Mr Ken Jones
Dr John N. Gibbs
Mrs Gwyneth Evans and Mrs Elaine Starling
Dr Elizabeth Siberry
Mr Brynach Parri
Mr Peter Jenkins
© Ruth Harper. Reproduced with the kind permission of the photographer
The Society’s journal is published annually and is highly regarded throughout Wales and beyond. Members of the Society can take out a subscription. Copies are also on sale at Society events, and through various retail outlets in Brecon. Some back numbers are available from the Assistant Editor.
Please send articles for consideration and books for review to the editor, Brynach Parri c/o Brecknock Museum. Alternatively contact the Chairman John Gibbs at email@example.com
The Journal is part of the National Library’s digitalisation programme: this means that all back numbers up to five years will be available on-line on the website of the National Library. Future articles in Welsh in the Journal will be posted in English translation on this website, and we aim to make all previous articles in Welsh available here too.
|1998||Dr William Jones||Emigration from Breconshire to N America|
|1999||Professor Sir Glanmor Williams||Sir John Pryse of Brecon|
|2000||Professor Rees Davies||Brecon, Owain Glyn Dŵr and Dafydd Gam|
|2001||Professor Wendy Davies||Mediaeval Lordship of Brecknock|
|2002||Professor Ralph Griffiths||Bishop Morton and the Ely Tower at Brecon|
|2003||Professor Aled Jones||Brecon at the Crossroads:Journalism|
|2004||Professor John Davies||The Landed Families of Breconshire|
|2005||Professor J Gwynfor Jones||John Penry – Puritan Firebrand|
|2006||Professor Richard Moore-Colyer||On the Home Front|
|2007||Professor Ian McIntyre||Frances Hoggan Doctor of Medicine, Pioneer Physician, Patriot and Philanthropist|
|2008||Professor Penelope Corfield||Thelwall in Breconshire|
|2009||Dr John Vickers||Dr Thomas Coke|
|2010||Dr L Davies||The Roman Presence in Brecknockshire|
|2011||Professor Sioned Davies||Breconshire and the Mabinogion|
|2012||Dr David Stephenson||Conquerors. Courtiers and Careerists: The Struggle for Supremacy in in Brycheiniog 1093 1282|
|2013||Dr Mark Redknap||Early Medieval connections: Brycheiniog in the time of the Llangorse Crannog and Viking age Britain|
Schools History Project.
The Schools History project was set up in 1998 through an endowment in memory of Mr Vic Jones. Children in schools throughout the area are encouraged to submits projects on local history, and many successful and valuable contributions have been made over the past 10 years.
We've recorded about 125 voices over 10 years, mainly local people who have a bit to say about Breconshire. Recordings are in both Welsh and English. We use a computer-
Progress in recent years has been quite slow, but we are attempting to convert the tapes of interviewees which we made in the early years into CDs, and are in touch with the National Library of Wales about this. The eventual aim is to have a well-stocked reminiscense room in the Museum at Brecon.
Acquisitions for the Museum
The Society often facilitates gifts to enchance the Museum's Collections or purchases items at the request of the Curator. A recent example involved covering the cost of some Treasure items: four Roman silver coins and a Roman silver pin head. All items are from Brecon Gaer.