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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

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Photography Exhibition

Date:
07 - 30/11/2017
Description:
Come along to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre to see the images on display at the Blaenavon Camera Club photography exhibition

Festive "Elf" Walk/Run

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Santa needs you – will you be Santa's Elf to help make sure there is support for children and care for patients over the festive season!! All money raised by the event will help fund our "Unicorn"service over Christmas, supporting children who have lost a special person.

Craft Fair at Pontypool Market

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Join us for our regular Craft Fair and explore quality hand-made gifts from visiting craft sellers
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