Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
Summer Field Meet - Weekend 19th - 20th
Gwynedd (Slate) and North Cardiganshire (Metal)
Based at the Corbett Arms Hotel, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Organisers : Alan Holmes & George Hall
As to the programme of events, this was as follows:
Saturday 19th June - Met at
a.m. at the end of a forestry track (with permission from the
Forestry Commission) NGR SH 679 068 (View
OS Map) - saving the hike up from the village. Surface walk and
underground trips in and around Bryneglwys Slate Quarry. Download
the field notes : Quarry
Saturday Evening - Dinner at the Corbett Arms Hotel.
map) Menu The AGM was
held and next years meetings agreed upon.
Sunday 20th June - Met
at 10:30 a.m. at Gwar-cwm-isaf farm, NGR SN 6685 9140, (View
OS Map) for Brynarian Mine. Most were guided around the surface
remains including 'double' crusher house, shaft tops, (including whim circle
at one) and spoil dumps - a few hardy souls went exploring the rather wet
Met after lunch, at Bryn Dyfi, by courtesy of Mr. Stephen Evans.
Mill site is located at NGR SN 683 934 (View
OS Map) which is in need of conservation if its unique features are
to be preserved. The ponds and trackbed of the tramway were
viewed en route to the mine workings, which are somewhat limited, but were
duly explored by several members.