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

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk by Brian Bennett on Mynydd Isa and District.

    All are welcome, non members £2 admission Doors open 7pm for 7.15pm start

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

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmThe Corn Exchange, Town Hall, Welshpool SY217JQ

    Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Winter Lectures 2019

    CPAT's 2018 excavations at Beacon Hill Ring Hillfort by Dr Paul Belford, Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Director

    One of a series of fascinating talks on archaeology and history in Wales

    Doors open at 6.30pm and the talks run from 7-8pm.

    Free entry to Friends of C.P.A.T - £3 to others

    Tickets available on the door

    For more information please visit the Facebook site detailed below or contact Community Archaeologist Penelope Foreman  on 01938 553670

    e mail community@cpat.org.uk

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/cpatarchaeology/events/

     

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmBeaufort Park Hotel, New Brighton, Mold Flintshire CH76RQ
    Clwyd Aviation Group
    An illustrated talk starting at 7.30 pm  on Monday evening the 14th January 2019 by Airfield Historian and Author Mr Aldon Ferguson.
    We are told by Colin Barber of the Rhydymwyn Valley History Group that it will include new photographic material not used in presentations before
    A small entry fee may be charged.
  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    2:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH
    Here’s a reminder of the next event organised by Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, FoCRDV. It’s a presentation of pictures of our AONB, By "our AONB" I mean the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The pictures have been chosen somewhat haphazardly by me. I’ve called it “An Alphabetic Miscellany of places you know, maybe some you don’t”. 
    The details -
    Date & time - Friday 25th January 2019 2:00pm
    Venue - Loggerheads Meeting Room, Loggerheads Country Park, CH7 5LH
    Presenter - Nev. Howell, FoCRDV Trustee and Events Secretary 
    Format - Lots of pictures in a Powerpoint Presentation
    If you, or anyone you know would like to join me and see my selection of pictures, then please let me know.
    Just in case anyone is not familiar with Loggerheads, it’s on the A494, between Mold and Ruthin, 3 miles from Mold and 7.5 miles from Ruthin.
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmThe Corn Exchange, Town Hall, Welshpool SY217JQ

    Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Winter Lectures 2019

    The Life of Lady Margaret, wife of Clive of India by Robert Fowke

    One of a series of fascinating talks on archaeology and history in Wales

    Doors open at 6.30pm and the talks run from 7-8pm.

    Free entry to Friends of C.P.A.T - £3 to others

    Tickets available on the door

    For more information please visit the Facebook site detailed below or contact Community Archaeologist Penelope Foreman  on 01938 553670

    e mail community@cpat.org.uk

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/cpatarchaeology/events/

     

     

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019
    2:30 pmEdith Bankes Memorial Hall,High Street, Northop. CH7 6BQ

    A Lecture for the Flintshire Historical Society by Andrew Davidson the Chief Archaeologist, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

    For more information contact Mrs N. Parker on 01745 332220

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    A talk by Radio Presenter Brian Cullen

    http://www.calonfm.com/105fm/?page_id=16721

    All are welcome, free to Society members £2 entry fee for non members

    For more information contact bucksoc@uwclub.net

    http://www.bucklesysociety.org.uk

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Hearth festival runs at Gladstone’s Library on Saturday, 2nd February

    Gladstone’s Library is delighted to announce the names of the four writers appearing at its annual Hearth festival.

    The intimate writing festival hosted in the cosy common room at the residential library offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages any with an interest in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process.

    Speakers at the February festival are Jacqueline Saphra (A Bargain with the Light: Poems After Lee Miller), Ellen Wiles (The Invisible Crowd), Tania Hershman (Some of Us Glow More Than Others) and Alys Conran (Dignity).

    JACQUELINE SAPHRA describes herself as a ‘poet, editor, agitator, teacher, organiser and word-enthusiast’, writing prose and poems across genres and collaborating with composers, musicians and visual artists. The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women (The Emma Press 2015) won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work, and in 2017 A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (Hercules Editions 2017) was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award. At Hearth Jacqueline will take a closer look at the life and work of Lee Miller, extraordinary and courageous photographer and trailblazer for women.

