Medieval Pilgrimage in the Welsh Marches The Mortimer History Society will be holding a lecture morning on Saturday 10 February on Medieval Pilgrimage in the Welsh Marches. There will be two talks: the first on "The Medieval Pilgrimage Experience", the second entitled "Pilgrims' Progress: Cures, Cults and Canonisation in the later Middle Ages". The meeting starts at 10:00 and finishes at 12:30 and takes place in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow. Standard entrance price is £12. The meeting is held in association with Ludlow Palmers for the benefit of the Conservation Trust for St Laurence. Full details can be found on the meeting poster by pressing here: Mortimer
The first scholarly account of the English conquest of Wales to be published for 100 years is now available. The book provides insights into the character of the chief protagonists with an analysis of the the strategy and tactics of the opposing armies. This leads to a re-assessment of the period following the conquest. The author, Dr Sean Davies, is a recognised expert on war and society in medieval Wales and for 12 years was a BBC journalist. For more information follow this link: Edward Is Conquest of Wales-Press Release
Powys Uplands, Policy and Brexit Day seminar - Expert speakers - Open to all Saturday 21 October, 10am to 4pm Knighton Hotel Knighton LD7 1BL The Powys uplands have been shaped by traditional upland farming. Our hills are the backdrop to life in rural Powys and a magnet for walkers, riders and others. As well as being the upland farmers’ livelihood, they play a critical environmental role. But what lies ahead? With the uncertainties of Brexit & inevitable policy changes, and the very serious challenges facing sheep farming, there is much discussion and speculation about potential changes in land use, including reforestation and rewilding, development for renewable energy, restoration to enhance biodiversity and the environment and payment for ecosystems services. Brecon and Radnor CPRW is holding a day seminar [...]
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Day School 28 October 2117 9:00 - 16:30 The Monty Club, 11 Broad St, Newtown SY16 2LU This Day School will explore the unique landscape of the borderlands which have been shaped over thousands of years by conflict. Talks by experts who have spent many years researching the area. Topics will cover Iron Age Hill forts, Offa's dyke, medieval castles and kingdoms as well as recent work associated with the Newtown Bypass. There will be an exhibition by local societies and a weaving demonstration. Tickets available at £12, bookings can be made direct to CPAT or by email to Alex.email@example.com.
The latest issue of The Transactions of The Radnorshire Society , dated 2016, has now been published and is being distributed to members. Articles included are: The Somme 1916: from behind the front lines A Radnorshire Clergyman in St Aseph Diocese Radnorshire and Newspapers before 1804 Lordly Landscapes in post-Conquest Maelienydd Eric Ree's Lecture on Mary Morgan of Presteigne Extracts from the Journal of Kathleen Price Upland Place Names in North-East Radnorshire Writing on the Wall
Remember that there are many Town and Country Shows in our area. Forthcoming events are: Rhayader Carnival is on Sat 22nd of July and preceding week Pant Y Dwr Show is on Saturday 19th August Elan Valley show is on Monday 28th August Nantmel is on Sat 23rd September (TBC) Rhayader Museum and Gallery, www.carad.org.uk, wish to document and record Rhayader Carnival, which has been in existence since the Royal opening of the Elan Valley Dams in 1904, and four of the local Shows; Elan Valley, Pantydwr, Pont Ar Elan and Nantmel. Nantmel celebrates its 40th Birthday next year, 2017. Their website provides details These are community celebrations which are important in the area. They are popular, grass roots events run by local volunteers and often taken for granted by [...]