Radyr and Morganstown Local History Society

The end of the viaduct

The Radyr and Morganstown Local History Society meets regularly at the Old Church Rooms for a series of talks on topics of local interest. Some recent talks have included the History of Cardiff, the Vikings in Wales and the Parish of Pentyrch. We also organise local history walks, e.g. walking the Penarth Docks. Recent trips took in Caerleon, Dinefwr Castle and New Town House, Llanmihangel and Highclere Castle.

Committee

Allan Cook – Chairman
email:
cookatradyr222@gmail.com
Brian Pearce – Treasurer
Marie John
Maureen Morgan
Janet Pearce
Jane Parry
Jane Woodward

The position of Secretary is vacant.

 

2017  PROGRAMME

All evening talks take place in the Old Church Rooms at 7.30 p.m. 

Thursday 16 March 2017. Welsh Girls in Service.
Rosemary Scadden

Thursday 20 April 2017. The Lesser Garth Cave and its Context.
Dr. Mark Redknap of the National Museum will re-evaluate the Cave
in the light of recent discoveries.

Monday 8 May 2017. Festival Walk.
Allan Cook will lead a walk of about two miles looking at the growth of Morganstown.
Meet at Morganstown Motte – rear of Pugh’s Garden Village –
at 7 p.m. Free.

Thursday 18 May 2017. A visit to the Royal Mint at Llantrisant.
Tours at 10.30 and 10.45. Entry £11. Lunch will be arranged for those interested.
Please Phone Allan Cook 2084 3176 for more details or to book a place. Transport can be arranged.

Thursday 29 June. A visit to Stourhead, one of the finest Palladian Villas and Gardens in England.
The coach will leave Radyr at 8.15 picking up at the Guide Centre, the rear of Ffordd Las and the Methodist
Church.  Coach £12. Entry to Stourhead is free to members of the NT, entry £13.60 house and garden.
Lunch will be arranged for those interested at Stourhead. Please phone Allan Cook 2084 3176 for more
details or to book a place.

Thursday 28 September.  A visit to Nantgarw Pottery. Tour at 10.30. Lunch will be arranged for those
interested. Transport can be arranged.

Thursday 19 October. The Emperor Hadrian.
Chris Dale.

Thursday 16 November. Medieval Tombstones
Dr. Madeleine Gray.

For more details contact Allan Cook on 2084 3176 or at cookatradyr222@gmail.com

 

PUBLICATIONS

The Local History Society have produced a series of historical works on the parish.

‘TWIXT CHAIN AND GORGE

A history of Radyr and Morganstown.

You can download a free copy of this book here

MEMORIES of RADYR & MORGANSTOWN

The memories of life in Radyr and Morganstown in the early 20th century. Published in 1993.

You can download a free copy of this book here

Wartime Memories of R & M People
Personal Memories of the war years. Not strictly a Local History Society publication, it was compiled by Allan Cook using audio recordings and published with assistance from lottery grants. You can download a free copy of this book here.

5000 YEARS OF HISTORY
A 43-minute DVD of the History of Radyr and Morganstown, introduced and narrated by tv presenter Robin Jones, is available from Allan Cook, 54 Pentwyn, Radyr, CF15 8RE at a price of £5.00 including postage and packaging.

Radyr and Morganstown Local History Society