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Friday, September 7, 2012

Focus falls on our historic gems

We now have some additional information about events taking place as part of the Llangollen Open Doors Weekend, organised by Llangollen Civic Society, this Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9.

These are:

Town Hall:
10am to 4pm both days
The History and Restoration of the Chain Bridge.
“Web of Iron” – history of suspension bridges featuring the Chain Bridge.

* The Chain Bridge.

The Three (local) Bards – by Hanes in conjunction with a new bi-lingual book.
Remembering those locally who made the sacrifice in WW1 and WW2.
The River Dee – a photographic and hangings display courtesy of The Fringe.
There will also be a talk on the History of the Royal International Eisteddfod at 12.00 noon.
On Sunday at 3 pm the Silver Band will be playing outside. 

Eliseg’s Pillar
10am to 5pm both days
You are welcome to visit the site to observe this year’s archaeological dig.
On Saturday there will be guided tours between 3 and 5 pm. 

Llangollen Museum
10am to 5pm both days.
Exhibition on the History of Plas Newydd from the Ladies to today.
There is also a new exhibition from the archive of H. Hugh Jones, Headmaster of the County School, 1919 to 1937.

* Llangollen Museum.
Holy Cross Church
10.30am to 4pm both days.
Exhibition of the History of the Catholic Church in Llangollen. 

Llantysilio Church
10.30am to 4pm both days
St John’s Church
10.30am to 4.30pm both days
Exhibition – An Illustrated History of Llangollen’s Churches & Chapels.
There will also be access to Digitised Parish Records of Llangollen (i.e. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1837).
Cemetery Records.  Grave and Monument records for St John’s, Fron, Penybryn and Garth 

Y Capel
9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday
10.00am to 4.30pm Sunday
Exhibition Conservation, Adoration and Information – the History of the Building.
Family History Sessions throughout the day, using Internet Sources, Ancestry and Find my Past.

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