Breconshire
Local & Family
History Society

 

Cymdeithas Hanes
Lleol & Theuluoedd
Brycheiniog

Programme of Meetings 2019

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are normally held at 2:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month.  From March 2019 onwards, the meeting's venue will change from Brecon Library to y Gaer. Entry is free to members, while non-members pay a nominal entry fee of £1.00. 

Family History Help and Advice at y Gaer, Glamorgan Street - 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.

 

Date & Time Event or Activity Venue
Tuesday
5 February
2:00 pm 
VISIT: A Guided Tour of the Guildhall in Brecon
With Cllr Ieuan Williams.
Full details of this visit will be available nearer the event.
Brecon Town
Tuesday
5 March
2:00 pm  
Research and Presentation: a family history
Janet Robinson has researched her family history and has produced a book "Family Matters" on the subject of her family research.  She will pass on her tips regarding her research.
y Gaer
Tuesday
2 April
2:00 pm
Letters from the Front - Boar War and World War One
Ann Reese has a collection of these letters sent home by soldiers on the front line and she will share some of these with us.
y Gaer
Tuesday
7 May
2:00 pm
History of the Gurkhas in Brecon
Major (Retd) Guptaman Gurung will speak about the long and valued relationship between the town and the Gurhkas

y Gaer

Tuesday 
4 June
2.00pm
Annual General Meeting
The AGM followed by a talk.  More details on the subject of the talk nearer the time.
y Gaer
Tuesday
2 July

VISIT: Llanwrtyd and District Heritage and Arts Centre
The Centre is housed in the converted Congregational Chapel in the Town Centre.  Full details of the visit nearer the event.
Llanwrtyd Wells
Tuesday
6 August
2:00 pm      
A History of Swansea Pottery
Ieuan Evans's knowledge of Welsh Pottery and porcelain will eb shared with us when he gives his illustrated talk about Swansea Pottery.
y Gaer
Monday 
2 September
VISIT: Powys Archives, Llandrindod Wells
We will look behind the scenes and see some of the highlights of the Archive Collections.  Full details of this visit nearer the event.
Llandrindod Wells
September Brecknock History Month
Full details to follow
y Gaer
Tuesday 
1 October
2.00 pm
The Great War Imagined - History v Literature
A talk by Arthur Gwynne of Talgarth
y Gaer
Tuesday
5 November
2.00 pm
The Catholic Church in Brecon
Monsignor Clyde Hughes Johnson will talk about the history of the Catholic congregation in Brecon.  Light refreshments available.
y Gaer
December There is no meeting in December  
Tuesday
7 January
2.00 pm
Knock down that brick wall!
Bring along your family history queries and let's see if we can solve them together.
y Gaer