Rhyl History Club meets on the second Monday of every month, between September and May. From September 2012 our meetings will be held at Ednyfed Meeting Room, Rhyl Community Fire Station, Coast Road, Rhyl at 7.30pm.
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We have a guest speaker at each meeting with the exception of December, when we have a Christmas lunch. The March meeting consists of our AGM.
Membership for the year costs £10, or “pay as you go” on the night is £2. We have a modest raffle at each meeting.
A Summer outing is organised for June. This year we went by coach to the Anderton Boat Lift, other trips have included The Liverpool Museums, Plas Newydd, Llangollen and Llanystymdwy.
The club was founded in 1982 by J.W. Owen, A.R Evans and R. Pickering, the first president was Gwynedd Parry. The first meeting was held in the October at the The Grange Hotel. To celebrate our 25th Anniversary a bench with engraved plaque was presented by the club to Rhyl Library.
New members will be warmly welcomed.
President: Mr Jim Owen
Chair: Maggi Blythin
Vice Chair: Bob Gurney
Secretary: Ruth Pritchard
Minutes Secretary: Maggi Blythin
Programme Secretary: Mr Rufus Adams
Treasurer: Mrs Angela Ross
Website Editor: Ruth Pritchard
Telephone Contact: 01745 591281/354593
In 2002 Rhyl History Club obtained a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Digital Archive. The archive serves as record of Rhyl’s cultural heritage.
We have over 750 photographs and postcards scanned into our archive, images that might otherwise have been lost forever.
We take the archive into the community by presenting “Slide Shows” – showing the photographs on a large screen via a digital projector (kindly loaned to us by Rhyl Community Agency). We put these shows on at community events and residential/nursing homes, we also hope in the future to show them to youngsters to encourage them to learn about the history of Rhyl.
Rhyl History Club Digital Archive has had hundreds of photographs donated to it since its beginnings in 2002. Technology has marched on since then, many of the photographs from the archive are now appearing on the internet – some credited to the archive, others not. Apologies to any donors who have seen their photographs on Facebook or other social media sites without their permission, please contact us if you have any concerns.