2017 Programme

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Our Programme for 2017 has now been distributed and is available on the website. Please remember, if you wish to visit the National Library of Wales for the talk on Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt, on 22 April, that you need to book beforehand by contacting Gwerfyl, our new Meetings Organiser on gwerfyl.price@btinternet.com. Names have been flooding in – so please contact …

Happy New Year

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We wish our members all the best for the new  year. The programme will be printed soon and should be delivered in Februray.

Workshop 6 October 2015 Dolgellau Record Office

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Seven members attended and Hanna Huws, North Wales Communities officer, Cymru dros Heddwch. It was interesting to exchange information and discuss the possibility of co-operating. These are some of the subjects that emerged: Hanna: Looking at ways to find peace Children ‘without history’ and how to close the gap The Rememberance Book Project, Rhian James Jones, digitising everyone recorded on …

Coming up…

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19 September 2.30 at Glyndŵr Memorial Hall, Glyndyfrdwy: Lecture ‘Glyndŵr yn ei gynefin’ by Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams. An unique opportunity to learn about Owain Glyndŵr in the area that gave him his name! (Translation facilities will be available) 10 October 2.00 at Llanelltud Village Hall following the Annual General Meeting: Lecture ‘Old, rare and interesting: 400 years of Merioneth books’ by Brian …

Book launch

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Monday, 13 July will be long remembered at Ysgol Llanbedr. Two events were combined there when a volume to commemorate D J Williams, Y D.J. Arall. Bywyd a Gwaith D.J. Williams, Llanbedr 1886-1950 by his niece Gwenith Baker, was launched and a plaque was unveiled on the school wall. The pupils took part in the events to commemorate the father of the Welsh comic …

Recognition for collection of historic photographs

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Congratulations to one of our Council members, Hugh G Roberts, on the recognition he received recently by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action for his work on his collection of photographs of  Barmouth that can be seen here Adult category – Hugh Griffith Roberts A retired National Park officer has spent most of the past decade curating ‘probably the best collection’ of …

Saturday 23 May – Yr Ysgwrn

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Many of our members turned out to visit Yr  Ysgwrn. It was a great privilege to hear the story by the hearth by Gerald and it gave us an insight into the true impact of the First World War on one rural farm, and therefore we could better understand the impact on many, many more families. Officers from Snowdonia National …

Cofio a Chreithiau, HLF Project – 15 May 2015

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This meeting was used to summarise progress so far and to plant the programme for autumn and 2016. The possibility of arranging another day school at Tanybwlch was discussed to share discoveries and attract new members to the group. We intend to continue to scan.  Rhian will return the scanner to Hazel at the National Library and it is planned …