Announcement Date: June 28, 2013
INDOOR WITH FIELD TRIPS – held in mid-Wales, based at Aberystwyth University, over the long weekend 28 June to 1 July. It was well attended, with around 120 delegates from across Britain and Ireland, and feedback to the organisers has been very positive – everybody appeared to enjoy themselves in lectures, in the field and at the social events. There were trade stands provided by Mike Moore, Starless River, Deri Jones Associates and the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments in Wales, along with displays by groups from Glendalough, Carmarthenshire and the North Pennines, and a range of poster presentations on mining archaeology and geological themes. The lecture presentations, on the theme of Mining Legacies covering the archaeological, environmental and cultural impact of historic mining and quarrying activity, will be published in Mining History, the Bulletin of PDMHS, in 2014. Field events covered the rich mining heritage of the Ceredigion uplands with a particular focus on Cwmystwyth the ownership of which had recently been transferred from Crown Estates to the Cambrian Mines Trust, culminating in a coach-borne field trip to that site on the Monday.