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Society News


Myfanwy Margaret Lumsden.


It is with great regret we record the passing of our first President Myfanwy Margaret Lumsden, daughter of Geraint Goodwin. Myfanwy passed away peacefully on March 17th 2016, aged 82 years.


Hugh Goodwin, son of Geraint Goodwin has kindly accepted to become the new President.


The society has been successful in requesting that the Plaque to Geraint Goodwin in Newtown be added to the list on at -

The plaque is situated at Barclays Bank, 3 The Cross, Newtown .


BBC Radio Wales has mentioned the formation of this society on their

Mid Wales page at-  


The society has introduced Geraint Goodwin to its first international reader in Australia. She has purchased "The Heyday in the Blood" and might propose it as a book to be read in her small local reading group.


Mary Oldham gave a talk about Geraint to the Mary Webb Society  at the Birthday Lunch, Saturday 26th March 2011  in Snailbeach Village Hall.  Geraint met with Mary Webb when they were both living and working in London, and upon her death wrote an article about her entitled "Mary Webb: A Memoir".  This was published in the Everyman edition May 2nd 1929. See Mary Webb Birthday Lunch 2011


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Mary Oldham also gave a talk entitled "Geraint Goodwin: An Author's Life from Newtown to Mongomery".  This talk was given to the Arwystli Society, at St Idloes Chuch Hall 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th April  2011.