Programme of Meetings 2017

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are normally held at 2:00 pm at Brecon Library on the first Tuesday of the month. Entry is free to members, while non-members pay a nominal entry fee of £1.00. Meetings are held on the first floor of the library; if you need to use the lift please ask one of the library staff for assistance.

Date Time Event or Activity Venue
Tuesday
10 Jan 2017
2:00 pm Magic Lantern Slides from Brecknock Museum
Start the New Year with a gentle talk in Brecon Library. Using the latest technology, Conan Daly from Brecknock Museum will show us some examples from the early days of photography. He will show magic lantern slides of Brecon and other subjects.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
7 Feb 2017
2:00 pm 1901 À la Carte
Helen Ball will show us how to view Family History and Local History in Wales through the magnifying glass of Census Year 1901.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
7 Mar 2017
2:00 pm Talyllyn Railway Village
Roger Reese, Chairman of Llyn Syfaddan History Group, will give a talk on this interesting aspect of Breconshire railway history.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
4 Apr 2017
2:00 pm South Wales Sanatorium, Bronllys
John Powell has researched the important role this institution played in the local life of Bronllys and the health of the nation.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
2 May 2016
2:00 pm VISIT: A Walk around Historical Brecon
To be led by one of our members, Margaret Sommers.
Brecon Town
Tuesday
6 Jun 2017
2:00 pm Annual General Meeting
Members will elect the Management Committee for 2017-18. The AGM will be followed by:
Photographs of Brecon Past and Present: Rob Eckley will present an illustrated talk using old photographs of Brecon and selections from his own collection of modern photographs.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
2 Jul 2017
2:00 pm VISIT: The Havard Chapel, Brecon Cathedral
Lt Col Rodney Ashwood will talk about the Rorke’s Drift Memorials in the Havard Chapel.
Brecon Cathedral
Tuesday
1 Aug 2017
2:00 pm Memories of the Cwmtaf Valley
Gwyneth Evans will give this talk about life in the Taff Fawr Valley.
Talgarth
Tuesday
5 Sep 2017
2:00 pm Brecknock History Week
Full details to follow.
 
Tuesday
3 Oct 2017
2:00 pm Drovers' Roads
Using family research and artefacts, Rob Stephens will tell the story of sheep dealing and droving within his family at the start of the 20th century.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
1 Nov 2016
2:00 pm 'Show and Tell' Afternoon
Come along with a favourite item or story and share it with us as we wind down following another hectic year. Light refreshments will be available.
Brecon Library
December 2017 No meeting
Tuesday
2 Jan 2018
2:00 pm Abandoned Dwellings of the Black Mountains
Robert Gant has researched this area and will speak of these lost communities.
Brecon Library

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