Welcome to the Kenfig Society web-site, which is owned by The Kenfig Society, which
was founded in 1989.It is a registered charity who’s aim is to promote the study
of the history of the area.
We meet on the third Tuesday in the month at the Pyle Life Centre when a talk is
usually given on some aspect of the history of the area - see the current programme.
In addition, trips and walks are arranged to various sites of interest.
During the 25 years that the Society has been in existence we have published almost
30 booklets, each of which is based on original research by Society members and related
to various aspects of local history. These have the on sale at an almost nominal
price of two or three pounds and purchasers are welcome to make whatever use of they
wish of the material contained in them.Many of these are currently out of print but
those which are available can be purchased on-line.
A Newsletter (Kenfig News) is published 4 times each year and from time to time,
we still publish booklets on local history. Copies of some recent issues and also
available on this web site.
Over the years, our major research project has been the excavations we carried out
near Kenfig Castle between 1992 and 2004. A short account of this work can be found
on this web site and at the Kenfig Nature Reserve can be seen a selection of some
of the artefacts which were found. A fuller account can found in the Society booklet
entitled “Digging-up Kenfig.
The Society is also building an archive of material of relevance to the history of
the area, which is available to members for research purposes.
This site is paid for entirely by the financial support of Society members; it isnot
sponsored nor does it containany advertising
NEW! Just published by the Kenfig Society.
Kenfig In Tudor & Stuart Times 1485 - 1699
which is Part II of KENFIG FOLK
Barrie Griffith's History of Kenfig
Special Offer !!
The First Borough Of Kenfig
1147 - 1439
Kenfig In Tudor & Stuart Times
1485 - 1699
Price £18.00 p &p Free
On sale at £11.95 post free world-wide.
To find out more about the book and to purchase a copy on-line,
You can pay using Paypal, or if you prefer or you can send a cheque payable to
Kenfig Society Publications, 3 Cwm Cadno, Margam SA13 2TP UK.
Either way, your copywill soon arrive by first class post!
ISBN 978-0-9567701-0-3 Published: June 2012
More information? Contact Kenfig Society Publications Secretary (Conall Boyle)