    ELLEN WILES is a musician-turned-lawyer-turned-writer. As a human rights barrister at a London chambers, Ellen worked on British cases and international projects including with the Bushmen in Botswana, Karenni refugees in Thailand and local lawyers in Myanmar. Her first book, Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar under Censorship and in Transition (2015) features new literary translations and interviews with censored Burmese writers. Her first novel, The Invisible Crowd (2017) won a Victor Turner Prize for ethnographic writing. At Hearth Alys will talk about The Invisible Crowd - a compelling exploration of the British asylum system, the lottery of birth and the kindness of strangers.

    TANIA HERSHMAN is a writer, teacher and editor. She is the author of six books, as well as many short stories and poems. Her short stories and flash fictions (The White Road; My Mother Was an Upright Piano; Some of Us Glow More Than Others) are noted for their precise tone and wild, complex settings, while her poetry (Nothing Here is Wild, Everything is Open; Terms and Conditions) is similarly intricate and rich. After years spent living and working in Bristol, Tania currently lives in the north of England, where she is Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Manchester and writer in residence in the Southern Cemetery. In her hour she will read a specially-chosen selection of her past and current work while talking to Louisa Yates about how her writing life has shaped her, what she’s writing now, what hybrid writing means, and all that she might be next.

    ALYS CONRAN 's first novel Pigeon (Parthian Books) won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2017 and was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. It also won the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, The Wales Arts Review People's Choice Award and was longlisted for the Author's Choice First Novel Award. She also publishes poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, creative essays and literary translations and her work is to be found in numerous magazines and anthologies including Stand and The Manchester Review. At Hearth she will consider what the Raj means to Britain today.

    Individual event tickets are priced at £14. Morning Tickets (including the two morning talks plus lunch and entry to the panel discussion) are £35 and Afternoon Tickets (including the two afternoon talks plus dinner and entry to the panel discussion) are £35. Day Tickets (including all Hearth events and meals) are £60. All tickets include free entry to the evening panel discussion with all four Hearth speakers during which they will reflect on reading and writing and guests are invited to put forward their most testing questions!

    To book tickets or for more information, visit gladstoneslibrary.org, call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

    Super limited accommodation is available for this festival and may be booked by calling 01244 532350. Prices start at £69 (student, clergy and Society of Authors discounts available).

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

    Hearth festival began in 2014 and takes place annually in February. It is an opportunity to meet, chat with, quiz and create with successful writers in the unique setting of the Library’s common room. Attendees are invited to engage in discussion, find inspiration and get hints and tips on writing and getting published, while the fire flickers and the wine flows. Former Hearth guests include Rebecca Abrams (Touching Distance), James Runcie (The Grantchester Mysteries), Melissa Harrison (At Hawthorn Time), Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist) and Kate Hamer (The Girl in the Red Coat).

    Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles from Chester. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William E. Gladstone. It is home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items and offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment together with resources for creative study including renowned collections of theological, historical, cultural and political materials.

     To request individual comment, interviews or photographs, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.

    @gladlib | #hearthfestival

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  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
    2:00 pmKathleen and May Centre, Dock Road Connah's Quay CH5 4DS

    A talk by Steve Griffiths. author of the book The Battle of Coleshill 1157

    http://www.quaywatermen.com/about.html

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB.

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 7th February 2019 starting with an A.G.M then Erin Lloyd Jones will talk on the “Great Storm of 1859”.

    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

    For further information visit www.moldcivicsociety.org.uk

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

    or email typedwar4@btinternet.com

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Gladstone’s Library is now welcoming submissions for its 2020 Writers in Residence and Politics in Residence programmes, from which a selection of the best contemporary writers will be chosen to reside at the Hawarden library to focus on their current projects.

    The winning writers will each receive a month’s residency at the Library during which time they will blog about their stay, run a creative writing workshop and host an ‘Evening With’ event. They will each receive full board and lodging, travel expenses, and an honorarium of £100 per week.

    Now entering its ninth year, the competitive Writers in Residence programme was established by Gladstone’s Library and salonnière and author of You Will Be Safe Here, Damian Barr. The programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. Past recipients of the award include Polly Atkin (Basic Nest Architecture), Rowan Hisayo Buchannan (Harmless Like You), Amy Liptrot (The Outrun), Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), Melissa Harrison (All Among the Barley), Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent), and Ian Parks (Citizens).

