Brecknock Group Meetings
All meetings held at
The Kensington Baptist Church, Kensington Terrace, Brecon, LD3 9AY
Monday 24th February
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 30th March
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
Meetings in Hafren Room, Abermule Community Centre. SY15 6ND, on Saturdays, at 2pm. Good parking available on-site
Saturday 25th March
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 meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, commencing at 7.pm.
Light refreshments are served after the meetings.
Thursday 20th February
Talk on the Ormathwaite Estate. Shirley Morgan.
John Price (1723-1798), banker of Penybont Hall, Penybont. John Price built up the sizeable Ormathwaite estate, including the manor of Golon, Abbey Cwm-Hir, purchased in 1790
Thursday 19th March
The Great Pilgrimage 90. – Phil & Heather Bufton In1928, ten years after the end of the Great War, the British Legion arranged for war veterans and the widows of fallen soldiers to visit the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres. 90 years later this was re-enacted by the current members of British Legion those who took part marched to the entrance of the town of Ypres in Belgium and onto the magnificent Menin gate as 90 years before.
Thursday 16th April | 16th July |
Transcribing Meeting, various projects recording any archives relating to Radnorshire, welcome any offers of archives in private hands to record.
Thursday 14th May
Visit to Penybont Hall, Penybont .The present house is the truncated portion of a much larger structure, first built c 1755 by John Price (founder of The Radnorshire Bank).
Thursday 15th October
Powys Family History Society AGM. Drone Archaeology, Powys. Film and slide show by Julian Ravest, who will speak about the use of drones in the photography of archaeological sites. He will show how the key concepts had been developed in the early years of the 20th century, with huge strides being made during World War 1.