Looking for a Speaker?

Llanishen Local History Society has a group of members who are able to give talks to your society. Below you can find out more details and what they offer. To book them or for further information contact us via the "Contact Us" link to your left.

Ann Konsbruck, Stan and Margaret Jenkins
Ann, Margaret and Stan are local historians who have undertaken a considerable amount of research into the history of Llanishen. They also deal with any queries that come into the Society. 

The Changing Face of Llanishen
How Llanishen developed from a rural community to a suburb of Cardiff

People of Old Llanishen
Tells the stories of both ordinary villagers and some of the notable people who have lived in Llanishen

A Walk Around Llanishen
A pictorial walk around the village looking at changes over the last hundred years

A Box of Old Photos
Find out how a donated box of old photographs traced a family from Llanishen to Yorkshire and eventually found a new home.

Eating for Victory
Find out how people coped with rationing in the Second World War.

Henry Fothergill: A Victorian Gentleman
Based on his diaries, follow Henry's life from working as an Aberdare iron master to becoming a world traveller and his eventual retirement as a country gentleman in Kent.


Ritchie Wood
Ritchie's passion led him, after retirement, to complete a PhD. His expertise is in the First World War, particularly the Welsh Miners at the Western Front.

Remembrance - South Wales Miners in the Great War
The story of men who left the mines of South Wales to become tunnellers on the Western Front.

Women in the Great War
This explores the role of women before, during and after the First World War and what they achieved both on the battlefield and the home front.

Review of Military Executions in the Great War
A look at one of the darkest elements of the First World War

Churchill and the Tonypandy Riots
Discover the violent confrontation of striking miners and police and Churchill's role in authorising the use of troops. 

Votes for Women (and the Suffragettes!)
When did women start to campaign for the right to vote? The answer might surprise you! Learn this and more at this fascinating lecture

 

Jeremy Konsbruck

Jeremy grew up in the shadow of Monte Cassino, hearing the stories of his grandfather's experiences in Italy during the Second World War. From this he developed a keen interest and passion for all periods of military history, and holds a Master's degree in the subject.

"The Man be Not Exempted": Conscription and the Military Appeals Tribunals of the Great War
Learn the forgotten history of military conscription in Britain during the First World War, and the tragic personal stories of those men who appealed against their enlistment.

"Nobby's War": Two Family Stories from a Forgotten War
This follows the amazing stories of both Jeremy's grandparents and those of his Italian wife, Maria-Luisa, and how they crossed during the Second World War, some 70 years before they both met.

Llanishen's Fallen
Follow the story of the First World War through the eyes of the young men from Llanishen who are commemorated on the village war memorial and learn how and where they gave the ultimate sacrifice.