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Next Meeting 7 pm Monday, May 16th, 2010
The next Archaeology and History Society Meeting will be at 7 pm, Monday May 16th, 2011, at the Ammanford Evangelical Church, Wind Street (former English Wesleyan Church), opposite the Welsh Hospitals and Salvation Army charity shops. Just to remind members, our meetings will be taking place on the third Monday of the month unless stated otherwise..
The speaker will be Brian Pierce who will give an illustrtaed talk on the history of the National Botanic Gardens.
SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS: Here is a list of talks we have organised for 2011. All meetings will start at 7 pm unless otherwise indicated. To make it easier for members to remember when we meet, our meetings are planned for the third Monday of the month, unless exceptional circumstances cause us to change the date. This programme may be subject to unavoidable change.
Family History: Just Who Do You Think You Are? Skeletons in Closets and Apples that Fell Really Close to the Tree. (Note: this is a TUESDAY)
The move and restoration of St Teilo Talybont church, Pontardulais, to the Museum of National History, St Fagan's.
Charles Hill of Dyfed Archaeology Trust
This meeting had had to be CANCELLED due to the illness of the speaker. It will be rescheduled for a later date. (The Early Castles of Gower and Cantref Bychan and the recent dig at Tirydail motte and bailey castle).
A history of the National Botanic Gardens.
Ieuan R Evans
A history of Swansea pottery.
Stephen Batsord (National Trust, Newton House, Llandeilo)
The history of Newton House
No meeting (holidays)
Roy Amman Davies
A History of Ammanford Co-operative Society, a work in progress.
A history of the Brynamman to Swansea railway.
Gwilym Hughes, Chief inspector of ancient monuments and historic buildings for Cadw
Subject to be announced.
Annual Christmas dinner.
January 18th CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS February 15th Dominic Conway Gatehouses in Carmarthenshire March 15th Alun Wyn Bevan subject to be announced April 19th John Wagstaffe Aberglasney House, history and renovation May 17th Ann Dorsett, curator Carmarthen Museum Llanelly Pottery June 21st July 19th Richard Jones subject to be announced August 16th No meeting due to vacations Sept 20th Roy Amman Davies 1925 Anthracite Strike October 18th Jeff Childs Farms and Families of Rhyndwyglydach, Betws mountain November 22nd Russell Davies Aspects of the history of humour in Wales December 20th Reverend Towyn Jones: Ghost Stories for Christmas 2009
Her Majesty's Inspectorate and Educational developments in Wales from the mid-19th century.
Roy Amman Davies
Tales, trails and heritage. Interpreting the histories of Ammanford and Llandeilo
Gwaun Henllan, Llandybie in the Teilo Gospels - the oldest recorded meadow in Wales.
The restoration of Cwrt Farm, Burry Port
The history of Llandeilo's bridges
An overview of Carmarthenshire archaeology.
Llandeilofawr Workhouse punishment book 1878-1907.
No meeting due to summer holidays
Dr Kate Roberts, Cadw Inspector of Ancient Monuments
Cadw Guardianship sites in Carmarthenshire including some historical information and also considering the conservation work which Cadw carries out.
Cinema at the Coalface: Miners Halls in the Swansea and Amman valleys.
Reverend Adrian Teale, vicar of Brynamman
Church development in Ammanfrord.
A History of broadcasting in Wales.
The History of how Ammanford's Heol Wallasey got its name
Rev John Walters, vicar of Pontardulais
Llandeilo Talybont Church, Pontardulais
Bridges of Carmarthenshire
Gwilym Hughes, Chief Inspector of CADW
The Fan Foel excavation in 2005
An overview of the archaeology of Carmarthenshire.
The medieval Lordship of Iscennen
Further aspects of the Musical Culture of the Amman Valley from 1918-today
A history of mining in south Wales
Ammanford during World War 2
Aerial photography and archaeology
Emigration from the Amman Valley in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Musical culture in the Amman Valley.
Roman fort at Llandeilo
Church expansion in the upper Amman valley.
Gomer Davies, Mike Smith and Simon Shepherd
Amman Valley railways.
History of post cards and postal history.
Royal Defiance (cycle and motor cycle) Co. of Glanamman & Johannesburg.
Ammanford during World War I
A brief history of Ammanford from 800 AD
Development of archaeolgical techniques and archaeology in the Ammanford area.
Recent work on pehistoric farmsteads in West Wales
Betws New Mine
The Lord Rhys, 12th century King of south west Wales (the Kingdom of Deheubarth).
Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion volume in the Pevsner Buildings of Wales series.
Country houses of the parish of Llandybie and Betws.