The meeting this month took the form of a Treasure Hunt around Blackwood town centre. Four teams took part. Each team comprised of four members, following a list of clues to help them navigate the course. All teams completed the course and returned safely to base. The winning team completed the course in 55 minutes.
All members present were treated to an excellent cream tea of strawberries, cream and shortbread biscuits. Altogether, a very enjoyable evening.
Peter Strong gave a very interesting talk (27 June 2018) on how Sundays were treated Continue reading
Three Field Ambulance Units were set up at the start of World War I attached to the 38 Welsh Division. The 130th was formed from volunteers Continue reading
Rhiannon Phillips an archivist from Gwent Archives came to talk, in March, Continue reading
On February 18th, David Harrison came to talk about the Severn Bridge Disaster, Continue reading
17 hardy souls braved a rather soggy evening for the April meeting. Continue reading
Two families have eminence in the history of Newport. On the West side the Morgans (the Lords Tredegar) and on the East the Firbanks. Joseph Firbank became extremely rich Continue reading
Rhiannon Phillips an archivist from Gwent Archives came to talk, in March 2018, about school records and their significance in researching events Continue reading
In February 2018, David Harrison came to talk about the Severn Bridge Disaster, when two barges crashed into the Severn Railway Bridge.. Continue reading
The Insoles of Llandaff (John Prior-Morris)
Our talk on 28th March was most unusual in that it was given by a gentleman dead over a hundred years- or, at least, by someone who lived the role so realistically that we felt we were listening to the real George Frederick Insole. Continue reading