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DATE LATEST INFORMATION CONTACT
Saturday 22nd September 2018 and
Sunday 23rd September 2018

Wales 'Open Doors' 2018

The museum will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on
Saturday and Sunday highlighting the history of the Risca area.
On display for 'Open Doors' will be many historical maps and photographs of the area and all our exhibits ioncluding our original chemists shop.
As part of the event there will be a guided local walk linked to the early coal mining history of Risca. The walk will start from the museum at 1pm on Sunday 23rd September involving an initial steep climb. No booking required.


John Venn

Our Meetings Programme

OHIHS meet in the Risca Colliers Institute, home of the Risca Industrial History Museum, at 7.00pm for 7.15pm.
Meetings finish by 9.00pm. Membership fee £25.
Friends and visitors are welcome to attend our meetings: Admission £2.

Our Open Evenings

Open evenings are informal meetings giving everyone an opportunity to raise topics and questions for general discussion.
You are welcome to make short presentations, discuss topical matters of industrial interest or present the product of your researches.


DATE DETAILS SPEAKER
Friday 24th August 2018 * A walk to Tyn-y-Cwm Brickworks and Henry Roberts Houses
Meet John at Risca Leisure Centre car park
ST 260901
Friday 31st August 2018 * A walk to Twm Barlwm
Meet Dave at Risca leisure Centre car park
ST 260901
Friday 7th September 2018 In defence of the Drift - Alfred Henry Hook VC
Not a lot of people know this...
Paul Barnett
Friday 14th September 2018 What we did in the Summer and membership registration
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 21st September 2018 Blackvein 1860 Explosion and the Miners Graveyard
A very tragic event in Risca
Stephen Lyons
Friday 28th September 2018 Open Evening
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 5th October 2018 Stones from the Grave - St Woolas Cemetary
The stories behind the gravestones
Richard Frame
Friday 12th October 2018 Open Evening
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 19th October 2018 The Monmouthshire Railway & Canal Co in Newport
The main artery from the valleys
Ray Viney
Friday 26th October 2018 Open Evening
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 2nd November 2018 From New York to London - via Abermawr
The Atlantic Telegraph Cable, 1866 and Brunel's legacy
Steve Jones
Friday 9th November 2018 Open Evening
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 16th November 2018 Gwent Agricultural Workers in the 1860s
Country Life part 1 - men of the field
Peter Strong
Friday 23rd November 2018 Open Evening
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 30th November 2018 Lampeter and Aberayron Light Railway
but did it ever get to Newquay?
Martin Connop-Price
Friday 7th December 2018 Open Evening
Contributions from our members
Open to everyone
Friday 14th December 2018 A Military and Industrial history wander around Malta
At least we're guaranteed some sunshine
Robin Williams
Friday 21st December 2018 Christmas Social Evening
Fun, games, quizzes and some refreshment
Open to everyone
Friday 28th December 2018 No meeting tonight
Our break until the New Year
and a happy New year to all






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