Eglwyswrw and District Heritage Society

Cymdeithas Treftadaeth Eglwyswrw a'r Fro

Information and Coming Events

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 -



Unfortunately 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.

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