Breconshire
Local & Family
History Society

 

Cymdeithas Hanes
Lleol & Theuluoedd
Brycheiniog

Programme of Meetings 2020

UPDATE: We have decided to stop all social activities connected with our Society, until further notice. This is in line with Government advice and is needed to protect our Members and others who attend our meetings.  

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are normally held at 2:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at 'y Gaer' on Glamorgan Street, Brecon.  Meetings will be held in the Creative Learning Room on the first floor.  Entry is free to members, while non-members pay a nominal entry fee of £1.00. 

Family History Help and Advice at the Library in y Gaer, - 11am to 12 noon on the third Saturday of each month.
Members of the Society are available to help members (and non-members) with any enquiries relating to their family and local history research. Our service includes guidance on research anywhere in the UK or further afield.

 

Date & Time Event or Activity Venue
Tuesday
7 January
2:00 pm 
No Meeting  
Tuesday
4 February
2:00 pm  
 A Guided Tour of 'y Gaer', in Brecon
“y Gaer” is the new cultural hub in Brecon, housing both Brecknock
Museum and Brecon Library. It is built around the old Shire Hall, in
Glamorgan Street. We will be guided around the complex by the Curator of
the Museum, Nigel Blackamore.
y Gaer
Tuesday
3 March
2:00 pm
Rowena Akinyemi: Giraldus Cambrensis
Gerald of Wales [c. 1146 – c. 1223] had an important link with Brecon,
having been its Archdeacon for two years.
 y Gaer
Tuesday
7 April
2:00 pm

CANCELLED

Brecon Ironworks, Forge Villa, Brecon
An illustrated Talk about this aspect of industry in Brecon. The Brecon
Ironworks was one of the earliest in South Wales.

 y Gaer

Tuesday 
5 May
2:00pm

CANCELLED

Visit to Forge Villa, the Struet, Brecon
Following our Talk in April, we will visit the site of the Brecon Ironworks, at
the invitation of the owner of the site.
More details to follow.

 Forge Villa
Tuesday
2 June
2:00pm

CANCELLED

Annual General Meeting
The AGM followed by a talk, subject to be confirmed

 y Gaer
Tuesday
7 July
2:00 pm      
Visit: A guided tour of Ystradgynlais
Local historian, John Owen, will show us the significant landmarks of
Ystradgynlais.
More details to follow
 Ystradgynlais
Monday 
4 August
2:00pm
Knock down that Brick Wall
Postponed from January. Bring your Family History queries for help from
our Committee members.
 y Gaer
September Brecknock History Month
Full details to follow
 
Tuesday 
6 October
2.00 pm
Webbs of Crickhowell
John Webb will give us in an insight into the history of his family-owned
department store which has been in Crickhowell since 1936.
 y Gaer
Tuesday
3 November
2.00 pm
Sharing Family History stories
Bring along a family story which you can share with us.
 y Gaer
December There is no meeting in December  
Tuesday
5 January
2.00 pm
Voices from the past
Robert Gant will speak about the role of oral history in community studies.
He will use local examples to illustrate his Talk.
 y Gaer