Cowbridge

History

Talks on history and occasional visits. Meets at 10.00am on the third Thursday of every month in the Lesser Hall of Cowbridge Town Hall, unless indicated otherwise.

The monthly talks are on a wide range of topics but many have a Welsh flavour. Talks are given by both outside speakers and members of the Group.

Full details of the programme can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please note: there is a membership fee for this group to cover the cost of speakers and room hire.

Visitors are welcome, but please note there will be a small fee (this applies to all non-group members, whether or not they are Cowbridge U3A members).

Contact Steve Monaghan

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  • July 2021: no main talk because of coronavirus precautions
  • June 2021: no main talk because of coronavirus precautions
  • May 2021: no main talk because of coronavirus precautions
  • April 2021: no main talk because of coronavirus precautions
  • March 2021: no main talk because of coronavirus precautions
  • February 2021: AGM and "Show and Tell" cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • January 2021: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • December 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • November 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • October 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • September 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • August 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • July 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • June 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions

In 1918 the worst pandemic of modern times killed about 250,000 in Britain.
The nation was urged to stop kissing and eat porridge.

  • May 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • April 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions
  • March 2020: main talk cancelled because of coronavirus precautions

History Group Away Days are arranged on an occasional basis to sites of interest.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Oct 21st 2021
"The South Wales Tornado of October 1913" by Keith Jones (guest speaker)
Thu Nov 18th 2021
Short talks by members
i) "From Solstice to Santa; a brief history of some of our Christmas Traditions" by Valerie Monaghan
ii) "Sayings from Times Gone By" by Thelma Jeeves
Thu Dec 16th 2021
"Evan Thomas and his Lamps" by Brian Davies (guest speaker)
Thu Jan 20th 2022 2022
"The King's DNA" by Dr Rhian Morgan (guest speaker)
Thu Feb 17th 2022 2022
AGM, to be followed by "Show and Tell" by members

i) Our vintage Ferguson tractor"; a type of "Show and Tell" by Jan Lewis
Thu Mar 17th 2022 2022
"What did the Romans do for us?" by Liz Mayor (guest speaker)
Thu Apr 21st 2022 2022
"My Greatgrandfather was a Milk Courier in London" by Gwerfyl Gardner
Thu May 19th 2022 2022
"Neath Abbey; a Steam Ship" by Allan Sutcliffe
More Group Pages
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Craftmakers Geology History Mahjong
Morning Coffee Natural History Quiz Reading 1
Reading 2 Science Spanish Table Tennis
Tai Chi for Better Health The Book Group Tuesday Tipplers Walkers Monday
Walking Long Walking Strollers Wednesday Luncheon Club Wednesday Walking Group
Words for Pleasure Painting (Art actually) Sunday Luncheon
More Group Pages
A Helping Hand Art Appreciation
Bridge Computing workshops
Craftmakers Geology
History Mahjong
Morning Coffee Natural History
Quiz Reading 1
Reading 2 Science
Spanish Table Tennis
Tai Chi for Better Health The Book Group
Tuesday Tipplers Walkers Monday
Walking Long Walking Strollers
Wednesday Luncheon Club Wednesday Walking Group
Words for Pleasure Painting (Art actually)
Sunday Luncheon