    Now into its fourth year, the Politics in Residence award 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, including creative non-fiction, journalism, life-writing and biography. Previous winners include Caroline Shenton (The Day Parliament Burned Down), James Kirchick (The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age), and Emma Rees (The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History).

    To enter, applicants to each programme must submit a one-page CV or biography along with a copy of the book they would like the judges to consider; a statement defining ‘liberal values’; a description of the writing that they plan to do whilst at the Library; and their proposal for their evening event and day masterclass.

    Writers at all stages of their career should feel able to apply. Residencies have supported some of the finest writers in the English language, whether they won for their 17th book or their first. Full details of how to enter are available at www.gladstoneslibrary.org.

    The submission period for both awards closes on Friday, 5th April 2019.

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

     

    Gladstone’s Library is a residential library located just six miles from Chester. It is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial Library and is the national memorial to William Ewart Gladstone. It houses a unique collection of 150,000 books and offers a comfortable yet stimulating work environment with resources for creative study such as renowned collections of theological, historical, cultural and political materials.

    To request individual comment, interviews or photographs, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.  Marketing Manager

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org | @gladlib

     

     

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    10:30am or 11:30am (see below)Meet at Chirk Castle National Trust Visitor Car-park
    Apologies from the  Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley but the Event has been Cancelled
    I can confirm that due to forecasted high winds tomorrow 9.2.2019, for safety reasons the Castle, Gardens and Estate are close to the public. 
    I apologise for the inconvenience that this closure will cause. 
    We look forward to welcoming you at the Castle in the future. 
    Kind regards,
    Lindsey Gordon
    The National Trust is a registered charity no. 205846. Our registered office is Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2NA. The views expressed in this email are personal and may not necessarily reflect those of the National Trust unless explicitly stated otherwise. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify me immediately. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you should not copy it for any purpose, or disclose its contents to any other person. Senders and recipients of email should be aware that, under the Data Protection Act 2018, the contents may have to be disclosed. The National Trust has scanned this email for security issues. However the National Trust cannot accept liability for any form of malware that may be in this email and we recommend that you check all emails with an appropriate security tool.
    At 10:30 am, Hazel, a member of Friends of the Clwyd Range and Dee Valley, will lead a short easy walk of about 1 hour, from the National Trust Visitor Car-park in the estate lands of Chirk Castle. Then at 11:30 am she will return to the car park and proceed through to the gardens and woodlands which we hope will be carpeted with snowdrops. If you don’t want to join the short walk then you can arrive for 11:30 am.
    Entry will be free for members of the National Trust, (NT) and Members of Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, (FoCRDV). If you belong to NT please bring your membership card as Chirk Castle wants to record the “footfall”. If you are not a member of NT but are a member of FoCRDV then bring your FoCRDV Membership card for free entry.
    If you would like to join us for the walk or visit then please let me know

    Neville Howell

    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    2:00 pmPenyffordd War Memorial Institute, Chester Road, Penyffordd, Buckley CH40JHZ

    Clwyd Family History Society invite you to its monthly meeting featuring a talk by Ray Jones

    Non Members welcome

    No entrance fee

    Reg. Charity No. 512068

    Further information is available on our website at www.clwydfhs.org.uk where details of membership can be obtained. Alternatively, telephone for more information to 01978 814924 (This line is manned by volunteers and only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings).

    Contact secretary@clwydfhs.org.uk

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Writers Sophie Mackintosh and Susanna Forrest are set to wow audiences as Writers in Residence at North Wales’ unique Gladstone’s Library. Three events are scheduled with tickets for all selling extremely fast

    Gladstone’s Library is delighted that this February two spectacular women will be taking up their places as Writers in Residence, and will deliver three not-to-be-missed events!

     

    Sophie Mackintosh’s residency runs 10th February – 10th March. At her evening event, ‘Utopias and Dystopias’, on Tuesday, 12th February, she will ruminate on why both critics and audiences seem to love speculative fiction so much and will tackle some tough questions including why we are so drawn to it, what speculative fiction helps us to come to terms with, and what it can tell us about ourselves. Sophie also leads an exciting day-long masterclass on ‘The Art of the Short Story’. During the day, participants will learn how novels and stories inform one another, as well as how to work within (and learn from) the limitations of short fiction.

