From September thru June the Society meets on the last Wednesday of the month to hear a talk  (see schedule).  The talks are at Llancaiach Fawr starting at 7.00 pm (unless otherwise stated).

Everyone is welcome but we do ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 to cover the cost of the venue

Membership is currently £10, and runs from September to September.

GHS Programme of talks, September 2021–June 2022,
Our Diamond Jubilee year.
We hope to have a meeting
Wednesday 29 September
at Llancaiach Fawr 7.00p.m.

The Pengam pageant 1913:
Views from the Tilting Yard
Dic Felstead

To be confirmed

I hoped that all talks could be based on local themes, and I thank Society members for making this possible. I also hope to arrange a talk relating to archaeology in the parish.
If we are unable to meet and Zoom talks must continue, I intend organising some extra talks during the winter months.
The proposed talks are shown below in alphabetical order.
        Judith Jones (Talks Secretary)

Dr Stuart Broomfield
 The development of Pontlottyn in the nineteenth century as the main industrial centre in the parish of Gelligaer.

Greg Buick
Gelligaer Parish Ratebooks 1856-1910
A Record of Farms, Housing, Coal mines, Railways, etc.

Dic Felstead
The Pengam pageant 1913: Views from the Tilting Yard.

Dr Elin Jones
Gelligaer or Gelligâr or Gelligær?
Some features of the local dialect.

Judith Jones
Gelligaer parish agricultural societies and fairs
(title to be confirmed).

Chris Jones-Jenkins
The Journey to Gelligaer 1300.

Terry McCarthy
Secret Fuel for the Grand Fleet – Jellicoe Special Coal trains.

David Mills
Gethin Thomas’ work
(title to be confirmed).

Annie Owen
Ruddle Davies and Ystrad Mynach.

Carwyn and Menna Hughes
have kindly agreed to speak at the December meeting, and, as
usual, we will have at least two shorter talks.
Carwyn : Bedlinog and the Ystrad Mynach-Dowlais Railway;
Menna : Passing exams in the ‘50s – the transition from junior to grammar school.

? Last Wednesday of Month
at Llancaiach Fawr
Strarting 7.00 p.m.