The Hiraethog area in Conwy is very rural and characterised by small settlements in moorland, agricultural and forest settings. It is a primarily Welsh-speaking area and the project was conducted mainly through the medium of Welsh.
The project was led by the Bro Hiraethog Historical Society and the Bro Aled Archive Group. Participants used the digitised tithe maps to discover more about their village, their houses and their ancestors. Fields of 1840 were compared with those of today and interviews were carried out with local people to record their memories. Some of these were later used in the text of the booklet.
The project’s outputs were a bilingual booklet and walk leaflet, group sessions with the Project Officer, a guided walk and a well-attended closing event.