We have to date
several hundred scanned images; they include maps; sale posters;
receipts; newspaper cuttings; poetry, more than 1200 photos and
various other documents relating to our area, this we have accumulated
by asking people of the area for loan of photos and documents
for a short period, these were then scanned and added to our digital
collection. The majority of which have been printed and displayed
at our Open Days. We are very grateful to all who have contributed
photos, documents and information; it is through their generosity
that we have been successful as a Society. We are interested in
gathering information of all aspects of life in our area, farms;
inns and public houses, private houses and the people who lived
in them, Meigan Fair, held in Eglwyswrw every November where farm
animals were traded, was known throughout the land, we haven’t
been able to find any photographs of the event even though a professional
photographer was in attendance at times it was said. We have information
on churches, chapels and cemeteries - Bethabara, Baptist Chapel;
Penygroes Independent Chapel; and St Cristiolus Church, Eglwyswrw,
and we can obtain information for other chapels and cemeteries
in our area. We have a special interest, - life in the area during
the war years, and especially of those who served in the forces
during that time. If anyone has any old photos of the area to
add to our collection or any history relating to Eglwyswrw or
of the surrounding area that you are willing to share with us,
we would be grateful if you could contact us, through any member
of the Society or by email -
we cannot predict when it will be safe to to hold meetings this
year, therefore we cannot prepare a programme for the year ahead.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society for 2020 was postponed.
The financial statement of income and expenditure and the value
of the Society's physical assets which the Hon.Treasurer would
have given at the AGM is similarly postponed until the AGM can
be held. We look forward to being able to hold the AGM and then
re-establish our programme as soon as practicable.
When it is safe to resume, we hope that it will be possible to
proceed with events planned for 2020 and arrange speaker dates
when it is convenient for all concerned.
We would like to thank all members for their loyalty over the
years and we hope it will be possible to work and socialize together soon.
We wish you all a Happy and Safe 2021.