Gilwern Common

New Angles on Old Sites

Julian Ravest, addressing an audience of over 100, spoke about the use of drones in the photography of archaeological sites. The speaker briefly described the early history of aerial photography showing how the key concepts had been developed in the early years of the 20th century, huge strides being made during WW1. In particular, using …

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The Geology of Radnorshire

Radnorshire Society Lecture Friday 19 October 2018 The Geology of Radnorshire by Dr Joe Botting 8.00 p.m: Village Hall, Llanddewi Ystradenni Admission free – all welcome

15th-century manuscript illustration depicting Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella in the foreground. Background: Hugh Despenser the Younger on the scaffold, being emasculated.

The Mortimers and Radnorshire

Philip Hume, Secretary of the Mortimer History Society, started by giving a general overview of the genealogy of powerful Mortimer family and the way in which their power derived from some changing political and family relationships, In particular, the family married into the royal family and actually ruled the country for a short period.  Both …

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James Watt, Father and Son

The Radnorshire Society held their first lecture of the year on Friday April 13 at Doldowlod House, when the speaker was Julian Gibson-Watt, his lecture was entitled “James Watt, father and son, and the creation of the Doldowlod and Kinnerton Estates.” The President of the Society Robin Gibson-Watt, welcomed a large number of members and …

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Old Impton, Norton

Old Impton, Norton

The Field Section\’s excursion in August was to the remarkable farmhouse of Old Impton, Norton near Presteigne. Built in the mid sixteenth century this architecturally important building is complex, in that it is a mixture of styles, consisting of an old medieval hall and later storeyed ranges, some in stone and some in timber. Apart from …

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