It really was the ladies in their hats that drew us across the road. Sally and Phyllis were in Victorian garb which we recall having seen on a previous event some years ago at Bodnant. Along with Rob and Beryl Naybour, they were there promoting the Aberconwy Historical Society who had some fantastic old pictures of Conwy and copies of the book – The First World War in Conwy – by Adrian Hughes. Very interesting and fantastic value at only £4.00 – copies available from the Guildhall.
So after the ladies had compares hats and the chain – the chain was deemed more striking and after the photograph they told us about the Society. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Methodist Hall and the meeting start at 7.30pm. The society are now in their 67th year! Annual membership is a mere £10.00. The group have monthly talks and this year’s programme looks very interesting – from the Welsh Highland Railway to the story of the Romans in Conwy. However, they also organise an annual lunch and various visits. The next visit is to Bishop Morgan’s Home.
It was clear that this is a happy group of people who enjoy getting together to share their interest in the history of our lovely area. We are also told that dressing up is not obligatory – you can attend their meetings in modern dress. You can reach the Programme Secretary – Beryl on 640329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.