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 • 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 your organisation would like to join the Forum please complete this application form (PDF) and send it, with the subscription (currently £10 p.a. to the Treasurer. Meetings are open to all.
Due to you-know-what the Forum has been in hibernation mode for the last few years, but now WE'RE BACK!
Our next meeting will be on SUNDAY (n.b., not Saturday, as previously) 21st May, from 1.30-5.00pm in Llwyncelyn Hall. The theme is 'Springing Back' and the meeting will comprise a series of short talks on how to get the best out of all the resources available for local and family history in Ceredigion.
12.30-1.30 Registration and coffee. Feel free to bring your sandwiches and eat them in the Hall before we start.
1.30 Beryl Evans, National Library resources
2.00 Helen Palmer on Archives
2.30 Nigel Callaghan on On-Line Resources
3.30 Jane Kerr on Projects/Research for Societies
4.00 Helen Palmer on what BALH (British Assoc for Local History) has to offer societies and individuals
4.15 Michael Freeman ‘counting the pennies – what account books yield’
4.45 Conclusions and future plans
LocationThe Hall is located on the A487 between Llanarth and Aberaeron almost directly opposite the shop and petrol station.
Admission £2.00, to include tea, coffee and cake. Warm welcome to all.
Please contact the Secretary(
/ 01970 832573) to book a place, to ensure that we have enough cake!