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Publication List

Journal 1 (1968) - £3.00

The Romans in Caerphilly by Henry Simons
Senghenydd Before Industrialisation by J. Basil Phillips
The Woollen Industry of Caerphilly by Glyndwr G. Jones
Caerphilly’s Mansions and Their Families by Victor C. Hardacre
Caerphilly Furnace by H.P. Richards
Brinley Jenkins, 1900-1966 A tribute
Braslun o Hanes Bethel (Excerpt) by Brinley Jenkins
The Caerphilly National Schools by Henry Simons

Journal 2 (1970) - £3.00

On The Etymology of Senghenydd by D. G. Parry

The Lewises of the Van by Victor C. Hardacre
Caerphilly, Its Markets and Fairs by Glyndwr G. Jones
Early Nonconformity in the Caerphilly Area by H.P. Richards
Ty Vaughan and Evan Evans by Henry Simons
Twenty Questions on Old Caerphilly by Col. D J. Davies

Journal 3 (1971) - £3.00

The Chairman Recalls by H.P. Richards

The Welsh Rulers of Senghenydd by Whitney R. D. Jones

The Restoration of Caerphilly Castle by C. N. Johns

The Ann Alldworth Charity School Endowment by Henry Simons

The Cefn On Tunnel by Glyndwr G. Jones

Senghenydd 1890-1918 by J. Basil Phillip

Journal 4 (1977) - £3.00

The Rhos Llantwit Colliery by John G. Owen
Caerphilly in 1867 by Victor C. Hardacre
How Percy Coleman Saw Caerphilly Grow by Howard C. Jones
The Eglwysilan Board Schools by Henry Simons
Medieval Chapels of the Town and Castle by John R. Guy
Rev. David Williams, Pwllypant and Cwm by H.P. Richards
Hendredenny Hall by Howard C. Jones

Journal 5 (1995) - £3.00

Castle Street Through The Ages by John G. Owen

Casttell Morgraig by Alan Thomas Gill

The Rudry Radical, Dr William Price by Rev. Dr. John R. Guy

Caerphilly Castle: A Modified Plan by John G. Owen

Methodism in the Caerphilly Area by Edward J Starr

Gas in the Rhymney Valley by Tudor Jones

Crime and Punishment in the Aber Valley by David Sutton

Journal 6 (2000) - £4.00

Nantgarw House: A Ceramics Manufactory by David Erasmus & Ron Giles
Nantgarw China Works, Restoration of a Kiln by Michael A. Davies

John Llewelyn, Medical Practitioner by Margaret Clinch
The Caerphilly Coal Basin 1823-1875 by John G. Owen
The Rudry Radical, Part Two by Rev. Dr. John R. Guy
Early Years of the Windsor Colliery by Richard Watson
Castell Morgraig Update by Alan Thomas Gill

Journal 7 (2004) - £5.00

Beddau Farm: A Landscape History by John G. Owen
The Self-built Bungalows of Caerphilly by Glyndwr G. Jones
The Caerphilly by-election of 1921 by Julie Cambridge
Caerphilly In Distress, The 1926 Lockout by Dennis G. Sellwood
Tour of the West Country, 1926 by Claude Denscombe
The Aluminium Prefabs of Penyrheol by Richard Williams
The Caerphilly Furnace by John G. Owen

Journal 8 (2007) - £4.00

Recollections of Wartime Caerphilly by Ken Snell
The Libraries That Never Were by Dennis G. Sellwood
The Underhill Buildings Fire, 1922 by Glyndwr G. Jones
The Rudry Corn Mill by Glyn G. Jones/Richard Williams
The Corbetts of Pwllypant by Shirley Rock

The Public Houses of Caerffili by Richard E. Williams 

 Journal 9 (2014) - £7.50

(Abercynon) Dowlais-Cardiff Colliery by H. A. Williams
The Rev. Edward Bush, First Minister of the Van Road Church by Linda Williams

English Migration into the Caerphilly basin 1851 - 1891 by John Owen
The Goodrich Family of Virginia and Virginia Park by Nick Hartley
The Green Lady - Fact or Fiction? by John Owen

The Aftermath of the Universal Colliery Explosion of 14th Oct 1913 by William Fisher 

Shops in Caerphilly in the 1930's by Corinne Renshaw

Excerpts from two diaries of the First World War Transcribed, with annotations, by John Williams

Memoirs of the First World War by Sgt. Charles Hiscock

Cronicl Caerfilli - £3.00

Various editions

Table Mats - £8.00 each

We also have a series of table mats showing views of old Caerphilly.

Other Publications Available

The Friendly Invasion - by Dennis Sellwood - £5.50

The American soldiers who passed through Caerphilly in 1943-44 on their way to Europe

Ancestors and All Saints - by Dennis Sellwood - £5.00

An account of the families who owned the Ystrad Mynach and Llanbradach estates, and the history of All Saints Church, Llanbradach

Llanbradach, 1887 to 1914 - by Dennis Sellwood - £5.00

Chapters in the early history of a pit village

The Making of Caerphilly's War Memorial - by Dennis Sellwood - £2.00

Caerphilly Miners' District Hospital 1923 to 1948 by Dennis Sellwood - £5.00

Remaining True, Ness Edwards - by Wayne David - £7.50

Caerphilly Castle (1974) - by Williams Rees - £1.50

William Edwards (1983) - by H. P. Richards - £1.00

David Williams - by H. P. Richards - £1.00

Tonyfelin (1985) - by H. P. Richards - £1.00

Wartime Recollections - by Glyndwr G Jones - £1.00

Mission Possible, The Story of St Catherine's Church Told By Its Members - £5.00

The (Church) Mouse That Roared, A Collection of Christian Music by the Musicians of St Catherine's - £5.00

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