Road shows

The Senedd, Cardiff Bay  29th January 2008

Llanelli  – 22nd February

Monmouth – 6th March

Dolgellau – 18th March

Swansea Waterfront Museum – 19th April

Newport – 16th May

Caernarvon – 28th June

Blaenavon – 24th July

Haverfordwest – 13th September

Aberystwyth – 11th October

Llandrindod Wells – 1st November

Carmarthen – 29th November

Mold – 9th January 2009

Pontypridd – 28th February

Wrexham – 28th March

Llangefni – 25th April

Merthyr Tydfil – 16th June


Llanelli Town Hall, 29th February 2008

The next event was Llanelli on 29th February and again the people came en masse – 130 visitors including 50 school children . There were a number of super finds at this show-  photographs, letters and the complete uniform of Gertrude Rosewarne WW1 nurse.

Her family drove from Tregroes in Cardigan to bring the deposit along. We were all, as you can imagine, enormously excited.

One of my favourite finds were the photographs and medals of my newest heroine, Marjorie Edmunds of Llanelli, who was one of the first WAAFs to be trained as an aircraft engineer; she told us of her time ‘running up the engines’ ready for the Australian pilots !  I think ‘running up’ translates and ‘warming up and trying them on the runway’!  Marjorie is so typical of the sort of woman whose history we could all too easily lose if we were not running these roadshows and promoting them at every opportunity.