Roath Local History Society

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

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

The Winter Programme

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 19.45, 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.Link

The Summer Programme

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

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, being 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?