About Llanishen Local History Society

Our society was founded by a number of Llanishen residents in 1990. Their aim was to share their knowledge of the history of this beautiful part of north Cardiff with others. Our meetings are always full and we are fortunate to be visited by many different and fascinating speakers discussing a wide variety of topics both relating to Llanishen and wider history in general.We also undertake general research on the history of the village and have recently been working on a project relating to the men from Llanishen who served in the two World Wars.


We also have taken part in numerous events for organisations such as Glamorgan Familiy History Society, Insole Court and Cardiff Council, as well as hosting our own history days in Llanishen Church Hall. We also have a dedicated notice board within the Llanishen Hub giving details of our meetings and with a changing selection of "past and present" photographs from our extensive collection.


Our stand at the Glamorgan Family History Society fair in Insole Court

Our publications include:
  • Llanishen: From Village to Suburb by Graham Horton (Out of print)
  • Llanishen: A Historical Miscellany by Stan Jenkins (More information)
  • Llanishen Village Trail and packets of notelets with sketches of the village (Available at meetings)
  • The Village: Llanishen 2005 - A DVD tour of the village produced during Cardiff's centenary year (Details available via email)


Llanishen Local History Society continues to grow and we always welcome new faces. Why not come along to one of our meetings? Admission is £2.00 for non-members, or you can become a member by e-mailing us or coming along to a meeting. Membership costs £15.00 for a full year.


Visitors to one of our history days at Llanishen Church Hall.