Chepstow Drill Hall
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Join The Chepstow Society for their monthly history talks on everything from local Chepstow history to wider British and global topics, as well as historical changes in Chepstow and the surrounding area.

2024 Talks

17th January – Blue Plaques – Ned Heywood

21st February – The Verderers of the Forest of Dean –  Ian Standing

20th March – A Garden A Day – Ruth Chivers

17th April – The Castle, the Magna Carta, and the Moon – the legacy of William Marshal and Isabel– John Burrows

15th May – AGM – Chepstow’s Red Cross Nurses in the First World War – Anne Rainsbury

19th June – Beer, Birch and Bibles in Tudor England – Kirstie Bingham

17th July – The Druids – Prof. Ronald Hutton

18th September – The Bristol Riots of 1831 – Garry Attacombe

The Chepstow Society is a local volunteer-run charity, formed in 1948 to explore and promote the remarkable history of the town and to keep an eye on changes affecting it.

We are a friendly and socially active group, and welcome new members. 

We meet each month (except August and December) in the Drill Hall, to hear a talk of local and/or historical interest, and to discuss changes in the town and surrounding area.

We have been active in placing pavement and wall plaques around the town, and have published many books and pamphlets on its history.

We also run tours, walks and excursions, and organise other initiatives to raise awareness of the history and character of our area.

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Chepstow Drill HallThe Drill Hall, Chepstow, ChepstowThe Drill Hall Chepstow is a community and arts venue in Chepstow.



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The Chepstow Society History Talks


The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5HJ

Opening Times

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* Wednesday evenings, 7 pm (for 7 30 start)

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