Here is our end of Summer (August) Newsletter - although if you siarad Cymraeg you will know that the Welsh for July is Gorffennaf (end of Summer) so that was a month ago. August is always a month when Autumn commences in parts of the country. The nights are certainly drawing in and over the past few days the temperature has dropped considerably here in South Wales. We have forgotten that the reason the school holidays are in August is because in the past many children would have been involved in the harvest and that mid Summer was two month's ago.
I am afraid that other Society commitments meant that it was not possible to provide a July Newsletter - the paper journal was being written and also we were planning our Autumn 'online events' by carrying out training with our volunteers in using Zoom and Mail Chimp so that we can offer alternative ways of keeping in touch with our members.
The Covid-19 restrictions still in place mean that our branch meetings remain cancelled although the Executive and Branch Committees continue to monitor the situation. Our Resource Centre at Aberkenfig is also still CLOSED for the time being.
Our Branches will shortly be contacting their local members to let you know when and how they will be holding their Branch AGMs, which would normally have been held in October. If you are not local to South Wales and are interested in a particular area of Glamorgan or wish to be added to a local Branch mailing list please contact the individual Branch - contact details can be found on Page 4 of the Journal.
Cardiff & Vale Branch have organised a series of online events for the Autumn. The first of these is next Tuesday 1 September at 7.20 pm (BST) when there will be an online talk by Jenni Phillips 'Scrofula, Scarlet Fever and Sudden Visitations'. The talk is open to all members of the Society. Places are limited but can be booked via the Eventbrite link below which also has further information about the content of the talk:
Eventbrite - Scrofula, Scarlet Fever and Sudden Visitations - Tuesday 1 September
Once you have registered for the talk on Eventbrite an email will be sent to you before the event with a link to join the Zoom session.
The following Saturday 5 September at 11 am (BST) - there will be a the first of a Brickwall/Beginners Session. See Link below to register for this event.
Eventbrite - Brickwall Series - Getting Started Online - Saturday 5 September at 11 am.
There will also be a more informal 'Coffee and Chat' session each month - details to follow.
You can register to be notified of further talks and events as they become available on the Eventbrite website.
This is an opportunity for members not local to South Wales to take part Society events so if you have any thoughts on further events or are able to help or provide a talk or research guidance etc please let us know.
Vice Chairman & Website Manager