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  SOCIAL & FAMILY HISTORY  

Following the successful completion and publication of ‘WW1 Llanelly Parish Remembers’ the u3a Family History group are planning to embark on another new project, again in partnership with the Community Council. This joint project aims to create a permanent online oral record of the memories of the long living residents born within the boundaries of the parish. The completed project should provide a fascinating insight into how Gilwern and the surrounding area has changed and developed over time and it will provide a valuable resource for family and social historians now and in the future.

As a result of this second change of direction it is felt that the group title should now be changed to Family & Social History. We welcome new members who are interested in either or both Family or Social history. We also welcome keen photographers for another project in the pipeline and involves documenting and photographing the graves at St Elli Church.

If you would like to find out more please contact the Group Leader, Linda Swanson on 07393 296375 or email swansonlm@aol.com             Picture of the group after a useful meeting

Family & Social History Group – new projects
The Family and Social History Group are planning to embark on two new ambitious projects. Like our WW1 Research Project, this first one is in partnership with the Community Council. Our aim is to create a permanent online oral record of the memories of the long lived residents born within the boundaries of the parish. The completed project will provide a fascinating insight into how Gilwern and the surrounding area has changed and developed over time and it will provide a valuable resource for family and social historians now and in the future.

Our second project involves photographing and documenting the older graves at St Elli Church. Taking the photographs will not be a particularly easy task as many graves are overgrown and not easily read. However, if you don’t fancy spending time actually photographing the headstones we need volunteers to transcribe and record the details.

Both are large and exciting projects and as we are currently a small group we would welcome any new members who would like to be involved.

If you would like to find out more please contact the Group Leader, Linda Swanson on 07393 296375 or email swansonlm@aol.com

    St Elli Church  

 

 


The Main Road, Gilwern
 
A speical day - on the canal boat


The canal in Gilwern
 
The western side of Gilwern

Visit to the Gwent Archives took place on 20 March