Branch members will be saddened by the news of the death of the wife of Gareth Morgan, Continue reading
The Blackwood Branch welcomed the County Archivist, Mr Tony Hopkins, to the March meeting on the 13th. Mr Hopkins had chosen to tell us of “Little Used Sources in Family History” and while we were, Continue reading
On 28th February 2018, Rosemary gave us a talk about the locations along a 50 mile stretch on the Welsh side of The Severn Estuary. Continue reading
Blackwood Branch have decided to produce a display about people’s lives affected by the First World War. Not just the service personnel killed in the war but also those who fought and lived. Our families whose lives were affected by living through that time.
Our scheduled speaker (Monty Dart) was unable to attend due to family health problems on January 31st so one of our members Chris Penrose stepped in a short notice to give a fascinating talk on the Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick. Continue reading
David Harrison was our speaker for the end of November meeting. He brought a selection of power point pictures, telling us about Monmouthshire oddities and curiosities. Although many were well known places, not everyone knew all about their history. The people included Dr William Price and his interest in cremation . A very interesting evening was had by all.
Well, the New Year started off with a well-attended gathering. 24 hardy souls braved the weather to hear a talk by Wendy Davies. In it she described the colourful life of her father, who graduated from miner to respected dance band leader & musician. Continue reading
This month’s meeting rates among the most enjoyable in recent times. Continue reading
This month (October) we had an interesting but rather macabre talk about the Body Snatchers (or Resurrectionists as they were called) by Alan Tritton. Continue reading
Derek Fielding had previously given a talk entitled ‘Black Sheep’ Continue reading