With time on their hands during lockdown, people have been sorting through drawers and finding old family photographs, which have made them think about their family history, maybe for the first time. We decided, therefore, to post a series of articles on starting to research your family tree. If you are interested in doing this have a look at our Facebook Page to help you get started.

Each day we have remembered someone from Edeyrnion who fought in the Second World War. The Distinguished Service Cross was awarded to Micky Wynn, 7th Baron Newborough of Rhug, Corwen. Read his amazing story, including his escape from Colditz.

One soldier who fought and did not come home was Thomas Owen Jones of Corwen. Aged 22 years he was killed in India and is buried in the Imphal War Cemetery. The inscription on his grave reads ‘God’s finger touched him and he slept.’

This lovely piece of needlework, which is exhibited in the Museum, was stitched by local lady, Mari Davies, in 1989, to commemorate 70 years of the WI in Corwen, which began in 1919. Corwen WI has just celebrated its 100 year anniversary and is still going strong.

Our latest artefact is an Ellis Evans Chemist, Corwen bottle. You can see the Chemist Shop in the photograph taken during a Corwen Eisteddfod.

For more on all of these diary items follow the link to our Facebook Page.