Welsh Mines Society
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)


Spring (Indoor) Meet - Sunday 18th March 2018

  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 :
 - Neil and Jo do not have a projector or screen so an offer to provide these would be welcome.
 - It is envisaged that presentations will be shown in the barn, therefore it would be helpful if people could bring a folding camping chair or similar, as the seating will be otherwise limited.

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.

There are various mines and quarries within 3060 minutes drive for those wishing to do something extra, and there is walking in the Brecon Beacons or locally from the front door.

"Tan y Neuadd" is located at NGR : SN 9523 2645 view road atlas or 1:25,000 OS Map.  
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.
Additional Information
 - 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.

Saturday Evening

  Details to be advised in due course.

Sunday 17th June
- Parys Mountain and Amlwch Port, Anglesey  [NGR SH 441 905 - View OS Map]
Underground Trip

  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.

Surface Trip
  It is hoped to have a guided surface trip around Parys Mountain for those who do not want to go underground, led by a member of the Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust.

  There are three museums at Amlwch Port :
  1. The Copper Kingdom : The story of Parys Mountain.  [Visit their website]
  2. GeoMon Anglesey Geopark - Heritage Hub : The geological history of Anglesey.  [Visit their website]
  3. The Sail Loft : The maritime history of the area.  Also has a cafe.  [Museum details here]

   Details to be advised in due course.

Autumn Field Meet - Weekend September 2018
 Date and further details in the Spring Newsletter, and posted here as soon as available.

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