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Members enjoying the trip to Derbyshire, July 2017

 

Summer Visits 2018 Ymweliadau Haf

Friday 25th May: The Forest of Dean. 
The visit begins at the Dean Heritage Centre, where we will also have lunch. During the afternoon we will visit Gunns Mill, a 17th Century charcoal-fuelled blast furnace which later became a paper mill, and which is currently being restored. The afternoon will include tea at the Speech House Hotel where the Court of Free Miners and Verderers was held, and a stop at All Saints’ Church, Newland, ‘Cathedral of the Forest’. Led by David and Barbara Powell. £19
25ain Mai: Coedwig y Ddena. 
Ymweliad â Chanolfan Dreftadaeth y Ddena. Ar ôl cinio, ymweliad â Gunns Mill, ffwrnais chwyth o’r 17eg ganrif. Newididwyd hi yn felin bapur  wedyn. Adferir hi ar hyn o bryd. Amser te bydd ymweliad â Gwesty Speech House ble cynhelid Llys y Glowyr Rhydd a Llys y Goedwig. Wedyn Eglwys yr Holl Saint yn Newland. Arweinwyr: David a Barbara Powell. Pris: £19



Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th June: West Wales
We will be staying at the Beggar’s Reach hotel in Burton, near Pembroke. On the Tuesday, on the way there, we will visit Picton Castle near Haverfordwest. Time, too, to enjoy the gardens if fine.
On Wednesday, June 13th, we will spend the whole day in St David’s, with organised tours of the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace (one morning, one afternoon). The rest of the time will be yours to explore St David’s. Recommended places of interest include Oriel y Parc, where exhibitions from the National Museum are shown, and the ruins of St Non’s chapel. 
On Thursday,  drive through the Preseli Mountains, possible source of the bluestones of Stonehenge, to Nevern Church, with its Ogham inscriptions, Celtic cross and bleeding yew. We hope to stop for coffee at Tafarn Sinc, a unique corrugated galvanised iron hotel opened in 1876, and now in community ownership, and a centre for the Welsh language. Lunch will be in Porthgain, where we will be met by a guide from Pembrokeshire Coast Park. He will give us a short talk on the history of the small harbour village, once a thriving centre for slate mining, brick-making and quarrying. From here we will walk or be driven to the nearby village of Abereiddi, famous for the blue lagoon, also a former slate quarry. This now has very easy pedestrian access. 


Friday will begin with a visit to Carew Castle and tidal mill where we will also have lunch before travelling home (with a tea stop). £299pp double/£380 single

12fed-15fed Mehefin: Gorllewin Cymru. 
Aros yng Ngwesty Beggar’s Reach, Burton, ger Penfro. Ddydd Mawrth ar y ffordd yno, ymweld â Chastell Picton ger Hwlffordd gyda chyfle i fwynhau’r gerddi hefyd. 
Ddydd Mercher, y 13eg, ymweld â Dewi Sant, teithiau a drefnir i’r eglwys gadeiriol a Phlas yr Esgob. Cyfle i ymweld ag Oriel y Parc ac olion Capel Santes Non.
Dydd Iau, 14eg, taith trwy Fynyddoedd Preseli i Nanhyfer i weld arysgrifen ogam, croes Geltaidd a choed yw “gwaedlyd”. Gobeithio bydd cyfle cael coffi yn Nhafarn Sinc, hen westy Cymreig a Chymraeg. Cinio ym Mhorthgain ble bydd arweinydd Parc Cenedlaethol yr Arfordir yn esbonio hanes diwydiannol y pentref a'r porth. Ar ôl cinio, cyfle i gerdded i Abereiddi ar hyd llwybr yr arfordir neu fynd mewn bws. Mae Abereiddi’n enwog am ei Morlyn Glas (cyn chwarel lechi). Mae llwybr sy arwain o’r traeth yn addas i bawb.
Ddydd Gwener, y 15fed, ymweliad â Chastell Caeriw a’i felin heli cyn y daith adref i’r Fenni.
£299pp mewn ystafell ddwbl,/£380pp sengl.

Tuesday 17th July: Worcester
An all day visit to the cathedral city. In the morning there will be a tour of the Cathedral led by Oliver Fairclough and preceded by coffee. After a long lunch break there is a choice of two destinations. One is the Commandery.  Built as a hospital in the 15th century, it is a fine building with a painted room and delightful stained glass in the great hall. It has had a variety of uses over the centuries, but most importantly was the headquarters of the Royalist army during the Battle of Worcester, 1651, the final battle of the Civil War. The alternative choice is the Museum of Royal Worcester on the site of the porcelain factory, with extensive collections from 1751 onwards. £24
17eg Gorffennaf: Caerwrangon
Yn y bore, ar ôl coffi,  bydd Oliver Fairclough yn arwain taith trwy’r eglwys gadeiriol. Ar ôl egwyl cinio hir, bydd dewis: Y Commandery a godwyd fel ysbyty yn y 15fed ganrif a defnyddid fel pencadlys gan y fyddin frenhinol yn 1651, cofnod y Rhyfel Cartref. Neu gyfle i ymweld ag Amgueddfa Royal Worcester, safle gwaith porslen yn 1751. £24


Tuesday 14th August: Duffryn House & Gardens and the Royal Mint Llantrisant.
Duffryn House is the partially restored home of the Cory family, built 1892-3. The Cory family were extremely successful coal and shipping magnates during the 19th century. The magnificent gardens were laid out as a series of ‘rooms’ in the early 20th century.  After a lunch stop in the historic market town of Cowbridge, we will have a tour of the Royal Mint at Llantrisant.    £24
14 Awst: Plas Dyffryn a’i gerddi & Bathdy Brenhinol, Llantrisant
Codwyd Plas Dyffryn gan deulu Cory 1892-93. Dan ofal Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol ers 2012, mae mwy a mwy o’i ystafelloedd yn cael eu hadnewyddu a’u gwisgo. Cynlluniwyd y gerddi fel cyfres o ystafelloedd ddechrau’r 20fed ganrif. Cinio yn y Bontfaen. Wedyn taith a drefnir gan y  bathdy brenhinol. £24.


Tuesday, 4th September: History and industrial heritage in Blaenau Gwent.
This visit, led by Frank Olding, will include remains of the mining industry at Bryn Bach, Tredegar, a visit to the Sirhowy Ironworks (first established in 1778), lunch at Bedwellty House (owned variously by the Morgans of Tredegar House and the ironmaster Samuel Homfray) followed by a guided tour of the house and time to enjoy the gardens. £17.50
4ydd Medi: Hanes a threftadaeth ddiwydiannol Blaenau Gwent
Bydd Frank Olding yn arwain y daith hon. Bydd yn cynnwys olion diwydiant glofaol Bryn Bach, gweithfeydd haearn Sirhowy, cinio ym Mhlas Bedwellte (gartref Morganiaid Plas Tredegar wedyn Samuel Homfray, haearn feistr). Ar ôl cinio bydd taith a drefnir i’r plas a chyfle i fwynhau’r gerddi. £17.50 yn cynnwys cinio.


Prices may be subject to slight alteration. Booking forms available January 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS THIS YEAR; PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATE INSURANCE COVER
Printed copies with application forms are available at lectures or from the visit team for those not on email.

ALHS members and other visitors at Stokesay Castle, August 2012





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