Powys FHS Zoom Meeting – Gamekeepers by Claire Moores
The gamekeeper has been a familiar figure in the British countryside for almost four centuries, though of all the individuals who populated rural Britain, few were more unpopular. In this talk we will discover how legislation in the 1600’s paved the way for gentlemen to appoint individuals to guard their game and land. We will cover specific daily duties and important qualities of Gamekeepers, occupational risks, and of course, this occupation’s relationship with poaching.
Topic: Powys FHS Meeting – Gamekeepers
Time: Oct 23, 2020 07:30 PM London
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Brecknock Group Meetings
All meetings held at
The Kensington Baptist Church, Kensington Terrace, Brecon, LD3 9AY
Monday 24th February 2020 (ALL 2020 Meetings are Cancelled and will be re-scheduled)
The Craft of a Wheelwright – Michael Davies
Illustrated talk on the structure of the wheel and how it is put together. Models of partially built wheels will be displayed as part of the talk in order to demonstrate the structure of a wheel.
Monday 28th March – Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Precautions
Architectural Detail in Brecon Town – A photographic tour with quiz. The talk will take a close up look at interesting architectural details that give character to a range of buildings in Brecon and also quiz the audience on their location. Dr Mervyn Bramley.
Monday 27th April
The Rev W.E.T. Morgan, friend of the Diarist Rev Francis Kilvert of Clyro – John Price
Monday 18th May
The Origins of popular Welsh Hymns, with audience participation – Marc Williams
Monday 29th June
Group A G M followed by talk on Herbalism, the study of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants – Liz Sanders-Rich
Monday 27th July
Visit to Boughrood Church, which has the only surviving Dead House in Wales.
Rev Ian Charlesworth
Monday 28th September
TBC talk by Jonathan & Catherine Davies
Monday 26th October
A Talk on the Holy Land – A personal pilgrimage to the Holy Land with friends from Somerset.
Monday 23rd November
Research & Social Evening, research archives from the extensive Brecon group library will be available for consultation.
Montgomeryshire Group Meetings 2020 (ALL 2020 Meetings are Cancelled and will be re-scheduled)
Meetings in Hafren Room, Abermule Community Centre. SY15 6ND, on Saturdays, at 2pm. Good parking available on-site
Saturday 25th March – Cancelled due to CoronaVirus precautions
Churchyard and Cemetery Memorials, Continuity & Change. – Dr Rachael Jones.
This talk, developed from a lecture originally given in Leicester University, is about the changing styles of gravestones over the generations.
Saturday 25th April
The Wynnstay Estate in Montgomeryshire
Dr Emyr Williams.
For centuries, life and work in many North Wales communities was shaped by the extensive Wynnstay Estate. This talk focuses on their tenant farmers in the Llanbrynmair and Llangedwyn areas of Montgomeryshire.
Radnorshire Group Meetings – Llanddewi Ystradenny Village Hall at 7pm.
(ALL 2020 Meetings are Cancelled and are re-scheduled as below)
All meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, commencing at 7.pm.
Light refreshments are served after the meetings.
Thursday 21st January 2021
Thursday 18th February 2021
Visit to Radnorshire Society Library in Rhayader, to look at their Map Collection.
Thursday 18th March 2021
Film by the British Legion of the Great Pilgrimage in 1928. How the British Legion organised trips to the First World War battle sites for ex-military and their relatives. Talk by Phil & Heather Bufton who represented the Little Marcle group (Heather ‘s gt Grand-father fought at Arras) Heather laid a wreath at the Menin Gate and phil took the standard at the ceremony on the anniversary of the start of the 100 days offensive.
Thursday 15th April 2021
Visit to Penybont Hall, Penybont. This was built by John Price, a Banker (1723-1798) The hall was built in 1755, rebuilt in 1818, altered in 1877, and then later a lot of the building was demolished.
Thursday 20th May 2021
Thursday 17th June 2021
Sorcha Lewis is an Elan Valley Farmers wife, conservationist and wild like enthusiast. The talk will be on upland farming, mainly concentrating on the Elan Valley
Thursday 15th July 2021
Thursday 16th September 2021
Thursday October 21st 2021
Powys FHS AGM – Drone Archaeology of Powys. Film and slide show by Julian Ravest.
Thursday 18th November 2021
Christmas Social Evening