Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
(Member of the National Association of Mining History Organisations)
Details of Welsh Mines Preservation Trust meet(s) can be found on the WMPT webpages
Next Welsh Mines Society Field Meet(s)
|Summer Field Meet - Weekend 15th -
16th June 2019
North Wales : Betws y Coed and Llandudno / The Great Orme
[OS Map : Outdoor Leisure, 1:25,000, Sheet OL17, 'Snowdonia : Snowdon & Conwy Valley Areas']
Pont Y Pair Inn, Holyhead road, Betws y Coed, LL24 0BN. Tel.: 01690 710 377 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Situated opposite the road bridge across the Afon Llugwy. [View OS Map]
Organisers : Paul Smyth and Dave Seabourne.
Sunday 16th June - The Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno.
Underground Trip : Penmorfa Adit
[Additional notes, by
MPM, not in the newsletter : The piped section is 135 metres long, with
the adit continuing for a further 664 metres, initially in thigh deep
water. On the last WMS visit in Sept 2001, wet suit bottoms were worn,
and wading through the water took some effort until it became shallow. A
report on the adit, by the Great Orme Exploration Society (GOES), can be found
Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines
|Autumn Field Meet - Weekend 28th -
Central Wales : Ystumtuen & Bontgoch, Ceredigion
[OS Map : Explorer, 1:25,000, Sheets 213, 'Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol']
To be advised.
Organiser : Ioan Lord.
Saturday 28th September - Ystumtuen : Penrhiw, Bwlchgwyn and Llwynteifi Mines
Meet at 11:00 at car park below fines tips at NGR SN 7380 7881 [View OS Map]. Surface walk with many surviving features, eighteenth-century workings, leats and shafts.
Recent study of this area has brought to light many little-known facts and full mapping has now taken place. Surface visit to nearby Cwmbrwyno Mine in the afternoon, time permitting.
Details to be advised.
Sunday 29th September - Bontgoch : Cefn Gwyn Mine
Meet at 10:30 in Bontgoch village (parallel parking available on street) at NGR SN 6832 8644 [View OS Map].
Morning : Surface walk through site, with wheelpits, adits, shafts, angle-bob remains and primitive dressing floor.
Afternoon : Optional underground trip into adit with several artefacts and ventilation pipes in situ, and/or hand-line down 20-foot inclined shaft to see iron kibble and landing bar. Wellies, torches and helmets needed for this option.
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