Aberconwy Historical Society

Aberconwy Historical Society promotes the study of local history in Conwy and the surrounding area. It holds meetings and lectures from autumn to spring, and organises visits to places of interest over the summer.

The society meets on the third Wednesday of each month at St John's Methodist Church, Rose Hill Street, Conwy, from October to May (except in January).

Contact: Karen Black, secretary. Email: aberconwyhistory followed by @gmail.com

Website of Aberconwy Historical Society

HiPoints collection:

Graves in St Mary's churchyard - take a mini-tour of interesting graves, incl. that of a former Plas Mawr inhabitant
JC Ibbetson painting of 1794 - compare the painting with today's scene, from where the painter stood
Source of Conwy Castle stone - see the quarry which provided most of the stone for the castle and town walls
Conwy anchor memorial - read how a fishing boat saved hundreds of American tourists from shipwreck
The Bridge Inn - despite the picture outside, this pub's not named after a bridge
Llywelyn statue - ignore the inaccurate inscription below the statue, read our information instead!
Edwardian butcher's shop - still retains marble surfaces and the rails where carcasses hung on display
Vardre Hall - the society's Betty Pattinson recalls working in the solicitor's practice here in the 1940s
Tower Coffee House - child maintenance payments were collected here after the SWW
Conwy Cob - discover why the northern edge of the 1920s promenade is far from straight
High Street - former office of Agnes Hughes, Wales' first female solicitor, who helped save the Suspension Bridge