President: RICHARD HANBURY TENISON Secretary: JENNY RENDER 8 Pentonville, Newport, Gwent Editor: MRS. ANNA TUCKER 'Hadlow', Llanwenarth Citra, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 7EY GWENT LOCAL HISTORY Formerly "Presenting Monmouthshire" No. 71 EDITORIAL This is the last edition of the Gwent Local History Journal which I will be editing. The new editor of the Journal will be Frank Olding who has been Curator of Abergavenny Museum since 1989. He is no stranger to the Journal and first contributed to its pages in 1986. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who have served on the Editorial Board during the past five years. In particular I would like to thank Minnie Gibbons for compiling the index which appears in this edition. Authors, please keep on contributing, so that the Journal can continue to maintain high standards. Good luck to Frank and the Gwent Local History Journal in future years. From now on please send your articles to Frank Olding at 24 Richmond Road, Abergavenny, NP7 5RD. Frank Olding, the Editor-to-be of the Gwent Local History Journal preparing to do battle in fights organised by Regia Anglorum at Abergavenny Castle 1990 during the 900 years celebration. Chairman: ERIC WILES (0633) 213229 Summer 1991