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The Pint of History Please project

The Pint of History project website and database is now live If you would like someone to come and talk to your group (in English or in Welsh) about the project please

We also have material for local displays (in your pub or village hall/museum/library/school) and leaflets for distribution around the county. Please ask for supplies.

What is the Ceredigion Local History Forum?

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Forum committee

Chair: Jane Kerr
Vice-chair: Michael Freeman
Secretary: Nigel Callaghan
Treasurer: Helen Palmer

Forum members

The following organisations are currently members of the Forum. See the members page for contact details.
Ceredigion Archives
Ceredigion Museum
New Quay Heritage Centre
Llandre Heritage
Cardiganshire FHS
Ceredigion Historical Society
Cilcennin Local History Group
Tregaron History Society
Llanddewi Aberarth History Society
Aberporth History Society
Lampeter History
Hanes Emlyn
Ceredigion Assoc of N.T. Members
Llansantffraed History Society
Cardigan History
Llangynfelyn Heritage Society
History Forum for Wales
Ceredigion Young Archaeologists
Hanes Llangeler
Llandre Heritage
Dyfed Family History Society (Cardigan)
Llandysul and district Local History Society
Y Ferwig and district
Cymdeithas Aberaeron Society
Cymdeithas Hanes Maes a Môr (Ffostrasol)
Cymdeithas Hanes Blaenpennal

The main purpose of the Forum is to act as an umbrella group, bringing together all the societies and organisations who are involved with local history, heritage and family history within the county of Ceredigion (formerly Cardiganshire), with the aim of raising the profile of local history within the county.

The forum provides a route for the member organisations to publicise their activities to each other, through the website and other means.

The Forum also arranges open meetings, usually a couple of times a year, with guests who speak on a range of interesting topics. The meetings give members from different organisations an opportunity to meet and talk face to- face and to exchange ideas and experiences.

If you or your organisation would like to join the Forum please complete this application form (PDF) and send it, with the subscription (currently £10 p.a. for groups, £5 p.a. for individuals, due 1st January each year) to the Treasurer

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Forum will be on Saturday 22nd April 2017 in Llwyncelyn Village Hall, on the theme of "Mansions and their Estates in Ceredigion"


An amplification system will be used

10.00 Arrival and refreshments
10.30-11.15 Hilary Peters, National Library of Wales ‘The Gogerddan archive’
11.15-11.30 comfort break
11.30-12.15 Gerald Morgan ‘How not to do it : the pitfalls of research into Great Estates’.
12.15-12.35 Michael Freeman ‘Visiting Hafod, 1780-1880’

12.45-1.45 Lunch

1.45-2.30 Dr Caroline Palmer ‘Historic Gardens in Ceredigion’
2.30-2.50 Helen Palmer. ‘Pork Pies and Foxhounds : Florrie Hamer and the Cardiganshire Gentry
2.50-3.00 comfort break
3.00-4.00 Dr Shaun Evans. Project Manager. The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates – the aims of the project and discussion.
4.00 End

All talks will be in English

The Hall is located on the A487 between Llanarth and Aberaeron almost directly opposite the Londis shop and petrol station.

Admission £7.00, to include tea, coffee and light lunch. Warm welcome to all.
Please contact the Secretary ( / 01970 832573) to book a place, to ensure that we have enough food!

AUTUMN MEETING 2017: The Autumn 2017 meeting will be in November on something very exciting!!!