History of the Society
During 2008/09 a group of residents came together to participate
in the production of ‘Discover Caerwys’, one of a set of publications about Flintshire past and present, produced
by Cadwyn Clwyd and Flintshire County Council. This group also attracted funding from Cadwyn Clwyd and Caerwys Town Council
in 2010 to produce a book, ‘Caerwys – A History Since Victorian Times’ written by Dr Tim Erasmus. A copy
of this book was distributed free to each household in the Community area of Caerwys. The book was also donated to Libraries,
Schools and Universities in Wales.
of the book, ‘Caerwys – A History Since Victorian Times’ (pictured below) are available from
the Society. It will be priced at £10.00 a copy ( Plus postage cost, if required - £2.00 ).
In October 2010 the Caerwys Historical Society was formed. Permission
was granted by the Caerwys Town Council to use the Town Crest which appears on our documents. Our Constitution, accepted by
members in 2011, states the aim of the Society is to advance public knowledge in all aspects of the history of Caerwys and
the surrounding district. In furtherance of this object the Society shall have the power to do all or any of the following:
consists of nine members as set out below. All enquiries should be addressed to the Society Secretary - as below:
Tel: 01352 721049
2019 - Lectures (All lectures commence at 7.30pm - doors open at 7.15pm)
FEBRUARY 14th - Mary Bach (Carys Biddle) held in St.
Michael’s Church, Caerwys.
- The History of the Spice Trade (Janice Edington) held in Caerwys Town Hall.
APRIL 11th – Getting
started with English and Welsh Family History (Heather Butler) held in Caerwys Town Hall.
9th – My Life in Farming. A History of Agriculture since World War 2 (Edwyn Hughes) held in Caerwys Town Hall.
JUNE 13th – Power in the Tudor Welsh Marches. Identity, Crisis & Material Culture (Dr. Audrey Thorstad)
held in Caerwys Town Hall.
JULY (dates to be advised) - Summer Excursions. Guided Tours of Historic Denbigh.
(date to be advised) – Research Student Lecture - held in Caerwys Town Hall.
21st - Wireless in Wales (David Crawford) held in Caerwys Town Hall.
Caerwys – A
History Since Victorian Times
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The Pioneering Vets of Caerwys -
by Vicky Jones
The 40 page booklet with colour insert entitled 'The
Pioneering Vets of Caerwys' is available from Will's Stores, Caerwys - or any Committee Member. It will
be priced at £3 per copy ( Plus postage cost, if required - 75p ).
Cover picture taken from Y Meddyg Anifeiliaid (The
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The Pioneering Vets of Caerwys
My father, Vic Thomas, was the vet in Caerwys from 1946 to
1983. He was very proud of the fact that the Caerwys practice had a long history and he believed it to be one of the oldest
in the country.
Over the years I have tried
to research the history of the practice and found that there have been vets in Caerwys for as long as there has been a recognised
veterinary profession and that they have been not merely practitioners but professional pioneers.
Vicky Jones, 2014
Susan Elizabeth Williams - Teacher at
Caerwys Primary School
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Thesis of Susan
Williams was a teacher at Caerwys Primary School, until her retirement in the late 1960’s. Mrs. Williams also resided
in Caerwys and wrote a 71 page long thesis for her teaching degree, which contains a tremendous amount of local history, together
with interesting memories and anecdotes of events in Caerwys and the area. The family of Mrs. Williams have kindly granted
permission to the Historical Society, to publish the thesis on this web site.
thesis, which is mainly in English, with parts in the Welsh language, has been saved and uploaded in a pdf document, with
no editing performed from the original document.
Please click on the photograph of Mrs. Williams (to the left) whereby the thesis will upload.