London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies
Cangen Llundain o'r Cymdeithasau Hanes Teuluoedd Cymru
Y Ddraig Goch
Branch Meetings 2015

The branch meets four times a year in central London and anyone with an interest in Welsh family history is very welcome to attend. The branch charges no membership fee but we ask for a £3 donation at each meeting to cover expenses.

Further details can be obtained from the Secretary, Anne Jones: Secretary's email address

A date for you calendar Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 2pm

Sir Thomas Picton: Researching His Early Life and Military Career
with LBWFHS branch member Brian Swann

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death on the battlefield at Waterloo of Sir Thomas Picton, one of Wellington's most controversial generals, whom he described as "a rough foul-mouthed devil". Brian has researched a variety of document sources, particularly military records, to examine the influence of Picton's early life on his later military career.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

Our Next Meeting -

A date for you calendar Saturday, 17 January 2015 at 2 pm

City Mission - The Story of London's Welsh Chapels
with broadcaster Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards talks about the research behind his new book, which “sheds new light on the story of one of London’s first ethnic minorities, the Welsh”.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)



Branch Meetings 2014

a previous meeting Saturday, 8th November 2014 at 2pm

Mariners sailing from the Port of Swansea in the 1800's
with Bryan Richards of the Swansea mariners website

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)

a previous meeting Saturday, 20th September 2014 at 2pm

Marriage in Wales in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: legal, clandestine or informal ?

with LBWFHS branch member Anna Brueton.

Anna Brueton's Ph.D. research concerned courtship, marriage and illegitimacy in West Wales.
In this talk she considers whether the widespread belief that 'Marriage ceremonies ... were frequently informal, clandestine or irregular' has any basis, using her own work and recent research into marriage in England.

at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EX
Underground: Borough, Southwark or London Bridge.

 for more detail see Google map (opens in new window)



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