Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru

Summer Field Meet - Weekend 8th - 9th June 2002
Dolgellau Gold Belt, Merionethshire
Based at The Fairbourne Hotel
Organisers : George Hall & David Seabourne

 As to the programme of events, this was as follows :

  • Saturday 8th June - Clogau and Vigra Mines

    Met at 11 a.m. at the bridge in Bontddu  NGR : SH 669 186 - View OS Map.  Members walked to the Vigra mine where packed lunches were consumed.  In the afternoon a visit was made to Clogau/Old Clogau, alternatively, some members took a look into some of the open stopes above the upper dressing floor at Vigra.

  • Saturday Evening - Dinner 6.30pm for 7.00pm at The Fairbourne Hotel, Fairbourne, Nr. Dolgellau, LL38 2HQ.  Download the menu.
    A slide presentation was given by Harold Morris on some of the more recent mining activity at Clogau gold mine, followed by another presentation by Chris Williams on some of the plates by J. C. Burrow of Cornish mines at work in the late 1800's.
  • Sunday 9th June - Cefn Coch and Glasdir Mines

    Met at 10 a.m. at forestry lay-by above Tyn y groes Hotel, Ganllwyd, NGR : SH 716 236 - View OS Map, for a visit to Cefn Coch Mine and the earlier Berllwyd Mill.  After lunch at the rendezvous point, members visited Glasdir Copper Mine for a surface tour by Harold Morris, or for a scramble down into the open works with Bryan Grimstone.

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