How would you like to volunteer to help preserve your area’s local history?

North East Wales Archives (NEWA) are currently looking for volunteers to join their volunteer group in Ruthin.

Through volunteering at NEWA, volunteers can learn new skills, expand their CVs, gain work experience and gain local knowledge.

Volunteering (and working) in archives can sometimes be a solitary job simply due to the nature of the work. On selected Tuesdays (2 sessions per month), the volunteer group meets for up to three hours between 9.30am and 12.30pm at the Archives in Ruthin.

The current project involves working through uncatalogued council files which cover many aspects of the council’s responsibility during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including:

  • Road and rail developments and improvements.
  • Building and planning of new schools, residential sites and police houses.
  • County council reorganisation.
  • Civil defence and war provision.
  • Local election papers.
  • Public health and welfare.
  • Tourism and events.

Councillor Emrys Wynne, Lead Member for Lead Member for Welsh Language, Culture & Heritage said:

“Volunteering at the Archives is a brilliant way for people to get in touch with the history of their local area, as well as meet likeminded people who also volunteer.

Volunteering can also help with things such as CV building, learning new skills and gaining valuable experience.”

For more information please visit the North East Wales Archives website.