    Susanna Forrest’s residency runs 10th – 24th February. On Tuesday, 19th February, she will present an evening talk on ‘Writing Animals’ and will explore the challenges of doing animals justice in contemporary non-fiction. As a scholar of equine culture and history and the author of the The Age of the Horse (2016), Susanna has much to teach us about history, literature, anthropology, philosophy, and even food!

    Sophie and Susanna join us in February as the Library’s first and second Writers in Residence of 2019. Whilst staying with us they will be reflecting on and engaging with social, moral and ethical questions through their creative writing, and sharing their expertise with residents, visitors and event audiences. They will also submit a blog post to the Library’s blog, Volume.

    Tickets for ‘Utopias and Dystopias: The Water Cure - An Evening with Writer in Residence Sophie Mackintosh’ are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of The Water Cure included). Tickets for ‘The Art of the Short Story - A Masterclass with Writer in Residence Sophie Mackintosh’ are now SOLD OUT.

    Tickets for ‘Writing Animals - An Evening with Writer in Residence Susanna Forrest’ are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of The Age of the Horse included).

    For more information or to book tickets to any of these events, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org. You can also book tickets online at www.gladstoneslibrary.org.

    NOTES TO EDITORS:

    Sophie Mackintosh is an award-winning author of award-winning short stories; her work can be found in The White Review, Five Dials, Granta and elsewhere. Her first novel, The Water Cure (2018), has found huge success both commercially and critically. Shortly after her nomination for Gladstone’s Library’s Writer in Residence programme The Water Cure was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Sophie was born in Wales and is currently based in London.

    Susanna Forrest is an author, journalist, essayist and teacher. Susanna writes creative non-fiction on equine culture, a subject that took her across the world, including Mongolia. She published her first book, If Wishes Were Horses, in 2012, following with The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History (2016), an extraordinary achievement of research, travel, and writing which uses horses to tell the story of our own human history. The Times called her ‘the outstanding writer at the erudite end of horse madness’ and Waterstone’s named her book one of the Best Countryside and Nature books in 2016.

    Gladstone’s Library is situated just six miles outside Chester and is Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and the national memorial to William E. Gladstone. Home to a unique collection of more than 150,000 printed items, it offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment together with resources for creative study including renowned collections of theological, historical, cultural and political materials.

    Gladstone’s Library’s competitive Writer in Residence programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. Through reflection and writing during their stay, Writers in Residence help us redefine liberal values for the 21st Century. The Residency programme is designed to share the Library’s benefits with as many people as we can, broadening the Library’s audience and benefiting from their perspectives in turn. The Library welcomes all, regardless of gender, race, class, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. All Writers in Residence will be at ease with this inclusive ethos.

     To request individual comment, interviews or photographs, please email amy.sumner@gladlib.org.

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org | @gladlib

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    1,30 pmMeeting Place - the car park in the village of Trelawnyd at SJ091798.

    Date & Time - Saturday 16th February 2019, 1:30 pm to around 3:30 pm

    Meeting  place - the car park in the village of Trelawnyd at SJ091798, Turn north off the A5151 to

    High Street by the Memorial Hall
    The walk goes up the road across a field and onto the cairn, the second largest prehistoric mound in the UK, excavated in the late Victorian period it’s purpose is still enigmatic. The walk will return through woods and back to the car park. Gop cairn is both a scheduled monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest and recent management work has aimed to enhance both designations.
    The walk, whilst short,  goes up hill and over a couple of stiles.
    If you or anyone you know would like to join the event and you haven’t previously notified me than please let me know,
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019
    10.30am & 11.30amMeet at Chirk Castle National Trust Visitor Car-park
    A Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley event

    You will recall that Hazel’s last event at Chirk Castle had to be cancelled at the last minute due to the forecast of high winds. This is to let you know that it has been possible to rearrange the event at short notice. Hopefully the snowdrops will have waited for us! 

