Researching Local History: A Talk by Dr. Robert Llewelyn Davies

This talk will look at methods and resources to help both novice and experienced researchers who are interested in discovering more about the history of the local area. Dr. Robert Llewelyn Davies says:

‘As a local historian who has enjoyed the field work and research involved in uncovering primary sources of information and bringing it together to form a book or talk, its seems logical to ‘talk about it’.

We will looks at Tithe and Ordnance Survey Maps and see how they form a starting point for further research. Public Records from The Pembrokeshire
Records Office and National Library of Wales, such as Land Tax and Hearth Assessments, Finance Act Field Books, School Log Books, and other documents will be covered’.

Photographs both old and new will be used to illustrate this talk and oral histories with local people who have first hand knowledge of days long gone will be used to help paint of picture of South Narberth. The talk will include the villages of Templeton, the ancient Chapelry of Mounton, Molleston and Cold Blow.

Tickets are £5 and the talk begins at 7.30pm on Thursday 24th October. Refreshments will also be available.