Meeting records

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Reports and supporting material are available for most of our monthly meetings going back to January 2017.

A file of all meeting records prior to 2017 is also available.
View meetings archive 2010-16

8th July 2024

The Heart of Wales Railway Line: its history and current operation

Tony Birdwood

The origins of the railway illustrated by rare photos of the line between Shrewsbury and Swansea going back over the years.

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10th June 2024

Castle Bank: a unique window in the history of life

Dr Joe Botting

A small quarry near Llandrindod known as Castle Bank is one of the most spectacular rare fossil sites discovered in recent years.

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13th May 2024

Snodhill Castle: Herefordshire’s Forgotten Castle.

Tim Hoverd

The history and development of the castle, including the latest archaeological findings which were recently part of the current series of "Digging For Britain".

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8th April 2024

Rocking Horses: their history, construction and care

Rachel Palmer BA AMA

Covering numerous examples of these traditional and historic toys with guidance on their care and preservation.

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11th March 2024

A New Chapter – an interview with author Kathy Biggs

Kathy Biggs interviewed by Lynzie Fitzpatrick

Local author Kathy tells the story of how she started writing in her 60s and talks about her novels.

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12th February 2024

Co-op: The People’s Business

David Smith

Robert Owen is little known in Wales, the land of his birth, yet the Co-operative movement which he founded has global reach and impact.

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8th January 2024

The London Dams that Never Came to Wales

Richard Rees

Plans in 1899 to supply London with Welsh water were apparently at an advanced stage. Had it gone ahead, much of Mid Wales as we know it today would ...

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11th December 2023

‘The King’s Writ does not run here’ – The Welsh Marcher Lordships

Philip Hume

Exploring the origins and development of the Marcher Lordships.

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13th November 2023

Getting to Net Zero – is hydrogen the answer?

Professor Averil Macdonald OBE, Professor Alun Vaughan

There's a lot of talk about getting to net zero. This talk will show that electrifying the UK is fraught with problems but that there are solutions.

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9th October 2023

Fascinating Fungi

Ray Woods

Local expert and author Ray Woods returns to give us another insight into the world of nature, this time with a focus on fungi.

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11th September 2023

A Grammar School Girl

Gina Maddison

Gina returns to continue her story of life in Birmingham in the 1970s.

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14th August 2023

A Century of Popular Songs: 1860s to 1960s

Richard Churchley

Richard, a historian and a musician, takes the audience on a journey through the decades singing largely familiar songs and putting them in their context. Educational, but the emphasis is ...

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