Field Section 2019 Programme 2019-11-30T13:13:05+00:00

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: Elsa Harflett (01597 860894)

Editors Field Section Newsletter: Dave and Elaine Blackman (01544 350268)

Field Section Programme for 2020 is being prepared and will shortly be posted here

Field Section 2019 Programme: shortly to be removed

Field Section events are available only to members of the Field Section

Tea will be available at meetings.

Note that Pre-booking with Field Section Secretary is needed at some venues to provide estimates for catering.

March 10, Sunday 2:00pm  Welsh Place Names

Talk by Dr James January-McCann

Judges Lodgings, Presteigne. Dr January-McCann is the Place names Officer of RCAHMW who maintain and develop the national database of Welsh place names. Place names are not only collected of towns and villages, but include fields, rivers, rock formations, buildings,  indeed any locatable object.  Pre-booking necessary

April 28, Sunday 12:30 for 1:00pm  Annual Lunch

The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.  Guest Speaker Mrs Janet Swindale, Llandrindod Wells Town Crier.

Menu, £17.00
Roast Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables and Rich Pan Gravy
Roast Beef with Seasonal Vegetables and Rich Pan Gravy
Baked Aubergine with Chargrilled Mediterranean Style Vegetables and Vine Tomato Sauce
Warm Apple and Red Berry Crumble with Vanilla Custard
Chocolate Fudge Gateau with Chocolate Sauce
Tea or Coffee

PLEASE choose and pre-order by WEDNESDAY, 10 APRIL with Elsa Harflett on 01597 860894
or Email: elsa.harflett@hotmail.com

May 5, Sunday 2:00pm  Gilfach Reserve: History and Archaeology Walk

Meet at the Marteg Bridge Car Park. Julian Ravest will lead the walk from the Car Park to the Gilfach Farmstead where Brian Matthews will talk about the owners and tenants of the farm.  The Valley bears the visible signs of occupation since the Bronze Age. There is a video presentation in the Byre.  Suitable footwear will be needed.

June 21, Friday  6:00pm  Midsummer Picnic/ Barbeque

Y Garth (the Garth), Nantmel. By kind permission of Dai Hawkins.  Please bring food and drink as contributions to a common repast. Parking is restricted

*See below for important information. Pre-booking necessary

July 7, Sunday, 2:00pm  Guided tour of Knighton

Meet at Offa’s Dyke Centre.  A guided tour of Knighton which will highlight economic changes over the years. Although this walk will once again be led by Town Crier Derrick Price, it will take a different route to last year’s walk.

August 11, Sunday 2:00pm   Changes in Commons Farming

Led by Mo Lloyd. Meet at the Community Centre, Painscastle, LD2 3JJ . Mo will talk about the historic changes in the farming and management of the Commons.  This is a change from the previously announced venue.  The Centre is at the west end of the village on the B4594.

September 22, Sunday  2:00  pm Guided tour of Newbridge-on-Wye

Led by Dr Fred Slater.  Meet by the Drover Statue on the Village Green.  Dr Slater is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University – formerly Director of Llysdinam Field Centre.  Parking at the car park next to the Village Green (opposite the New Inn) or at the School opposite the church.

October 18, 7:00pm  Crossgates Community Centre


Followed at 8:00pm by Society Talk by Jim Saunders (see Events page for details)

November 8, Friday 7:00pm  Social Evening

Fforest Inn. Pre-book and pre-order your meal with Elsa Harflett by Wednesday 30 October.

The menu will be available from Monday 7 October.

Bring your own entertainment!

*Important information concerning Midsummer picnic/barbeque, June 21

The Picnic/Barbeque will be held at my home, Y Garth (the Garth), Nantmel. OS: SO 038670. Please bring food and drink as contributions to a common repast. I have space to accommodate everyone in my barn if the weather is bad (there is plenty of seating), and that is where the food will be. It would be helpful if people could contact me nearer the date about what they will be bringing, so they we don”t finish up with thirty-odd banana splits! Phone: 01597 823 105, email: dafydd@post.com

There will be an adequate supply of crockery, glasses and cutlery, and you are invited to decant your food onto the crockery provided and stick a label (supplied) on the oilcloth telling us what’s on the plate. If the weather allows, there is a built-in barbecue in the garden, and if you wish food to be heated, my cooker (oven and hot plates) in the kitchen will be available. Tea and Coffee will be available non-stop in the kitchen, as will hot ham cawl and bread rolls.. WC available in the house, but please try not to bring too much mud into the house. There will be a sound system, providing moderate levels of classical / folk music (including Lady Radnor’s Suite!) Parking is restricted, so it would be helpful if people could park some of their cars at the car park in Nantmel village by the old school and war memorial and double up in cars to come up the hill to the Garth, (straight up the hill past the church, right at the T-junction and you can’t miss my gate, sign:“Y Garth”, after about half a mile). There’s about an acre of garden, which I hope the weather will allow us to enjoy Croeso i bawb!

Dai Hawkins

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