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 2018 Programme
The Four Towns of Radnorshire
Field Section events are available only to members of the Field Section
Sunday 18 March, 2:00 pm
Dolmynach House, Rhayader
View Dolmynach House and visit the new Radnorshire Society Library (by kind permission of Mr Lloyd Lewis). Number limited to 20 – this visit must be pre-booked with Anne Goodwin. Please enter via shop – parking opposite Dolmynach.
Sunday 8 April 12:30 for 1:00 pm
Annual Lunch – Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Guest speaker Mr Andy Johnson – walker, writer/publisher of many books of local interest, including ‘Walking.the Old Ways of Radnorshire’ (Logaston Press 2016).
£17.00 (Roast Chicken or Roast Welsh Beef, Apple and red berry Crumble with Vanilla Custard or Warm Raspberry and Rhubarb Frangipane with Fresh Cream).
• Please book with Anne Goodwin by Wednesday 28 March: 01544 350266
Sunday 13 May, 2:00 pm
A guided tour of the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells – led by the Town Crier Janet Swindale and our own Richard Davies. Meet at Rock Park Car Park. Tea: Rock Park Restaurant.
Sunday 27 May 2:00 pm
Dolmynach House: Visit No. 2
A second chance to visit Dolmynach House and the Radnorshire Society Library if you missed out on the first date. Numbers limited to 20 – this visit must be pre-booked with Anne Goodwin. Please enter via shop – parking opposite Dolmynach.
Further dates will be arranged subject to demand.
Friday 22 June, 6:30 pm
Coxhead Bank Common (grid reference SO 155711) – by bridge on River Aran (by kind permission of the Cwm Aran Commoners Association).
Ample parking – please bring your own picnic!
Sunday 8 July 2:00 pm
A guided tour of Presteigne – led by historian and building expert, Duncan James. Meet at St Andrew’s Church.
Tea: Judges’ Lodgings
Monday 16 July 2:00 pm
Visit the new Powys Archives, Unit 29 Ddole Road Enterprise Park, Llandrindod Wells (map is available on Powys Archive website).
Please pre-book with Anne Goodwin.
Sunday 5 August 2:00 pm
A guided tour of Knighton – led by the Town Crier Derek Price. Meet at Offa’s Dyke Centre. Parking available – tea to be arranged.
Sunday 9 September 2:00 pm
A guided tour of Rhayader – led by local raconteurs John Lloyd and Bryan Lawrence. Meet at the Smithfield Car Park (opposite the Leisure Centre).
Tea: Ty Morgans or The Old Swan Tea Room.
Friday 19 October 7:00 pm
AGM of Field Section – Llanddewi Village Hall
Field Section A.G.M. at Llanddewi Village Hall.
Followed at 8 pm by a RADNORSHIRE SOCIETY illustrated talk by Dr Joe Botting on ‘The Geology of Radnorshire’. EVERYONE WELCOME!
Friday 9 November 7:00 pm
Social Evening – Fforest Inn, west of New Radnor with entertainment.
Please book meal with Anne Goodwin by 6 November, 01544 350266.
Meal choice: Scampi, Steak and Ale Pie or Chicken in Garlic Sauce
Cheesecake or Apple Crumble