It is with regret we must announce that the remainder of our 2019/2020 lecture programme will be suspended until further notice.
Given the prevailing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it would be irresponsible to continue to assemble our members at this time.
The remaining lectures will be rescheduled at an appropriate time.
We will continue to monitor the situation and remain hopeful that the Summer visit programme, not yet announced, will be able to go ahead.
Please accept our apologies but feel that the potentially rapidly changing nature of the situation demands early and decisive action.
Thursday 19th. MARCH, 2020 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
The Raising of the Cardiff City Battalion Gwyn Prescott, author, First World War and rugby historian, discusses the methods adopted and the personalities involved in the campaign to raise a City of Cardiff battalion of the Welsh Regiment, during the winter of 1914/15. The talk concludes with a brief summary of the battalion’s experience at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916. This meeting is being held on the third Thursday evening of the month rather than the usual second Thursday evening due to a clash of events at At St Andrew’s church.
Thursday 23rd. APRIL, 2020 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
The Herbert Family Barry J. Davies, eminent historian, genealogist and R.L.H.S. honorary life member, will give a talk focusing on the powerful and illustrious Herbert family, particularly its longstanding and fundamental impact on south-east Wales and Cardiff. The family’s Welsh and Cornish ancestry will be emphasised. This meeting is being held on the fourth Thursday evening of the month rather than the usual second Thursday evening due to a clash of events at At St Andrew’s church.
Thursday 14th. MAY, 2020
Cardiff’s Edwardian Parks Rosie James, Landscape Architect / Strategy & Development Manager will give a talk illustrated with contemporary images, showing how Cardiff Parks Service developed at the start of the C20th – WWI. The talk also considers how the idea, of parks as places for public enjoyment and recreation evolved.
A series of lectures by prominent speakers are held on the second Thursday of the month, from September to May. These are held at the Church Hall of St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Pen-y-Lan Road, Roath, Cardiff. CF24 7PB (at the junction of Wellfield Road) Free parking is available in the Penylan Library car park diagonally opposite the church.
The evening begins at 7.45pm with complimentary refreshments and a chance to socialise. At 8 o’clock, the meeting is called to order, for Announcements and the Introduction of the Speaker.
In June and July each year the Society embarks on a series of visits to historic places in Cardiff and surrounding areas.
To jog our memories of some excellent past events and speakers and provide a resource to others, we have preserved copies of RLHS Past Programme