Welcome to Raglanpedia - the home of Raglan District History. Our vision is to share our history through maps, QR plaques and stories of local people, places and activities. Our goal is to raise awareness of the history of Raglan District and to celebrate the strong sense of community that has been built up over the centuries. We have identified four target groups: Raglan Primary School children, people researching their Family History along with tourists and residents who wish to learn more about our lovely villages.
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Brief history of Raglan Village
- In Raglan History Trail, we developed new village map boards at Beaufort Square, and Raglan Castle with updated maps that incorporate a QR history trail of historic buildings and activities. QR plaques have been placed on buildings of historic interest around the village. These QR plaques link to Raglanpedia to provide a village history trail. This trail is available in both English and French (especially for our friends from our twin village of Parce, France).
- St Cadoc's Churchyard Trail includes a Churchyard map linked to a QR graveyard trail, to encourage visitors to learn about Raglan History through the stories of people buried in our graveyard. Our Churchyard trail celebrates the efforts of the Raglan Primary School History Detectives' investigations into the stories of the gravestones in St Cadoc's Graveyard, and ongoing village living history projects.
- The Llandenny Village History Trail highlights historical buildings and personal stories
ALL OUR STORIES
- Raglan District Stories a set of six Display Panels tell many stories and events in Raglan over the centuries. These display panels will be displayed in the new Village Hall. The Post Office has three Raglan Village books for sale: Raglan past and present, Raglan at War, and Raglan Fallen. Leaflets for Raglan Village and St Cadoc's Churchyard are also available as guides to the walks in the village/church.
- Horatia_Durant_Essays 1985-present
- Life in 20th Century Raglan Village Ernie Morgan (1903-1999). 1987 Video Stories of Ernie's Life in Raglan:
The Raglan District Roots project is led by the Raglan and District History Group. This group, established in 1955, celebrates local history through lectures, tea parties and outings. We sponsor the annual Horatia Durant Essay Contest. Established in 1985, the the Horatia Durant Essay Contest encourages study of local history. In 2010 the Raglan Primary School History Detectives after-school group was established. Our Primary School children can be seen in St Cadoc's Churchyard on sunny Tuesday afternoons, learning about local history through the stories of the people buried there. Visit Gravestones in St Cadoc's Churchyard to see the fruits of our work!
FOLLOW US ON
- FACEBOOK: Raglan District Roots Group
- FLICKR: Historical Raglan District
- Raglan and District Local History Group
- Raglan District Wales UK Domesday website (for more stories and records)
Visit our Raglan Local History website to explore the story of Raglan Village and learn about the Raglan and Local District History Group.
For more information or to get involved in Raglanpedia contact: Raglan_History@yahoo.co.uk TD