CONTENTS Religion in the Afon Lwyd Valley Two Hundred Years Ago ..J f by Harry Lewis 1 1 1 1 1994 Nineteenth-century Cricket in Monmouthshire Nineteenth-century Cricket in Monmouthshire An Example of Hierarchical Diffusion 8 by Dr A.K. Hignell Manor of Llanfihangel y Gofion 23 by G.W. Gunter All Change in the Railway Communities of South East Gwent 30 by Dr. Robert Cant "It Was Like This": Personal Recollections of Garndiffaith in the 1930s 37 Part II by C.B. Edwards Review 47 Llanwern House: The Early History 49 by Chris Lyes Editor's Note: Usk and Brynbuga 57 Notes on Contributors 59 Cover Illustration: Llanwern House