Local & Family
History Society


Cymdeithas Hanes
Lleol & Theuluoedd


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July Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 3rd July

Our monthly meeting for July will take the form of an outing - Another Walk around Historic Brecon with Margaret Sommers.

The Walk will begin at the Lych Gate of Brecon Cathedral at 2pm and the route will be as follows:

  • From Lych Gate we will walk through the Graveyard, stopping at significant graves.
  • We will exit the Graveyard at the opposite end, where the path leads into the Groves – Margaret will talk about the Holy Well and the Reservoir in the Groves.
  • We will walk down to the Honddu River and cross the pedestrian bridge.
  • We will walk up the Struet towards the Town Centre, ending the Tour at the top of Castle Street (near the Tenovus Charity Shop) and along the route Margaret will talk about the Woollen Mill which once occupied the grounds of the Bishops Garden. Along the Struet, the sites of various significant houses, shops and businesses will be pointed out.

Following the Walk, many of us might like to have a tea or coffee together, which we can arrange at the time.

Our meetings are open to non-members, but there is a charge of £1 per person.

[Please wear walking shoes and be prepared for rain!]

14th June 2016