History Nite @ The Coffee House. Free event Come and chat about History & Newport History Society. Deli 45 will be open from 7-9pm. Come and have a coffee and a chat- whether its Family History, Finds, Your House, or our events and talks.
History Nite @ The Coffee House. Free event Due to the Death of HM Elizabeth II, the planned program will now be a chance to reflect on her reign and reminisce about her visits and her influence in our local area. Come and chat about History & Newport History Society. Deli 45 will be open from 7-9pm.
All members are welcome to attend the Planning meeting that was delayed from 19th September due to the Queens Funeral. It is being held at the Railway Tavern on Upper Bar, which is a change from the original venue. We commence at 7pm prompt. Members should have received the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting in an email. If you have not received these, please contact Sandra Crabb through firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk: The History of the Coracle and the Work of the Coracle Trust by Marion Blockley, Project Manager of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust. Ironbridge coracles have been made in the gorge long before the Iron Bridge was built. The first description of a coracle in use on the Severn dates from 1586 in Camden's Britannia. Coracles may have been one of the earliest forms of water transport and have been made all over the world. Please come along and listen to this key element of the history of water transport in this region.
Please note this is a new date (Monday) to avoid a clash with World Cup Semi-finals! Members and friends of the Society are welcome to have a festive drink and nibble while trying to solve the World's most difficult history questions about Newport and its surrounds. It is the traditional way to celebrate our year whilst John Ravenscroft devises questions to mess with your mind and test your knowledge of local and world history. This year we are meeting in the Railway Tavern from 7pm but feel free to start early! Please bring small items of food/nibbles for a small buffet. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate with us