Fri06Aug2021Sun07Nov202110am-3pmOld Kings Head, HIgh Street, Holywell CH8 7TH
Holywell Community Museum
It's all happening at the museum in Holywell now that we are open properly.
There is always a welcome for you 10 - 3 every day except Sunday.
EVERY MEMORY MATTERS reminiscence group meets every Tuesday from 11 am.
It usually lasts a couple of hours but you can leave when you want.
Numbers vary and we see new faces every week - usually between eight and twelve turn up and share memories of old Holywell and area.
We are hoping to produce a book of memory/anecdotes based on what everyone is sharing. Do come along bring any photos you want to share or we can photocopy for the museum and give them straight back to you - or just bring yourself and enjoy a couple of hours with old and new friends reminiscing We meet in the cafe so it is very informal and refreshments are available.
"THIS IS YOUR TOWN"
A book of tales of old Holywell - the first book written for children to tell them the stories of the history of their town. Good for grown ups too !!
In prose, poetry and with illustrations produced by KIM volunteers - this forty page booklet is crammed with information and costs just £5 - all proceeds to the museum.
TALK OF THE TOWN Every Wednesday morning 10.30 - 12 there is a guided history tour of the high street.
For just £5 - £2.50 for children you can learn all about what the town looked like in bygone days. the tour includes a free cuppa and biscuits back at the cafe when the walk is over. All proceeds to the museum
We are busy acquiring artefacts from Hebron chapel in Mostyn which is sadly closing - we have the font, lectern, pews and the memorial to lads who were lost in the wars, hoping to get the pulpit. We intend to recreate a chapel in one of our rooms so if you have any ephemera, news cuttings etc relating to the history of worship in the area we would welcome it - you can donate or anything you bring can be copied and given straight back to you.
All of this, as well as our already established exhibits are well worth a visit.
AND and if you want to know more about the Point of Ayr colliery and the history of mining in the area no better people to speak to than the two Johns in our POACH room - they are passionate about sharing their experiences as miners and have a wonderful collection of artefacts too numerous to mention, some now displayed in our recently acquired glass display cabinets.
If you are interested in volunteering we always welcome new friends into our happy band.
Museum phone number 01352 217170 or check out our Memories of Holywell Facebook pages - they too are well worth a visit. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1715816841838886/