Flintshire Record Office

Flintshire Record Office

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Flintshire Record Office is an archive repository and most of our visitors come to read documents. But archives are not just paper and parchment – as well as housing more conventional types of archive material, the Record Office is home to a number of paintings. These are chiefly portraits and most of them came into the Record Office as part of archive collections. Most of the subjects of these portraits would hardly be known beyond the county boundary, but occasionally the person concerned was more widely recognised – William Buddicom, for example, as well as owning an estate in Flintshire, was a prominent engineer involved with railways all over the UK and on the continent. The Record Office is an archive repository with the purpose of collecting records relating to Flintshire; it is not an art gallery and most of the paintings it holds are not on display. However, two striking portraits face each other across the public search room – they depict Daniel Owen, the nineteenth-century Welsh novelist, and the man who baptised him, Reverend John Davies of Nercwys.

The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint) CH5 3NR Wales


01244 532364

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