7.00 pm Wednesday September 25th

Zephaniah Williams


Les James

The story of a Chartist campaigner, who was one of the leaders of the Newport Rising of 1839.

Gelligaer volume 26 will be launched at this meeting starting at 6.15.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available.
If you don't want tea/coffee/chat the talk will commence at 7.00 pm.

7.00 pm Wednesday October 30th

Merthyr Tydfil and the Heads of the Valleys: 1830s and a Decade of Crisis


Huw Williams

7.00 pm Wednesday November 27th

Patagonia, where Welsh meet Spanish, 1865-2019


Carwyn Hughes

Migrating from Wales to Argentina

7.00 pm Wednesday December 11th

A Winter Medley - Short portraits of Decembers Past, a light-hearted quiz and raffle

Informal evening with tea/coffee and seasonal refreshments

11.00 am Wednesday January 9th 2020

A Merthyr Miscellany

11.00 am             Carolyn Jacob

Lunch break (lunch can be purchased at Llancaiach Fawr)

1.30 pm'ish         Steve Brewer

Details of talks to be announced

7.00 pm Wednesday February 26th

The Life and Times of Elaine Morgan


Daryl Leeworthy

Elaine Morgan OBE, FRSL (7 November 1920 – 12 July 2013), was a Welsh writer for television and the author of several books on evolutionary anthropology, especially the aquatic ape hypothesis. The Descent of Woman, The Aquatic Ape, The Scars of Evolution, The Descent of the Child, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis and The Naked Darwinist (2008) discuss the reception of aquatic scenarios in academic literature. She also published Falling Apart and Pinker's List. In 2016, she was named one of "the 50 greatest Welsh men and women of all time" in a press survey.

Saturday March 21st

Annual Conference

Details to be announced

7.00 pm Wednesday March 25th

A Victorian Valleys Village School


Roger Evans

The story of the first five years of Ynysddu Board School (1877-81) in the lower Sirhowy Valley, based on the recently-discovered School Log Book.

7.00 pm Wednesday April 29th

Pontlottyn and the Irish/Welsh riot of 22nd August 1869


Dr. Stuart Bloomfield


7.00 pm Wednesday May 27th


Local Sheep-Shearing Societies


Judith Jones

Judith's family moved to Clwydtrawscae Farm near Bedlinog 180 years ago and the family, including Judith, have been shering sheep there, and at events, ever since.


6.00 pm Wednesday June 24th


followed at 7.00 pm by

The 1912 Pengam Pageant


Dic Felstead

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