Parish church LlanidloesPowysland Club Programme 2017

(last updated 7/11/2017)

Each year the Club arranges a series of six or seven lectures between September and May. These are held at various centres within the old county of Montgomeryshire and are delivered by specialists in the fields of Welsh history and archaeology. During the summer months there are several one-day excursions (see below) to places of historical interest in the area. Details will be posted as they become available.

Lecture Programme 2017/2018

Church cottage TregynonAll lectures are on Saturdays and commence at 3.00 pm.

Saturday 11th November at The Tabernacle, Machynlleth: Barbara Walker ‘Derwenlas, the river port of Montgomeryshire – new research’.

Saturday 17th March at The Town Hall, Montgomery: Revd Terrence and Mrs Jacqui Bryan ‘The Garmon Preaching Mounds, an exercise in conjecture’.

Saturday 7th April 2018 at Bryhafren School, Crew Green: Stephen Jones ‘The Marcher Lordship of Bausley’.

Saturday 12th May 2018 at Plas Dolerw, Newtown: Andrew Green ‘Welsh Antiquarians and the Powysland Club’.

This lecture will be preceded by the 2018 AGM at 2/15 pm.


Excursion Programme 2018

From John Davies 7/11/2017

I am contacting you now because the first excursion for 2018 will be unusually early, and for you to note your 2018 diary. It will be to the Grade2* listed house Brampton Bryan Hall on Friday 23rd March at 2:30, and to the Grade 1 listed church in the village. The Hall is between Leintwardine and Knighton.

The castle in the grounds of the hall and then the hall, built c.1660, have been in the possession of the same family since the Norman Conquest. The castle was the site of a Civil War siege, defended by Lady Brilliana Harley.

The hall, built after the destruction of the castle, was the home of Sir Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, Chief Minister to Queen Anne from 1711-1714.

The Hall contains many many interesting artefacts preserved over the generations by the Harley family.

I will try and arrange an optional buffet lunch at the Lion Hotel, Leintwardine.

The excursion will be by car

Contact John Davies, Oak View, Old Churchstoke, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6DH, on 01588 620936 or [email protected] for information.