Presentations and discussions about life as it used to be in Colwyn Bay.
All meetings are held at the Station Hotel, Station Road, Colwyn Bay.
Tea, coffee and cold drinks can be purchased from 10.00 a.m.
Ready to start at 10.20 a.m.
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 26th: The Congo Institute
In the latter year of the 19th century Colwyn Bay was chosen as a base to educate students from Africa. At its peak 100 young men from the Congo were being trained in the town. We will explore why the town was chosen, who paid for the Institute, what happened to the students and why the Institute suddenly closed.
Tuesday, September 25th: “Tales out of School”
We will be joined by some of the contributors to the eBook of local school memories “Tales out of School”.
What was it like in school just after World War II?
Who remembers what’s his name?
Did they really use the cane in those days?
Come and share your experiences of school life and compare them to what its like in school now.
Meetings already held this year:
March 2018: Rydal and Penrhos Schools
Colwyn Bay was recognised as a suitable area for education and particularly boarding from its earliest days. A representative from Rydal Penrhos School will join us to explain the distinctive contribution of the to schools to the development of the town and to tell of their worldwide influence today.