tickets (including free ones) via Eventbrite here:
    The venue for this event – The Marches School, Morda Road, Oswestry, SY11 2AR – is accessible to all and has modern facilities, step free access, and plenty of free parking on site.
    Draft Programme (TBC)
    09:00 – 09:35
    Arrival and Registration – tea and coffee
    09:35
    Welcome and introduction from Dr Paul Belford, Director at Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
    09:45 – 11:15
    Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory talks
    Dave McGlade – Offa’s Dyke Association
    Professor Howard Williams – University of Chester
    Dr Paul Belford – Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
    Andrew Blake – Wye Valley AONB
    Alan Brown – Caer Alyn Archaeology
    11:15 -11:45
    Tea and coffee break, society stalls and displays
    11:45 – 13:00
    Local societies and interest groups roundtable
    With an introduction by Dr Keith Ray
    Niall Heaton – Trefonen Rural Protection Group
    Mel Roxby-Mackey and Ian Mackey – CoSMM (Community Stewardship for Mercian Monuments)
    Ray Bailey – Offa’s Dyke Collabatory North
    Dick Finch – Offa’s Dyke Collabatory Gloucestershire
    13:00 – 14:00
    Lunch and society stalls and displays
    14:00

    Travel onwards to Chirk Castle for a tour of the excavation

    For further details, and to book free stall space for local interest groups, history societies, preservation and conservation groups and related organisations, please contact Penelope Foreman at Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust 01938 553670 or  penelope.foreman@cpat.org.uk

     

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Bartholomew's Church Sealand Road, Sealand CH5 2LQ

    A  Musical Entertainment with the songs of Flanders and Swann and original material by Smith and Sergeant.

    St Bartholomew's Church Sealand Road, Sealand CH5 2LQ 

    (5 minutes from Chester on A548 - 5 minutes from St David’s Park Hotel Ewloe A55)

    Tickets: £5 payable on the door

    Raffle in aid of Project 200

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018
    Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Aimed at those who have completed our Latin in a Week course or at those have knowledge of Latin to GCSE standard. Read and understand extracts from the poets, comic playwrights and prose writers of Classical Latin literature.

    Look at basic Latin verse, scansion and metre, and study selections from texts including Livy, the Pliny Letters, Juvenal’s Satire 3, Ovid, and Virgil’s Aeneid, with a sprinkling of ancient graffiti from Pompeii.

    A week-long course led by Robert Parker.

    Click here to view the full programme.

    Residential prices start from £440, non-residential from £300. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.

    For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    10:00 amAqueduct Information Centre GR 271 422

    Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

    Celebrating #OutstandingWeek we are leading 3 walks that will cover the entirety of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage site. The whole 11 miles of its length will be covered over 3 days. All walks will go out and return along the canal tow path which is flat and accessible to all. If you complete all 3 walks you will travel approximately 22 miles, alternatively some of the walks are accessible, to at least part return by public transport. The walks will be led by the AONB Officer and supported by the Freinds of the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley
    http://www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyaonb.org.uk/breaking-news/
    to book a place call 01824 712757

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    Changes to the River Dee and the way they affect the Airbus transport system by Mark Chaloner

    Admission £2 per head free to Q.W.A Members

    For further information visit www.quaywatermen.com or email qwamembership@gmail.com

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    Brymbo Heritage area

    Visit    www.brymboheritage.co.uk  for further details

     

     

     

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    10:00 amCorwen - Main Car Park

    Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

    This is a joint event with the A.O.N.B and Natural Resources Wales to look at the building stones of Corwen with the N.R.W Geologist

    Meet at 10:00am, Friday 21st September 2018
    Duration - up to 3 hours.
    Start point - Corwen Main Car-park, pay and display (toilets available)
    Leader - Raymond Roberts of N.R.W
    Contact Neville Howell to book a place
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    10:00 amMeet outside Aqueduct Information Centre GR 271 422

    Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

    Celebrating #OutstandingWeek we are leading 3 walks that will cover the entirety of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage site. The whole 11 miles of its length will be covered over 3 days. All walks will go out and return along the canal tow path which is flat and accessible to all. If you complete all 3 walks you will travel approximately 22 miles, alternatively some of the walks are accessible, to at least part return by public transport. The walks will be led by the AONB Officer and supported by the Friends of the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley
    http://www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyaonb.org.uk/breaking-news/
    to book a place call 01824 712757

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    4:00 pmPlas Newydd, Llangollen LL20 8AW

    Saturday 22 September 2018

    4.00pm at Plas Newydd, Llangollen

    Exactly 250 years ago Sarah Ponsonby and Eleanor Butler, two upper-class Irish women met and formed a lifelong attachment. Ten years later they eloped to Wales, making Plas Newydd their home and becoming known as the Ladies of Llangollen. Come and hear about their life together with their beloved servant Mary Caryll, what their women admirers said about them and how they survived scurrilous gossip. A lively re-imagining by Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler of Living Histories Cymru.

