The community of Treuddyn, Flintshire is working on a project celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Wales’ largest youth organisation.
Treuddyn has a special connection with the Urdd, as it was here, in 1922, that the first Urdd ‘aelwyd’ or youth club was held. Local residents, Ceinwen Parry and Mary Roberts are driving forward the initiative, with the support of Cllr Carolyn Thomas, project manager Lorna Jenner and the Urdd. Pupils at Ysgol Terrig and Ysgol Parc y Llan primary schools and Ysgol Maes Garmon High school are interviewing and recording older members of the community.
Particular attention is being paid to how a child’s life in the village has changed over the decades. Celebrating the Urdd’s heritage at a time when many local youngsters continue to take part in modern-day Urdd activities is also key. Pupils are working on a pictorial timeline, which will be unveiled at Treuddyn Village Hall on 6 April. A book of stories and photographs will also be produced and distributed to local households, while a launch event is planned for late June.