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New search room facility to officially open in Hawarden

THE new public search room facility at the Flintshire Record Office, located at the Old Rectory in Hawarden, will officially open tomorrow (Friday).

The Flintshire Record Office was established in 1951 and moved to the Old Rectory, Hawarden, an 18th Century, gradeII listed building set within its own grounds, in 1956.

Carl Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside, who will officially open the facility, said: “The record office plays a crucial role in preserving our county's unique archival heritage by collecting, listing, storing and making available to the public historic records of all kinds.

“I am delighted to have been invited to officially open the new public search room at the Flintshire Record Office. It will be a valuable asset in allowing members of the public to investigate our county’s history for themselves.”

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