Chairman Eric Smith retires from group

After five years, Eric Smith has retired as Chairman of the History of Deganwy Group and been replaced by Cllr. Vicky Macdonald.  Eric will continue to play an active part of the group and we thank him for his leadership and support during his term as Chairman. Vicky has been a member of the Committee since inception of the Group and will be known to most members for her interesting talks and contribution to the committee meetings and events. The Group will be in safe hands with Vicky.

2018 Sunday Lunch

Once again the History Group met at The Paysanne Restaurant in Deganwy for our Annual Sunday Lunch, and again we were not disappointed with the quality of the food and ambiance of the location. Considering the number of diners it really is amazing that Cai and his team managed to serve us all so promptly and with an excellent meal. It is no wonder that we return there as a group each year, and I know that many of us return at other times throughout the year!

Our after dinner speaker was Judith Phillips, a reporter for the North Wales Weekly News and a columnist for the Daily Post. Judith entertained us with several stories from her life in journalism reporting on many of the main events in North Wales. The explanation of meeting Martin Bell during his reporting of a royal visit to Llandudno was quite funny and just goes to show that not everything is reported in the press after such events. Your secret is safe with us Judith…..!


National Eisteddfod 2019 Proclamation Festival

Arfon and Lucinda were proud to represent the History of Deganwy Group at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod 2019 Proclamation Festival on 7th July 2018. They joined hundreds of people representing local organizations, and paraded through the town on a gloriously sunny day.

Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival

The Proclamation Ceremony was then held outside Bodlondeb, culminating in the announcement by Archdruid Geraint Llifon that his successor will be Myrddin ap Dafydd, poet and founder of the Gwasg Carreg Gwalch publishing company in Llanrwst. He will take over from Geraint Llifon next year, and this is especially fitting as of course next year’s Eisteddfod will be held in Llanrwst.

Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival

The History of Deganwy Group is pleased to support the Eisteddfod, and is always open to suggestions from members of other ways to get involved. Keep an eye out for future events!


The Influence of the Ffestiniog Railway on the Slate Industry

Our speaker Chris Jones gave us a fascinating talk on the Ffestiniog Railway.

The Influence of the Ffestiniog Railway on the Slate Industry


Deganwy Pearl Kitchens & Other Gems

Several members joined Elan and Adrian for a walk around Deganwy to hear about the Deganwy Pearl Kitchens and other gems. 

Deganwy Pearl Kitchens and other Gems


Annual Trip 2018, Ironbridge, Shropshire

Annual Trip 2018, Ironbridge


Annual Open Day 2017

The bi-lingual exhibition attracted a steady stream of interested visitors throughout the entire day (Saturday 2 December 2017)  to see the four Deganwy themes selected this year and assembled by Committee member Adrian Hughes.




Albert Nevitt –

A  new Research article on Albert Nevitt World War 1 hero ….by Adrian Hughes .

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