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Record Office Open Day

Published: 16/09/2014

Flintshire Record Office is open to the public on Saturday 20 September for visitors to explore the Grade II listed building and find out more about its history. It’s a chance to see The Old Rectory, to find out where the Rectors of Hawarden lived, where an Archbishop of Canterbury died and learn about its inhabitants from the 18th century to the present day. Guided tours start at 11am and 12.30pm and will include the buildings architectural features, behind the scenes in the strong rooms where the Countys historic records are kept, and a fascinating visit to the Conservation Studio. There will also be refreshments and a treasure hunt with prizes. The event is free and runs from 10am to 2pm. Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education said: “Come along and visit this lovely historic building. Not only is the building itself full of history, it’s full of wonderful archive material that is a record of the history of our area. It’s a great chance to see what goes on at the Record Office.” For more information call 01244 532364 or e-mail