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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
To allow for the final stages of the building work, the Society's Archive and Library will be closed until the end of October. Any urgent enquiries concerning our collections should be addressed to the librarian, Brian Matthews, email@example.com There will be a formal opening of the new premises at a date to be announced. Any member willing to assist in the movement of material to its new location within Dolmynach House should similarly contact Brian.
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 [...]
The latest Field Section Newsletter, No. 45, is now out. Copies may be collected by members of the Field Section from Anne Goodwin at Field Section meetings. It contains articles related to 2016 meetings as well as other articles concerning Radnorshire. Main articles include: Down your Way - Llanbister Rhosgoch Bog Pantcaragle Farmhouse & St Michael's Church, Beguildy/Bugeildy Bryndraenog Life on the Eppynt Traditional Farmhouse Kitchens Sheepdog Trials Pony Trotting Sir George Cornewall Lewis Rev. John Griffiths Portway