FLINTSHIRE County Council are appealing for World War II memorabilia to add to an upcoming archive of records.

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, a unique archive of records relating to the experiences of North Welsh people during the war is being created.

The project is being undertaken by Flintshire and Denbighshire archive services who are working together to create the historic collection in an attempt to ensure things aren’t forgotten by future generations.

It is hoped the new archive will accurately reflect and document what life was like for people who lived through the global conflict – both those at home, and those serving overseas.

Senior Flintshire councillors recently brought their World War II related family heirlooms to a special reception at County Hall to formally launch the appeal.

Flintshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin, said: “We are holding this launch during the week where we remember D-Day, 6 June 1944.

“We want to document what life was like for people who lived through the conflict, both at home and serving overseas, so that they are not forgotten by future generations.

“We’re hoping people will either give us, deposit on loan or lend us, any family documents they have which relate to the war years – ration books, ID cards, photos of soldiers in uniform, photographs and letters to name but a few.”

If you have any records relating to either County (Flintshire or Denbighshire) which you would like to donate, deposit (on loan) or just lend to be scanned and returned to you, please get in touch.

This can be done by emailing: archives@flintshire.gov.uk or archives@denbighshire.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment to discuss the necessary procedures by calling Flintshire Council on 01244532364 or get through to Denbighshire Council by calling: 01824708250.