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

11th October 2021

Glyn Houston: A Black and White Actor

Dean Powell

A welcome return by Dean to tell us the rags to riches story of a Rhondda valley boy who became one of Britain’s most popular actors of television and film.

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9th March 2020

Whodunnits

Geraint Davies

A talk on the origins and evolution of the crime novel by the author of Welsh detective novels.

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10th February 2020

Uncovering past lives from dusty documents

Gavin Hooson

In this talk, Gavin will show how the most unpromising looking documents will still have information about the lives of ordinary people who have lived in Mid Wales before us ...

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13th January 2020

Titus Salt Junior and his Son on the Grand Tour

Nicholas Salt

The village of Saltaire was built around the middle of the 19th century by Sir Titus Salt, a philanthropist and leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry. Today’s talk by ...

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9th December 2019

Special Christmas Programme and U3A Christmas Lunch

our local u3a groups

Special home brew entertainment followed by our annual Christmas lunch. A report of the meeting by Clive Barrett is available to download.

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11th November 2019

Music before the Microchip

Hugh Parry

A reminder of how our parents, grandparents used to listen to recorded music.

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14th October 2019

The King’s DNA. Richard III – from Car Park to Cathedral

Rhian Morgan

Telling the story of the discovery and identification of the skeleton in the car park.

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9th September 2019

The Rolls Royce Story

Bruce Lawson

The story of Charles Rolls, his early life in Wales and his role in establishing the legendary marque.

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12th August 2019

Family Matters: Four generations of women’s lives

Janet Robinson

Telling the story of four generations of grocers starting with a small shop in Hatfield .

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8th July 2019

Conspiracy Theories

Mike Watkins

A light hearted look at the history of the conspiracy theory illustrated by many examples past and present

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10th June 2019

A Solo Walk across Africa

Fran Sandham

Fran Sandham tells of his year long walk across Africa solo, from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar.

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13th May 2019

The Sinking of the Lusitania

Malcolm Meadows

A brief history of World War I at sea and a detailed account of the sinking of the Lusitania on the 7th May 1915

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