The Powysland Club was founded in 1867 and is the senior county historical society in Wales.


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Welcome to the website of the Powysland Club. We hope you will find something of interest here whether you live in Montgomeryshire, elswhere in Wales, or in more distant parts of the globe. Perhaps you have family connections with the county and would like to know more of their background. If so you have come to the right place.

Morris Charles Jones

The Powysland Club is the historical society for the beautiful county of Montgomeryshire, and was founded in 1867. There are currently some 400 members as well as a number of institutional subscribers. The club supports an active programme of public lectures and excursions, publishes its own annual journal and maintains a library in Welshpool. An important contribution was the inauguration of a history tent Lle Hanes at the National Eisteddfod held at Meifod in August 2015 when almost 7,000 visitors attended to enjoy the exhibits arranged by some twenty four local history groups.

The club’s headquarters are in Welshpool but our remit covers the whole county from Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and Llansilin in the north to Newtown and Llanidloes in the south and Machynlleth in the west. The Earl of Powis is President of the Club following a long tradition of his predecessors in that office. The key officers are the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary. The post of Treasurer is currently vacant.

The club is happy to welcome enquiries about Montgomeryshire’s history, its archaeology and its people.