North Wales was once an essential part of the rayon industry in the UK, with thousands of people employed at the height of the Courtaulds Ltd involvement in the area across three Flintshire sites at Greenfield, Castle, and Aber. Our partnership with Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a great opportunity to learn more about Courtaulds Ltd in Wales and to engage with schools, youth groups and volunteers in the local area.
Greenfield Valley is a unique 70 acre site which reflects the varied and very long history of the area. It contains some of the most significant industrial heritage in North Wales, as well as ancient monuments and woodland walks. The museum was set up in the 1980s to focus on Greenfield’s farming and industrial past, buildings rescued from elsewhere in Flintshire were moved to form an open air museum which includes historic farmhouses and a Victorian school house.
In 2020 a two-year volunteer project will culminate in a touring exhibition which will visit cultural and leisure sites in North Wales. The Voices of Courtaulds exhibition is based on memories of former Courtauld Ltd employees and new research into textile production in Flintshire.
Take a closer look
Find out more about the volunteer project at Greenfield Valley which collected memories of the Courtauld textile factories in the area.
Find out more about our programme with artists and educators to explore art history with staff and volunteers at Greenfield Valley.
You can find out more about Greenfield Valley and the project in Flintshire by visiting their website or getting in touch:
T: 01352 714172