Roath Local History Society

Alec Kier

Alec Keir

Roath Local History Society was founded in 1978, by the late Alec Keir and a group of enthusiastic local historians.

Our main unit of study was the ancient parish of Roath and the researching and recording of its history. Today, the object of the Society is to promote, encourage and maintain an active interest in, and research into, the local history on any area or subject, but with particular reference to the Ecclesiastical Parish of Roath.

The officers of the Society are:

  • Chairman:  Ted Richards
  • Vice Chairman:  Jeff Childs
  • Honorary Secretary:  Elizabeth Morgan
  • Programme and Events Organiser:  Alan Knight
  • Treasurer:  Peter Jones
  • Committee Members:  Peter Gillard, Martin Sheldon, Gareth Brown, Graeme Brown, Carol Ball.
  • Research Convenor:  Malcolm Ranson.

The main functions of the R.L.H.S. are:

Programme of Indoor Lectures

A series of lectures by prominent speakers, on the second Thursday of the month, from September to May. These are held at The Church Hall of St. Andrews United Reformed Church, Pen-y-Lan Road, Roath, Cardiff. CF24 3PB (at the junction with Wellfield Road).  The evening begins at 7.45, with complimentary refreshments and a chance to socialise.  At 8 o’clock, the meeting is called to order, for Announcements and the Introduction of the Speaker.

Summer Field Trips

A series of outside visits to places of interest in and around our area once a week in June and into July.

Research and Investigations

Members conduct research into specific aspects of our local history, that personally interest them; with the help and support of a Members Forum, convened by Malcolm Ranson.

Members and visitors are invited to join in these activities, covering a wide range of topics on aspects of local history.

Why not bring a friend?

Constitution and Policies:

R.L.H.S. Constitution

R.L.H.S. Privacy Policy

R.L.H.S. Safeguarding Policy