    Note. The castle staff advise that there is currently work going on in the visitors car-park so please try to arrange a car-share.
    At 10:30 am, Hazel, a member of FoCRDV, will lead a short easy walk of about 1 hour, from the National Trust Visitor Car-park in the estate lands of Chirk Castle. Then at 11:30 am she will return to the car park and proceed through to the gardens and woodlands which we hope will be carpeted with snowdrops. If you don’t want to join the short walk then you can arrive for 11:30 am.
    Entry will be free for members of the National Trust, (NT) and Members of Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, (FoCRDV). If you belong to NT please bring your membership card as Chirk Castle wants to record the “footfall”. If you are not a member of NT but are a member of FoCRDV then bring your FoCRDV Membership card for free entry. If you are not a member of either then there should be a charge but I will try to negotiate free entry for those joining Hazel’s group.
    If you would like to join us for the walk or visit then please let me know.

    Neville Howell

    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019
    6 pm - 8pmGlyndŵr University, Wrexham

    The course will run for ten weeks on Mondays 6-8 pm on the following dates 18 February -22 April

    What you will study

    -The meaning of family and community history

    -Constructing a family tree

    -Understanding the census

    -Reconstructing the community; urban and rural

    -People's occupations and roles

    -The tools and tactics of historical research

    -Oral. written and visual evidence

    FEES £150

    This fee covers attendance and tutorage, including assessment and basic materials

    Book online or contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019
    6pm-8pmGlyndŵr University, Wrexham

    What you will study

    • Locating Wales in time and place
    • From Celtic tradition to Victorian culture: creating a timeline of people and places
    • The importance of the Welsh language
    • Cultural Turning points
    • Wales in the Modern Age

    FEES £150

    This fee covers attendance and tutorage, including assessment and basic materials.

    Book your place online or contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    1pm - 3pmMinera Lead Mines Country Park, Wrexham LL11 3DU

    FEATHERS AND FUN

    Feeders

    Make a simple bird feeder and enjoy a fun trail
    around the country park spotting birds as we go.
    Binoculars available or bring your own.

    All activities are outside please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. There are toilets at the site. Subject to weather conditions please check Facebook on the day.

    www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk/visitminera

    info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

    @visitminera  01978 757524

     

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    12 noon - 4 pm Minera Lead Mines and Country Park near Wrexham

    Join us for a guided tour and walk around Minera Lead Mines and the Country Park, exploring the mine workings and industrial heritage. Walk starts at 1.30 pm and lasts approx. 1.5 hours.
    For those who are interested in supporting this fascinating heritage site, a full range of great volunteering opportunities are available. Come along on the day to find out more about Minera and find out if you can be a part of its future!
    Contact Groundwork North Wales on
    01978 757524 or email

    richard.aram@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

    www.groundworknorthwales/minera

    Note Minera is located next to the villages of New Brighton and Minera and can be reached from the A483, signposted as "Clywedog" on the A483 and "Minera Lead Mines" on the A525.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    10.30 am - 11.15 am plus 11.45 am - 12.30pmMinera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU

    NATURE BINGO

    Friday 1st March
    Session 1: 10.30 am – 11.15 am
    Session 2: 11.45 am – 12.30 pm

    Join Kate for a fun session of
    nature bingo exploring the country park,
    and learn about the wildlife residents.
    Choose which session you want to come to!

    All activities are outside please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. There are toilets at the site. Subject to weather conditions please check Facebook on the day.

    www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk/visitminera

    info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

    @visitminera  01978 757524

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    A Buckley Society event at Hawkesbury Community Centre (In front of the Elfed High School)

    An illustrated talk by the Saltney and Saltney Ferry History Group

    Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start.     Non members £2 entry fee

    All are welcome

    e mail contact for further information  bucksoc@uwclub.net

    www.buckleysociety.org.uk

     

     

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    10 AM - 3.30 PMTomen Y Faerdre, near Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire

     

    With the aid of Cadw and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, CPAT are supervising a programme of site management at the impressive medieval motte castle - Tomen Y Faerdre, near Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire . The work, organising volunteer work parties to help with vegetation clearance of the old castle mound, is a continuation of a long term project to enhance the view of the monument whilst hopefully adding to the understanding of the history of the site, improve limited access, interpretation boards, heritage trails in the parish etc. CPAT, undertook a similar successful project in partnership with Cadw and the AONB at Tomen Y Rhodwydd above the Nant Y Garth pass between 2014-17.

