Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru

Spring/Indoor 'Virtual' Meet - Sunday 28th March 2021

Located on Zoom Meetings.
Organisers/Hosts : Neil & Jo Culross


  Due to Governmental measures to prevent the spreading of the Covid_19 virus, a physical meet was not possible.  Instead Neil and Jo kindly offered to host an on-line / virtual Spring Meet (using 'Zoom' meetings).  All members were welcome, but needed to have booked a place with Secretary David Roe prior to the event.  Numbers being limited to 100 places (inc. speakers) - first come first served...! 

  Jo expertly managed the Zoom administration for all attendees, ensuring speakers were ready for their time slots.
  Both Jo and all speakers are to be congratulated on providing professional, relevant and highly interesting presentations.
  Several were recorded, and may subsequently be made available for viewing by those unable to make the meet.

  The meeting was open from 10.00am until 6.00pm, with the programme as follows :

10.00am  'Doors Open'.  Arrival and opportunity to socialise

10.30am  Neil Culross : Welcome and introduction

10.35am  Ioan Lord : Conflict and Compromise - Industrial relations in mid-Wales

11.20am  10 mins to grab a coffee

11.30am  Roger Gosling : Miners’ lights - From Candle to Cap Lamp to LED

12.00am  Mike Statham : Cystanog explorations

12.30am  Neil Culross : Film of Cystanog

12.40am  Neil Culross and Phil Knight : Questions on Cystanog

12.45am  Raymond Griffiths : A Walk in Cwm Caseg

1.00pm  30min Lunch Break and opportunity to socialise

1.30pm  Peter Claughton : Coal, Ore and Stone - the coastal mining and quarrying landscape of Pembrokeshire and associated sites

2.15pm  Alan Williams : Project Ancient Tin - Did British tin sources and trade make Bronze Age Europe ?

2.50pm  Roy Fellows : Update on Cambrian Mines Trust

3.00pm  15mins to grab a cup of tea and some cake 

3.15pm  Roy Starkey : Minerals of Shropshire

3.45pm  Simon Timberlake : Roman and pre-Roman mining and smelting in the Ystwyth Valley - recent archaeological finds at Cwmystwyth, Ceredigion

4.30pm  Neil Culross : North Nantymwyn Lead Mine

5.15pm Neil Culross : Closing address

5.30pm Opportunity to socialise 

6.00pm  Fini !


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