Caerphilly Local History Society

Caerphilly Local History Society was formed in 1957 to encourage interest in the area's history. It continues to record, research, share and preserve the history of the town and surrounding areas.

It holds monthly meetings where a speaker talks about an aspect of local history. There are held at Wesley Methodist Church, in Crescent Road, on the second Monday of the month, starting at 7.30pm. All are welcome, including non-members.

The society also takes part in local events and runs an annual day trip to an historical place of interest in Britain.

Website of Caerphilly Local History Society

HiPoints collection:
Caerphilly cenotaph - unveiled in 1926 and now commemorating people who died in several conflicts
Twyn Community Centre - built 1791 as a Methodist chapel but used for many other things since
Site of Miners' Hospital - the hospital opened in 1923 to treat injured and sick miners
Caerphilly bus station - built 1973 on former rail land. Caerphilly was the first council in Wales to run buses
Site of Castle Cinema - hit the headlines in 1976 when Sex Pistols played inside while protestors sang outside
Llanbradach miners' memorial - c.165 miners died in numerous one-off accidents at the pit
Ystrad Mynach cenotaph - three brothers killed in First World War in the space of nine months
Former Pwllypant House - owner bafflingly left it in 1870 to Marquis of Bute, whom he barely knew