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Open Doors - behind the scenes at the Old Rectory and Hawarden Village Trail

Published: 30/08/2017

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017, 10am to 2pm On Saturday 23 September 2017, Flintshire Record Office, based at the Old Rectory, Hawarden, is taking part in ‘Open Doors’, a Wales-wide event organised by Cadw. Open Doors offers both local people and visitors alike the chance to explore the hidden treasures of Wales’s culture and history. The Old Rectory is an 18th century building set within its own grounds, which was home to the Rectors of Hawarden for centuries. For the past 60 years it has housed Flintshire Record Office, which preserves the countys unique archival heritage and makes it available to the public. The Open Doors event will include an exhibition about historic buildings in Hawarden (including the Old Rectory) ‘then’ and ‘now’. There will be behind-the-scenes tours of the Old Rectory to see the strongrooms, where the County’s historic archives are kept, and a chance to see some of the oldest and rarest items in our collections. You can visit the Conservation studio to see how precious and sometimes fragile archives are preserved for future generations. There will also be a fascinating guided walk around Hawarden village following an historic buildings trail, led by a knowledgeable member of staff. Come and see what amazing facts you could find out about your family, house, or local history at Flintshire Record Office! VILLAGE TRAIL TOUR – 11.00am - Booking Required BEHIND THE SCENES AND CONSERVATION TOURS - 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm - Booking Required Booking tel. no. 01244 532364; e-mail: Address - The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3NR