Thursday, 1st. June:  St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Peters Street, Cardiff.  CF24 3BA

~Guided by the eminent Cardiff Historian Mr. Sean Cleary.

Tour commences at 02.00 p.m. (14.00)

Thursday, 8th. June:  The Senedd, the National Assembly for Wales

Harbour Drive, Cardiff.  CF99 1NA

~Invited by Jenny Rathbone AM, The Senedd & how NAfW functions.  *Security.

Tour commences at 03.00 p.m. (15.00)   *20 BOOKED PLACES ONLY

Thursday, 15th. June:  National Museum Wales Collections Centre

Parc Nantgarw, CF15 7QT.

~Staff will share with us “The Care of Collections and Conservation”.

Tour commences at 02.00 p.m. (14.00)  *20 BOOKED PLACES ONLY

Thursday, 22nd. June:  Saint John the Baptist Church, Cardiff

St. John Street, Cardiff.  CF10 1GJ

~A guided tour of this rare survivor of mediaeval Cardiff from the Priest in Charge, The Rev. Canon Dr. Sarah Rowland Jones.

Tour commences at 02.00 p.m. (14.00)

Thursday, 29th. June:  Cardiff Crown Court

Law Courts, Cathays Park, Cardiff.  CF10 3PG

~Gain privileged insight into CCC, before the important work of the day begins.

*Tour commences at 09.00 a.m. prompt

Thursday, 06th. July:  Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Cardiff

4, Merches Place, Grangetown, Cardiff.  CF11 6RD

~A cultural visit to the first and largest Hindu Temple in Wales.  *Dress code.

Tour commences at 10.00 a.m.

Thursday, 13th. July:  Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon

Blaenafon, Pontypool.  NP4 9XP

~BIG FINISH! – A day out to Big Pit and the Gilchrist-Thomas Iron Works.

*Tour commences at 11.30 a.m.  *BOOKED MINI-BUS LEAVES at 10.00 a.m.



The Roath Local History Society are pleased to announce their Winter Programme for 2016/17.

Events include: John Brigg’s Memories of old Cardiff, Dr Phil Carradice on Cardiff and the Vale in the First World War plus Paul Busby from Tredegar House on Godfrey Charles Morgan, Lord Tredegar.

In the new year, Alan Thorne will be giving a talk about Cardiff and Penarth Ships and their contribution to the Spanish Civil War and Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe will be speaking about the paranormal with The Story of Croglin Hall.

As Spring comes around, Steve Rowson will be giving a talk about Cardiff’s canals with The Glamorganshire Canal and our own Jeff Childs will be presenting Roath in the 17th and 18th Century.


Summer Programme 2016

The Roath Local History Society are pleased to announce their Summer Programme for 2016.

Events include: Peter Finch’s Death Row to St.Margaret’s guided history walk, a Parkminster church tour with quiz, a tour of the facilities at the Welsh Institute of Sport, a return visit to The Cardiff Story, a gallery and collection tour at The Butetown History and Arts Centre and a group visit to The Evolution of Wales permanent exhibition at the National Museum in Cathays Park.


Winter Programme 2015/16

The Roath Local History Society are pleased to announce their Winter Programme for 2015/16.

Events include: The urban development of Roath, a history of Howell’s school, Peter Finch talks about his latest book, the development of 19th Century rugby in Roath and Cardiff, 500 years of Roath, and the history of Albany School (Albany Military Hospital).


Summer Programme 2015

The Roath Local History Society are pleased to announce their Summer Programme for 2015.

Events include: Talks on the Tabernacle on Penywain Road, Albany School and a behind-the-scenes look in St.Davids Hall. Plus guides on using the STACS Library Resource Information System, the Bute Park Restoration Project and a guided history walk down City Road.


Cardiff Story Exhibition

Roath Local History Society, in conjunction with Cardiff City Council,announces a three month exhibition which is being held at The Cardiff Story Museum in the Old Library on The Hayes.

On a theme of a history of the Mackintosh Estate, it traces the fascinating story of land ownership, the dividing up of estates and the urban development of much of present day Roath, by the Mackintosh family. The origins of the names of streets and roads can be traced to members of the Richards and Mackintosh families.

This pictorial record continues with the setting up of the Mackintosh Sports and Social Club, housed in Plasnewydd mansion, on land provided by Mr and Mrs Mackintosh and continues with the establishment of the Mackintosh Residents Community Centre, which is the headquarters of Roath Local History Society.

The Exhibition can be found in the City Lab, on the lower ground floor of The Cardiff Story and is open daily.

Cardiff Story Exhibition –  Aug-Nov

Winter Programme 2013/14

Thursday, September 12

AGM followed by the ever popular Members Evening

Thursday, October 10

Thomas George. (Cardiff University). Cardiff and the First World War

This lecture will explore the ways in which the men and women of Cardiff contributed to the war effort, on the home front.

Thursday, November 14

Fred Davies. The Taff Vale Railway

Fred returns for the second part of the history of the TVR.

Thursday, December 12

Dr Andrew Hignell. How the Ashes came to Cardiff.

Prominent sports historian and Curator of the Cricket Museum at the Swalec stadium Andrew will trace the negotiations which resulted in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.

Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Dr Andrew Richardson. (Cardiff University). Lords of Bricks and Mortar

This talk will explore the development of the Castle and Town of Cardiff, from Roman times to the present and how it influenced civic pride and identity and gave power to its occupants

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rev Stewart Lisk. The Civic Chaplain

Rev Lisk is Vicar of St Margaret’s Church.He will recount the with whicheople and events with which he has been involved, as Civic Chaplain for Cardiff.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dr Diane Brook. Cardiff Archaeological Society.

Diane is Vice Chair of CAS and pays a return visit to tell us of the work of the Society and the excavations and explorations with which they have been involved.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Peter Gillard . (Secretary RLHS) .A History of Cardiff’s Parks.

This illustrated talk will trace the evolution of parks and open spaces in Cardiff and their relationship to the development of the Town, City and Capital, over time