Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru

Autumn Conference / Field Meet - Weekend, 9th - 10th October 2010
Towards 'a better understanding'* - New Research on Old Welsh Mines

Based in Mid Wales, at the Plas Dolguog Hotel, Machynlleth
Organisers : George Hall & Roger Bird (Programme Manager)

[* A quote from David Ewart Bick, founder & original Chairman of the WMS.]

As to the programme of events, this was as follows:
  • On the Saturday there was a one-day indoor conference, titled Towards 'a better understanding'.
    Held at Plas Dolguog Hotel, Penegoes, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8UJ.  Tel. 01654 702 244.  Located just outside of Machynlleth on the A489 road to Newtown, at SH 761 017 (View OS Map).

    After a welcome address by George Hall, the presentation of conference papers, chaired by David Roe, of new research on under-documented old mines, included : Brynyrafr, Esgairmwyn, Abbey Consols and environs and the Tywyn coal mine, together with new insights on prospecting and smelting matters.

    Download the full programme.   Download the synopses.   Download the flyer & booking form.

  • Saturday Evening - Conference dinner, at Plas Dolguog, view the menu here.

  • On the Sunday there was a site visit / field trip, led by members of the Society, to Glasdir mine 'The birthplace of the flotation process'.  Met at 10.30 am, at the carpark at NGR SH 737 227, (View OS Map), approximately one mile from the Ty'n-y-groes Hotel.
Conference proceedings (WM&M No.2), ably edited by Dave Linton, were subsequently published.

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