On Air, RWE – Renewable Energy in North Wales — February 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm — Updated: February 13, 2016 at 1:43 am

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Craig K was joined in the studio on Wednesday 10th February by Margaret Dunn from the Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group, she came in to talk about the recent grant of £5000 they were awarded from the Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm Community Fund. She also told Craig about the research that the group do into recording  pre 1700s houses and how their grant money shall be used.

You can listen again to the interview below and find out more in full about there award from the Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm Community Fund.

For more information on the Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group you can visit their website HERE

Discovering Old Welsh Houses has been awarded £5,000 from the Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm Community Fund which is a direct result of the partnership between RWE Innogy, Stadtwerke Munchen,  Siemens and The Green Investment Bank. The fund will provide more than £19 million to communities in the coastal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire throughout the lifetime of the project. Discovering Old Welsh Houses are one of the latest awardees of the fund which will be making annual payments of £768,000.

Discovering Old Welsh Houses is a registered charity which makes architectural and photographic recordings of local  medieval and Tudor houses. It trains and supports local people in researching and writing up histories of the houses and those who lived in them. The findings are then released via free bilingual leaflets and through events and talks.    

The funding will be used to discover, date and record the fabric and research the history of the earliest surviving houses within Conwy County. The main aim of the project being to raise awareness of the importance of these precious buildings, both locally and nationally. As a result both householders and communities will benefit from a greater sense of pride in these buildings which will forge a greater commitment to their care.

Margaret Dunn from Discovering Old Welsh Houses said:

“The Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group is delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Gwynt y Mor Community Fund as it will enable us to work with new local communities and sample, date, record and research some of the oldest houses in the Conwy area.”

Katy Woodington RWE Innogy UK’s Community Investment Officer commented:

“We’re really excited to announce the latest round of awards for the Gwynt y Môr community fund. It’s rewarding to see the variety of ways the fund is sustainably benefitting the community. The work that Discovering Old Welsh Houses carry out is an asset to North Wales so we’re delighted to see them receive funding.”

Further information about the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund can be found by going to www.gwyntymorfund.cymru.  Alternatively groups are welcome to contact CVSC on 01492 534091.

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