Listed below are summaries of meetings organised by the GHG now held in the new Community Centre.


Saturday 11 September 2021

A visit to Mathern Mill near Chepstow

Followed by lunch in Chepstow and time to visit the Castle

Meet at Mathern Mill , NP16 6LG at 10.30am

Jan and Dave Bowen who own the mill will explain how the mill operated to turn a sack of grain into a bag of flour and how the machinery worked.  Afterwards, we’ll visit Chepstow itself for lunch and a tour of the Castle where there is a mediaeval enactment that very afternoon.

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Meetings start at 7:30 and are held on a Tuesday in the Garway Community Centre


21 September.  Heather Hurley & Rosanna Scudamore Watts: ‘Kentchurch Court and the Scudamores’.

Archives, portraits, letters & journals are explored to take a new look at the family’s history from 1790 to the great flood of 1959.

19 October.  Malcolm Watkins: ‘Boil a Mouse in Urine – the care of infants in Tudor times’.

 Following a successful reopening of our monthly meetings, this month Malcolm Watkins will be describing the care of infants in Tudor and Stuart times -- the title of his talk is the first part of an old remedy for a childcare problem. Mr Watkins’ explanation of how children were brought into the world and cared for in infancy during those times has proved popular and enjoyable to both men and women, provoking discussion and laughter as much as shock and horror.

16 November. David Scaysbrook: ‘My Life as a Forensic Scientist’.  David who is consultant forensic scientist for S&T Forensics in Chepstow, will be talking about his life in forensics. 

21 December: Christmas Party and Quiz Bring and Share Supper

18 January: Tim Hoverd on The Herefordshire Hoard

15 February: Rhys Griffith on 'Cathy's Bitter Homecoming: Homelessness and Welfare from the Archives'

15 March: Ann Benson on Raglan Castle

19 April: Chris Over on 'Picture Postcards and Popular Photography'