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
Mines Society Field Meet(s)
|Spring (Indoor) Meet - Sunday
Hosts : Neil Culross and Jo Dawson, Tel. 01874 638 212, E-mail : Chairman@Welshmines.org
Neil and Jo have kindly offered to again host the spring meet, for 2018, at their home near Brecon : "Tan y Neuadd", Cwmcamlais, Brecon, LD3 8TE.
All members are welcome. Arrive at any time from 10:30 a.m. onwards. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.
The meet provides an opportunity for chat, and to show
&/or view presentations, however, please note the following :
The usual arrangement of a lunch-time buffet meal is offered. People requiring this should contact Neil by email, by 10th March at the latest, and they will be informed of price etc., once numbers are known.
There is plenty of camping and floor space available for
anyone wishing to arrive on the Saturday evening, as well as a limited number
of beds on a first-come first-served basis.
Satnav for LD3 8TE says you have arrived when you reach the farm at the top (south end) of the valley – keep going, Tan y Neuadd is about halfway down the valley.
WMS direction signs will be placed on the road junctions at the top (A4215) and the bottom (A40) of the valley.
|Summer Feild Meet - Weekend 16th -
17th June 2018
North Wales : Stone & Copper in Conwy and Anglesey
- Penmaenmawr Stone Quarry [OS Map : Outdoor Leisure, 1:25,000, Sheet OL17, 'Snowdonia : Snowdon & Conwy Valley Areas']
- Parys Mountain and Amlwch Port [OS Maps : Explorer, 1:25,000, Sheets 262 & 263, 'Anglesey West' & 'Anglesey East']
This is expected to be at Llandudno - details in the Spring Newsletter, and posted here as soon as available.
Organisers : Paul Smythe and Dave Seaboume.
Field Trip Leaders : To be advised.
Saturday 16th June - Penmaenmawr Stone Quarry
Numbers will need to be known before the visit, as transport will be laid on [by Hanson Aggregates, it is assumed] to take us around the quarry - booking details in the Spring Newsletter, and posted here as soon as available.
- The quarries are spectacularly located on the north Wales coast, circa NGR SH 708 755 - View OS Map.
- An introduction to the archaeology of the quarries can be found in the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Report available for download.
- Another field based report, which focuses on the tramways, can be found here.
Details to be advised in due course.
Sunday 17th June - Parys Mountain and Amlwch Port, Anglesey [NGR SH 441 905 - View OS Map]
There will be an underground trip [into the workings in Parys Mountain, which are accessible down to the 45fm (drainage adit) level] with a guide from the Parys Underground Group. Those planning on going will need to book beforehand - details in the Spring Newsletter, and posted here as soon as available.
Note : Underground insurance will be required, proof will need to be provided on the day, so bring your BCA card - if you forget, or aren't insured, this can be provided for the day for a fee of £10.00
[Essential reading for those thinking about joining the underground trip has been produced by the Parys Underground Group (PUG) and is available for download here. The main PUG website can be found here.
|Autumn Field Meet - Weekend September
Date and further details in the Spring Newsletter, and posted here as soon as available.
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