At our October meeting, we welcomed Branch member Mrs Elizabeth (Betty) Perry who had agreed to give a talk on her family history. Continue reading
Thomas Prothero was at one time a very prominent Newport Citizen- but now almost totally forgotten. In Paul Busby’s brilliant talk on 26th September, he revealed the multitude of faults in Prothero’s character- money grabbing, power mad, dishonest and vindictive to name only a few. Continue reading
Richard, one of the Newport group members, gave his first talk to us on 29th August – and it was a very good one. Continue reading
There was a good turnout for this years AGM on 11th September, 18 members plus 2 guests. Continue reading
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