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Friends of the Clwyd Archives

Please visit our new website at: 
In April 2020, Flintshire Record Office merged with Denbighshire Archives. North East Wales Archives, or NEWA for short, represents a new joint service for the counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. We now have a new joint website, and this web-page will soon become obsolete.

The Friends of the Clwyd Archives was set up in 1994 to promote and support the work of the four record offices in north-east Wales: Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

Its main activities include:
• The raising of funds to purchase archives or equipment for record offices;
• Giving voluntary support to various record-office projects;
• Publication of the Journal, the Clwyd Historian;
• An annual day school on an archive-related theme.

Occasional activities include :
• Wine and cheese evenings (usually at a country house);
• Meetings at various places in the area to hear lectures relating to archives;
• Visits to record repositories and libraries in Wales and the north west of England.

Meetings: Lectures in recent years have included lectures on oral archives, quarter sessions records, political archives, and developments in the National Library of Wales. Day schools: These generally take place in March and in recent years have been arranged on the themes of Shipping on the River Dee; the Defence of the Realm: Volunteers in North Wales 1870-1945; and Clwyd and its Historians.

The Clwyd Historian: A periodical that is issued free twice yearly to members. It includes articles on a wide variety of topics relating to local history and archives and reports on recent developments in local archive repositories. The editor is Paul Mason, Tan yr Odyn, Ruthin Rd, Gwernymynydd, Flintshire, CH7 5LQ.

Further information is available from the Membership Secretary: Derek Jones, Fron Haul Isa, Llanfynydd, Wrexham, LL11 5HP, Tel: 01352 771306, e-mail:
Please fill in an application form.  The annual subscription is £10. Subscriptions should be sent to the Treasurer: Mr David Kay, 11 The Avenue, Truemans Way, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3RZ.


All other enquiries should be addressed to the Hon. Secretary: Roy Coppack, Bryn Gwyn, 2, Rhodfa Anwyl, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 2SQ.

The Friends of the Clwyd Archives is a Registered Charity No: 1047418.