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Our Meetings Programme

OHIHS meet in the Risca Colliers Institute, home of the Risca Industrial History Museum, at 7.00pm for 7.15pm.
Meetings finish by 9.00pm. Membership fee £25.
Friends and visitors are welcome to attend our meetings: Admission £2.

Our Open Evenings

Open evenings are informal meetings giving everyone an opportunity to raise topics and questions for general discussion.
You are welcome to make short presentations, discuss topical matters of industrial interest or present the product of your researches.

Friday 30th November 2018 - Lampeter and Aberayron Light Railway

but did it ever get to Newquay?
Martin Connop-Price

Friday 7th December 2018 - Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 14th December 2018 - A Military and Industrial history wander around Malta

At least we're guaranteed some sunshine
Robin Williams

Friday 21st December 2018 - Christmas Social Evening

Fun, games, quizzes and some refreshment
Open to everyone

Friday 28th December 2018 - No meeting tonight

Our break until the New Year
so a happy New year to all

Friday 4th January 2019 - Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 11th January 2019 - The Severn Ferries

Crossing the Severn from 44AD to 1966
Dr Naylor Firth

Friday 18th January 2019 - Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 25th January 2019 - The Long Road to Suffrage

This should get your vote
Dr Elin Jones

Friday 1st February 2019 - Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 8th February 2019 - 130th (St John) Field Ambulance

Their activities during WW1
Stephen Lyons

Friday 15th February 2019 - Artifacts Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 22nd February 2019 - Country Life in Gwent, Part 2

Agricultural workers in the 1860s - Women and Children
Peter Strong

Friday 1st March 2019 - Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 8th March 2019 - Evan Thomas and his Lamps

with a nod to Vincent Van Goch
Brian Davies

Friday 15th March 2019 - The Llanerch Colliery Disaster

The loss of 176 men and boys in 1890
Tony Hopkins

Friday 22nd March 2019 - Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 29th March 2019 - The Severn Estuary

From Gloucester to the Bridges
Martin Connop-Price

Friday 5th April 2019 - Neath Abbey Ironworks

and its amazing range of products
Peter Richards

Friday 12th April 2019 - To be announced

Watch this space
Details to follow

Friday 19th April 2019 - Good Friday Open Evening

Contributions from our members
Open to everyone

Friday 26th April 2019 - The History of 'Riscatype'

Risca's contribution to the printing world
David Crook

Friday 3rd May 2019 - OHIHS Annual General Meeting

Your chance to have your say
Colliers Institute, Grove Road, Risca

Friday 10th May 2019 - Our First Summer Walk

To be confirmed
More details to follow later

Our previous programmes of meetings and walks


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