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by QuentinDeakin
Thu May 19, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Wider historical themes
Topic: Long historical site use for fortification
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Long historical site use for fortification

On Monday 16th May 2022, the society welcomed the evening's speaker, Professor Richard Mayou, author of The Dyfi Estuary - an Illustrated History. As the title of the presentation - 'From hill-forts to castles to houses' - indicates, Richard covered a huge span of Welsh history; an exciting and abso...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu May 19, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Past Talks
Topic: Richard Mayou on hillforts castles and houses
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Richard Mayou on hillforts castles and houses

On Monday 16th May 2022, the society welcomed the evening's speaker, Professor Richard Mayou, author of The Dyfi Estuary - an Illustrated History. As the title of the presentation - 'From hill-forts to castles to houses' - indicates, Richard covered a huge span of Welsh history; an exciting and abso...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Past Talks
Topic: February 2022 meeting
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February 2022 meeting

On the 21st February 2022 the society held their first face-to-face meeting since the start of the pandemic. Covid safety measures were observed and the meeting was well attended. It was good to see so many who had been unable to access the society’s Zoom meetings. The evening’s programme was the me...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Oral History
Topic: Oral testimonies of the Cold War from young people joining the forces in the late 1950's and 1970's
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Oral testimonies of the Cold War from young people joining the forces in the late 1950's and 1970's

February 2022 meeting With tensions mounting in the Ukraine..an apposite topic! The evening’s programme was the members and local residents follow-up to last month’s talk by Dr Deakin on the history of Tonfanau with an emphasis on the Cold War period. Members Gill Ray and Richard Stoner presented ex...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Modern c.1750-today
Topic: The Cold War context of the post 2WWar continued existence of Tonfanau & Morfa camps
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The Cold War context of the post 2WWar continued existence of Tonfanau & Morfa camps

At the February 2022 meeting: ...a members and local residents follow-up to last month’s talkon the history of Tonfanau... with an emphasis on the Cold War period. Members Gill Ray and Richard Stoner presented accounts of their experiences in the forces at different times in the Cold War. During the...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Modern c.1750-today
Topic: Meeting on January 17th 2022 Tonfanau through the ages
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Meeting on January 17th 2022 Tonfanau through the ages

At their Zoom meeting on Monday 17th January the local theme of the history of Tonfanau proved popular, attracting interested visitors as well as members. The speaker, Dr Quentin Deakin, covered its history from pre-historic evidence of Bronze and Iron Age trading and settlement to the end of any mi...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Modern c.1750-today
Topic: Tonfanau: Iron Age Fort to Steel Age War Camp
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Tonfanau: Iron Age Fort to Steel Age War Camp

At their Zoom meeting on Monday 17th January the local theme of the history of Tonfanau proved popular, attracting interested visitors as well as members. The speaker, Dr Quentin Deakin, covered its history from pre-historic evidence of Bronze and Iron Age trading and settlement to the end of any mi...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Modern c.1750-today
Topic: George Borrow s tour & early lady visitors to Snowdonia
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George Borrow s tour & early lady visitors to Snowdonia

Quentin and Liz Deakin continued the theme of visitors to Snowdonia, the subject of Michael Freeman’s November lecture. Quentin gave a brief talk on the subject of George Borrow’s tour of Wales and with Liz performed two light-hearted scenes of his own composition, one of Borrow’s ascent of Snowdon ...
by QuentinDeakin
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Past Talks
Topic: Xmas21 meal & talks on Borrow & lady visitors to Snowdon
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Xmas21 meal & talks on Borrow & lady visitors to Snowdon

December 2021 Christmas meal and meeting After careful consideration the society decided to go ahead with its annual Christmas meal on Monday December 20th at the Talyllyn’s King’s Cafe in Tywyn, booked before the arrival of Omicron in Britain. Every possible safety measure was followed, each househ...
by QuentinDeakin
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Conservation and History in the News
Topic: History of the National Library of Wales
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History of the National Library of Wales

At their Zoom meeting on 20 September the society enjoyed a fascinating talk entitled 'A City on a Hill - the National Library of Wales'. The speaker, Dr Rhidian Griffiths, until his retirement in 2008 director of public services at the library, gave a comprehensive account of its proud and varied h...