Please bring hardy footwear and clothing for the outdoor meetings. All Sunday meetings and excursions are followed by tea and cakes, for which there will be asked either a charge or donation.
Field Section Chairman: Mike Reynolds
Field Section Secretary: Anne Goodwin (01544 350266)
Editors Field Section Newsletter: Dave and Elaine Blackman (01544 350268)
Field Section 2017 Programme
Architectural Gems of Radnorshire
Field Section events are available only to members of the Field Section
Sunday 19 March, 2:00 pm
Judges Lodgings, Presteigne
Come and learn about the wide range of research material available to those studying Local History and Archaeology – particularly free on-line sources.
Sunday 23 April 12:30 for 1:00 pm
Annual Lunch – Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Guest speaker Lt.Col. T.B.Powell
Cost £16.50 for roast beef or chicken, apple crumble or lemon tart.
• Please book with Anne Goodwin by 17 April , 01544 350266
Sunday 14 May, 2:00 pm
Ciliau, Llandeilo Graban, (opposite Erwood on east side of river, grid ref: SO 10810 42935): organiser – Mo Lloyd
Visit this remarkable 16C. gentry house with newly discovered wall paintings (by kind permission of Mr Roger Capps). Later, walk on nearby Garth Hill to view the earthworks and enjoy the Wye Valley landscape. Bring own refreshments to be taken between visits OR, if not going on walk, nearby Erwood Station cafe will be open for tea. Suitable footwear.
Friday 23 June, 6:30 pm
Midsummer Picnic – Stapleton Castle, 1 mile north east of Presteigne, (by kind permission of Mr and Mrs T Griffiths)
Visit this fascinating medieval site on which a house was built c. 1620 within the castle keep, Bring your own picnic – parking will be available.
Sunday 9 July 2:00 pm
Nantmel Area – Leader Richard Davies
Meet at Nantmel War Memorial car park (by closed school on A44). Nantmel Community History Visit: Llanfihangle Helygen Church and Dolau Baptist Chapel at Nantmel. Tea at Honeybrook/ Swn y gwynt Garden Centre.
Sunday 6 August 2:00 pm
Old Impton, Norton (west of Norton – take small road opposite the church)
Visit this timber-framed house built in the mid-Tudor period, (by kind permission of Mr John Wilding).
At 3:00 pm there will be a talk by Mr Keith Parker, local historian and author who has just published his book on Norton. Tea to be arranged.
Sunday 10 September 2:00 pm
Builth and its Architecture – leader Duncan James
Meet at Groe car park – some walking
Friday 13 October 7:00 pm
AGM of Field Section – New Radnor Community Centre
Followed by Radnorshire Society Annual Public Lecture: Duncan James: Playing Detective – Investigating timber-framed buildings along the Welsh border
Friday 10 November 7:00 pm
Social Evening – Fforest Inn, west of New Radnor with entertainment.
Cost £15 (for choice of scampi, steak pie or chicken in garlic sauce with dessert).
• Please book with Anne Goodwin by 7 November, 01544 350266.