Looking for a Speaker?

Llanishen Local History Society has a group of members who are able to give talks to your society. Below you can find out more details and what they offer. To book them or for further information contact us via the "Contact Us" link to your left.

Ann Konsbruck, Stan and Margaret Jenkins
Ann, Margaret and Stan are local historians who have undertaken a considerable amount of research into the history of Llanishen. They also deal with any queries that come into the Society. 

The Changing Face of Llanishen
How Llanishen developed from a rural community to a suburb of Cardiff

People of Old Llanishen
Tells the stories of both ordinary villagers and some of the notable people who have lived in Llanishen

A Walk Around Llanishen
A pictorial walk around the village looking at changes over the last hundred years

A Box of Old Photos
Find out how a donated box of old photographs traced a family from Llanishen to Yorkshire and eventually found a new home.

Eating for Victory
Find out how people coped with rationing in the Second World War.

Henry Fothergill: A Victorian Gentleman
Based on his diaries, follow Henry's life from working as an Aberdare iron master to becoming a world traveller and his eventual retirement as a country gentleman in Kent

Jeremy Konsbruck

Jeremy grew up in the "shadow of Monte Cassino", hearing the stories of his grandfather's experiences in Italy during the Second World War. From this he developed a keen interest and passion for all periods of military history, and holds a Master's degree in the subject.

"The Man be Not Exempted": Conscription and the Military Appeals Tribunals of the Great War
Learn the forgotten history of conscription in Britain during the First World War, and the tragic personal stories of those men who appealed against their enlistment.

Stars in Battledress - Famous Faces in Wartime
An exploration of the military service of celebrities from Britain, America and Germany who took part in the First and Second World Wars before - and sometimes even during - their stardom.

"Nobby's War": Two Family Stories from a Forgotten War
This follows the amazing stories of both Jeremy's grandparents and those of his Italian wife, Maria-Luisa, and how they crossed during the Second World War, some 70 years before they both met.

Llanishen's Fallen
Follow the story of the First World War through the eyes of the young men from Llanishen who are commemorated on the village war memorial and learn how and where they gave the ultimate sacrifice.