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The Pint of History Please project

The Pint of History project website and database is now live If you would like someone to come and talk to your group (in English or in Welsh) about the project please

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?

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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 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.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Forum will be on Saturday 17th November 2018 in Llwyncelyn Village Hall on the Theme of "Ceredigion and the Sea."
10.30–11.15 Nigel Nicholas – Ceredigion Coast Path
11.15–12.15 Martin Bates, ‘Looking back, looking forwards: Recent work on Holocene and late Pleistocene deposits of Cardigan Bay’

12.30–1.30 Lunch

1.30–2.30 David Jenkins, "I hope to have a good passage..." - the business letters of Captain Daniel Jenkins, 1902-11
2.30-3.15 Wil Troughton – shipwrecks in Cardigan Bay
3.15–4.00 Stephen Briggs. Recent discoveries on Llanrhystud beach.

The Hall is located on the A487 between Llanarth and Aberaeron almost directly opposite the shop and petrol station.

Admission £7.00, to include tea, coffee and light lunch. Warm welcome to all.
Please contact the Secretary ( / 01970 832573) to book a place, to ensure that we have enough food!

Forthcoming events
27 Mar.:Llandysul Local History Society details
24 Apr.:Llandysul & District Local History Society details