You can access and print out a route around the refurbished blue plaques which mark significant historical sites in Abergavenny, click here:
If you have read Shirley Rippin's book The Charcoal Industry of Fforest Coalpit & the Grwyne Fawr Valley you may be interested in going on this walk to see a number of the sites mentioned. Or try the walk first and buy the book afterwards if you prefer. But do go on the walk. Download the route description here:
Guided walks can be tailored on requests for organisations such as other historical societies, visiting groups from overseas or Women's Institutes. Topics covered in previous years include: an hour-long walk from the present day Farmers' Market in the Victorian Market Hall exploring the sites of markets around the town centre; Western Abergavenny's railway heritage, Pen-y-Fal hosptial and the Gavenny mills. Last summer we led walks along the old railway line Abergavenny to Llanfoist and back along the old parish road.
Ceramic & stone plaques Leaflets in both Welsh and English about the new ceramic and stone plaques Strydoedd a Straeon/Tails and Trails are now available from Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre in the Tithe Barn, the Museum and other outlets. See plaques
QR History points look out for the long green topped History Points in shop and pub windows as well as by the War memorial, Castle Street Car Park and the Museum Car Park. If you have a smart phone with the app to read QR (quick read) points. These lead you on a trail around Abergavenny called The Law: makers and breakers with links to the website.
Leaflets on walks are available: see Books & Leaflets
History Points website: http://historypoints.org
Abergavenny Local History Society
Charity Number 1098582