Publications, links and other bits

Historic walks around the areaHistoric walks

SLHS has produced books and leaflets on the history of the area which can be obtained from the secretary. Some More Historic Walks  (published in 2007) leads the walker around the parish boundary and is in a similar format to the Six Historical Walks Around Shirenewton. There are a few copies available at £4 each.

The original drawings are by Barbara Davies and the cover illustrates the village square. If you would like copies, it is available from the society and also at some local establishments and the Tourist Information office in Chepstow.

 

Census information

The SLHS also has copies of the 1841 to 1901 censuses which can be viewed at the Resource meetings held each month. For more details see Walks, Talks & News or contact us.

 

Get involved

Please let the Resource secretary know if you would like to participate in the following local projects or if there are any you'd like to introduce:

      • Local resource centre: This is our own parish archive which is accessible each month, at informal get-togethers (extra visits by appointment) – they are usually held in the recreation hall.
      • Oral traditions: Recording the memories of older villagers.
      • Photos and pictures: Collecting and copying old photos and pictures for discussion and recording in albums. They are often donated to the society or reproduced with their owner's permission and returned.
      • Books, maps and documents: There is a varied selection to suit every interest. Why not come and find out how to decipher the deeds of your house or explore the tithe map?

Some useful links

Some other sites that are related to the Shirenewton Local History Society or may be of interest. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites and that all the links below open in a new window.

National Library of Wales www.llgc.org.uk

Gwent Family History Society www.gwentfhs.info

The National Archives www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Genuki (U.K. and Ireland Genealogy)  www.genuki.org.uk

Shirenewton Church www.shirenewtonchurch.com

Caerwent www.caerwentcc.com

Llangwm Village website www.llangwm.org.uk

Llangwm Local History Group http://www.llangwm.org.uk/history/
Note:- There are some further useful links on this site

Shirenewton Community Council www.shirenewtoncc.org.uk