Other Organisations' Events - July

Tintern Abbey
Resting at the Abbey during the Wars of the Roses – 1471

7 - 8 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm, Adult - £6.90, £20.00*
1471. A company of archers and their families rest at the abbey in order to pay their respects to William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke. They set up camp in the grounds and continue to practice their civilian skills – such as fletching, spinning, dyeing, cooking, leather working and rush weaving and, of course, recreation in the Tavern Tent. One can even write! http://cadw.gov.wales/events/allevents/resting-at-the-abbey-during-the-wars-of-the-roses-1471-tintern-july-2018/?lang=en

St Fagans National History Museum
The NHS is 70!

8 July 10am-4pm, Free
The National Health Service is 70 years old in July.  Do you have a story to tell about the NHS in Wales? We want to hear from you! Bring your objects, photographs, documents and memories to create a pop-up museum on the day in celebration of this iconic institution that holds a special place in Wales’ history. https://museum.wales/stfagans/whatson/10025/The-NHS-is-70/
Archaeology at St Fagans: Reconstructing History
28 & 29 July, 11am-4pm, Free
St Fagans is famous for its collection of historic buildings from all over Wales – painstakingly dismantled and rebuilt at the Museum.  But alongside these, our specialist teams of archaeologists and builders have been creating two special new buildings as part of the St Fagans Redevelopment Project. Bryn Eryr, our Iron Age farmstead, and Llys Llywelyn – a Medieval court of the Welsh Princes are based on evidence from archaeological sites on Anglesey.
Join us this weekend for a chance to meet our Archaeologists. Find out how they recreate the past from fragments found in the landscape and clues buried in ancient objects. From Viking life and Iron Age technology through to the Medieval period – there’ll be lots of extra activities and demonstrations across the Museum this weekend. https://museum.wales/stfagans/whatson/10026/Archaeology-at-St-Fagans-Reconstructing-History/

National Library of Wales
The Most Glorious Prospect: Garden Visiting in Wales 1639-1900

14 July, 2.00pm, Free admission by ticket, available via website
Join Bettina Harden, author of The Most Glorious Prospect, for a fascinating discussion on the history of garden visiting in Wales between 1639 and 1900 with local author and historian, Gerald Morgan. The Most Glorious Prospect reveals the historic gardens of Wales, including the garden at Hafod, as first experienced by contemporary visitors from its first days in the 17th century to the flourishing of tourism in the 19th. Return to a bygone era of garden visiting and touring, brought to life from travellers’ diaries, letters and journals of the period.
Medieval Wall Paintings in Wales
18 July 1.00pm, Free admission by ticket, available via website
Steffani Davies discusses the topic of her MA dissertation, exploring the ‘whos’, ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of medieval wall paintings in Wales. https://www.library.wales/nc/visit/things-to-do/whats-on/

Blaenavon Iron Works
Steampunk at the Ironworks

Saturday 14th (10:00) - Sunday 15th July 2018 (17:00), Tel: 01495 792615
Come and enjoy the Steampunk weekend at Blaenavon! This is a Steampunk themed event looking at the influence of Victorian style on the modern world. Today's technology in Victorian style tells the story of industry through fun and games, music and fashion, art, comedy and good Victorian manners.
Enjoy tea duelling and the Steampunk Olympics, as well as talks, rapping, demonstrations and craft stalls. Visitors using wheelchairs or who have mobility or balance issues may find the ground conditions throughout the ironworks difficult to negotiate due to the nature of the surfacing material.

Blaenau Gwent
Walks led by Frank Olding

An Afternoon Ramble – Gelligaer Common
July 16, 1:30am – 4:30pm, Cost: £3, 3 miles/5km
Starting/Finish: Car Park on road from Fochriw to Bedlinog, CF81 9NJ (SO 1050 0310)
Booking: 07971 081647 or frank.olding@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
An easy walk looking at the rich archaeological landscape of Gelligaer Common. The walk will take in Bronze Age burial cairns, a Roman road, Dark Age burial sites and Medieval settlements, house platforms and other landscape features. Walking boots and waterproofs essential.
Mynydd Llangynidr – Clo Cadno and Carn Caws
July 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Cost: £5, 6 miles/10km
Starting/Finish: Top House Pub, Trefil, Tredegar, NP22 4HG (SO 119128). We will meet at the Top House and then drive to Ffos y Wern (SO 1020 1494), where the walk will start.
Booking: 07971 081647 or frank.olding@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
A guided moderate walk looking at the prehistoric and medieval archaeology of Mynydd Llangynidr. The walk will take in Bronze Age burial cairns, stone rows and boundary dykes together with medieval settlements, house platforms and other landscape features. Walking boots, waterproofs and packed lunch essential.
Evening Ramble – The Archaeology and Wildlife of Silent Valley Nature Reserve
July 25, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Cost: £3, 3 miles/5km
Starting/Finish: Silent Valley Nature Reserve Car Park, Cendl Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vales, NP23 7RX (SO 1867 0598)  Booking:07971 081647 or frank.olding@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
A moderate walk looking at the fascinating industrial archaeology of Cwm Merddog (Silent Valley) Nature Reserve. We will also be joined by ecologist, Liz Hancocks, who will be highlighting the diverse wildlife of the area. Walking boots, waterproofs essential

Caerphilly Castle
World War 1 Living History Event

21 - 22 July, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Adult - £8.50, Family - £24.60, Senior Citizen - £6.80
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 come and learn more about life of cavalry troops, nurses and civilians during the conflict! http://cadw.gov.wales/events/allevents/world-war-1-living-history-event-2018/?lang=en

Tretower Court & Castle
From Wrecks to Ruin

23 July - 2 Sept.10.00am - 5.00pm, Adult - £6.90, Family - £20.00, Senior Citizen - £5.50
It’s miles inland – but come and discover Tretower’s links with water! It’s the Year of the Sea – where the water from the air and from the land comes back together. It’s in us, around us, and we can’t live without it…. This summer, visit Tretower to discover the Court’s relationship with the Source of Life; how the 'Place of Water' became the 'Place of the Tower', the history of the Vaughan family, and how a wrecker wrought his own doom!  http://cadw.gov.wales/events/allevents/from-wrecks-to-ruin-tretower-july-2018/?lang=en

Abergavenny Local History Society 
          Charity Number 1098582              

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