Torfaen

History

The History Group meets at 10.30AM in the Lecture Room in Cwmbran Public Library, on the third Thursday of each month. This is a very convenient venue, being situated near to both good public transport links and very good car parking facilities. Guest speakers are invited to our meetings to speak to us on topics of historical interest. Our main area of interest is in the industrial history of South-East Wales but we try to vary the subject matter in order to appeal to everyone. The topics to date have included:

  • The archaeological dig at Monmouth
  • Cathedrals and their construction
  • The Chartists
  • Bells and their construction
  • The international news agency Reuters

Some excellent talks have been given by our own members. These include one by two of our lady members one of French origin and one of Welsh. They provided reminiscences of their respective childhoods during World War 2 in occupied France and in Wales. Our next talk will be on the Silures, an Iron Age tribe that once inhabited this part of Wales.

We also try to get out to museums and places of historical interest such as:-

  • The Roman camp at Caerleon
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Abertillery Museum
  • Cardiff Castle

We recently made a trip to Bath to view the wonderful Georgian architecture. On Saturday 21 July 2012, in unexpectedly glorious weather, a good number of history group members visited Llanyravon Manor (aka Farm). (For more information follow the link “Cwmbran New Town” from either the WELCOME or the TORFAEN COUNTY BOROUGH pages). We all had a good time and decided to make a return visit when the building has been fully restored.

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More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Craft
Drama Fair Weather, Flat Walkers
Gardening History
Lunch Club Memory Lane
Poetry Practical Art
Psychology Quiz
Reading Short Stories Scrabble
Viewpoint Walking
Whist