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Friday, March 15, 2019

Skates praises re-opened Corwen museum

Assembly Member Ken Skates has praised the hard work of volunteers after visiting a museum which showcases a town’s ‘rich heritage’.

Corwen Museum reopened last month following after a winter break with a number of new displays celebrating the history of the town and wider area.

Mr Skates met Jim Ritchie, chairman of Edeyrnion Heritage and Cultural Society – which runs the museum – to take a look around.

Clwyd South AM said: “Volunteers have worked tirelessly to set up the new exhibits showcasing Corwen as an Eisteddfod town, the history of Corwen Pavilion and the rich cultural heritage of the wider Edeyrnion area.

“The upstairs exhibition has also been extended to cover the town as an emerging transfer hub, which is in no small part down to the fantastic work of the South Denbighshire Community Partnership.

Mr Skates added: “The museum had another record year in 2018, with increased visitor numbers. It’s clear that this is a labour of love for the volunteers and I would anyone with an interest in the area’s history to pop in.”

Corwen Museum, which is open every day (except Tuesday and Thursday) from 11am-4pm, now also has two replica Anderson shelters and exhibits from both world wars.

Edeyrnion Heritage and Cultural Society is also inviting residents to send postcards describing their own memories of Corwen Pavilion and the events staged there, which will form part of a dedicated display later this year.

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