    Tickets £4. Concessions £2

    Available from Plas Newydd, tel 01978 862834 or plasnewydd@denbighshire.gov.uk

    Walking in the footsteps of the Ladies of Llangollen

    1 pm—3 pm

    A free guided walk around Pen y Coed woods and Pengwern Vale. Meet at Plas Newydd cafe

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    Open Doors, Denbighshire

    Plenty to do this weekend Discover Denbighshire/ Darganfod Sir Ddinbych in the lovely weather with Drysau Agored Sir Ddinbych - Open Doors Denbighshire
    Don't miss this opportunity to step inside both @Cadw Rug Chapel and Llangar Church this weekend thanks to @Cadw. Free to go in and free guided tours of Rug at 11am, 1pm and 3pm @Heritage Tours North Wales. Need to go to Rug first to get ticket for Llangar.
    Also Open Doors in Denbigh this weekend - lots of buildings to visit.

    As well as a weekend full of free activities, it’s also FREE PARKING in town today 29/9, thanks to #Denbigh Town Council.

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018
    1:00 pmWrexham Library Rhosddu Road Wrexham LL11 1AU.

    A talk by Steve Grenter, Heritage Services Manager, at Wrexham Museum

    This is an opportunity to find out more about this village castle which was built between 1283 and 1311 by John de Warenne and his grandson, successive earls of Surrey, following the defeat of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales.

    For more information contact Debbie Williams on 01978 292090 or email debbie.williams@wrexham.gov.uk

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk by Celia Drew

    2pm Wednesday 3rd October
    Kathleen and May Heritage Centre, Dock Road, Connah's Quay CH5 4DS.
    £2 per head, free to members.

    For further information telephone 01244 532352

    e mail qwamembership@gmail.com

    http://www.quaywatermen.com

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB.

    A talk by David Parry for the Mold Civic Society

    For further information visit www.moldcivicsociety.org.uk

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/529179650508615  

    or email typedwar4@btinternet.com  

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018
    7:00 pmBuckley Society, Hawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk by Brian Gresty from the Brymbo Heritage Group, see Blog for more information on John Wilkinson.

    Please note that due to an ongoing boundary dispute at the Community Centre care is needed when entering the car park by vehicle due to a low wall

    Non members admission £2

    Annual Membership £10

    For further information visit www.buckleysociety.org.uk or email bucksoc@uwclub.net

     

     

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF / National Liberal Club in London

    Gladstone’s Library has announced the names of the six winners of its Writers in Residence award and the two winners of its Politics in Residence prize 2019.

    Now into its eighth year, Gladstone’s Library’s successful Writers in Residence programme was established in association with Damian Barr (saloniere and author of Maggie and Me (2013) and You Will be Safe Here (2019)) to support contemporary novelists and poets across the UK and beyond.

    This year’s judging panel consisted of Senior Strategy Director at FutureBrand and Trustee of Gladstone’s Library, Freddie Baveystock; writer and editor William Atkins (The Moor); poet Jenny Lewis (The Epic of Gilgamesh); writer and journalist Patrice Lawrence (Orangeboy); Peter Francis, Warden of Gladstone’s Library; and Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library, Louisa Yates.

    The six winners of the 2019 Writers in Residence award at Gladstone’s Library are:

    • Sarah Day, Mussolini’s Island (Headline Publishing, 2017)
    • Oliver Emanuel, The 306: Day (National Theatre of Scotland, 2017)
    • Suzannah Evans, Near Future (Nine Arches Press, November 2018)
    • Susanna Forrest, The Age of the Horse (Atlantic Books, 2016)
    • Sophie Mackintosh, The Water Cure (Penguin, 2018)
    • Emily Morris, My Shitty Twenties (Salt, 2017)

    The authors will each receive up to a month’s residency at Gladstone’s Library – the world’s only residential library, and a place that the UK’s creative community call home – where they will use the Library’s tranquillity and resources to work on their current project. During this time, the authors will engage with the library’s creative community, running a creative writing masterclass, giving an evening talk, and submitting a blog to the Library’s website.

    Rachel Hewitt (A Revolution of Feeling, Granta 2017) and Amber Massie-Blomfield (Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die, Penned in the Margins 2018) have been chosen as Gladstone’s Library’s Political Writers in Residence for 2019. Both Amber and Rachel will spend three weeks at Gladstone’s Library in 2019 during which time they will each host an evening event linked to their writing.

