Parish church LlanidloesPowysland Club Programme 2019

(last updated 17/07/2019)

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 2019/2020

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

Saturday 5th October 2019 at The Cowshac, Welshpool: ‘The River Vyrnwy: its natural history’ by Dewi Roberts.

Saturday 16th November 2019 at Plas Dolerw, Newtown: ‘Meifod Wen: the importance of Meifod Church in the 12th and 13th centuries’ by Amy Reynolds.

Saturday 7th December 2019 at The Tabernacle, Machynlleth: ‘The Wynnstay Estate and the Dyfi Valley 1750-1900’ by Dr Emyr Williams.

Saturday 14th March 2020 at Plas Dolerw, Newtown: ‘Recent Research in Montgomeryshire Music’ by Dr Rhian Davies.

Saturday 18th April 2020 at The Cowshac, Welshpool: Crucks: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Reflections on medieval roofs’, by Richard Sugget.

Saturday 9th May 2020 at Plas Dolerw, Newtown: ‘Enigmatic earthworks: recent archaeological work at Beacon Ring and Offa’s Dyke by Paul Belford.

Excursion Programme 2019

Contact John Davies, Oak View, Old Churchstoke, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6DH, on 01588 620936 or johndavies856@msn.com for information. Please let John know if you might be interested in any or all of the following excursions. If not on e mail please send a stamped addressed envelope for each excursion.

An excursion is planned for Saturday, 3rd August. In the morning a visit to the Roman and medieval sites around the Brompton, Pentreheyling, Bacheldre area. An optional buffet lunch to be arranged. After lunch a leisurely 3 mile walk in the Corndon foothills looking at the many deserted buildings in this area.  

Another excursion is planned for Saturday, 17th August, to Brithdir Hall near Berriew, a 16th century timber-framed hall, Grade 2 listed, with later extensions and other interesting buildings. Another venue in the same area is planned for the morning.