Local & Family
History Society


Cymdeithas Hanes
Lleol & Theuluoedd


In this section of our website we have combined our previous News Page with our Noticeboard page to keep you up to date with news from the Breconshire Local & Family History Society, and other developments in local history and family history in general. In order to keep this news page a manageable length, we will periodically move the older news items into our News Archive.

We also have a Facebook page @

AGM 2022

The AGM of the Breconshire Local & Family History Society took place through a postal and email vote this year.  

The minutes of the AGM held in June 2021 were approved.  (If you are a member, you can download a copy from our Minutes page).

The Financial Report for the period 1st June 2021 – 31st May 2022 was agreed. (If you are a member, you can download a copy from our Minutes page).

The following members were voted to serve on the Committee for the coming year:

Chair Glen Harris
Secretary Alison Noble
Treasurer Eirwen Jones
Membership Secretary Hilary Williams
Newsletter Editor Sue Ashton
Programme Secretary Margaret Sommers
Photography Editor Rob Eckley

The members did not raise any queries or questions about the business of the Society in the past year.

The Committee thank all the members for taking part in this AGM and look forward to working for the Society in the coming year.


Previous Meetings

We have been experimenting with a new format for allowing our members who are not able to come to our monthly meetings to experience them - videos.

So far we have uploaded two:

No-one In Particular by Helen Ball from February 2017

Ewenny Pottery by Ieuan Evans from August 2018

We hope you enjoy this new format and if you have any comments, please get in touch.

Hopefully more will be added over the next few months.

5th April 2020

Parish Pages (members only)

Several new parishes have been added to our website:
Llanfihangel Nant Bran

New transcriptions have been added to the Talgarth and Llanwrytd Wells Parishes

Bethania Chapel, Talgarth
Bethlehem Chapel, Talgarth

Gelynos Chapel, Llanwrtyd Wells

We are intending to continue adding more parishes over the next couple of weeks.  So please keep checking back.

5th April 2020


Powys War Memorials Project

As part of the Powys War Memorials Project a number of films were made featuring World War One stories and Town Walks from all over the Powys area including the following in Breconshire:

Brecon Town Walk

Talgarth Town Walk

Crickhowell & Llangattock Town Walk

Ystradgynlais Town Walk


Hay-on-Wye WW1 Stories

Builth Wells WW1 Stories

These films have been uploaded to YouTube channel for Grow in Powys where you can access all the films that have been made.

These links have also been included in the Website sections of the relevant Parish Pages.

21st January 2020