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 18th April 2015 in Llwyncelyn Village Hall, on the theme of 'It’s all in the News: how digitised newspapers have changed our view of history'.

10.30 arrive, coffee
11.00 Dr Stephen Briggs: Enhancing the Archaeological and Historical Record from Digitised Newspapers
11.40 Helen Palmer: Problems with using newspaper sources only; a new perspective.
12.20 Michael Freeman : Contrasts between official records and newspaper
reports for Conscientious Objectors during the First World War.
1.00 Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 Local contributions
4.00 Tea

Admission £6.50, to include tea, coffee and light lunch. Warm welcome to all.
Please contact the Secretary to book a place, to ensure that we have enough food!

Forthcoming events
07 Sep.:Dyfed Family History Society - Cardigan Branch details
08 Sep.:Ceredigion Assoc of National Trust Members details