In July, once more our speaker was a member of our own branch, who shared the fascinating results of her Family History research. We were surprised by the unusual and interesting history she had found among her husband’s ancestors.
But that was not all – the likelihood of a connection to a famous local landowner lead us on to Local History. We learned a great deal about the area between Bedwellty and East Glamorgan, and the founding of the famous Lewis Schools. Then it was back to ancestry, and the well-documented royal forebears of the Lewis family. Fame indeed!
The Views of an Antique Land: Imaging Egypt and Palestine in the First World War project is holding a roadshow in the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh at Brecon over the weekend of 10th, 11th & 12th July 2015. Our project (which is funded by the Heritage Lottery) is asking the public to share their images of Egypt and Palestine from 1914 – 1918 Continue reading
A letter has been sent to the past editor accepting her resignation and thanking her for the work she has done in the past.
The members of the Blackwood Branch were busy on Tuesday 9th June researching and helping each other. Some people were really pleased that they found new families and sorted out Continue reading
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