We are a local voluntary group, formed in 1948 to explore and promote the remarkable history of the town and to keep an eye on new developments.

The Chepstow Society has been active in placing the pavement and wall plaques around the town. and has published many books and pamphlets on the town’s ancient and more recent history.

In normal times, we meet on the third Wednesday of each month (except August and December) in the Drill Hall in Chepstow, to hear a talk of local and/or historical interest, and hear about changes in the town and surrounding area.

The Society is a friendly and socially active group, and welcomes new members.  As well as meeting regularly, we also organise tours and excursions (when regulations permit).

At present, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, our regular monthly meetings take place via Zoom.   

We also have quarterly Zoom meetings with local councillors and others to discuss matters affecting the area.

Membership for the year from 1st April 2021 is £10 per person.  For membership details please click here.

Please look through this website to see what is in store – maybe we’ll meet you in the Drill Hall in 2021?

Objects of the Society

  1. To advance education by the study of local and natural history in the town and hinterland of Chepstow.
  2. To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of the features of general public amenity or historical interest.
  3. To stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of the area and stimulate cultural activities therein.

Are you willing to help?

The Chepstow Society is organised by a small and (usually!) friendly committee. We are always looking for people to provide new input to that group. In particular, we would welcome members who can contribute on environmental matters; or help to design publicity material; or help involve younger residents in our activities.

Local residents who are members of the Society, or would be happy to think about joining to help us contribute to our core objectives, are urged to contact the Society through this website, or the Society’s Facebook page.