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History comes alive at Conwy County Archive


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History comes alive at Conwy County Archive

Pupils of Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd in Llandudno visited Conwy County Borough Council’s Archive in Llandudno as part of the ‘Explore your Archive’ campaign recently.

The children learned about Victorian attitudes to Crime and Punishment from records in the archive with story-telling sessions and activities. They even played the parts of local Victorian children who had been recorded as being up before the magistrates for stealing a sack of coal and stealing guinea pigs.

As part of a series of activities to bring history alive with staff from Conwy Archive in partnership with the Welsh Government’s Fusion Project, children from other local schools have been exploring diverse subjects such as seaside holidays in Llandudno and what it was like to go to school in the 19th century.  They have also learned about World War II in a session held jointly with Llandudno’s Home Front museum. Further sessions are planned for 2019 to explore more stories from the Archive

Cllr Mark Baker, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Community Development Services and Regulation, said, “It’s great that children can visit the Archive and benefit from activities like these to create the right environment to learn and bring history to life in an interesting and stimulating way.”

For more information about Conwy Archive, including opening times, visit www.conwy.gov.uk/archives

Posted on 14/12/2018

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