Breconshire
Local & Family
History Society

 

Cymdeithas Hanes
Lleol & Theuluoedd
Brycheiniog

Programme of Meetings 2018

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.

Family History Help and Advice at Brecon Library - 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.

Note: Brecon Library, our usual venue for our Monthly Meetings, will be closing its premises on Ship Street, Brecon and the library facilities will move to the new premises which is being built onto the Shire Hall [Brecknock Museum]. The latest date given for the move is March 2019.

Date & Time Event or Activity Venue
Tuesday
5 June
2:00 pm 
Annual General Meeting
Members will elect the Management Committee for 2018-19.
The talk following the AGM will be Memories of tenancy: a compilation by Alison Noble
Brecon Library
Tuesday
3 July
2:00 pm  
VISIT: Another Walk around Historic Brecon
Margaret Sommers will again lead us on an historic walk.
Brecon Town

Tuesday
7 August
2:00 pm 

The Ewenni Potteries
Ieuan Evans will give a talk about these small family run potteries in South Wales.
Brecon Library
Tuesday
4 September 
2:00 pm
Last Days of WW1 and Local Connections
David Ross will bring the anniversary of the end of WW1 to a fitting conclusion with a talk on local men involved in the War.

Brecon Library

September Brecknock History Month
Full details to follow.  
 
Tuesday
9 October
2:00 pm 
Remembering Aberfan
Gwyneth Evans will talk about this profoundly sad disaster which occurred on 21 October 1966
Brecon Library
November
2:00 pm      
Show and Tell
This will be an end of year informal gathering where attendees can bring along a memory to share with the group.
Light refreshments available.
Brecon Library
December 2017 No meeting  
Tuesday
8 January 2019
2:00 pm
A Potpourri of Local Subjects
Short presentations on, for example, “The Thomas Brothers, Brecon Sculptors”; “Brecon’s Railways”

Brecon Library