On 26th February 2020, Dean presented enthusiastically the history of the male voice choir movement in Wales. Its origins are based in the strength Continue reading
Our speaker, on 29th January 2020, is the Exhibition Manager of the Museum at the Royal Mint at Llantrisant. She started with an outline of the history of the Mint. Continue reading
Our first meeting of the new year was held on Tuesday 21st January. Mr Ewart Smith, agreed to talk to us regarding his aunt who, during WW2, spent the war years in the far East. He entitled his talk. ‘Iris’ War’, based on 120 letters in his possession, sent to his family by Iris.. Continue reading
We met again on Tuesday 17th December for our monthly evening at Blackwood Comprehensive School. It being the festive season, Continue reading
The branch met on Tuesday 10th December at the Halfway Inn in Gelligroes, where we held our Christmas lunch. Continue reading
Our meeting on 19th November was well attended with 26 members and visitors present. Following the usual announcements, the branch settled back to hear our speaker for the evening, Mr. Roger Morgan, who had entitled his talk, ‘Being Father Christmas’. Continue reading
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