August 18, 2015
Recently, one of our volunteer groups have been listing and packaging records collected by Philip Lloyd relating to Rhyl. The collection includes records relating to the Rhyl Urban District Council elections, Rhyl Eisteddfod, Plaid Cymru and various photographs and negatives which were accumulated during Mr Lloyd’s career as a teacher and County Museum Education Officer.
Our volunteers were excited to find the collection included a few early photographs including this image of soldiers outside the town hall returning from the Boer War in 1901! You may recognise the area which is now a busy crossroads.
Soldiers of the Old Rhyl Volunteers, 1st RWF, returning from the Boer War, marching to Rhyl Town Hall, 11 May 1901
To find out more about Rhyl’s connections to the Boer War and the war memorial see the Rhyl History Club’s post.
In our last project update we outlined our progress so far this year with cataloguing. We are pleased to say that the following small cataloguing projects are complete-
(Please select the links to view the full catalogue)
David Williams’ Research Notes- Papers of David Wynn Williams
Denbigh Infirmary Hospital Collection- Denbigh Infirmary
Alan Fletcher’s Research Notes- Allan Fletcher Papers
Philip Lloyd Papers (Records relating to Rhyl)- Philip Lloyd Papers
Photographs and record of the Jones Family of Leyland Arms, Llanelidan- Jones Family
Records of Royal Denbigh Masonic Lodge- Royal Denbigh Masonic Lodge
July 3, 2015
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a musical festival for international choirs and dance groups held since 1947, for a week annually in July, in Llangollen, North Wales.
The purpose of the festival according to it’s constitution was ‘to promote education, international peace and goodwill through the medium of the fine arts and in particular the art of music’.
Key events in the Eisteddfod history include royal visits from Prince Charles and Princess Diana in1985 and through the decades the International Eisteddfod has played host to many notable guest artists, not least Pavarotti who performed at the Eisteddfod in 1955 and 1995.
DD/LE/5/1/9/3 Souvenir Programme 1958
Copyright: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
The records of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are held by Denbighshire Archives. The collection includes the records of the Friends of LLIME, which was set up to support the festival, and the papers of W.S.Gwynne Williams, who was instrumental in founding the festival and was the Hon. Music Director of the Eisteddfod, 1947-1977.
For information on the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Archive project go to http://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/a-bit-of-background/visit-the-archives/archive-project/
Information on our holdings can be found here- DDLE