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Open Day at Historic Record Office

Published: 14/08/2015

Flintshire County Council is to open the doors of its Record Office to allow visitors a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Old Rectory Building in Hawarden. The event will be held on Saturday 5 September between 10am - 2pm as part of a national Open Doors Scheme. The special event will include the opportunity to view an exhibition about historic buildings in the village, featuring ‘then’ and ‘now’ photographs and visitors can also join a History Trail around the village led by a knowledgeable tour guide. Tours start at 10.30am and 12.30pm and last for 1 hour 15 minutes. Bookings are required. Cllr Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “The Record Office is an important and immensely valued service, which provides a lot of help and enjoyment to people researching their family history or the history of the local area. This is a great opportunity for visitors to have a behind the scenes look at this historic building. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible at this free event.” For more information or to book a place on the history tour, telephone 01244 532364 or email