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
Early Birds and Boys in Blue: A century of Radnorshire aviation Paperback, 272 pages, over 20 colour and 150 black and white photographs ISBN 978-1-910839-17 -1 £12.95 UK p&P free from publishers: http://www.logastonpress.co.uk/ In April 1912 Denys Corbett Wilson made an emergency landing near Colva en route to becoming the first to fly across the Irish Sea. That heroic flight heralded a flurry of aerial activity across Radnorshire and the following year air displays were becoming an accepted part of the summer’s entertainment. In 1914 a French balloon unexpectedly came to earth near New Radnor. With the start of the First World War the displays came to an end, but one of their effects may have been to encourage young Radnorshire men to join the Royal Flying Corps, the [...]
The first, full-length biography of the eighteenth century landscape artist Thomas Jones (1742-1803) has just been published. It draws together his varied life as a painter, first in London then in Italy where he spent over six years, then as a country squire at Pencerrig in Radnorshire. At Pencerrig he supervised the farmwork and was involved in several landscaping projects. He continued to paint. In his later years he wrote his lively memoirs based largely on his experiences in London, Rome and Naples. The author lived for in a corner of the Pencerrig estate for over 20 years and was a member of the Radnorshire Society.
LIBRARY RELOCATION The Society's Library has been moved to Dolmynach House, Bridge St, Rhayader, LD6 5AG. For Access contact the Secretary here.