Event title: Heritage Open Days: The People who made Derwen
Venue: Derwen College, Whittington Road, Gobowen, Oswestry SY11 3JA
Name: Derwen College
Telephone: 01691 661234
Event description: Two opportunities-Saturday 14th September and Thursday 19th SEptember from 11 am to 12 noon each day. Heritage Open Days 2019 Dame Agnes Hunt founded Derwen College in 1927, at the age of 61. The college was a place where physically disabled young people could learn a trade suitable to their disability and become partially or wholly self-supporting. Dame Agnes was an inspirational and truly amazing person who devoted her life to improving the lives of disabled men, women and children, never giving up on them or their cause. Agnes’ visionary work before and during her time at Derwen College inspired a legacy that lives on to this day.
But who are the people who have made Derwen what it is today – 92 years later?
Join us for a chat, refreshments and to look at some of the Derwen College archives, and find out more about the people who made Derwen College.