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Pontnewynydd History Society

Welcome to Pontnewynydd History Society

Pontnewynydd History Society was formed in May 2008 by a group of like minded individuals to develop public interest in all aspects of local history.

We meet at the Methodist Chapel, Hanbury Road, Pontnewynydd, on the first Tuesday of the month.

Membership of the society is £6 per year for adults and junior members pay £3 per year. Visitors pay £2 entrance on the night. New members welcome.

Programme of Events

Below are details of the programme of events for 2015.

Events Calendar
DateSubjectSpeaker
January 6th Pontypool Road to Newport and Return Terry Targett
February 3rd Nantyglo Round Towers Malcolm Johnson
March 3rd Ebenezer- Connections with the Llanerch Explosion Brian Hillman
April 7th The Fortifications of Flat Holm and Steep Holm Tony Jukes
May 5th My Love of Transport Anne Gatehouse
June 2nd Colour Photography in Russia Brian Davies
July 7th The Victorian Doctor Roger Morgan
August 4th Slides of Old Blaenavon John Evans
September 1st Medieval Churches- Carvings on Bench Ends Bob Trett
October 6th Bristol   Channel Shipping – The Welsh Coast Robin Williams
November 3rd The Tonypandy Riots 1910 – 1911 David Maddocks
December 1st The Early Coal Industry Clive Davies and Gwyn Tilley

Contact Us

Pontnewynydd History Society meet at:

Methodist Chapel
Hanbury Road
Pontnewynydd
Pontypool
Torfaen

For further information contact:

Pamela Jones - Chairperson - Tel: 07581545933

Debbie Jackson - Secretary - Tel: 07967974636

David Taylor-Williams - Treasurer - Tel: 01495 753916

Forthcoming Events

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Amanda Denison Jewellery Showcase

Date:
04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Description:
Amanda Denison is inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through decay and dilapidation and by the marks stamped on the urban environment. She is drawn to repeated elements that distort and change; her fascination with pattern and surface textures translates into her jewellery.

Leto & Ariadne Craft showcase

Date:
04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Description:
Craft showcaseLeto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics.

Portal and One Year On Art Exhibition

Date:
04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Description:
Portal and One Year OnFeaturing the work of this year's top UK graduates in the applied arts
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