This meeting is open to all N&DHS members and includes a round up of the past year's activities and a forward look to future events. Only members are permitted to vote on any motions to be decided.
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 email@example.com
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
This milestone of the 40th anniversary of the creation of NDHS is still being planned in detail but will involve exhibits and activities in the Guildhall to give everyone in the town a chance to join with us in celebration and learn more about the Society's activities and its contribution to the fabric of Newport society.