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 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.
2.00 - 4.00 Local contributions
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!