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Pogim Foodie outline

  • 3 Honey & Bee Facts

    There are over 25,000 species of bees worldwide.

    Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.

    Honey is the only food source produced by an insect that humans eat.

  • Ice Cream Facts

    It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.

    February 4th is the National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

    In ancient Rome, they ate snow and flavored it with fruit and honey as their ice cream.

  • Plas Mawr

    Plas Mawr is an Elizabethan townhouse in Conwy, North Wales, dating from the 16th century. They have a traditional Elizabethan kitchen set-up where they make marzipan and other dishes in a traditional way.
  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle has 8 large towers one of which is called the Bakehouse! Conwy Castle was built between 1283 and 1287.
  • Aberconwy House

    The only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town over nearly six centuries. Aberconwy House is the oldest house in Conwy and has been selling food and produce for centuries!

A Massive Thank You...

Conwy is an amazing place to live and work. We've a rich heritage in our buildings and historical sites but there is also a community heritage that also has value.

This project aims to explore our food heritage. We wanted to:

  • know more about our cultural identity through our food heritage
  • explore how our heritage has been and is protected through social actions like food events.

Over twelve months (Dec 2016 - Dec 2017) we held events in Conwy, meeting with some of the local businesses that are keeping our food heritage alive. We collected local memories, recipes and stories and had an exhibition of everything we found.

We’re really thankful to everyone who was involved and the Heritage Lottery Fund for helping fund this through their Young Roots. If you want to know more, share a memory or get involved then contact us!

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Have a look at our blog to see some of the things we discovered!

The End

The End

Well that's it! The Pogim Food Heritage Project is finished.

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We're on Tour!

We're on Tour!

Jeff and Megan are part of the team that is taking the Pogim Food Heritage Project on tour around some of Conwy County's Primary Schools.

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November - Month Twelve

November - Month Twelve

November! It's the end of November and the end of our Food Heritage Project - but not really! .

