Evan Thomas and his Lamps - Cynon Valley History Society talk - 21st February, 2019


21 February       Evan Thomas and his Lamps       
                          Mr Brian Davies

20 March           The Llywelyns — Princes of Wales           
                          Mrs Anne Watts
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Wednesday

18 April             ‘Voices’, Women in the Valleys  
                          Mr David Maddox

16 May              The People’s Park           
                          Mr Geoffrey Evans

20 June              Llywelyn Bren    
                          Dr Stuart Broomfield

All meetings, apart from that on Dec. 20th, will take place in the vestry of Green Street Methodist Church, Aberdare
(opposite the main entrance to Aberdare Central Library)
and unless otherwise announced start at 7.15 p.m.

There is ample car parking at the church.

Between a rock and a hard place - widening the A465 Brynmawr to Abergavenny - Merthyr Tydfil Museum & Heritage Group talk - 19th February, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil
Museum & Heritage Group
Registered Charity No. 1075558

Meetings held at
Cyfarthfa Castle
Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RE
At 7pm

Events Programme

Tuesday 19th February, 2019
"Between a rock and a hard place - widening the A465 Brynmawr to Abergavenny"
Jeff Mapps - Costains
Tuesday 19th March, 2019
AGM followed by
"A world of mystery - the story of the Dowlais girl who became a world-famous scientist"
Chris Parry
Tuesday April 16th, 2019
“Jews in Merthyr”
Chris Clifford

Tuesday 17th September, 2019
"Risky Buildings"
Richard Kean
Tuesday 15th October, 2019
"Growing up in Aberfan"
Huw Lewis
Tuesday 19th November, 2019
"Merthyr, a poetic journey"
Mike Jenkins
Tuesday 3rd December, 2019
“Annual Christmas Social Event”

Margaret Watts-Hughes, a vocalist and scientist from Dowlais - Merthyr Tydfil Family History Society - 12th February, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil Family History Society

Tuesday 12th February, 2019 at 2:00pm

Margaret Watts-Hughes, a vocalist and scientist from Dowlais - Chris Parry, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum

Location Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, CF47 8UB (Welsh Centre)  

Remembering Llewelyn Bren - Pontypridd Historical Society talk - 6th February, 2019


6th February, 2019
Remembering Llewelyn Bren
Dr Stuart Broomfield

6th March, 2019
On the Edge - A look at the Severn Estuary
Rosemary Scadden

3rd April, 2019
The Glamorganshire Canal 
Mike Ashcroft

1st May, 2019
The Gift of Sunlight - the Davies Sisters of Llandinam
Trevor Fishlock

5th June, 2019
Oswald Mosley - Part 2 
Gerald Lee

Talks are held on the first Wednesday of the month, excluding August at 7:30pm in the Lower Room at the Pontypridd Museum next to the Old Bridge in Pontypridd.

​Our talks are open to all and last around an hour and are followed by a lively question and answer session when everyone is encouraged to contribute in order to debate the topic further.

Membership is open to all with the membership annual
fee of £15 being payable at the January meeting.
Guest visitors are always welcome to attend for a fee of £2 per talk.

An Historical Walk around Abercynon - Merthyr Tydfil Historical Society talk - 4th February, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil Historical Society

Registered Charity No. 509392


Meetings held at
Canolfan Soar
Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UB
At 7pm.

Lecture Programme 2019
Monday 4th February, 2019
An Historical Walk around Abercynon
Robert Jones

Monday 4th March, 2019
The Last Tsar of Russia
Anne Watts
Monday 1st April, 2019
Voices: Valley Women's Lives 1900-1918
David Maddox

Monday 13th May, 2019
Lady Charlotte Guest
Victoria Owens

Monday 3rd June, 2019
History of Jews in South Wales
Klavdija Erzen

Monday 1st July 2019
Society Annual General Meeting

Monday 2nd September 2019
The Rev Maber and Merthyr's Glebelands
Barrie Jones
 Monday 7th October, 2019
To be announced
Mary Owen
Monday 4th November, 2019
Some Aspects of Early Nineteenth Century Housing in Merthyr Tydfil'
Clive Thomas
Monday 2nd December, 2019
Evan Roberts the Evangelist
David Pike

Woodland Craft & Training for Beginners - 15th to 17th & 28th to 30th January, 2019

Boxing's Phar Lap (Billy Thomas of Deri) & Looking around Wales, Life as a tour guide - Gelligaer Historical Society talk - 30th January, 2019

11.00 am Wednesday January 30th
Boxing's Phar Lap (Billy Thomas of Deri)
Roy Smith
After Lunch (1.30 pm) Wednesday January 30th
Looking around Wales, Life as a tour guide
Audrey Griffiths
lunch can be purchased at Llancaiach Fawr, You can attend either of both the talks. 
7.00 pm Wednesday February 27th
Not quite like you and me now
Dr Elin Jones

Saturday March 23rd

10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Four talks (speakers to be decided
7.00 pm Wednesday March 27th
Merthyr Tydfil in the nineteenth century
Joe England

7.00 pm Wednesday April 24th
Zephania Williams
Les James

7.00 pm Wednesday May 29th
Pantywaun, a lost community
Annie Owen

7.00 pm Wednesday June 26th
followed by
Dramatis Personae in the Story of Llewelyn Bren - Their fortunes and fate


Dr Stuart Broomfield


From September thru June the Society meets on the last Wednesday of the month to hear a talk.

The talks are at Llancaiach Fawr starting at 7.00 pm (unless otherwise stated).

Everyone is welcome, but we do ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 to cover the cost of the venue.