Dates for your Diary
From the Mountains to the Sea: Exploring the Archaeology of Ceredigion from the Air by Dr Toby Driver
Sarnau Village Hall, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6QS
An evening with Toby Driver, Senior Investigator (Aerial Survey), Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Toby will be looking at the dramatic natural landscapes and incredible archaeological sites of Ceredigion as revealed by his regular flights over the county in all lights and seasons, from summer droughts to winter snow, during his survey work for the Royal Commission. From upland lakes to Celtic hillforts, Medieval castles, metal mines and townscapes, this will be a memorable evening seeing familiar places from a unique perspective.
There will be a small admission charge to help fundraise for the village hall.
Collecting Welsh Place Names by Dr James January-McCann
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Glanrafon Road, Mold, CH7 1PA
Dr James January-McCann will look back at the first five years of the List of Historic Place Names and discuss the ongoing work of compiling it. We will also see the contributions the List has made to the work of ensuring that our place name heritage is protected, promoted and used in Wales today. He will also talk about the developments that are on the way to take the List into the next five years, and the aim to collect a million historic place names.
For more information please go to Flintshire Historical Society’s website.
Shipwrecked Heritage by Dr Hayley Roberts
Shipwrecked Heritage: Values, Threats and Legal Tensions
The seabed is the world’s largest museum. Rising tides, floods and natural disasters have devastated and submerged cities and civilisations over the millennia, leaving their traces on the ocean floor.
This talk will explore the various values of shipwrecks and explain how many of these values may be threatened, also briefly looking at some of the legal tensions and challenges created when the values that we assign to historic wrecks are in conflict with each other.
For more information or to book your ticket, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/430791758747
CHERISH Armchair Walk
CHERISH Armchair Walk: A Guided Tour of Flimston Promontory Fort
Join us for a guided tour of Flimston Promontory Fort from the comfort of your home.
The CHERISH project team have been researching this incredible Iron Age site, with its central limestone “cauldron”, for the last 6 years. Now Dr Toby Driver and Hannah Genders Boyd will show us around, discussing the latest research as well as threats to the site’s future.
Flimston Promontory Fort is on the limestone coast of south Pembrokeshire, in an area peppered with prehistoric monuments. This coast is also home to incredible geological formations, including the Green Bridge of Wales and the Elegug Stacks. This tour will be an opportunity to hear more about the period of the site’s use, and ask any questions you have about life in the Iron Age or about the work of CHERISH.
For more information or to book your ticket, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/427985344687
If you have any questions about any of the above events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.