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Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Great workshop - learning about 'What is Heritage?'
Great workshop - learning about 'What is Heritage?'
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Parisella's Tour
Parisella's Tour
Then and Now
Did you know, this building was a restaurant and commercial hotel? They sold soup costing a half-groat (2d) per bowl - thats about 2 pence! #conwy #foodheritage @fatface_conwy
Wild Horse Brewery Film - Short Version
Blog 1
Working on the new blog for our Heritage Project - can't wait to share it with you guys! #heritageproject #pogim #blog #pogimteam
Pat's Memories Film
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
Pick Me, Eat Me Group
Workshop
Great workshop - learning about 'What is Heritage?'
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Then and Now
Originally the Black Horse Inn (late 1700s), Popty Conwy Bakery has a rich food history.
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Aberconwy House
The finest bone china on display for guests at Aberconwy house last weekend! A great lesson in heritage! #heritage #food #conwy #nationaltrust
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Our young people thoroughly enjoyed themselves at Barivelli's Artisan Chocolatiers! #chocolate #chocolates #darkchocolate #whitechocolate #chocolatelover #milkchocolate #chocolatebar #chocolatelovers #chocolateaddict #instachocolate #ILoveChocolate #chocolatelove #rawchocolate #chocolatelife #chocolateheaven #deathbychocolate
Exhibition Banner
Exhibition Banner
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
A little souvenir from the hives.
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Pat's Memories
Pat's Memories
Library Tour
We're at Conwy Library collecting people's food memories. If you're around, come say hi and share a few stories with us! #pogim #food # #memories #conwy #conwylibraries
Aberffraw Biscuits - James Shepherd
Aberffraw Biscuits - James Shepherd
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Bodlondeb Allotments
Bodlondeb Allotments
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
School Tours
Today the Conwy Food Heritage tour stopped at Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn for a Junior assembly and a workshop with the delightful year 6. #conwy #llandudno #food #heritage #northwalescoast #primaryschool #education
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
Parisella's Trip
Parisella's Trip
Bees Wales Visit
Bees Wales Visit
First Workshop
Trying some Conwy food in our first Food Heritage Project team meeting!
Parisella's Ice Cream Film
Wild Horse Brewery Film - Long Version
Is Emma Baravelli shooting magic flavour rays into the mixer to make her sublime chocolate? You'll have to wait for the full film to find out. #chocolate #chocolatier #conwy @_baravellis
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
School Tours
Today the Conwy Food Heritage tour stopped at Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn for a Junior assembly and a workshop with the delightful year 6. #conwy #llandudno #food #heritage #northwalescoast #primaryschool #education
Food Is More Than Food
Food Is More Than Food
Aberffraw Biscuits
Aberffraw Biscuits
School Tours
We finished off our Conwy Food Heritage schools tour spending a very full day with Ysgol Deganwy’s lower juniors on Monday and doing an assembly and Year 3 three workshop at Ysgol San Siôr. We’ve had a blast sharing this project with nearly 500 enthusiastic pupils! #conwy #food #heritage #school
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Pancake Workshop
Many pancakes were consumed on our heritage project workshop this evening! #conwy #pancakes #pancakeday #pogim #heritage
School Tours
School Tours
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop - Ice cream afterwards!
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Edward's Butchers
Edward's Butchers
Exhibition Banner
It’s free. It’s at Conwy Comrades Club. Come drop in as part of your feast weekend. #conwy #conwyfeast
Parisella's Trip
Parisella's Trip
Wild Horse Brewery
We had a great time yesterday filming at @wildhorsebeer Definitely some interesting things brewing! ;) #brewery #craftbeer #fridayfeelin
Popty Conwy Bakery
Popty Conwy Bakery
Pat's Memories
Pat's Memories
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Bees Wales
We're heading off to the Bee Keeping Centre Wales next week to get up close and personal with the hard workers behind Conwy's annual honey fair! #bees #Foodheritage #ConwyHoneyFair
Recipe
Thanks, Margaret at Conwy Country Market (Comrades Club), for sharing your mum’s recipe with us! What’s your bara brith recipe? #barabrith.
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Barivelli's Chocolate Workshop
Barivelli's Chocolate Workshop
Edward's Butchers
We were thoroughly inspired by Ieuan Edwards' passion for good food and good farms. If you get the chance to meet him, take it! #conwy #butchershop #farm
Blog Update
January's blog is up and ready for you to read. See what we were up to in January! Link's in the bio :0) #pogim #conwy #blog #heritage #food #foodheritage
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
School Tours
We launched our Conwy Food Heritage schools tour at the very excellent Ysgol Llangelynnin! #conwy #food #heritage #school #primaryschool
Conwy Orchard
Conwy Orchard Visit
Plas Mawr Film
Parisella's Trip
Parisella's Trip
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
School Tours
We finished off our Conwy Food Heritage schools tour spending a very full day with Ysgol Deganwy’s lower juniors on Monday and doing an assembly and Year 3 three workshop at Ysgol San Siôr. We’ve had a blast sharing this project with nearly 500 enthusiastic pupils! #conwy #food #heritage #school
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Toll House Visit
Toll House Visit
School Tours
School Tours
Parisella's Trip
Parisella's Trip
Bwyd Bendigedig Film
Then and Now
Then and Now
