Welsh Mines Society
As to the programme of events, this was as follows:
Autumn Meet - Weekend 8th-9th September. Organiser George Hall. Location, North Wales. Saturday : Parys Mountain. Sunday : Llandudno Copper Mines. Headquarters : The Warwick Hotel, 56 Church Walks, Llandudno, LL30 3HL. Tel: (01492) 876 823. Bed and breakfast £22.00. The proprietors, Nerys & Glenn, kindly reserved the entire hotel for our use on the Saturday night. The hotel is located on the north edge of the town, on the slopes of the Orme, near the lower terminus of the Great Orme Tramway.
After a picnic lunch or a visit to a local hostelry, members either visited Amlwch Port with the A.I.H.T., met at ~2:30 pm NGR SH 453 936, or went underground at Parys Mountain, with the Parys Underground Group. The underground visit wasn't particularly difficult, though there was some crawling, mainly in the entrance 'tube'. It was however very interesting with evidence of mining from the bronze age through to the 1800's.
For those who preferred a more adventurous underground visit in the morning, the G.O.E.S. kindly agreed to take members to one or other of Romanís Shaft or the Penmorfa Adit. Both expeditions required you to have suitable underground clothes, hard hat, and lights, plus full SRT equipment for Roman's Shaft or a wetsuit to access the adit. Both trips were fairly strenuous, and Roman's involved some tight squeezes.