Events

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2023
    Tue
    31
    Dec
    2024

    My name is Lowri, I am the Community Outreach Officer for North Wales for the Women’s Peace Petition Centenary Project funded by The National Lottery Heritage fund. The project is a year long celebration of the 390,296 Welsh women who signed a petition for peace, and presented it to the women of America in New York in 1924, asking them to use their influence on the American government.
    During 2023/24, the project will be running events and activities across Wales to Remember their story, Rejoice in the centenary and Realise their wishes by inspiring future peace activists.
    We are in the process of creating partnerships with organisations and groups across Wales to deliver funded activities and events to promote the project and would love you to be involved. These activities could be talks, workshops, educational events, mini exhibitions and more… we want to be flexible in our delivery to ensure we are producing exciting and engaging activities, so we would love to hear your input on how best to collaborate.
    From November we will also be looking for lots of volunteers to transcribe the names on the petition, so that future generations can search the names of the signatories. Perhaps your organisation could help us with this ambitious campaign?

    To learn more about the project, please visit: https://www.wcia.org.uk/peace-heritage/womens-peace-petition/
    If you would like to discuss getting involved or just learn more about the project, please get in touch: I’d love to hear from you.

    The Women’s Peace Petition team and North East Wales Archive Services would also like to invite you to an:Archive afternoon in Hawarden  on Friday 15th March, 1pm - 3.30pm at Hawarden Archives, The Old Rectory, Rectory Ln, Hawarden, Deeside CH5 3NN. See full entry for that date on this page.

    Contact LowriKirkham@academiheddwch.cymru

    Kindest regards

    Lowri Kirkham
    Community Outreach Officer, north Wales

  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2024
    Thu
    01
    Aug
    2024

    'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside'

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

               

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

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

        

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

    Can anyone identify the below locations and events?

             

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

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

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

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

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

    EVENTS & COURSES LIST

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

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

     

  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2024
    Tue
    30
    Apr
    2024
    7.30pm - 9pmThe Old Courthouse Ruthin 17.4.2024 Ruthin Gaol Archives 30.4.2024

    The Story behind the clock and the man it commemorates - a talk by Fiona Gale

    Due to limited capacity it is necessary to book a place.

    To do so please contact Heather Williams

    at htnw@btinternet.com or telephone 01824 704998

     

    SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER EVENT 30.4.2024

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2024
    10:00 amGreenfield Valley Heritage Park Holywell CH87GR

    Our Dee Estuary and Curious Travellers present Coal & Cockles  10am to 3pm 20th April 2024

    Come and see how the past has shaped the present and how it can inspire our future.

    Suitable for all ages from lively information talks to hands on experiments and creative encounters

    For more information contact info@greenfieldvalley.com

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  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2024
    10am - 12 noonRuthin Gaol Archives

    Take a tour of the Archives and discover fascinating documents relating to Joseph Peers and the Clock Tower - led by Archivist Sarah Roberts

    Due to limited capacity it is necessary to book a place.

    To do so please contact Heather Williams

    at htnw@btinternet.com or telephone 01824 704998