Thank you to everyone who helped with the History Weekend - volunteers, helpers and all those who turned up for the walks, talks and the pop up museum. We had lovely weather for the weekend and the community digs in gardens went extremely well - so big thanks to those who gave up a metre square in their garden for test digs. We will clean up the finds and complete short reports which will be up on the website soon.

Also special mention to Eric and Tim Pugh for bringing some fantastic items to the pop up museum and Cusop History Society for loan of their display cabinet.

Check back here for our next meeting and future events. 

This year the History Group will be focusing on Archaeology and will be organising a series of events with a presentation of findings during our Pop-Up Museum in September.

One of the ideas we would like to work on is setting up several small archaeology digs in private gardens - so if you have a garden in Hay and would be interested in participating please do let us know.

If anyone would be interested in volunteering on archaeology digs or helping with events please also let us know using the contact box below:

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Hay History Group began in early 2013 and aim to meet monthly in Hay on Wye to discuss, research and promote history. We hold an annual History Weekend and also the Smith Soldat Memorial Lecture during the Hay Festival Winter Weekend in November


Hay History Weekend 2015 took place on Sep 11th, 12th & 13th Sep. Our theme this year was Agincourt and we had a packed programme of events including talks, film, theatre, workshops, pop up museum and guided tours. See below.

Hay History Weekend


Hay Tours offer an ideal addition to a day out. Tours bring the fascinating stories of Hays' history to life; the people, places and the landscape. Weekly Thursday tours of Hay Castle can now also be booked online. Please click HERE to find out more.

Hay Tours website