Event Information:

  • Sat

    The History of Courtalds, Open Day at North East Wales Archives, Hawarden

    10am-2pmOld Rectory, Hawarden Flintshire CH5 3NR

    Are you interested in the history of Courtalds?

    Join us for our Open Day Event.

    Behind the scenes tours of the archives

    Talks about the history of the firm and working at Courtalds

    Watch a film about 20th century worker at Courtalds

    Exhibition on women workers 1930's -1950's

    Proposed programme:

    9.45am – Doors open

    10.00am – Behind the Scenes Tour of Strongrooms and Conservation Studio

    11.15am – Film: ‘Voices from the Factory Floor’, experiences of female factory workers in Wales, including those at Courtaulds sites, Flintshire.

    11.30am – Talk by Cllr Vicky Perfect: ‘My Experiences of working at Courtaulds in the 1960s’.

    12.00pm – Talk by Flintshire Museums Service:, ‘Connecting Courtaulds’: A brief history of Courtaulds in Flintshire and background to the Voices of Courtaulds Partnership Project.

    12.30pm – Refreshments and chance to view the exhibitions – Exhibitions: Courtaulds Artefacts from AURA (Flintshire) Museums; Women Working at Courtaulds, 1931-1958, by Liz Newman (NEWA) and Suzanne Jones (Glyndwr University)

    Showing from 12.45pm – Film about the musical show about Welsh factory workers, ‘Tic Toc’, containing interviews with factory workers, and extracts from the performance, with introduction by Catrin Edwards, Project Officer.

    1.00pm – Behind the Scenes Tour of Strongrooms and Conservation Studio

    2.00pm – Event ends

    Booking is required for Tours and Talks – please contact NEWA for details, tel 01244 532364 or email: