Topics of Historical interest

On this page, we will cover a range of topics of interest relating to the history of Kidwelly and the surrounding area. These will primarily focus on subjects of the Kidwelly Local History Society talks, and the page will be updated regularly.

Please note that there are many existing resources on Kidwelly History, especially on the Kidwelly History’ website

Kidwelly Castle, South Wales 1837 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Purchased 1986 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T04607

Presentations (below): Click on the ‘enlarge’ double-headed arrow in the bottom right-hand corner of the grey bar at the base of a presentation to see it in full-screen¬† view (press ‘esc’ to return to the original view)

 

Old highways and byways in the kidwelly area (presented by christine davies)

CYDWELI, KYMER, AND CANALS (PRESENTED BY ED DAVIES, SEPTEMBER, 2018)

james dickson innes (presented by martin davies, may 2018)

cestyll cedweli castles (presented by byron huws, january 2018)

 

the drovers in west wales (presented by bruce smith of ferryside, november 2017)

 

The Pembrey Gunnery Dome (presented by Pembrey Mountain Trust, August 2017)

The KLHS 2017-18 season of talks commenced with a presentation by Pembrey Mountain Trust on the Gunnery Training Dome situated in Pembrey Airfield. It is the only building of its type in Wales, and an important architectural reminder of the significant role of Pembrey and surrounding area during World War 2 . Some links for more information follow, including information about forthcoming Open Doors event at the Dome:

http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/417682/details/dome-gunnery-trainer-pembrey-airfield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Pembrey

http://cadw.gov.wales/events/allevents/open-doors-pembrey-gunnery-dome-2017/?lang=en

Maps and Mapping at the Royal Commission (presented May, 2017)

 

Agnes Hermione Jennings in France by Madeline Summers (presented April, 2017)

Information associated with the slides above can be found in this accompanying document: Travels abroad with Hermione

 

 

Holy Wells in the Kidwelly area by Christine Davies (presented January, 2017)

Agnes Hermione Jennings, Lady of Fashion by Madeline Summers (presented 2016)

 Information associated with the slides above can be found in this accompanying document: AGNES HERMIONE JENNINGS
The history of Gellideg Mansion, Llandyfaelog, by Vivian Summers (presented 2014)

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