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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




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