Local and Social History Group

Our meetings take place at the COWSHACC at 14:30 (unless otherwise agreed) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. We usually have a speaker or one of the members of the group will give a presentation. In the summer months we organise trips to local places of interest. We try to cover the history of all mid-Wales and the Borders and welcome any new ideas for talks and trips. The trips usually end up with tea/coffee and cakes !
We are always happy to welcome new members.

Programme for 2019

  • 15th January: Talk by Natalie Bass about her Poppy Project
  • 19th February: Talk by Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust on the history of Welshpool
  • 19th March: Talk on Art Deco Buildings in Britain by Tony Beardsall¬†
  • 16th April: Talk by Roger Brown about the Earl of Powis' connection with religious matters
  • 21st May: Walking tour of Shrewsbury
  • 19th June: Trip to Pontysgawrhyd Watermill
  • 16th July: Walking tour of Welshpool
  • 17th September: DVD presentation about Lake Vyrnwy by Avril Hart
  • 15th October: Talk by Dr T Soloman about the medical services in Welshpool in bygone days
  • 19th November: Planning Meeting for 2020