Founded in 1967, the Society seeks to preserve and promote the great heritage and 1500 year history of the settlement at Llaniltud Fawr (St Illtud’s great church) and the surrounding area. Supported then as now by a small group of Llantwit Major historians, the Society organises an annual series of lectures, day/evening trips for its large membership, publishes articles and guides to the town’s history and maintains the Societies extensive archive at the Old School.
The Society was formed in 1967 and now has some 190 subscribing members.
Our annual lecture program runs from September to April, lectures are given in the Town Hall on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm., with refreshments provided in December and April (AGM) meetings.
(See current lecture programme on the TALKS page)
The Society’s archive room at the Old School is open every Friday (not public holidays) from 2pm. Details of our extensive local and church archives can be found on the Archives page
The Society provides display materials, documents, photos and a video presentation, for the town’s Heritage Centre. This is located on the ground floor of the Town Hall ( car park entrance). When required members provide staffing for the Centre.
The Society has also provided written content for the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Blue Plaque scheme, covering notable buildings in the town. See our Buildings page.