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Assembly 2014

Raglan School History Detectives received an award from the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative for their work in St Cadoc's Churchyard. We are proud to be the only after school club to receive this award. The ceremony was held at the University of Wales, Caerleon. We were pleased to receive an award from the Welsh Books Cancel. We have also been invited by Gwent Archives in 2014-2015 to research records held in their archives related to Education in Raglan ( 7, July 2014)

UPCOMING PROJECTS: - WWI Memorial at Beaufort Square to sit aside the WWII Memorial (Raglan bids to honour veterans of First World War)

Education in Raglan District - A new Raglan infant/junior School will be built in 2014-2015. Meanwhile we intend to say good-bye to the current school buildings. We plan to research the history of Education in Raglan District and to capture the stories of students, parents and teachers, The results of this year long project include:

- writing stories about education in Raglan District

- making a time capsule about the history of Raglan District education in the new School

- writing a play about the history of education in Raglan District

- organising a Raglan Reunion in 2015


March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

  • 23rd January: Discovering the history of the Troy House Estate – Dr Ann Benson. Raglan Local History Group 7:30 pm, Raglan Infants School

November 2013

  • All our Stories celebration launch of two new local history books by Dr Brinley Morgan: The Raglan Fallen and Raglan at War
  • 28th November 2013 : Monmouthshire Agricultural Workers in the 1860's – Peter Strong. Raglan Local History Group 7:30 pm, Raglan Infants School
  • 19 November, 7:30pm Raglan History Panels A series of 6 Panels highlighting local historic events/stories will be unveiled at The Ship Inn on High Street. Brinley Morgan will be signing his Raglan Fallen and Raglan at War books. Copies of the new History and Churchyard trail. Monmouthshire Beacon article: http://www.monmouthshirebeacon.co.uk/news.cfm?id=40408&searchword=raglan

October 2013

September 2013

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Raglan VC Primary School History Detectives launch their churchyard trail (at the preaching cross or inside the Church depending on weather). Photo's of the St Cadoc's Churchyard Launch
  • 26th September
    Great Severn Flood
    The Great Severn Flood 1607 – Dr Mark Lewis of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales lecture on one of Britain's greatest natural disasters, this flood affected South Wales from Carmarthen to Chepstow on the 30th January, 1607. What happened? Had there been earlier floods? Have there been floods since? This lecture considered the evidence. The lecture was followed by the AGM. Raglan Local History Group. 7:00 pm, Raglan Infants School

August 2013

  • August - September Restoration of Wyatt Gravestone by Martin McNamara. The Raglan History Detectives were keen to restore the Wyatt gravestone to honour his contribution to the restoration of St Cadoc's Church
  • 28 August: 7:30pm at the 'Heart of Llandenny' (between Llandenny Church and Raglan Arms Inn) Launch of Llandenny Village History Map - The Llandenny Village History Map will be located between the Church and Raglan Arms Pub. But we hope to have a great time launching this historical view of Llandenny.
  • 24 & 25 August: Tour of Coed y Bwnydd: The largest and possibly best-preserved Iron Age hill fort in Monmouthshire, with a history of human involvement stretching back more than 2,000 years.
  • 25 August: "Historic Tours of Raglan Village / Le Circuit Historique du Village de Raglan" Parce twinning visit to Raglan. Two tours provided (10 am and 2pm) in English/French
  • 1 August: Insiders guide to ancient monuments in Raglan District. Thursday 1st August 2013 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM. A personal tour of ancient monuments in Raglan District with Dr. Sian REES, former CADW inspector of Ancient Monuments. We visited St Peters Well, Bryngwyn, Dingestow Church and Castles and more...Free tour sponsored by the Raglan District Roots Project.

July 2013

June 2013

April 2013

  • 25 April, 7pm. Raglan Local History Group Visit to Treowen. Our guide for the evening was Monmouth historian David J Harrison MA. Directions: Take the old Monmouth Road from Raglan, turn left to Dingestow, immediately after new village hall turn right by the caravan site and Treowen drive way is on the left in about ½ mile. Post code is NP25 4DL
  • 16-17 April 1861 Raid on Raglan Church, Ben Russell, Science Museum visits Raglan Village to give three lectures (to History Detectives, Raglan district Residents and Raglan VC School Juniors)
  • 15 April, 7:30 pm. Bryngwyn Roots Project Launch sponsored by the Bryngwyn W.I. at Crawley Hall, Great Oaks

March 2013

  • 13 March, 2:30pm. Tour for 40 Finnish Visitors
  • ' 3 March, 7:30 pm. Raglan Railway Memories sponsored by the Raglan Scouts, residents of Raglan District were invited to meet with the Raglan Scouts to share their memories of Raglan Railway Station.

February 2013

  • 20-21 February 2013 Raglan Sense of Roots Digital Past Conference, Monmouth, Wales. This seminar discussed how a small village has kept its local history vibrant through the use of digital stories, collaborative wiki projects and QR trails to raise awareness of the people and places that have contributed to our community.

December 2012

Ongoing activities Cymdeithas Gymraeg Trefynwy a'r Cylch - Monmouth and District Welsh Society

For earlier activities refer to Raglan History website: [1]

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