STAFF at Corwen Museum are looking for locals to donate or loan artefacts and photographs that will help them enhance one of their upcoming exhibitions relating to the history of the Eisteddfod.

They are specifically looking for anything relating to previous Eisteddfod's held in the town and World War Two related stories and items and how those affected the lives of Corwen residents,

Furthermore, they are looking to recall Corwen's stories from the past by asking people to recall their memories of the town's Pavilion and asking residents to help them locate the chair from the 1919 National Eisteddfod held in 1919.

"Historically speaking, Corwen really has been an Eisteddfod town," said Corwen Museum volunteer co-ordinator and treasurer Lindsay Watkins.

"We are set to have new temporary displays at our museum related to the first public Eisteddfod held in Corwen in 1789 and the National Eisteddfod held here in 1919.

"There will also be a display on the regional Corwen Eisteddfods and the first Urdd Eisteddfod that was held here in 1929.

"Of course, we cannot talk about the Eisteddfods without including an exhibition on the Corwen Pavilion, which was built in 1911 to hold the large audiences that Eisteddfods attracted. The building was famous throughout Wales and it was a sad day when it was demolished in 2015."

The museum's new displays will go on show alongside their more permanent exhibitions, such as the one devoted to local and national hero, Owain Glyndwr.

The exhibits were originally an idea put forward by the Edeyrnion Heritage and Cultural Society in 2012 to set up a permanent exhibition in Corwen, telling the story of the Edeyrnion area.

In 2015, the Society asked Denbighshire County Council for a license to use Capel Coch on London Road for an exhibition to coincide with the return of the first trains to Corwen from Llangollen for fifty years.

This exhibition was very successful and, as a result, the Corwen Museum was born. Now, as well as attempting to dig deeper into the village's roots, the museum is looking for volunteers to help out in various roles, from stewards and designers to display builders, decorators or researchers.

A Work Day will be held this Friday from 10am where those interested can pay a visit to see what the museum is all about.

Having closed its doors over the winter months, the museum will officially re-open its exhibitions to the public on St. David's Day (March 1). Further information can be found by visiting: corwenmuseum.org.uk.