©  Books & Leaflets

Most of these are available from local outlets such as Abergavenny Museum, Abergavenny Local Tourist Office, etc. Some can be purchased by members before the talks in the Borough Theatre.  For more details contact



Taith Trwy'r Hanes Y Fenni/ Abergavenny: A Walk through History. A bilingual booklet walking you through a history trail in Abergavenny with splendid photographs. Very suitable also as a souvenir for visitors.Only £2.50. (£2 for members)

Hell Let Loose 3rd Battalion: The Monmouthshire Regiment in World War 1 by Frank Olding (£3 for members)
Available from Abergavenny Museum and at ALHS lectures. 

Charcoal Burning in Fforest Coal Pit & the Grwyne Valley by Shirley Rippin with illustrations by Michael Blackmore. It includes a walk featuring charcoal pit sites and information about the local charcoal industry.Published by Abergavenny Local History Society, April 2013. Available from the Museum and local outlets £6.50 (members £5.00)

Discovering Abergavenny: Archaeology & History by Frank Olding
This book is aimed at both the interested amateur and  the professional. It is written in accessible language but also contains references for the specialist reader. Attractively presented with 180 photographs and drawings, it should have more than a local appeal, as it sets the archaeological findings against a background of the archaeology of the surrounding area and the written records for the historical period until around 1760, when the town was first surveyed. Frank Olding was the curator of Abergavenny Museum for some years and is now the Heritage Officer for neighbouring Blaenae Gwent in the South Wales Valleys. Price £11 (£10 to members) with £4.00 for post & packing via email request. Also available from local bookshops and Abergavenny Museum (price may vary).
A Walk Around Abergavenny (2nd Edition) Leaflet by Gwyn Jones and revised by I M Morgan; illustrations by Michael Blackmore. 
Gobannium: The Romans in Abergavenny  by Frank Olding. Book published by Abergavenny Local History Society, August 2009. RRP £5.00. (£4 for members)
The Story of Abergavenny: From the Stone Age to Our Age DVD from Abergavenny Local History Society and produced by PK Pictures, September 2008. The film is about 55 minutes long. Out of print. 

Abergavenny Pubs (Images of Wales S.) by Frank Olding, paperback published by Tempus Publishing Ltd, August 2005; RRP £12.99. It uses images from the archives of Abergavenny Museum, to illustrate the development of the pubs in the town.

Abergavenny, a History and Celebration by Richard Davies, hardback published by The Francis Frith Collection originally exclusively for Ottakar's. It has now (2012) been re-issued; RRP £18. Featuring photographs from the Francis Frith collection, additional modern photographs by Richard Davies. www.francisfrith.co.uk or contact Richard Davies 892869

So you think you know? Abergavenny by Richard Davies published by The Francis Frith Collection for Ottakar's, 2005. www.francisfrith.co.uk

Around Abergavenny, Photographic Memories by Richard Davies, published by Francis Frith, October 2004 RRP £14.99 in hardback, £10.99 in paperback. It includes photographs of Blaenavon, Brynmawr, Clydach, Crickhowell, Gilwern, Llanthony, Llanvetherine and Raglan. 

Abergavenny Past and Present by I M Morgan, published by Suttons in 2003 (RRP £11.99). It features more than 200 photographs.

The Prehistoric Landscapes of the Eastern Black Mountains by Frank Olding. Paperback published in 2000 by Archaeopress.

Vanished Abergavenny - Y Fenni Ddiflanedig by Frank Olding, the former museum curator, from the collections of Abergavenny Museum. Paperback from Tempus Publishing, 1994.
Mistress Blanche: Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante by Ruth E. Richardson, published by Logaston Press; 2007 £12.95. A biography of Blanche Parry.

A Town Remembers: Memories of Wartime Abergavenny 1939-1945 by Abergavenny Local History Society and edited by Richard Davies. The booklet has been drawn from the tapes of the society's oral history project conducted by a team of volunteers. On sale from the society at £3.50 to society members and £4 to non-members. 

Abergavenny in Old Picture Postcards by Chris Barber published by European Library 1995.

Street Survey of Abergavenny published by the Abergavenny Local History Society. Not for sale but copies are available for inspection in Abergavenny Library, Abergavenny Museum and Gwent County Records Office. This was the original which has been incorporated in the on-line version: www.abergavennystreetsurvey.co.uk

Various other books on local history, some now out of print, are available in the Local History Collection in Abergavenny Library.

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