     

    We will begin work on site on Monday 4th March through to the Thursday 7th. Time on site is from 10am to 3:30pm each day. You will need to wear sensible outdoor clothing and stout footwear. We can provide gloves and tools but if you have a favourite saw, pair of loppers etc please bring them along. We will be burning on site so if the weather temperature drops don’t worry we have a big fire, baked potatoes included! On the subject of food, please bring a packed lunch and drink. Alternatively, there is a wonderful community shop in the village that does sell food and drink.

    Parking: Please park either at the newly refurbished Old School House car park at the rear of the Churchyard or at the Raven Pub Car Park. It is a short walk down hill to the site down by the river.

    The site is on private land although there is access via the adjacent bridleway. Normally permission to visit would be by prior appointment with the landowner, who is in full support of the project. I hope, with the aid of the surrounding community, to raise the profile of this historic site. If you feel you would like to be involved, whether it be for a day or more, in groundwork clearance then please drop me a line at either our offices (Tel 01938 552 002) asking for Ian Grant or alternatively Mob: 07967 605 404.

    Email:       ian.grant@cpat.org.uk

    Your support will be greatly appreciated.

    Ian Grant

    Senior Archaeologist

    Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)

    The next Mold Civic Society meeting will be Thursday 7th March 2019.
    The talk will be “The Making of Mold Part 2” by Kevin Matthias.
    New members are always welcome. Visitors are also very welcome for a small fee each visit.

    Full program for 2019 is on the web page at :- http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

    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

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amLlantysilio Green/Horseshoe Falls Carpark LL20 8BS
    Here are the details of a 4 hour walk on Sunday, 10th March 2019 to be led by Jeff Morgan, Trustee of Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, FoCRDV.

    Starting at 10:00am from the Llantysilio Green/Horseshoe Falls  Carpark, here’s Jeff’s description.

    Amazing views - a moderate walk with a handful of stiles. Meet at Horseshoe Falls Car park, ready to walk at 10.00.   We will walk through Valle Crucis Abbey, then to Castell Dinas Bran and return via Llangollen canal and Horseshoe Falls.  The walk will take about 4 hours and we will stop for lunch so bring your sarnies!! 
     
    Meet at Horseshoe Falls Car Park outside Llangollen.  If approaching via A542 Horseshoe Pass turn right along B5103 just outside Llangollen. If approaching from Llangollen turn left on outskirts along B5103.  The Car park which is brown signed is half a mile along the B5103 on the left.  Post code LL20 8BS      GR:  SJ199433
    £3 all day parking.  Toilets in car park
    Please feel free to pass the details to anyone who may be interested, and let me know of anyone who will be joining us.
    Neville Howell
    Trustee & Events Secretary, Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019
    Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    10 am - 2 pm Minera Lead Mines Country Park, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DU

    Minera Lead Mines and Country Park offers a fascinating glimpse into the industrial past of the beautiful Clywedog Valley. This spring we are running 4 taster volunteer sessions open to all adults interested in getting involved in practical tasks at this fascinating heritage site.

    Dates; -  Tuesday 12th March             Tuesday 9th April                   Tuesday 14th May             Tuesday 11th June

    Please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing.
    Please call us on 01978 757524 if you are interested info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    14.30 HRSEdith Bankes Memorial Hall,High Street, Northop. CH7 6BQ

    Following the Annual General Meeting a Lecture will be delivered by Dilys Rana, a native of Nannerch.

    Please see web site at http://www.flintshirehistoricalsociety.org.uk/  for further details and contacts.

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amDisused Quarry on B5430 at Grid Ref. SJ 188 579
    A 6 mile walk around Llanarmon yn Ial and Eryrys taken from Ron William’s book of 24 Walks in the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley and led by Ron Williams.
    Start Point - Disused Quarry on B5430 at Grid Ref. SJ 188 579
    (The B5430 links Llanferres to Graianrhyd and beyond and leaves the A494 just south of Llanferres. The disused quarry is on the east of this road about 1 mile from the A494/B5430  junction)
    Ron advises anyone joining him to bring something to eat and drink.
    He also advises anyone intending to bring a dog that there are several stiles some of them are difficult to get a dog over.
    If you or anyone you know would like to join Ron then please let me know.
    Neville Howell
     
    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)
    Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold.  If you have a SatNav, use the postcode CH7 1AB.
    We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month,  from Feb-June and Sept-Dec and we start our meetings at 7:30
    YOU MUST BE PRE-BOOK FOR VISITS

    http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmHawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley CH7 3HA

    An illustrated talk by Gavin Hunter

    Non members welcome for a small entrance fee of £2

    Doors open 7 pm for a 7.15 pm start

    Refreshment available after the talk.

    http://www.buckleysociety.org.uk

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019
    2:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH

    Please note amendment

    This talk was originally scheduled for the 11th of April but with effect from 4.4.2019  has been changed to 10th April.