Clwb Yr Efail
Clwb Yr Efail
School Tours
School Tours
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Clwb Yr Efail
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Chris Dearden 1
It was great to meet Chris Dearden today and talk about @heritagelotteryfund project! Exciting times!
Baravelli's Bean to Bar Film
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Exhibition Banner
Exhibition Banner
What your Thursday needs is a shaky video of a cormorant that I filmed while I was waiting for the #conwymussels guys to arrive at the pontoon in the estuary. —Jeff
Edward's Butchers
Edward's Butchers
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Popty Conwy Bakery
Popty Conwy Bakery
Then and Now
Then and Now
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Marchpane Workshop
Marchpane Workshop
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Bodlondeb Allotments
Aberffraw Biscuits Film
All day Saturday 28 October at Conwy Comrades Club. Three brand new films plus a bunch of other good Conwy Food Heritage stuff. #conwy #conwyfeast
Aberffraw Biscuits
Aberffraw Biscuits
School Tours
School Tours
Pancake Day
Pancake day is coming up, guys - what's your favourite topping? (I'm partial to maple syrup myself)
Memory Collecting
We are collecting memory and recipes in Conwy Library today!
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Chris Dearden 2
@halandrad discussing our @heritagelotteryfund project with BBC reporter @C_Dearden. Catch the show Country Focus on BBC Wales on Sunday and listen out for the Pogim team!
Clwb Yr Efail
Clwb Yr Efail
Then and Now
Once J. Jared Williams' high street store, 20th Century Modern's quirky retro antique shop retains all of the outside building features! @heritagelotteryfund #heritage #conwy #northwales
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip #history #pantry #plasmawr
Parisella's Trip
Parisella's Trip
Aberconwy House
Enjoyed learning how food was central to everyday life and how it influenced our language! @heritagelotteryfund @nationaltrust
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Aberffraw Biscuits
Aberffraw Biscuits
Intro to bee keeping!
Intro to bee keeping!
Pat's Memories
Pat talking about her food memories and what Conwy looked like during WW2! #FoodHeritage #Heritage #Conwy #History @heritagelotteryfund
Aberffraw Biscuits - James Shepherd
Aberffraw Biscuits - James Shepherd
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Bean to Bar Film with Narration
Clwb Yr Efail
Clwb Yr Efail
School Tours
We launched our Conwy Food Heritage schools tour at the very excellent Ysgol Llangelynnin! #conwy #food #heritage #school #primaryschool
Edward's Butchers
Edward's Butchers
School Tours
School Tours
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
Checking the bees last Saturday.
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Exhibition Banner
It’s free. It’s at Conwy Comrades Club. Come drop in as part of your feast weekend. #conwy #conwyfeast
Then and Now
So much heritage here at the Albion Ale House - great to see local businesses still going strong. Thank you to @worldwidenick0 and the team for getting involved!
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Check out @wildhorsebeer's brewing and bottling stages of last month's limited edition Melée Medieval Ale. Link in bio! #foodheritage #conwy #beer #realale
Food Exhibition
Food Exhibition Banner
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Aberconwy House
Our next stop on the food heritage tour - Aberconwy House @nationaltrust
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Conwy Mussels Film
Parisella's Trip
Parisella's Trip
Then and Now
The Eagles Building's food heritage is still going strong. Thank you to the lovely people at Fishermans Chip Shop for getting involved!
Plas Mawr
Plas Mawr has barely changed!
Bees Wales
Bees Wales
Exhibition Boards
Look guys! Part of our @heritagelotteryfund exhibition is coming together! #pogim #office #conwy #heritage #food #history
Bee Suits
Bee Wales - All kitted up in our Bee Suits.
Great workshop - learning about 'What is Heritage?'
Great workshop - learning about 'What is Heritage?'
Popty Conwy Bakery
Popty Conwy Bakery
Marchpane Workshop
Marchpane Workshop
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Memory Collecting
We will be at Comrades Club next Tuesday 9:45am–noon, gathering some more stories - why not come along and share some memories with us!
Memory Collecting
One of our favourite things is discovering local food memories! #Heritage #History #pogim #Food #Memories
Plas Mawr Trip
Plas Mawr Trip
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Baravelli's Chocolate Workshop
Pancake Day
Pancake Day
Edward's Butchers Film - Long Version
Edward's Butchers
Edward's Butchers
Wild Horse Brewery
Wild Horse Brewery
Barivelli's Chocolate Workshop
Barivelli's Chocolate Workshop
Memory Collecting
Share a memory with us!
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
Keeping Bees Film
Food Drawings
Food Drawings
Bees Wales Visit
Bees Wales Visit
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Pat's Memories
Pat's Memories
Conwy Mussels
Conwy Mussels
Our Website
The blog is live! We're excited to share with you what we get up to. Have a read and let us know what you think. #pogim #blog #heritage #conwy
Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips
Our latest film is about honey bees and why beekeeping is so important. #bee #bees #honeybee #honey #beekeeping #conwy #northwales
Our Heritage Foodie Group
Our Heritage Foodie Group
Pick Me, Eat Me Group
Pick Me, Eat Me Group
Wild Horse Tournament Ale
Wild Horse Tournament Ale
Edward's Butchers Film - Short Version
Conwy Orchard Film
Exhibition Day
Exhibition Day
Bees Wales
We’re looking forward to getting suited and (wellington) booted this weekend for our bee keeper day!
Clwb Yr Efail
Clwb Yr Efail
People's Collection Wales
Learning some useful tips for archiving the memories and footage we've been collecting
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