A Cautionary Tale (with excuses for the bad rhymes)
The following is a warning
To all of you out there
I’ll tell of my experience Continue reading
In our May meeting, we were very pleased to welcome Rosemary Scadden, author of the recently-published book ‘No Job for a Little Girl’.
Her well-researched talk Continue reading
Kay and Rhona enjoyed helping two members of the public who visited the help desk, managing to trace their family right back to 1803 Continue reading
Great excitement – time for our visit to the South West Area Group FH Fair in Weston-super-Mare, our transport perfectly organized, as always, by Mrs Anne Vinnicombe. We assembled at the Showfield (Blackwood) in high spirits, Continue reading
At the Swag Fair on Saturday 16th May 2015, we were approached by the lady from Balmaiden Books, who had a folder containing information about a Newport girl named Einwen Evans. We were asked our opinion of where was the best place to deposit the information to which we said the Gwent Archives and said that we would also place the info in our journal and also on the website.
Einwen Evans was the daughter of Idris & Florence Amelia Evans; her reports were from Rougemont School, Clevedon Road 1939 – 1943; St. Julian High School 1943 – 1947; and there was something from an Oxford University.
If you knew of this lady, you can contact Balmaiden Books (email@example.com)
St. Cadoc’s (Trevethin ) Church Open Day
Last Saturday, 2nd May 2015, representatives of Pontypool Branch attended an open day at Trevethin Church.
The theme for the day was the 125th.anniversary of the Llanerch colliery disaster.
Nicola prepared an extensive display on the people Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, as we ‘winged’ our way to Kew last Saturday there was a quiet expectancy among the ‘family’, or maybe it was just tiredness, it was after all only 7am. Continue reading
This month we were entertained by one of our own members, who impressed us with the results of her research.
We heard of ancestors who Continue reading
In January, the topic was members’ research for their ancestors in WWI; three people gave a PowerPoint presentation, two of which were about the members families and the other was regarding research into the men on St. Arvans War Memorial. Continue reading
We usually lose 1 meeting every winter to the weather. The snow at the end of January coincided with our meeting date so we were forced to cancel that meeting. The weather Continue reading