© About Us

Abergavenny Local History Society has about 350 members.

Ken Key, a long-standing member and multi-tasker over the years is now our President, and he still produces the newsletter.

It is run by a small committee – more people are always needed and they do not need to be on the committee.
There are lots of things to do!

You could help with Churchwatch a couple of times a year, help in the garden, supply books and leaflets to shops, operate the audiovisual equipment at talks, help at talks or visits... the list goes on and on. Look at the menu at the side for ideas, or contact us.

Current members of the committee are:

Gill Wakley                   Chairman 

Marian Senior               Secretary

Brendon Hurley (until January 2017) Currently vacant          Treasurer


Sue Smith                     Membership Secretary & Research Group Organiser

Helen Morgan               Lecture Organiser/Publicity

Dai Morgan                   Vice-chair & Visits Organiser

Carolyn Fairclough       Visits Organiser

position vacant             Publications

Hazel Buchanan           Floodlighting

David Phillips                Publicity

Jane White                   Schools Liaison & Refreshments

Jeanette Butt                Committee & Refreshments

Gillian Oakley until January 2017               Committee

Janet Patrick                 Committee & Assistant Membership Secretary

Rachael Rogers            Representative from Abergavenny Museum


A few people help with the garden (Friday mornings, weather permitting) and more with Churchwatch (Wednesday afternoons in St Mary Priory Church)

A small research group recorded the recent history of the Castle; they recently completed updating the Street Survey for a new website and have transcribed the Abergavenny Vestry book from the 1700s. They are recording the gravestones in Hereford Road cemetery, collating historical information about Gunter Mansion and researching the Home Front in World War One in Abergavenny. 

We have commissioned information boards for Linda Vista Gardens and for the site of the WW1 tank in Bailey Park. We have, with www.historypoints.org , arranged for QR points to be put up around the town marking historical sites. These augment the ceramic illustrated plaques and the blue plaques mentioned elsewhere on this site.

If you would like to help, please contact any committee member or alhs@live.co.uk

 





Abergavenny Local History Society 
          Charity Number 1098582              

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