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 7th January, (Christmas Lecture,
including Cheese & Wine) - The Railway in Caerwys; Tim Erasmus, at the Town Hall
10th March at 7.30pm - History of the Greenfield Valley: Brian Taylor, at the Memorial Institute
Thursday 14th April at 7.30pm - Local History in Postcards: Brian Bennett, at the Town Hall
12th May at 7.30pm - Feast Days and Holidays in the Vale of Clwyd in Late Medieval Times:
Mr Tristan Gray-Hulse, at Caerwys Town Hall
Thursday 7th July (Time to be confirmed)
- Excursion to The Greenfield Valley: Brian Bennett
Thursday 15th September at 7.30pm
- Research Student Lecture: (Speaker to be confirmed), at the Memorial Institute
Thursday 20th October at 7.30pm - Annual General Meeting, 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
The 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 nine members as set out below. All
enquiries should be addressed to the;
Tel: 01352 721049
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