Sunday, 1 April 2018

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2018 RHAGLEN YR HÂF


ALL are welcome to these activities.    Please bring WATERPROOFS & SUITABLE FOOTWEAR. Do phone the secretary if you require further details.

Please book at least 1 week before each event (Margaret 01766 890550)


MONDAY 23rd  APRIL
2.00 p.m. Visit to the LLOYD GEORGE MUSEUM & HIGHGATE house, Llanystumdwy. Cost £5 per head. Bring a picnic. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 1.15 p.m.

TUESDAY 8th  MAY
THE GEOLOGY OF SNOWDONIA - a practical introduction. A walk on the slopes of Cnicht led by Clive Hudson. Meet at 10.00 a.m. in the roadside car park by Gelli Iago, Blaen Nanmor (NGR SH 632484) Suitable boots & waterproofs essential. From Nanmor we will follow the footpath to Llyn Llagi, then traverse across the hillside to return via Gelli Iago. Distance 6km (3.75m), about 1000ft of ascent, crossing hill slopes, boggy in places. Approx. 5hrs. Bring a picnic. Cost £3 per head. Contact Clive for more details 01766 770162

TUESDAY 12th JUNE
2.00 p.m. Visit to MENTER FACHWEN, LLANBERIS, for a talk & short walk with Gareth Roberts to show the history and legends of the village; followed by refreshments. Cost £5 per head. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 1.15 p.m.

MONDAY 2nd  JULY
2.00 p.m. Visit to the restored SŴTAN HERITAGE MUSEUM, Church Bay, north Anglesey. Cost £3 per head. Bring a picnic. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 12.00 noon.

AUGUST NO MEETING


TUESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER        
2.00 p.m. visit to LASYNYS FAWR, near Harlech, home of Ellis Wynne,  (1671-1734), the famous Welsh poet. Cost £3 per head. Bring a picnic. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 1.00 p.m.

LOCAL PREHISTORIC SITES.
If you would like to visit a site where the Glaslyn Prehistory Project has had an excavation, you are invited to contact Clive Hudson (01766 770162)


TESCO “BAGS OF HELP” LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT
A monthly programme of visits & activities has been arranged up to September. Contact Margaret (01766 890550 / brynbedd1@gmail.com) for details. Advance booking essential with Peter Masters (01758 750322 / datingoldwelshhouses@gmail.com) as numbers may be limited.

The winter programme will start in October 2018.
Please give your suggestions to committee members by late June.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

RHAGLEN Y GAEAF 2017-2018 WINTER PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 12th October 2017

7.00 p.m. in Beddgelert Community Hall. LAUNCH of the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme Recording Old Houses in the area, in partnership with “Discovering Old Welsh Houses”. Illustrated talk by Margaret Dunn. Come to hear our plans, suggest houses & join in winter activities. 

WEDNESDAY 15th November 2017
MOSES KELLOW, THE EXTRAORDINARY CROESOR QUARRY MANAGER. Illustrated talk by Cathy Woodhead, publisher & local historian.

WEDNESDAY 6th December 2017 – with mince pies!
ERYRI & THE HIMALAYAS – a MOUTAINEERING STORY,
Illustrated talk by Harvey Lloyd, ex manager Pen y Pass; recently awarded the B E M for services to the community, mountain rescue, mountaineering & heritage in Wales.

WEDNESDAY 17th January 2018 
A PICTORIAL HISTORY of PORTHMADOG & TREMADOG.
Illustrated talk by Martin Pritchard, local historian

WEDNESDAY  21st  February 2018
PEKING, PARIS & BETWS GARMON: CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE IRON INDUSTRY
Illustrated talk by Dafydd Whiteside Thomas, retired teacher, editor of “Eco’r Wyddfa” & local & family history tutor.

WEDNESDAY 21st March 2016
7.00 p.m. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (all welcome) and

7.30 p.m. SOME LOST RAILWAYS in CAERNARFONSHIRE
Illustrated talk by Gareth Roberts, Menter Fachwen & undertake detective work in search of lost industrial history 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

RHAGLEN Y GAEAF 2016 - 2017 WINTER PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 19th October 2016       MAGIC & RITUAL – the meaning of the Green Man. Talk by Nigel Probert, History tutor.

WEDNESDAY 9th November 2016 COCHWILLAN. Illustrated talk by Frances Lynch-Llewellyn, archaeologist & Research Fellow, Bangor University. Probably to be followed by a summer visit.

