Welcome to our September 2022 Newsletter!
The sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth on 8th September marks the beginning of ten days of mourning before her state funeral at Westminster Abbey. The Queen certainly was an amazing woman, still working and serving the country right up until her final days, receiving our outgoing and incoming Prime Ministers at Balmoral only two days before her death. On behalf of the Executive Committee and members of the Society I have sent our condolences to her family.
As a mark of respect our Bridgend Branch have cancelled their meeting on the day of her funeral, Monday 19th September.
September is the month when many organisations, not usually open to the public, have 'Open Doors' events - some are listed below or can be accessed via the Cadw website.
The 'Help and Brickwall' Sessions at Bridgend Libraries are recommencing this month. 'Ask the Experts' sessions are also available at Glamorgan Archives - see adverts below for times and how to book.
For those of you whose interest in history encompasses all eras we have been notified about an online course 'Wales and the Wars of the Roses' run by Aberystwyth University Life Long Learning Department starting in October - see details below.
Our Branches will be holding their AGMs in October either face to face or online. All need volunteers to come forward and join their Committees and to help organise local events. See also notice below with regard to Cardiff & Vale Branch. The Society also still has a vacancy for a Membership Secretary.
The Resource Centre at Aberkenfig will be re-opening on the last Wednesday in the month on a trial basis with the first session planned for Wednesday 28 September 10-2 pm. Volunteers are also need at the ARC to help with Society administration and research queries.
Unfortunately it may be necessary to curtail some of the programme of events we offer if further volunteers do not come forward to help share the load. Information on all Society vacancies is included on the website. https://www.glamfhs.org.uk/society-vacancies
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