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Raglan District - Wales UK Domesday book
To be ignorant of what occurred before we were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history. Cicero, 46 BC
This digital Domesday wiki is a searchable repository for our local historical records and and memories. Just as the original Domesday book, this digital Domesday wiki provides a window to the past history of Raglan Distirict. Through our Domesday book we hope to capture the spirit of our special home.
Visit the Raglan Local History website to learn about the Raglan and Local District History Group. This group, established in 1955 celebrates local history through lectures, tea parties and outings
In 2010 the Raglan History Detectives after school group was established. Our Primary School Children can be seen in St Cadoc's Churchyard on sunny Tuesday afternoons learning about local history through the stories of the people buried there. Visit Gravestones in St Cadoc's Churchyard to see the fruits of our work!
We are currently building a brand new site called, Raglanpedia for Raglan District (linking Raglan, Llandenny, Bryngwyn and Tregare and encouraging visitors, residents and school children to use smart phones to access QR pages that tell the story of our villages. This website will be completed in October 2013 and is funded by Villages Alive Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund and Raglan Community Council
HOW TO USE THIS WIKITo search for a person, place or activity, simply enter the name that you want to search for in the 'search this site' box on the top right hand portion of the screen.
We invite you to join this wiki to keep updated as new resources are added to the wiki. If you have a story to tell or resources to share, please request 'writer' status.
If you can't find what you are looking for on this website why not try the sitemap?
MORE ABOUT RAGLAN Since 1953, the Raglan and District Local History Group has offered a selection local talks and outings. For information please visit:- Raglan and District Local History site. We also invite you to explore the Raglan History website
More Raglan Photo's can be found on flickr Raglan pictures or the photo albums on Raglan Village
Member of Community Archives and Heritage Group
And finally - this hymn reflects what our project is all about:
'help us live for one another,
bind us in love;
stranger, neighbour, father, mother
- bind us in love.
All are equal at your table,
through your spirit make us able -
to embrace as sister, brother,
- bind us in love.
Amazing to think that the writer, Jean Holloway was b. in 1939 just as WWII was breaking out. (Hymns Old and New, Hymn 319)
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|alma_campbell||getting started: Siderfin connections?||11||Jan 28 2013, 3:49 PM EST by AllanSiderfin|
Thread started: Mar 9 2011, 7:17 AM EST Watch
Hi everyone-. I am keen to know if anyone has information about the naming of Alma Cottage? My greatgrandfather Thomas Siderfin lived there with his Welsh wife Frances Cozens and their 5 Welsh chn from approx 1869 for about 8 years (last child was born in Llantrissant, Gamorgan in 1868 and they were in Somerset by 1881). I wonder why they came? what they did? why they left? The middle child was my grandfather, William Cozens Siderfin, who subsequently went to America. Any help appreciated! thanks
|alma_campbell||location of school records?||2||May 5 2012, 12:58 AM EDT by alma_campbell|
Thread started: Apr 13 2012, 8:07 AM EDT Watch
As per earlier posting, my family was in Raglan for a few years, in Alma Cottage (records unknown), including a brief period in 1871 when my Great Grandfather Thomas Siderfin was in Usk Gaol, apparently for nonpayment of a debt to his brother William. I would love to know how his wife Frances Louisa Cozens Siderfin managed during this time, but in the absence of any information, I am hoping to find some school records of the chn. Anybody have any ideas about where it would be useful to look for school records from this period?
|CLMorgan||we are growing!||0||Feb 10 2011, 2:43 PM EST by CLMorgan|
Thread started: Feb 10 2011, 2:43 PM EST Watch
I wanted to share our growth with you. Since I began the Raglan Domesday wiki, I have enjoyed sharing the Raglan Local History archives with the public. We now have a group of Primary School children called the 'History Detectives' that are studying the stories behind the gravestones in our local churchyard. We even have a section on this wiki for the History Detectives to record their work. And our membership is growing steadily as well as our 'hits'. So all is looking rosy. Thanks again for your support and encouragement
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