CAERPHILLY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
CAERPHILLY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Help Wanted!

This is a new page for our website. We receive a lot of requests for help/information and to give people the best opportunity to find the information they are looking for, we've set up this information sharing page. If you have an enquiry or request you would like added to this page, please email us with the details at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk

The guidelines for this page are:
  • If you email us with a 'Help Wanted' request, we will let you know when it is being added to the website.
  • We will list your query as you have described or as closely as possibly by mutual agreement and it and will include your email address so that respondents can contact you directly if they think they can help you.
  • 'Help Wanted' posts will be listed on a first come first serve basis.
  • Caerphilly Local History Society will notify you if we need to remove your query from the website to allow space for newer enquiries. If you'd like your query relisted, please let us know.
  • If you have any questions, Just Ask!
Help Wanted:

John Family of Stockland St, Caerphilly

(Date posted 11/2/16)

Someone has asked us to help them track down living relatives in the UK. The details are:  David Jeffery John was living at 14 Stockland St Caerphilly. He would now be about 73. David’s mother, Edith Doris Irene John nee Davies, was in the Pontypridd Nursing Home, Maesycoed Rd, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, when she died on the 1/1/1998. David’s father, David Glyn John had died in 1985 Edith was my Grandfather’s sister I am trying to track down living relatives, his children who would be my second cousins. If you have any information that might help, please email us at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk

Rudry Chapel House 1909

(Date posted 11/2/16)

A relative was born in 1909 at the Chapel House in Rudry. He was later adopted. I cannot find the Chapel House in the 1911 census. If anybody knows where it was, anything about its history and occupants and especially if it was being used as an unofficial adoption centre then I would be most grateful to hear from you.

South Africa Zulu War

(Date posted 1/10/15)

Enquiry to Caerphilly Local History Society: I am looking for any information which may help me with my interest in locating & recording all memorial inscriptions on gravestones/plaques which commemorate soldiers who died in South Africa during the Zulu War of 1879, specifically men killed in action at the battle of Isandlwana (or 'Isandula' as it normally appears).

Given that over 600 men of the Brecon-based 24th Regiment perished at Isandlwana/Rorke's Drift, and that many of them are known to have come from towns & villages all over the south Wales area, it is perhaps reasonable to expect that any number of them are mentioned on family memorials/headstones in local churchyards & cemeteries.

Apart from the regimental memorials in Brecon cathedral, I am aware of just three 24th Regiment soldiers commemorated on graves in Wales, & am absolutely certain that there must be more.

I am hoping that the local knowledge of your respective society members may help me to find several more examples

an you help identify anyone on this photograph? A family member of one of those pictured is looking for any information that might help identify others in the photograph. They don't have any details other than knowing who their relative is and would love to be able to gain a bit more information.

If you think you may be able to help, please email us at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk and we will pass your details onto the enquirer.

Caerphilly Tech - 1945

(Date posted 6/9/15)

Can you help identify anyone on this photograph? A family member of one of those pictured is looking for any information that might help identify others in the photograph. They don't have any details other than knowing who their relative is and would love to be able to gain a bit more information.

If you think you may be able to help, please email us at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk and we will pass your details onto the enquirer.
Clemison Apartments - Group Photo

(Date posted 6/9/15)

Enquirer writes: I have a photo probably taken in the 20s or 30s of a group of men all in suits and wearing hats or caps taken in front of "Apartments" (sign in window), the name of the apartments says Clemison. The man on the extreme left is Sidney Thomas but others unknown. Sidney lived in the Fleur de Lys area at some time and Cefn Fforest around 1930, I wonder if anyone can identify what this group were or any names.

If you think you can help with this enquiry, please email us at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk
FA Cup Comes To Twyn School!

(Date posted 6/9/15)

We have had an enquiry asking if anyone remembers the FA Cup being presented to pupils at Twyn School around the mid/late 1950's? If you have any information about this you would be willing to share, please contact us at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk

Thomas Evans - Ironmonger's of Caerphilly

(Date posted 7/9/15)

Does anyone have any information regarding Thomas Evans who had an Ironmongery shop/business in Caerphilly between about 1800 and 1820. He was the father of Evan Evans blacksmith ,farrier and veterinary Surgeon of Caerphilly 1794-1867.

If you have any information you could share about Thomas Evans, please email us at info@caerphillylocalhistorysociety.co.uk and we will forward your details onto the enquirer.

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