Friday, October 02, 2009

Raglan Village Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

Raglan Village Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

Raglan Village
(1254) exists in the shadow of Raglan Castle. The link between the Castle and Village was broken after the castle was destroyed in 1646. Subsequently, the Duke of Beaufort, owner of the ruins of Raglan Castle and the lands surrounding Raglan continued to be an important influence in Village life until 1920 when his lands were sold. During the Napoleonic Wars, travelers began to take an interest in the beauty of Wales and were drawn to Raglan Castle.


Today the Village has a lively and friendly reputation with three Church's, three pubs, two butchers, a primary school and health centre along with other assorted shops.... and, of course, the Castle
Established in 1955, the Raglan and Local District History Group entertains and informs local villagers of the history around us. . . . . .

For information please contact Cheryl Morgan, Raglan Local History Group: raglan_history@NO SPAM (remove NO SPAM before using email address)

RLGH - news article for Usk and Raglan News, November 2009

We enjoyed an excellent group of outings over the summer and were grateful for the hospitality we received from our hosts.

Raglan and District Local History group continued its tradition of summer outings to local houses, churches and other places of historical interest. The summer of 2009 was no exception. The outings were well attended and provided an opportunity to actually touch, feel and experience history around us.

As Autumn draws near we are now planning our winter series of lectures. We invite all members (and potential members) to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held on 29 October 2009 at 7pm in Raglan Primary School on Chepstow Road in Raglan. As usual the AGM will be followed by a lecture (details to be announced on our website). The Raglan and District Local History Group meets at 7:30pm on the 4th Thursday of every month and has a Winter programme of lectures, a spring Tea and a Summer programme of visits to places of historical interest.

Annual Lecture subscription is £7 per person.

New members are always welcome! Raglan Local History Group Website:

For information email:


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