17th July 2018



Our trip on 17th July was to the home of the Welsh Poet, Hedd Wyn, at Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd.  This place is really special and we were very moved to see the “Cadair Ddu”, the Birkenhead National Eisteddfod Chair that Hedd Wyn won posthumously in 1917 only a few weeks after his death at Passchendaele.  We were also moved by the photographs of the other young men from Trawsfynydd who died during the First World War.  We have done a similar project around the young men of Edeyrnion who are remembered on our War Memorials, some of whom would have known and maybe have served with Hedd Wyn in the Royal Welch Fusiliers.


21st June 2018



A group of our volunteers visited the Ironworks at Bersham, Wrexham, followed by a tour of the North East Wales 100 Objects Exhibition at Wrexham Museum and the Wrexham Archives.  The day was a great success and we came back with a better understanding of the process of iron manufacture and the natural elements found in that locality that made Bersham so successful.  The Archivist at Wrexham Museum gave us a lot of useful information about how we should be protecting the records and photographs in our collection and we will be putting this into practice.  Everyone enjoyed the 100 Objects Exhibition which included a Corwen Eisteddfod Chair and Llangollen Railway headboard from our collection.