NEWPORT BRANCH CHRISTMAS PARTY
2015 December 9
The Newport Branch held its annual Christmas party at the Newport YMCA on December 9th. Don Carter provided a quiz Continue reading
NEWPORT BRANCH MEETING (jointly with the other Branches of GFHS)
2015 December 7
The publication of the 1939 Register promises to be the most important event in British Family History since the 1911 Census and Mr Myko Clelland Continue reading
NEWPORT BRANCH MEETING : 2015 November 25
Dr William Price (by Dean Powell)
Dr Price, originally from Pontypridd and later of Llantrisant, is best remembered as a pioneer in the introduction of cremation as an alternative to burial. His infant child was one of the first Continue reading
Time for our Christmas meeting – officially for research, but we had a fine time with entertainment, clever quizzes ( Continue reading
It is important to know for anyone thinking of attending one of Newport’s meetings in the next couple of months that due to my error in sending in a programme for 2012 rather than an up to date one that the programme in the December journal refers to 2012. The correct programme for the next couple of months is:- Continue reading
It is my aim to try and publish a book on the allied soldiers who are missing in action in the Arnhem-Oosterbeek area since September 1944. I am planning to gather as much information as possible, including a photograph of the person in question.
In short, it will be a Roll of Honour (RoH) for those who have no known grave.
There is one soldier from Pontypool (Howard Bertram Salford) who fought at Arnhem and whom is still missing:
HOWARD BERTRAM SALFORD
The CWG site says
Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Salford, of Lichfield, Staffordshire; husband of E. M. Salford, of Pontypool, Monmouthshire.
I wonder if you might be able to help me out to trace any information/ documentation/ photographs/ relatives of this soldier.
Thank you, in advance for your help and time.
Met vriendelijke groet-With kindest regards,
Philip Reinders, Netherlands
The Chartists – such a huge story to tell, and so little time, but our speaker, Mr Rey Stroud, delivered a telling account of this important event in our history. Continue reading
Please note that the Bethel Methodist Church is currently undergoing building work and for Health & Safety reasons there will be no meetings of our Branch during September. Meetings should resume as planned for October.
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. Continue reading