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?
Chair: Jane Kerr
Vice-chair: Michael Freeman
Secretary: Nigel Callaghan
Treasurer: Helen Palmer
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
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
Arrival and refreshments
Hilary Peters, National Library of Wales ‘The Gogerddan archive’
Gerald Morgan ‘How not to do it : the pitfalls of research into Great Estates’.
Michael Freeman ‘Visiting Hafod, 1780-1880’
Dr Caroline Palmer ‘Historic Gardens in Ceredigion’
Helen Palmer. ‘Pork Pies and Foxhounds : Florrie Hamer and the Cardiganshire Gentry
Dr Shaun Evans. Project Manager. The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates – the aims of the project and discussion.
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!!!