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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Open Doors at the Royal Commission September 2013





This year the Royal Commission is working with partners at three Open Doors events. These are held every year during September, when hundreds of sites and buildings are opened (free of charge) to the public, with many also offering guided tours, talks and exhibitions.


Denbigh Town Hall (nprn: 23423) - Guided tours of the historic town of Denbigh on Saturday, 21 September.
On Saturday 21 September, Royal Commission investigators will be happy to share what they have learned during the preparation of the next Royal Commission publication, which is on the historic town of Denbigh. They will be leading two guided tours of the town, highlighting a range of domestic, religious, commercial and public buildings. Each tour will last 1½ hours and participants are asked to meet outside Denbigh Town Library at 11am and 2pm. Places are limited to 15 people and bookings will be taken by Denbigh Town Library. Please contact Denbigh Town Library for further details.


Royal Commission talks and exhibition at Fort Belan’s (nprn: 26459) Open Doors event, Sunday, 22 September.
The following day, on Sunday 22 September, Royal Commission military historian, Medwyn Parry, will be giving two talks during the Open Day at the eighteenth-century coastal defence complex, Fort Belan, Llanwnda, Caernarfon. The talks will be ‘Worktown: The Drawings of Falcon Hildred’ (11.30am) and ‘Belan and Beyond: Military Remains in Wales’ (1.15pm). The Royal Commission exhibition displaying the artwork of Falcon Hildred will also be shown.


Finally, next Thursday 26 September, the Royal Commission will be opening its doors to welcome members of the public to its offices. During the day, we will be showcasing the collaborative Britain from Above project (which links partners in Wales, England and Scotland) to local secondary schools. There will be an emphasis on the digital skills needed for a career in today’s heritage sector and in education generally. Members of the public are warmly invited from 3.30pm onwards to view archive material in our Library, presentations and chat to staff. There will be a talk by Gareth Edwards at 4pm on, Collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales, Casgliadau Cofnod Henebion Cenedlaethol Cymru. All are welcome.

For further details on any of these events, please contact Nicola Roberts Tel: 01970 621248, nicola.roberts@rcahmw.gov.uk

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