Conference Day - Dic Penderyn Society - 18th May, 2019

18th May 2019
at Merthyr Labour Club, Court Street, Merthyr Tydfil
Conference Day

9.45 – 10.00 Welcome Address by Viv’ Pugh Chairperson Dic Penderyn Society

10.00 – 10.45 Locating Merthyr Tydfil, 1831 revisited by Huw Williams Local Historian

10.50 – 11.30 Merthyr Women in Politics by Dawn Bowden AM

11.35 – 12.15 South Wales Insurrection 1831-1839 by Les James Newport Historian

12.15 – 1.15 Lunch

1.15 – 2.00 Social Unrest in Wales 1900-1912 by Lisa Powell Local Historian

2.05 – 2.45 The Trade Union Movement in Wales by Shavanah Taj

2.50 – 3.20 S. O. Davies by Rob Griffiths Gen. Sec. Communist Party

3.20 – 3.30 Closing Address by Huw Williams Vice-Chair Dic Penderyn Society

International Brigade Cymru Exhibition - Wales and the Spanish Civil War - 1st March to 30th April, 2019

International Brigade Cymru News February 2019

The International Brigade Cymru Exhibition

Wales and the Spanish Civil War

Dowlais Library 
The exhibition opens in Dowlais Library on 1stMarch until 5thApril

Merthyr Library 
The exhibition will be at Merthyr Library from 8thApril until 30thApril

"Merthyr's synagogue and its architecture" - Merthyr Tydfil Museum & Heritage Group talk - 16th April, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil
Museum & Heritage Group
Registered Charity No. 1075558

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

Events Programme

Tuesday April 16th, 2019
"Merthyr's synagogue and its architecture"
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”

Research Day, bring along your problems and questions - Merthyr Tydfil Family History Society - 9th April, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil Family History Society

Tuesday 9th April, 2019 at 2:00pm

Research Day, bring along your problems and questions

Tuesday 14th May, 2019

Annual trip to view Archives

Tuesday11th June, 2019 at 2:00pm

Tudor  Jones - My  Family in Abercynon

Tuesday 9th July, 2019 at 2:00pm

Daryl Leeworthy - WEA lecturer - 
My Family Tree and Researching Scottish Ancestors

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

Merthyr's Migrants (Part II) - Adult Learning Wales - 5th March to 9th April, 2019

The Glamorganshire Canal - Pontypridd Historical Society talk - 3rd April, 2019


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.

Voices: Valley Women's Lives 1900-1918 - Merthyr Tydfil Historical Society talk - 1st April, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil Historical Society

Registered Charity No. 509392


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

Lecture Programme 2019

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

From Merthyr Tydfil to Spain With the International Brigade - Talk - 1st April, 2019

Merthyr Tydfil in the nineteenth century - Gelligaer Historical Society talk - 27th March, 2019

Saturday March 23rd

10.00 am to 4.00 pm
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.