    A talk by Howard Sutcliffe

    For further details please visit http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact

    Neville Howell

    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019
    2:00 pmLoggerheads Country Park, Sir Ddinbych CH7 5LH
    A presentation arranged at short notice by Rhun Jones Senior Warden in our AONB
    The Curlew has become the most pressing bird conservancy in the UK and Rhun has been working on behalf of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Curlew Cymru project. Rhun has previously led walks for our group to hear Nightjars jarring and to locate the rare Llangollen Whitebeam tree on the Eglwyseg Escarpment. He was successful on both occasions.
    Loggerheads is on the A494 between Mold and Ruthin, 3 miles from Mold and 7 miles from Ruthin, There is pay and display parking and toilets on site.
    The Friends.cymru web site has been updated accordingly.
    If you or anyone you know are interested in attending this talk on Curlew Cymru then please let me know.
    Neville Howell
    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    Plas Pentwyn, Castle Road, Coedpoeth LL11 3NA Wrexham

    See full article and short video via the link to the Daily Post web page below

    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/meet-volunteers-who-transforming-brymbo-16022744

     

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    14.30 HRSDyserth Community Hall, Cwm Road Dyserth , Rhyl, Clwyd, LL18 6BD

    A Lecture by Barbara Lawson-Reay

    Please see web site at http://www.flintshirehistoricalsociety.org.uk/  for further details and contacts.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmGladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Want to see and learn more about rare books? Join Gladstone’s Library’s own Gary Butler for this hour-long talk on the history of the book through some spectacular, and unusual, examples from the library’s collections of religious texts.

    Come along and find out what makes our collections so unique and distinctive, and leave with a greater understanding of the meaning and value of the printed word.

    Gary Butler is the Assistant Librarian at Gladstone’s Library.

    Tickets are priced at £8 or £18.95 with dinner.  Book online, call Reception on 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.


    Please note that tickets for this event are e-tickets. Book online and have your tickets emailed directly to you – then save the environment by bringing along your e-ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event. If you would prefer to print your ticket, black and white is fine.

    A print and collect service is available to those without access to email facilities for a small charge to cover our admin costs. Call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org for more information. Printed tickets will be available to collect from Reception before the event.

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    14:00: and 1900Mold Library & Holywell Library

    Tuesday 30 April / Dydd Mawrth 30 Ebrill 2019
    2pm MOLD LIBRARY / LLYFRGELL YR WYDDGRUG
    7pm HOLYWELL LIBRARY / LLYFRGELL TREFFYNNON

    An illustrated introduction by  PHIL COPE

    Phil Cope is a photographer, writer, and exhibition and book designer who has created five major
    books on the wellsprings of Britain. His celebrated talk will introduce you to the fascinating history
    of wellsprings throughout Wales, focusing on our local sites, told through their myths and legends,
    and the poems inspired by these magical places, all illustrated with his stunning photography.
    £5 admission (inc. refreshments

    The Living Wells of Wales (£20, published by SEREN
    in April 2019) is the finest and fullest guide yet to our
    sacred springs, holy wells and spas.
    Get your copy signed and dedicated by Phil
    at one of his two Flintshire talks.

     

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmMasonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold. CH7 1AB (next door to the Post Office)

    A talk by Pete Evans Author of the book 'Resurrection River'

    Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold.  If you have a SatNav, use the postcode CH7 1AB.
    We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month,  from Feb-June and Sept-Dec and we start our meetings at 7:30 pm

    Please note you must pre-book for visits.

    http://moldcivicsociety.org.uk/

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    Gladstone’s Library is delighted to announce the details of a three-day course for theologians, historians, and anyone with an interest in religion. Entitled Through Palestinian Eyes...Contemporary Christianity in the Middle East, the course will explore Christianity in the Middle East from the 19th Century through to the present day. The price of the course also includes entry to this year’s Robinson-Spong public lecture, Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible Through Palestinian Eyes, individual tickets for which can be purchased separately.

