FASCINATING stories relating to Women’s History in Wales can now be read on mobile phones at a number of locations in Denbighshire.

The initiative celebrates International Women’s Day on Friday March 8.

QR codes displayed at each location connect to a page on the HistoryPoint’s website which explains that place’s connection to an individual, an event or a workplace.

Each of the pages has a Women’s History in Wales badge, which readers can click to discover the other locations and stories featured.

In Denbighshire there are 11 HistoryPoint locations: in Rhyl there are six, St Asaph has two, Corwen one, Bodelwyddan one and Llangollen has one.

The information is provided by the HistoryPoints project and some of its many contributors. It is available free, other than any data charges in mobile phone contracts. It can also be viewed on desktop or laptop computers on the HistoryPoints.org website.

Some of the featured stories shine a spotlight on work done by women in peacetime and wartime, ranging from gathering and selling cockles to bottling water, washing tourists’ clothes and sorting postage stamps for sale to collectors.

Others celebrate the work of pioneering women who helped shape current opportunities and expectations. They include Elena Puw Morgan of Corwen, who was the first woman to win the National Eisteddfod’s prose medal, and Felicia Hemans a poet who lived in St Asaph from 1809 to 1828.

Some of the stories are about success in business, then male dominated, or great achievements in the arts, education, healthcare and sport. Some reveal the fates of women convicted of crimes, including witchcraft and murder. Others relate to women who lived long ago and became objects of veneration and myth.

Rhodri Clark, editor of HistoryPoints.org, said: “Since our project began in 2012, it has always been noticeable that achievements by men received more publicity, whether in historical records, contemporary press coverage or the creation of statues and other memorials.

“We hope that our collection of these locations linked to women’s history will help to redress the balance for local residents and visitors. The collection will grow as HistoryPoints continues to evolve.”

“All the information has been collated and made available to celebrate International Women’s Day.”

The Women's History in Wales web page is available here: http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=womens-history-in-wales

Stories relating to women from the Conwy, Denbighshire, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Flintshire and Wrexham areas can also be found.