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Roath Local History Society – Spring meetings

Roath Local History Society runs a series of meetings through the year covering a wide range of topics. All its winter meetings are held at the Mackintosh Community/Sports Club on Keppoch Street and start at 7:30pm. Its summer programme is a series of weekly visits to places of interest in and around the area throughout June and July.

Forthcoming meetings are:

10 January

Dr Andrew Hignell – Cricket and the Bute Estate

Historian and archivist for Glamorgan Cricket, Andrew will explore the role of the Marquess of Bute in encouraging the playing of cricket in the area.

14 February

Dr Diane Brook – The Roath Mill Project

Diane will explore the history of the Mill and will present the findings of the recent geophysical investigations at the site.

14 March

Keith Moger – A history of Cardiff’s hospitals

Tracing the development of hospitals in Cardiff.

11 April

Dr Anita Jordon – All the Oliver Twists

A history of the destitute children of a past era.

The series is for members of the Society – full membership is £11 and the retired/student rate is £6 and you can join at the events.

The society doesn’t have a website at the moment, but if you’d like their contact details drop us a line through our contact page and we’ll share their phone number.









  1. Shirley Geddes says:

    Glad to see you are up and running-see Malcolm Ranson if puzzled.

  2. David Pike says:

    I am trying to get hold of a copy of an article on the history of Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church (now The Gate)which was published in the Roath Local History Society Project newsletter, vol.l3 no.1 (Winter 1985-86) pp22-28. Is it possible to get hold of a copy of this through you? This with a view to writing a piece about the church’s overall history to the present day in connection with my blog on Welsh church history.
    Many thanks
    David Pike

    • jeff childs says:

      Thanks David.

      If you let me have your contact details I will send you a copy of the said article. alternatively, Cardiff Central Library’s Local Studies Library holds a set of the newsletters.