Books & Leaflets


Most of these are available from local outlets such as Abergavenny Museum, Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre etc. Some can be purchased by members before the talks.  For more details contact

Booklets and Leaflets for local Walks
In addition to the walks you can download from the Walks page these four free leaflets are available from Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre and from Abergavenny Museum – contact us if you have trouble finding a copy

Trails and Tails for Families:
Wigs, Flannels, Normans and Romans … for a taster of the history of Abergavenny, follows a trail round the Children’s Plaques
Parks and Gardens …. Just a few of the parks and gardens of Abergavenny
Chapels and Churches: Dissenters, Recusants & Anglicans ... a trail around some Abergavenny churches and chapels

A Walk Around Abergavenny (2nd Edition) Leaflet by Gwyn Jones and revised by I M Morgan; illustrations by Michael Blackmore.


Also available from ALHS:
Taith Trwy'r Hanes Y Fenni/ Abergavenny: A Walk through History - A bilingual booklet walking you through a history trail in Abergavenny with splendid photographs. Very suitable also as a souvenir for visitors. Only £2.50. (£2 for members)

Publications currently available from ALHS

Discovering Abergavenny: Archaeology & History (2nd Edition) by Frank Olding

This popular book has been completely revised with much new information that has come to light since the last edition published in 2012. This has altered some of our ideas about the periods covered as well as some startling new information.

Purchasing Information:  The new book is normally available to ALHS members at just £12. Non-members can purchase a copy for £15 (+£2 for p & p). SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE £5 for all.  We can deliver, free, through people’s letterboxes within Abergavenny.


Hell Let Loose 3rd Battalion: The Monmouthshire Regiment in World War 1 by Frank Olding (£3 for members)

Gobannium: The Romans in Abergavenny  by Frank Olding. Book published by Abergavenny Local History Society, August 2009. RRP £5.00. 


Charcoal Burning in Fforest Coal Pit & the Grwyne Valley by Shirley Rippin with illustrations by
Michael Blackmore. It includes a walk featuring charcoal pit sites and information about the local
charcoal industry. Published by Abergavenny Local History Society, April 2013.


Abergavenny Old Hereford Road Cemetery Database of Burials and Headstones 1855-1938, by the ALHS Research Group. This DVD contains a transcription of the Abergavenny Burial Book, presented by year in an Excel file with information about the headstones added. There are over 600 photographs of the headstones. £6 for members, £8 for non-members (+£2 for p&p)


Other publications available through ALHS

Caroline Peirce's Recipe Book - Transcribed from a document held in Gwent Archives, this book contains recipes collected in the second half of the nineteenth century by a lady living in Llangattock from friends and relations nearby in Crickhowell and beyond. Here you will find recipes for anything from biscuits to face cream. £10 for members,  £13 for non-members (+£2 for p&p). 


Other ALHS publications

More items published by ALHS, some in print and some only available in the Local History collection in Abergavenny Library or second-hand online, are listed here : Other ALHS Publications