The Society organises a regular series of informative talks on topics of local interest during the year. These usually take place on the second Monday evening in the month, starting at 7:30pm in the City Hall, St Davids.
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Monday 14th January 2019
‘A Brief Look at Ale House History & Names’
Talks are held in the City Hall, St Davids, starting at 7:30 pm. Refreshments are available from 7:00 pm for which there is a 50p charge.
PDF Talks Summaries
Thanks to the diligent efforts of Sally Martyn, We are delighted to inform you that a synopsis of recent talks is available on the Talks Page. Each synopsis is identified by the wording PDF SUMMARY alongside the relevant Talk. Just click on the link to go to the page. These links can also be found on the ‘Previous Talks’ page.
The Friends of Oriel y Parc
The Friends of Oriel y Parc has many shared interests with the St Davids Historical Society, and as such, we feel that it would be useful to our Members to be aware of the Talks that both societies hold. Each website will remind the other Society where information can be found about the next Talk.
Friends’ Talks take place on the first Wednesday in the month at 7:00 pm in The Discovery Room at Oriel y Parc
The development of the ale house from early medieval times until it became the public house of the 19th Century, with a glance at inns, dram shops and beer houses on the way. Much of this will be general, but where possible, reference will be made to south-west Wales and the differences between Welsh and English beer selling. We’ll conclude with origins of pub names and consider some in the St Davids area.