Start of our new programme
As the risks from Covid appear to be receding we have made a tentative start to a new programme of events. It is probably needless to say but this programme may need to change if circumstances deteriorate.
FIELD SECTION: Saturday 23 October 2021, 10.00 am: Castle Bank Hillfort and Gilwern Common
A date for your diaries. Following the recent launch of his video entitled Castle Bank Hillfort, https://youtu.be/1HcvQdVLP3Y, Julian Ravest will lead a Field Section walk of archaeological and historical interest to the site of this hillfort near the Howey to Hundred House road. As well as the hillfort, sites to visit include some bronze age cairns and a stone row, as well as later features related to medieval farming on the common and other incursions onto this archaeologically rich common.
Park at grid reference SO 07948 56913.
There will be some off-path walking. Field Section members will receive an email from the Secretary, Elsa Harflett, with further details nearer the time. If you are interested but are not on email, please ring 01597 860894.
On Friday October 8th 7pm we are having a talk from Philip Hume at New Radnor Village Hall entitled The King’s Writ does not run here: The Welsh Marcher Lordships.
Philip is also leading our day outing on the Saturday October 9th which is a day trip to Montgomery to see the Castle, and a talk and look at the architecture and history of the town with local historians visiting the Museum. 11 am at the castle picnic or arrange your own lunch, tea together somewhere. Own transport.
I want to hold a Coffee Morning and Book Sale. We have been donated a large number of history, archaeology and general books, and a few local ones for us to sell to provide funds for our library and archive. Suggestions for a venue please
The AGM will be on Saturday November 13th at 2pm in the Metropole in Llandrindod when we shall all have the opportunity to meet our new President and hear about our exciting project to produce a new history of Radnorshire.
Our delayed Society Anniversary dinner is rescheduled for Friday December 3rd at 6.30pm the Metropole.
Fuller details of the last 2 and the list of the Winter Walks will be sent out with your AGM papers.
Library now open
We are very pleased to announce that the Library and Archive are now open. There are still Covid restrictions in force so masks must still be worn within and social distancing enforced. In order to control distancing within the limited space available, we ask anyone wishing to visit the Dolmynach house to contact the librarian, Brian Matthews beforehand.
Notes and Queries: New Pages on Website
Our Secretary, Elizabeth Newman, has compiled a set of Notes and Queries which has been sent out to members whose email address we hold. they can also be viewed through this website.
Issue 1 is HERE
Issue 2 is HERE
Issue 3 is HERE
Issue 4 is HERE