Saturday 17 February, 09:30 am - 4:00 pm*

Day School: The Maritime History of South Wales.

Speakers: Martin Connop Price, David Jenkins, David Davies, Robert Protheroe Jones.

Halliwell Centre, Trinity St. David, Carmarthen SA31 3AP

Leader: Mary Thorley 01267 235927

Contact Hazel Martell 01267 231148

* Booking essential


Carmarthenshire Antiquarians Field Day:
Laugharne 17th March, 2018

The programme will focus in the morning particularly upon the transition from Roman to early Mediaeval and Christian history; the afternoon upon the Norman town of Laugharne.

The morning locations are each about 1 mile apart, with a steep hill up from Llandawke. Up to 5 cars can be used for transport during the morning for those who would find the route too difficult to walk, so I suggest they car-share from Llansadwrnen. One way is to meet in Laugharne church carpark soon after 10 am and car share from there.

Most of the day is on road but the track to Llandawke Church is muddy as is the short-cut from there back to Llansadwrnen so walking boots are advisable.

Proposed itinerary:
Meet Llansadwrnen Church Car Park (SA33 4RJ – NGR SN282103) for 10.30 am start: n.b. this is a small carpark, so please car share as much as possible – one way is to meet in Laugharne church carpark soon after 10 am and car share from there.
10.30 Visit re Llansadwrnen Church and area history:
11 am walk to Holy Stone Field
11.30 Intro to Holy Stone ancient monument and interpretations of the history of the field and relics
12 walk to Llandawke Church
12.30 Intro to Llandawke Church and the Ogham stone and Llandawke estate –
1 pm return to Llansadwrnen church - then to Laugharne for lunch break:
Laugharne church will be open from 1.30 for snacks to be eaten there and tea/coffee will be available there, too.
2.30 pm Laugharne Church – an intro to its features and history
3 pm walk to Town Hall – Georgian houses en route
3.30 pm Laugharne Town Hall and Corporation’s history – (John Bradshaw and Portreeve, Roy Thomas)
4.30 depart                                                                                     

Peter Stopp


Stout footwear and waterproof gear essential for all field trips.

When space allows, prospective new members are welcome to attend events. Membership runs from January 1st.

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