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This year’s photographic exhibition was a great success. Many local people attended and were delighted to see pictures of people they recognised from their own past. Many were surprised at the sheer extent of the photographs and information on display. We had also had visits from members of other local historical groups who were impressed with the exhibition. We have found that people visiting these events tend to be keen to provide us with additional information, corrections where we have made mistakes (nobody is perfect) and informative photographs that are new to us, all of which is used to update our archives for future generations to enjoy.


This month our speaker is Peter Hatherley who’s subject is ‘The Pagan, grotesque and obscene’ This covers the way in which Christian churches developed from previous pagan sites and rituals.


On Friday 29th of July our speaker is Dr Richard Wood. He is going to enlighten us on the role of The South Wales miners in the tunnelling companies on The Western Front. The tunnels under the battlefields were incredibly extensive. This massive undertaking required specialist knowledge, skills and experience. Unfortunately the fortitude of these brave unsung heroes of the Great War has largely been forgotten.


This month we have Stephen Rowson talking to us on the subject of “Victorian Summer on the Bristol Channel”. This will be held on Friday June 30th.

13/06/2017                                                   The Royal Mint

Rhoose History Society has organised a visit to The Royal Mint at Llantrisant on Saturday 9th of September 2017. The visit will include a guided tour of the mint. Please note that this event is only open to society members.

The entry fee will be £11.00. If you are interested please pay cheque or cash at our speakers meeting on June 30th

where we will share details of the event with you. We hope you can make it. This should be a very interesting trip.

For those who are not currently members of the society, our membership fee is only £5.00 per annum and may be paid at any of our meetings.


This month we have Phil Davies talking to us on the subject of “Weird Wills”. His talk will be held on Friday April 27th at 7:30PM in the Rhoose Community Hall, Stuart Road.

Please note that annual society subscriptions are due this month.