Welcome to 'The Holywell & District Society'.
Holywell and this part of North Wales has a long distinguished History and has been instrumental in the shaping of the country.
We should be proud of the achievements in the industrial history that has taken place in Greenfield Valley, Halkyn and other places around and about.
St. Winefride’s Well attracts many visitors, as does the Heritage Park and Basingwerk Abbey.
The town of Holywell has many fine buildings of architectural interest, but over the years some have been lost and efforts should be made to retain those that remain which express the character of the town. The Town Hall, Panton Place and many of those in High Street are of importance.
Greenfield Valley, Halkyn Mountain, River Dee and Pen y Gelli Woods are local areas which abound with wildlife. These need to be conserved, as well as promoted. Many people who are interested in birds and butterflies etc. are already drawn to the area by the abundance of species but there are many others who have interests that can be drawn upon and their knowledge shared.
The Holywell & District Society offers the opportunity for people who have an interest in local history (industrial, agricultural and social) and environment, landscape and habitat of this area, to share and take part in these interests with likeminded people. It will provide a forum for research and publication for those who have carried on their activities independently.
During the year we hold a series of talks and lectures on a variety of subjects, by both members and distinguished guest speakers. In the mid-year period we have excursions and field trips. These will cover members interests, but also be aimed at those who would find them stimulating.
The Holywell & District Society is open to all, we hope to develop and expand through the interests of its members. If you have specific interest, or even if you have no particular subject in mind, come along. Come and learn more about Holywell and the villages which surround it. Let’s put a bit of pride back into this part of Flintshire Much personal knowledge has been lost, let’s take this opportunity to draw together and pool our information, and don’t let it be lost for the future.