* Archivist Liz Parfitt (centre) with members from the Archive Volunteer Team.
As part of the Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod’s initiative to preserve precious memories of the festival for future generations to enjoy, the organisation has expanded its archive team.
The festival is launching its new project, ‘Archiving the Past’ to build on the momentum of the popular Memories stand which was a pop-up archive unit where festival goers were encouraged to share the memories of the eisteddfod since its first event in 1947.
The new archiving scheme has received the backing of Heritage Lottery Fund, which donated £19,000 to project.
This support has enabled the eisteddfod to set plans in place to modernise the archives by digitalising the wealth of material collected over the years.
The new push to gather footage, images and documents of the festival aim to make accessing the archives simple and easy to ensure everyone can retrieve eisteddfod history.
The festival’s new archivist Liz Parfitt has been working closely with volunteers on a 12-month project to catalogue and digitalise existing historical records and documents.
Liz said: “I’m excited to have this opportunity to help the International Eisteddfod move its archival project forward with the digitisation of material and the development of a new archive website. Look out for more information on our progress in 2020."