History of the Society
During 2008/09 a group of residents came together to participate in the production
of ‘Discover Caerwys’, one of a set of publications about Flintshire past and present, produced by Cadwyn Clwyd
and Flintshire County Council. This group also attracted funding from Cadwyn Clwyd and Caerwys Town Council in 2010 to produce
a book, ‘Caerwys – A History Since Victorian Times’ written by Dr Tim Erasmus. A copy of this book was distributed
free to each household in the Community area of Caerwys. The book was also donated to Libraries, Schools and Universities
Further copies of the book, ‘Caerwys
– A History Since Victorian Times’ (pictured below) are available from the Society. It will be priced
at £10.00 a copy ( Plus postage cost, if required - £2.00 ).
In October 2010 the Caerwys Historical Society was formed. Permission was granted
by the Caerwys Town Council to use the town crest which appears on our documents. Our Constitution, accepted by members in
2011, states the aim of the Society is to advance public knowledge in all aspects of the history of Caerwys and the surrounding
district. In furtherance of this object the Society shall have the power to do all or any of the following:
The Society has a healthy membership which is open to all at an annual fee of £10 and is
free to under-18s in full time education. It is not necessary to be a member to attend our lectures and all are welcome.
Lectures and Events
In December 2010 the Society held its first lecture.
This has been followed with regular lectures covering local history and more diverse topics together with visits to places
of local interest. Lectures are open to both members and non-members. The programme for the first half of 2013 is listed below
and further details can be seen by clicking on the relevant date on the calendar at the foot of this page.
Thursday 8th January
at 7.30pm - The Making of Modern Caerwys: The Chapels and the Church - Tim Erasmus at the Town
Thursday 26th February at 7.30pm - Waterways
in England and Wales Past and Present - Alan Platt at the Memorial Institute
Thursday 16th April at 7.30pm
- European Travellers to Wales 1750-2010 - Professor Carol Tully and Christina Les at the Town Hall
Thursday 21st May at 7.30pm - Lead and Associated
Mining in Flintshire - Ian Cugley at the Memorial Institute
June - Excursion to be arranged
2nd July at 7.30pm - The Gee Gwyddoniadur. The 19th Century Welsh Encyclopaedia Published in Denbigh -
Professor Robert Evans at the Town Hall
17th September at 7.30pm - Research Student Lecture (Catrin Wager) at the Memorial Institute
In addition to the above, members of the Committee are currently
working on an archive of historical documents and photographs and are recording ‘living memories’ of Caerwys residents.
Audio Visual Equipment for Community Use
Society recently acquired a projector, screen, laptop, scanner and hand-held recorder all of which are available free-of-charge
for use by the community of Caerwys. Availability can be seen on the calendar at the foot of this page. Contact either the
Society Secretary or Treasurer to reserve equipment. Some technical support is available if required.
Funding for this equipment came from Cadwyn Clwyd, The Historical Society and
Age UK Caerwys.
Contacting the Society
The Committee consists of eight members as set out below.
All enquiries should be addressed to the;
Treasurer & Membership Secretary
A series of five heritage postcards has been published by the Society and are available
from local vendors - as photographs below ( click to enlarge )
Caerwys High Street
Caerwys Town Square - Peace Tree
Caerwys - South Street
Caerwys Hill - to Afonwen
The Fountain in Afonwen