    Politics in Residence at Gladstone’s Library recognises the best written expressions of political thought, particularly that which encourages political debate with a public audience. Developed from the Library’s successful Writer in Residence programme, Politics in Residence recognises some of the best non-fictional writing in English. The programme rewards thoughtful, well-researched considerations of contemporary political topics: we take ‘political’ to mean any cultural, spiritual, economic, political, social or ethical issue. The prize does not distinguish between political leanings or affiliations; all submissions, however, must be aimed firmly at engaging the general public. Creative non-fiction, journalism, lifewriting and biography are all eligible.

    Politics in Residence provides space and resources for two writers whose work engages with liberal values. By liberal values, we do not mean views aligned with any one political ideology, but rather:

    • a commitment to freedom and social justice;
    • tolerance and respect of difference;
    • open-mindedness coupled with intellectual curiosity;
    • generosity of spirit and a willingness to learn from others.

    Acknowledging the global significance of political topics, the winning writer will also submit two blogs about their work while in residence.

    The 2019 Writers in Residence and Politics in Residence programmes are officially launched on Monday, 8th October at the National Liberal Club in London when each of the winning writers will be invited to read from their work. Tickets for this popular event are priced at £15 and can be booked by calling 01244 532350 or emailing enquiries@gladlib.org. Please note, the dress code for this event is smart – jacket and tie for men and no t-shirts or vests for women. No jeans will be permitted.

    REACTIONS

     Amber Massie-Blomfield said 'I'm over the moon to have been selected as a 2019 Political Writer in Residence at Gladstone's Library. I can't think of a more fitting place to have the time and support to explore the political potential of the arts to make change happen. May my work be a fitting legacy to one of the greatest Liberals of all time - who knew the importance of a decent cup of tea.'

    Rachel Hewitt said ‘Gladstone’s is a unique library and residency, with impressive holdings, natural surroundings conducive to mental and physical exercise, an awe-inspiring backlist of past Writers in Residence, and its generosity in allowing authors to work and reflect free from domestic responsibilities. I am beyond delighted to be selected as a Political Writer in Residence, and that my book-in-progress - In Her Nature, which charts women’s myriad interactions with the natural world, from gardening and agriculture to environmentalism and trail-running, and lays bear the political dynamics that shape such interactions - will be researched and written in such a strikingly apt environment.’

    Emily Mackintosh said ‘Juggling my writing career with full-time work and parenting leaves me with precious little time to write. The Gladstone's Residency will give me pure, unadulterated writing days - long stretches working on my novel in the most perfect location. I am overjoyed, honoured and very excited.’

    Sarah Day said ‘I'm absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a residency at Gladstone's Library, which has hosted so many writers I admire. Every time I've visited the library to write I've wished I could stay longer, so to spend a whole month there is a dream come true.'

    Notes to Editors

    Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles from Chester with good transport links to Liverpool and Wrexham. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William Gladstone. It is home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items and offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment in which to read, relax, converse and become inspired. It is the UK’s only residential library.

    The 2019 Writers in Residence Launch Evening is held at the National Liberal Club in London on Monday, 8th October. Press tickets are available.

    For further information, photographs and press tickets to the launch event, please contact Amy Sumner on amy.sumner@gladlib.org or 01244 532350.

    Amy Sumner

    Marketing Manager

    Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

     Gladstone's Library

    Church Lane

    Hawarden

    Flintshire

    CH5 3DF

    Tel: 01244 532350

    Fax: 01244 520643

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    10 am - 4 pm Brymbo Heritage area

    See http://www.brymboheritage.co.uk   for more details or visit the Brymbo Heritage page on Facebook

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    10am - 4pmYsgol David Hughes (School), Ffordd Pentraeth, Menai Bridge, LL59 5SS
    Contact: Ann Corkett & Bruce Griffiths, 01248 371987,   anncorkett@talktalk.net
    Fifty tables of books in Welsh and English, old, new and antiquarian; prints; postcards; collectables; music media etc. The emphasis will be on books about Wales or in Welsh. Plenty of room to park and hot drinks available. There is wheelchair access to both levels. Admission £1
    There will be posters to the fair, which is in the secondary school on the left on the hill leading from the actual bridge towards Benllech and Amlwch [B5420 (A5025)].

