Welsh History

Group leader: Jan Willsher – jan@u3a-llandrindod.org.uk

We meet at the Thomas Shop, Penybont (10:30 to 12:00 noon) on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

When thinking about the vast subject of “History” the original sub-group members decided to research the history of Wales, since many local U3A members have moved to our beautiful country but know little of its past – and even in Welsh schools little local history was studied.

Latest news from the group

Welsh history group visit to Ludlow

Published 9th June 2018

A wonderful day out to this historic town, including guided tours of both the castle (built in 1086) & the town which has over 500 listed medieval & Tudor buildings, including The Church of St Lawrence 15th century, and the 17th century Feathers hotel. It is worth noting that Ludlow was the administrative capital of Wales in the 16th century.

Visit to The Pales, June 2010

Published 2nd July 2010

The Welsh History Group visited the Quaker Meeting House at Llandegley, known as The Pales, on a lovely sunny day when the views up and down the valley were clear and spectacular.

Martin Williams, Warden of the Meeting House, gave an interesting talk and we learned about the Quaker movement which started in remote areas, away from the main centres of population in the 18th century of London, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge – and away from the corruption of the Church. Most Quaker leaders of the time were under 25.

The Pales was built in 1717 and a flourishing school for local children was set up in 1867, with 70 children attending, not all of whom were Quakers.