Meetings of the Cowbridge History Society are normally held on the first Friday of each month, October to May, in:
Lesser Hall, The Town Hall, Cowbridge CF71 7DD
Meetings start at 7:30 pm and are FREE for members. Non-members are welcome to attend for £1.50. Refreshments are usually served after meetings.
New members are welcome to join any time: at just £7.50 per annum.
Advance notice of our meetings can usually be found in the GEM newspaper in the preceding week.
See below for our programme of events.
Forthcoming Meetings in Lesser Hall, The Town Hall, Cowbridge – 2015
Friday 1st May : AGM – starts at 7:00 pm!
Followed at 7:30 pm by:
The Founding of Ramoth Chapel
Speaker: BRIAN JAMES
Ramoth Baptist Church began at 31 High Street, Cowbridge in 1806.The present handsome chapel dates from 1828-29. The debt of this expensive building was not cleared until the 1840s.
Friday 5th June at 7:30 pm
"Magna Carta 800 – The Great Charter of British Liberties": King John and the Barons
Speaker: DON GERRARD
Traces the growing hostility between the Crown and the Nobility after 1066, until in 1215 the King was forced to accept the Charter, limiting his powers by law.
Friday 10th April 2015
The Edmondes and Cowbridge: Family, Land and Old Hall
Speaker: DICK BUSWELL
The Edmondes family rose from humble yeoman stock to occupy important social and economic positions in Cowbridge and the Vale, an addition to the local gentry. Old Hall and its gardens was developed as their town house.
Friday 13th March 2015
Charter Day Celebration
Visit to Llanelly House and Howard Park, Llanelli
Friday 6th March 2015
Daniel Jones of Woodford and Beaupre
Speaker: GRAHAM PHILLIMORE