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Monday, February 18, 2013

Have archives changed your life?

Have you discovered that your house was once the village shop?

Or recently found a great aunt with an interesting life-story?

Maybe you have donated some old photographs of local importance that you happened to come across whilst decluttering your attic?

Or perhaps the research and guidance you received from staff has helped with your studies?

Whatever your story might be Denbighshire Archive Service want to hear from you!

If you have used Denbighshire Archive Service and discovered something that changed your life or have been inspired to find out more about your family or local history then this is your chance to win £100 simply by telling us your story.

Huw Lewis, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage said: “Archive services play a vital role within the communities they serve and are a treasured resource for cultural and educational purposes. By collecting your stories this campaign will recognise the essential value that archives can add to the national life of Wales ensuring the past is available for the future.”

Sarah Winning, archivist, said: "It is wonderful seeing people using archives everyday to discover something new and we hear fascinating stories all the time. This competition will give people a chance to share their discoveries and inspire others to use archives in the future.”

Some of the winning stories from across Wales will be brought to life in short films showcasing the variety of records, photographs and documents that can be accessed free of charge by your local archive service.

For your chance to win £100, contact Denbighshire Archive Service to enter via e-mail@ archives@denbighshire.gov.uk or phone:01824 708250 . Alternatively, visit archiveswales.org or find Archives Wales on Facebook and Twitter.

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