© About Us

About Us


Abergavenny Local History Society has over 200 members. It is run by a small committee – more people are always needed so if you would like to help please contact any committee member or alhs@live.co.uk.

Our President is Ken Key, a long-standing member and multi-tasker who also produced the Newsletter for many years. 


Current members of the Committee are:

Frank Olding                        Chairperson 

Christina Maciejewski          Secretary

Janet Cormack                    Treasurer

Janet Patrick                        Membership Secretary

Helen Morgan                      Lecture and visits team /Publicity

Richard Langford-Johnson  Technical Team

Julia Zajicek                         Lecture/Visits Team

Bianca Emberson                Visits administrator

Jane White                           Schools Liaison

Dai Morgan                          Committee member

Rachael Rogers                   Representative from Abergavenny Museum


Current Members of the Committee Support Group are:

Paddy Beynon                     Museum garden

Irene Hofayz                        Archiving

Susan Langford-Johnson    Lecture introductions, Membership

Nicole Lock                          Membership

Sue Smith                            Research Group, emails, websites

Gill Wakley                           Fount of Knowledge



We are currently in need of more Committee members but there are lots of things to do and you don’t have to be on the committee! The Society always needs volunteers to help in a variety of roles in addition to the one listed below. There are behind-the-scenes activities where help would be appreciated. Look at the menu at the side for ideas, or contact us at alhs@live.co.uk and let us know where your particular interests and skills lie.



The Visits Team are looking for new members. Contact us for more information on this interesting opportunity.



We need someone to be responsible for our books, to help increase awareness of our presence within the community and to benefit our income.

You will be in charge of sales of our books at lectures and of delivering our books to various local outlets and also selling via email. This will involve contacting regular and possible new outlets, producing invoices, posting parcels and delivering cheques/cash to our Treasurer, if direct payment isn’t used.

If you can take on this interesting job, please contact us by email or talk to a Committee member.