Roath Local Historical Society – Winter Programme, 2015/16

Members and visitors are invited to join the Roath Local Historical Society for a series of lectures on subjects of local interest. All meetings are held in the Community Hall at the Mackintosh Sports Club, Keppoch Street, Roath and commence at 7.30pm. On site car parking is available and refreshments are served after the meeting.

Please join them, and bring a friend!



Where Cardiff Edges the Estuary.  Peter Finch, author, historian and lecturer pays a very welcome return to give a talk based on his latest book.

The Kemys-Tynte Family is the subject of a talk by Malcolm Ranson, following exstensive research on this important dynasty.

The Development of Rugby in 19th century Cardiff and Roath. Writer and sports historian Gwyn Prescott will present this talk which is of interest to all rugby fans.

History of Roath – the First 500 Years is the theme that Jeff Childs will present, looking at the beginnings in the late Norman period and the fascinating feudal system that administered the old manor of Roath. This will reflect aspects of Jeffs book Roath, 1000 Years of HISTORY

A History of Albany Road School. Wil Howlett, Acting Headmaster, will trace the origins  and history of the School. Many members met Wil on our visit earlier in the year.

Cathays Cemetary – a World Tour Gordon Hindess of Friends of Cathay’s Cemetery will give an illustrated presentation on the famous people and events connected with this Victorian cemetery .


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