     

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    7:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS
    Next Wednesday, 17th October at 7 pm, the evening heritage talk will be about "The Connahs Quay and Shotton War Memorial".  The speaker will be Mavis Williams, a researcher for www.flintshirewarmemorials.com who has researched the stories of all the names on the memorial from 1914 -1919, as well as some names that were not recorded there.
  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    11 am - 4.00 pmTyddyn Street United Church, Mold

    An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the World War 1 Armistice. With displays, talks and exhibits - all relating to World War 1

    Free Admission

    Organised by Flintshire War Memorials, Mold Civic Society and Tyddyn Street Church History Group

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    11am - 4pmGeorge Edwards Hall, Well Street Cefn Mawr Wrexham LL14 3AE

    The Cefn Mawr Heritage Fair

    You are cordially invited to come and see the wide range of displays and meet local history and heritage groups from across North East Wales.
    The Cefn Mawr Heritage Fair
    Saturday 27th October 2018
    Free entry - all ages are welcome

    Participating Organisations thus far.

    Brymbo Heritage Project
    Clwydian Range Archaeology Group (CRAG)
    Corwen & Dee Valley Archaeological Society
    North Wales Miners Association Trust
    Gladstone’s Library
    The Buckley Society
    Caerwys Historical Society
    Clwyd Family History Society
    Armoury Conservation Trust
    Cefn Mawr Museum
    Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
    Ruthin Castle Conservation Trust
    Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley A.O.N.B

    Northop Heritage Group
    North East Wales Heritage Forum

    The following talks will be delivered on the day by the speakers named;-

    12 noon Alan Tiltman, Cefn Mawr Museum - 'John Parry, the blind harpist'

    1 pm ' Clwydian Range Archaeology Group’s excavation on Moel Arthur'

    2 pm Northop Heritage Group - 'The mailcoach route through North East Wales'

    3 pm Fiona Gale, N.E.W.H.F - 'Dinas Bran it’s history and conservation'

     

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 1st November. When Kevin Matthias will talk on “The making of Mold”
    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit. Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)

    7.15 for a 7.30pm start.

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018
    2:00 pmLlyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru | The National Library of Wales Allt Penglais Hill, SY23 3BU Aberystwyth

    The Mostyn family were recognised as one of the most influential landholding families in Wales. The collections they generated over the course of their long history provide an outstanding foundation for research. Through a series of short presentations, this one-day public symposium will showcase a range of
    studies based on the National Library’s Mostyn Manuscripts and related collections.

    Held in collaboration with Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates and Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book, it will demonstrate the research and cultural value of one of Wales’s most famous country house collections.

    *** Event held in English***
    ***Free admission by ticket***

    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/llgcnlw/

    #Mostyn100

    Library 01970 632800

  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    A Buckley Society event in which Jennifer Watson, Church Warden at St Bartholomew's Church Sealand will give an illustrated talk on the R.A.F. camp and its' background.

    All are welcome, visitors are charged £2 at the door on the nights Members enjoy free admission.

    Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

    bucksoc@uwclub.net  for e mail contact

     

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    On Saturday, 3rd November, inside the cosy common room of Gladstone’s Library, you’ll find Hearth literary festival. This special micro-festival offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips on the writing craft, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It is also a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the world of writing to find out more about what is involved in becoming a published author.

    Previously split over two days, this year Hearth gets a makeover to ensure no one misses out on talks. Jam packed into one full day, four of the most exciting contemporary writers travel to Hawarden to gather around the fireside and share talks, readings and good food.

    The format of the day is as follows:

    10 - 11am: Poet Angela Topping gives a reflective hour on the relationship between poetry and mental health. Angela was Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library for one month in 2013. Angela’s poems appear in a range of journals including Poetry Review. Her eighth collection, 'The Five Petals of Elderflower', was published in 2016. Angela recently contributed three poems to the anthology Please Hear What I’m Not Saying, edited by Isabelle Kenyon (2018).

    11.30am - 12.30pm: All the way from the Australian countryside, editor and writer, Robyn Cadwallader takes the stage. Robyn is the author of the poetry collection 'i painted unafraid' (2009) and a non-fiction book based on her PhD thesis about virginity and female agency in the Middle Ages. Robyn’s first novel was 2015’s The Anchoress, received with critical and popular acclaim. At Hearth Robyn gives an exclusive reading– the first in the UK, from her most recent novel, Book of Colours.

    After lunch novelist Liz Flanagan speaks (1.30pm - 2.30pm). Reading from both her first young adult novel, Eden Summer, and the forthcoming Dragon Daughter (October 2018), Liz will discuss the topics of friendship and identity, and the importance of landscape, whether real or imagined. Her novels reflect her love of landscape and lifelong engagement with children’s literature. An event for all ages!

