Although the Museum is shut, we are still busy working.  We are updating our artefacts database and taking photographs of each artefact in the way recommended by Gruffydd Jones of the Peoples Collection Wales, so that we can upload images and descriptions of our artefacts to the Peoples Collection for the interest of a world-wide audience.

One of the first objects to go on the Peoples Collection will be this medal, made to commemorate the visit by Queen Victoria to Corwen and Bala in 1880. 

We are also looking at ways of moving some of displays out into the town, into shop windows and on to external walls.  This is an exciting new development that will allow the Museum to connect with local people and visitors whilst the building itself is closed. 

The Museum Facebook page has continued to post stories about men and women who worked or fought to help the War effort from 1939 to 1945.  One of these stories was about the Hughes family of Corwen, particularly Robert Hughes, who fought in the First World War and was in the Home Guard in the Second World War, having unsuccessfully, because of his age, tried to enlist as a soldier.  The photograph shows Robert with his family.

Information regarding researching family history continued throughout June. In July we have started to post articles from old local newspapers, particularly looking at adverts put in by local Corwen shops and asking for peoples’ memories of the shopkeepers and the situation of their businesses in the town.  This is important research for a future exhibition.

Please follow the Facebook link for more on these.