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 takes place in September and has previously had a theme: Hay During the War (2014); Agincourt (2015) and Archaeology (2016). You can see more about this on our History Weekend page

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

The History Group are still looking at Archaeology.

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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