News & Events 2015
On the 17th February the Nat said goodbye to one of our oldest members when Blodwen our Neolithic skeleton returned to Lllandudno.
Blodwen who dated back to 3510 B.C was found on the Little Orme in Llandudno and donated to the Nat in 1896.
She was in her late 50s or early 60s when she died and was about 5ft (1.52m). You can read more about Blodwen on our
Blodwen page or hear the story of her departure by clicking on the photograph.
To celebrate her arrival at Llandudno Museum, a special exhibition was opened by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and
Tourism, Ken Skates on Thursday, April 16. http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-04-16/blodwen-exhibition-to-open-in-
Mrs Ibbitts Fantastic Easter Open day
On Saturday 4th April the Nat along with members of the Bacup THI Events group organised a spectacular Easter open day. The Nat was
tastefully decorated with all manner of Easter decorations and fresh Springtime flowers, a vintage cooconutter costume and pictorial
history display along with competitions rewarded by great prizes kept visitors old and young and new and regular visitors entertained.
On Thursday 21st May 2015 the Nat held it’s annual general meeting during which two very speical presentations took place. Mr Peter Hindle
retired as the Nat’s Treasurer after 4 years and after 16 years Mr Maurice Priest retired as Minutes Secretary. A further presentation took place
on Thursday June 5th when Mr Donald Entwistle retired from the committee after over 50 years.
The Nat was fortunate to be choosen to take part in the Asda Green
Token Charity fundraiser and on Thursday 4th June we were handed
our cheque for £ 50.00 from Laura the Asda Coordinator.
Saturday 16th May 2015 saw the Nat host it’s very first
Heritage Lottery funded event in connection with the Fern
Hill Hospital project.
February & It’s Bone Voyage to Blodwen
In February 2015, two Year 9 Fearns Sports College pupils,Rosie Ashworth and Ryan Lewis, both 13, accompanied Humanities Co-ordinator
Mrs Cheshire on a government-funded trip to the First World War battlefields. On the four-day tour they visited Belgium and France, walked
on battlefields and in a trench, paid their respects at cemeteries, observed the Last Post at the Menin Gate and visited Flanders Field
Museum.While at Tyne Cot Cemetery they located a memorial headstone to Mrs Cheshire’s great-great uncle who fought and died at the
Battle of Passchendale in 1917. “ the children also visited Lijssenthoek Commonwealth Cemetery.
Following on from this trip, both pupils will become responsible for passing on their experience, so that as many people as possible
benefit from their involvement and learn the importance and relevance of remembrance.” As part of this the Nat is proud to host a display
put together of the pupils trip. Your can read more by visiting the Fearns Community Sports College Website
Mr David Thornber who has kindly restored our
Stephenson’s Rocket Model back to working
On Saturday the 17th October
the Nat hosted a Antiques
Valuation roadshow. The
roadshow proved very popular
and will be repeated in 2016.
Our oldest member , Albert Marston ,
celebrated his 90th birthday on the 9th
December and one day later was presented
with a commemorative mug by the Society's
President , Ken F Bowden , in the company of
many fellow members .