Firstly the speaker (non 27th November 2019) must be congratulated for carrying on with his talk despite problems with his voice.
His talk started with the earliest days of the area then known as Stow Continue reading
On 30th October, our speaker started with a survey of the Wentloog Levels with mention of their history and topography, Continue reading
Our August talk was given by Stephen Lyons.
Although the original title was ‘The Black Vein Disaster’ and about the coal mine disaster at Waunfawr, Risca on December 1st, 1860 the talk in fact was a forensic examination of the reporting of a disaster and how history is so easily misinterpreted and misrepresented. Continue reading
Rhiannon Phillips, who is employed at the Gwent Archives in Ebbw Vale, was our speaker on 25th September. She started with a quick survey of the information available to members at the Archives.
She then used an undervalued resource, School Log Books, Continue reading
Our speaker is a member of the Western Front Association and, in particular, of the South Wales Branch, Continue reading
Dean Powell gave a talk about Glyn Houston- A Black and White Actor on 24th March 2019.
The speaker is a personal friend of Glyn Houston Continue reading
Colin Andrew gave a talk on Captain James Dunn an 18th century smuggler on 27th March 2019. Continue reading
Our first speaker of 2019 on 30th January was a regular, Will Cross, and we learnt from him about a Welsh entertainer who once was famous Continue reading
Elizabeth Gillespie (28th Nov 2018) entertained us with a most interesting account of her search through her family records to explain the origins of the almost unique name Huntold- only found in her family tree. Continue reading