Greenfield Valley Trust Collection
The Greenfield Valley Trust Collection developed around the agricultural buildings rescued from around Flintshire and rebuilt at Greenfield Valley. The majority of the collections are representative of the period 1850-1950. We are always actively looking for objects to be donated to the collection, but follow a strict policy (see pdf Greenfield Valley Collections Policy) and procedure in doing so. For example, only objects with specific provenance to the Greenfield Valley and its Industrial past will be considered suitable for the collection.
At present the most important object in the Greenfield Valley Trust Collection is a Combine Harvester! Made by local firm Jones Brothers of Rhosesmor, it has been ranked as one of the 10 most important combines in museum collections in the UK by the Rural Museums Network Distributed National Collection Survey (Viner 2004) and is the only known example within a museum collection. Over the past 2 years a conservation and new interpretation program have been developed in order to share the fascinating history of the Combine and the local Jones Balers company with our visitors.
Greenfield Valley Trust & Staff
The aim of the Trust is to promote the environmental and industrial heritage of the site for all visitors and users of the Greenfield Valley’s amenities.
As a charity, the Trust is non-profit -making with all income from admissions to the Greenfield Valley Museum & Farm being used for the development of the Valley and the maintenance of the Trust’s collection.
Flintshire County Council funds staffing for the day to day operation of the 70 acre site.
Volunteers & Partners
The Greenfield Valley Trust is very grateful for the input from volunteers who help staff with day to day running of the site.
If you would like to offer some time every now and then to help staff to:
- run events or education activities
- keep the site clear of litter
- get involved in grounds maintenance/project works
- help restore machinery
- carry out research into visitor trends
then please provide us with your contact details and the level of involvement you would like to have.
The Greenfield Valley Trust also receives help from partner organisations, currently:
- Flintshire Social Services
- Community Services
- New Options SChool
- Groundwork UK
- Communities First Holywell
- Keep Wales Tidy
Health & Safety Policy
Child Protection Policy
Equal Opportunities Policy
GVT Board Minutes for 14/05/2012