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Audio Archive: Oral History - The Baptist Movement in Ewyas Lacy

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Ewyas Lacy




Extracts from a DVD published by the Longtown and District Historical Society in 2007 entitled “In the Shadow of the Black Mountains: Memories of Rural Life in South West Herefordshire” . The audio recordings are reproduced here with their kind permission, after adaptation by the Ewyas Lacy Study Group for website presentation.

The material consists of interviews with local residents designed to record an oral history of the parishes of Ewyas Lacy. The work was carried out by members of the LDHS Oral History Group between 2004 and 2006 as part of a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


The memories in this clip relate to the history of Baptist movement in Ewyas Lacy. The narrator talks of her family history and of a Baptist Chapel close to where her family once lived in Ewyas Lacy. Then when her family moved back into the area later they bought a house called ‘Beili Bach’ in Llanveynoe. By coincidence, they discovered that it had been a meeting house for the Baptist Movement in Wales in the eighteenth century.


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