    3.30pm - 4.30pm: Tara Guha shares her experiences of writing her first book, as well as news of her new project. Her first novel, 2015’s bestselling Untouchable Things, was written as her daughter napped. The novel won the Luke Bitmead bursary, a prize established to help writers and challenge stigma around mental health. Untouchable Things also became an Amazon Kindle bestseller and was praised for its beautiful writing and accomplished, suspenseful narrative. Tara’s current project is also a suspense novel, exploring a cross-cultural friendship against a backdrop of 9/11, tensions between immigrant communities – and an ongoing inquest.

    Before dinner there will be an hour-long panel comprising reading and reflection with all four Hearth writers, plus opportunities for discussion and questions. All tickets include free entry to the panel discussion.

     Individual Tickets £14

    Morning / Afternoon Tickets £35 (including lunch / dinner)

    Day Tickets £60 (including lunch and dinner)

     

    Book online at gladstoneslibrary.org, call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

     Notes to Editors

     

    Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles from Chester with good transport links to Liverpool and Wrexham. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William Gladstone. It is home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items and offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment in which to read, relax, converse and become inspired. It is the UK’s only residential library.

    The Hearth micro-festivals began in 2013 and are held in November and February each year. Hearth is an opportunity to meet, talk and create with four authors over a weekend of writing-related activity.

    Interviews and press tickets are available. To arrange please contact amy.sumner@gladlib.org.

    Amy Sumner

    Marketing Manager

    Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

     Gladstone's Library

    Church Lane

    Hawarden

    Flintshire

    CH5 3DF

    Tel: 01244 532350

    Fax: 01244 520643

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk on Queensferry in the past by Celia Drew

    Members free, non members £2

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    5 pm - 7pmLlanrhaeadr Springs, Stable Yard Llanrhaeadr, LL16 4NL

    The theme for this year’s forum is Sustainable Tourism and Business Engagement.

    We arrange events and activities to enable people to discover, enjoy and protect the heritage of this beautiful landscape. We also promote other similar events in the area.

    All our events are public events but anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact the Events Secretary Nev Howell, Trustee and Events Secretary
    Contact – 01244 535173, 07850 921295

    For further information visit www.friends.cymru

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmTithe Barn, Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3LT

    The Key Actions and Events of the War Reviewed with some Thoughts on the Aftermath 

    With readings of the War Poets and songs from the War by Welcomme, Finnan and Chrimes

    Admission £3 including Coffee and Biscuits

    Proceeds to St Deiniol's Church and The British Legion

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018
    10.30am - 1 pmChirk Town Car Park

    This is a 4.5 mile Walk by Nev. Howell to enjoy some of the features at the extreme south east of our AONB It goes under the ducts, Aqua and Via, alongside the River Ceiriog, to the historic Castle Gates, around the outside of the castle and back through the canal tunnel.

    We arrange events and activities to enable people to discover, enjoy and protect the heritage of this beautiful landscape. We also promote other similar events in the area.

    All our events are public events but anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact the Events Secretary Nev Howell, Trustee and Events Secretary
    Contact – 01244 535173, 07850 921295

    For further information visit www.friends.cymru

  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmRuthin Gaol

    As part of National Explore Your Archives Week, Denbighshire ArchivesService, in partnership with TAPE, are holding a special screening of ‘Suffragette’.

    The screening will take place at the home of the Denbighshire Archive Service in Ruthin Gaol on Friday 23rd November from 7pm.

    The Gaol appears in a scene in the film and members of the Archive Service team will be present to discuss the work of the archive.

    http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 6th December. There will be a short talk "Nostalgic Mold" then the Christmas Social.
    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit. Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office) 7.15 for a 7.30 pm start
    Web page at :- http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

    chair@moldcivicsociety.org.uk    for e mail contact

     

     

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018
    1.30 pm - 4 pmMeet in the centre of Corwen by the Owain Glyndwr statue ( SJ079 435) on the A5 in the centre of Corwen.

    This is an event organised by Penny Foreman of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, CPAT, to which FoCRDV are invited.

    Meet in the centre of Corwen by the Owain Glyndwr statue ( SJ079 435) on the A5 in the centre of Corwen. There is a public car park close by, just to the north of the A5. The walk heads north across the river Dee to the Leisure Centre and then begins to climb up to the Hillfort. The walk will take around 2.5 hours with plenty of stops on the way up to admire the view.

    We arrange events and activities to enable people to discover, enjoy and protect the heritage of this beautiful landscape. We also promote other similar events in the area.

    All our events are public events but anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact the Events Secretary Nev Howell, Trustee and Events Secretary
    Contact – 01244 535173, 07850 921295

    For further information visit www.friends.cymru