A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area Society: Monmouthshire

Category Rail Transport

Incorporating The Breconshire Railway Society: 'The Society was established in November 1970 by, among others, Huw Phillips, John Beardsmore and Harry Rawlins, with some of the original founder members still active in the Society today. About half the members worked in the railways or heavy industry in South Wales, with the others from a wide variety of backgrounds. In the early days there were around 40-50 members and today membership stands at around 70, all united in an enthusiasm for steam railway traction ... The Society provides members with a forum for monthly meetings and the quarterly Society magazine The Coal Tank, both of which are of a high standard and worth trying for yourself'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'AAS holds monthly meetings, often with guest speakers ... All guests are welcome! No knowledge necessary, just a curious mind.'

'Abergavenny Camera Club is made up of a group of photography enthusiasts who meet every other Monday ... where events from the programme happen throughout the year. Our ethos is to have fun and learn in a friendly, social environment ... We deliberately cater for all skills and interests and keep a relaxed and open style. While we run and join in with various other competitions, we focus first on learning and enjoying the pleasures of photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We usually meet at The Borough Theatre ... Visitors to the area can attend any lecture at the Theatre. If you come more than once, please take out membership.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. We are the leading voice for badgers in England and Wales, with a network of around 60 local voluntary badger groups, and supported by thousands of supporters and followers ... They are a great way to get involved, meet other badger enthusiasts and make a difference to your local badgers.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'The national organisation which represents numismatic societies throughout the United Kingdom. It exists to promote the study of numismatics by bringing these societies and their members together to share and increase their interest and expertise in coins, tokens and currency ... BANS holds an annual weekend congress, organised by the local numismatic society, in a different attractive place each year ... BANS sponsors one of the talks at the annual weekend congress, the Marion Archibald Memorial Lecture ... BANS runs an annual autumn lecture course, with a more specifically educational programme. As at the congresses, the lectures are given by the leading museum, trade and amateur experts.'

'We are a local volunteer-run charity, formed in 1948 to explore and promote the remarkable history of the town and to keep an eye on new developments ... In normal times, we meet on the third Wednesday of each month (except August and December) ... to hear a talk of local and/or historical interest, and hear about changes in the town and surrounding area. The Society is a friendly and socially active group, and welcomes new members.  As well as meeting regularly, we also organise tours and excursions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Our Society exists to encourage an interest in both family history and genealogy amongst the people of Gwent, and amongst those living elsewhere who may have ancestral connections with the history county of Monmouthshire ... We hold Branch Meetings in the 5 areas of the County.'

'We love hardy perennials for their variety, colours, shapes, sizes and longevity. We help each other to grow them better, to try different species and we exchange and spread information about them ... Local Group membership is open to all members of the national HPS. Most groups charge a small additional subscription. Groups welcome new members and visitors; they are a great way for those of all ages and levels of experience to share their enthusiasm for plants and gardening ... Most Groups offer ... talks by experts with the opportunity to ask questions and talk to them.'

'Nature is not only beautiful but it is also fundamental to our lives. We can’t survive without it, but Wales’s natural environment is in decline and so are the benefits that it delivers. The LNP Cymru project will build a nature recovery network to help reverse this, engaging people and communities, businesses and decision-makers in both practical action and strategic planning for a healthy, resilient and nature-rich Wales.'

Category Across the UK

'The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, on a mission to restore a third of the UK's land and seas for nature by 2030. We believe everyone, everywhere, should have access to nature and the joy and health benefits it brings. No matter where you are in the UK, there is a Wildlife Trust inspiring people about nature and standing up for wildlife and wild places. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity formed by people getting together to make a positive difference to wildlife, climate and future generations. Together we have more than 850,000 members, over 42,500 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Founded in 1943, WBKA is the umbrella organisation for 19 local associations across Wales. Representatives of these 19 associations, and specialist members, form the WBKA Council which meets three times a year.'

'Formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political ... Belonging to The Western Front Association provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

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