    Participants of the course have the option to take part in a Eucharist every morning, and will first look at the rise and fall of Middle Eastern Christianity in the 19th Century, giving participants the context in which the next two days of lectures will be situated. Further sessions include ‘The Fall of Middle Eastern Christianity in the 20th Century’; ‘The Political Situation in Israel Palestine’ and; ‘Christians in Israeli Palestine: Migration and Resilience.’

    The final session of this course, and the Robinson-Spong lecture for 2019, will explore the Bible and contemporary Christianity from a Palestinian perspective.

    Places for this course are available now. Residential prices start from £235, non-residential are £160. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email http://enquiries@gladlib.org.

    www.gladstoneslibrary.org
  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    9.30 AM -5.30 PMThe National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Allt Penglais Hill, Aberystwyth SY23 BU

    This year’s symposium will concentrate on the work of Humphrey Llwyd, an appraisal of the work and influence of the father of Welsh cartography. Speakers will include: Keith Lilley, Professor of Historical Geography, Queen’s University Belfast; Joost Depuydt, Curator of Typographical and Technical Collections, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp; and James January-McCann, Place Names Officer and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. The symposium will also include guided tours of the Humphrey Llwyd exhibition by the curator Huw Thomas, together with a display of materials
    especially selected for the symposium by the Royal Commission in their Reading Room.

    https://rcahmw.gov.uk/event/carto-cymru-2019-humphrey-llwyd-inventor-of-britain/

    ***A bilingual event***

    ***Simultaneous translation provided***

    ***Admission by ticket to the morning presentations £10.00***

    ***Tea / coffee served during registration***

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019
    10:00 amPlas Newydd, Llangollen LL20 8AW

    A walk and talk guided by Neil Rowlands

    For further details please visit http://www.friends.cymru

    or contact

    Neville Howell

    Trustee and Events Secretary Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley
    01244 535173, 07850 921295, nevjhow@gmail.com
  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen Denbighshire LL20 8SW UK

    An international festival of music and dance

    Tickets on sale now click on below website links for details;

    http://www.llangollen.net

    Evening concerts include appearances by;

    Monday 1 July 7.30 pm  Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

    Tuesday 2 July 7.30 pm Classical Gala with Rolando Villazon starring Rhian Lois

    Wednesday 3 July 7.30 pm Siants and Singers The Music of Wales

    Thursday 4.July 7.30 pm International Celebration with MABON

    Friday 5. July 7.30 pm GIPSY Kings featuring Andre Reyes

    Saturday 6.July 7.30 pm Choir of the World with Catrin Finch

    https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/event_picker/evening-concerts/

    Administration Office

    Tel: 01978 862000

    Email: info@llangollen.net 

    Music Office

    Tel: 01978 862003

    Email: music@llangollen.net

    Tickets

    Tel: 01978 862001

    Email: tickets@llangollen.net

    Support and Sponsorship

    Email: commercial@llangollen.net

    Trade Stands & Catering

    Email: siting@llangollen.net 

    Friends of the Eisteddfod

    Email: friends@llangollen.net

    PR and Press Accreditation

    Tel: 01244 320677

    Email: EisteddfodPR@thinkdewinter.co.uk

     

     

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    2:00 pmLlangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen Denbighshire LL20 8SW UK
    Lanfest
    https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/events/sunday-llanfest/

    Gates open 1.30 pm

    Tickets

    There are 3 ticket options available which allow access to the whole site from 2 pm.

    Standing: £39

    Seated: £45

    Premium Standing: £49

    For Accessible Seating please contact the Box Office on 01978 862001.

    Under 16 s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    10 am - 4pmCraig y Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Llandudno LL301TE

    As a special promotion, we are offering a 50%  discount from £2.00 to £1.00 admission fee, at the above address, to U.K. Postcard Club members only. There is on site free parking, easy access, and through the day we will be serving light refreshments.

    Why not make it a club outing, visit the fair, and spend the rest of the day visiting Llandudno, Queen of the North Wales coast.  You can easily reach us by car, bus or train.

    To order the discount tickets, please send an email to Maralyn at info@jibengineeringltd.co.uk and we will send the tickets to you.