WEDNESDAY 7th December 2016 – with mince pies! THE STORY OF GELERT – New evidence from Tourists’ literature, 1770-1870.  Illustrated talk by Michael Freeman, former curator of Ceredigion Museum & Hon Research Fellow, National Library of Wales

WEDNESDAY 18th January 2017  DISCOVERING OLD HOUSES IN THEIR HISTORICAL SETTING Illustrated talk by Margaret Dunn, local historian. Probably to be followed by a summer visit.

WEDNESDAY  22nd February 2017  W J J BOLDING (1815-1899) of Norfolk – an early Victorian Artist in Wales. Illustrated talk by Richard Jefferson, retired schoolmaster & local historian

 WEDNESDAY 29th March 2017  7.00 p.m. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (all welcome) and
7.30 p.m. GLASLYN ESTUARY BRONZE AGE SHELL MIDDEN – Recent Excavation Results. Illustrated talk by Clive Hudson, local archaeologist and historian. Probably to be followed by a summer visit.


Sunday, 20 March 2016

2016 Summer Programme / Rhaglen Yr Hâf

WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL
2.00 p.m. Visit to RHOS, MINFFORDD, a 1572 dendro-dated house, an inn site by the ancient crossing of Traeth Mawr. By kind permission of Mrs Nan Griffiths who will share some of its history with us. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 1.30 p.m. Bring indoor shoes.

THURSDAY 5th MAY
Harold Morris, local historian, will lead a visit to the mine workings at CWM CIPRWTH & GILFACH, Cwm Pennant. Wear walking boots, bring waterproofs & a picnic. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Meet at 10.30 a.m. at the parking place where the gate is on the bridge near the top of Cwm Pennant. (NGR SH 532477)

THURSDAY 2nd JUNE

2.00 p.m. visit to BRYN BEDD, NANTGWYNANT to enjoy the garden & for a short guided walk to illustrate the medieval origins of the landscape. Park at the house or at the corner 100 yds above it.

TUESDAY 12th JULY
2.00 p.m. Guided visit led by Bill Jones, local archaeologist & historian, to sites in Dolwyddelan including the excavations at TAI PENAMNEN, once home to ancestors of the Wynne family of Gwydir, and FFYNNON ELEN. Bring a picnic or retire to the Elen’s Castle Hotel for refreshments. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 1.15 p.m.

AUGUST NO MEETING

THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
2.00 p.m. visit to EISTEDDFA, Pentrefelin, former home of Sir Tom Carey-Evans of whom we heard in a winter lecture. By kind permission of Bengy Carey-Evans. Meet at Beddgelert main car park at 1.15 p.m. Bring indoor shoes.

The winter programme will start in October 2016.
Please give your suggestions to committee members by late June.

ALL are welcome to these activities.    Please bring WATERPROOFS & SUITABLE FOOTWEAR. Do phone the secretary if you require further details. £2.00 admission is charged at all our meetings and, unless stated, this includes refreshments.
Please book at least 1 week before each event (Margaret 01766 890550)

Mae croeso i bawb i'r gweithgareddau hyn.      Bydd angen DILLAD  ac ESGIDIAU PWRPASOL. Cysylltwch a'r arweinydd am fanylion pellach. Gofynnir tal o £2.00 ym mhob un o'r cyfarfodydd.  Bydd lluniaeth ysgafn
ar gael, os na hysbysir yn wahanol.                                        Archebwch
 eich lle wythnos yn gynt os gwelwch yn dda (Margaret 01766 890550)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Welcome

This Society was established by a group of local people in 1996. A small committee of volunteers arranges monthly talks throughout the winter on a range of topics related in some way to the history of the area. During the summer months several visits are arranged to places of historical interest. A Welsh language lecture is held around 1st March each year. The A.G.M is held in late March each year.

News and details of events and lectures.

Meetings are held in the Nantgwynant Community Hall [Unless otherwise stated ] at 7.30 p.m  and are followed by tea & biscuits
Admission £2. The Society's insurance policy offers public indemnity cover. All activities contain some hazards and those attending meetings are responsible for their own personal accident cover.
The society has a constitution and Equal opportunities & Environmental Policies, these can be obtained from the secretary.
The A.G.M Agenda will be circulated at the February meeting and to all on the new register of those attending meetings