Parish church LlanidloesPowysland Club Programme 2019/2020

(last updated 01/01/2020)

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 2020

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

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 2020

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

From John 2/01/2020:

In selecting visits I normally look at locations within 50 miles of our official starting place – Newtown. Ideally I aim to get access to places not usually open to the public, or to get a specialist input. Places have to have access for a coach or 25 cars. Ideally not involving anything too strenuous.  Visits normal take place in July/August, ideally on a Saturday. Any places you would like to revisit?
Two places have already been suggested :
  1. Brynkynalt Hall – grade 2*; near Chirk; built 1612  and still home of the Trevor family; I would be looking for something near Chirk for the morning. Ideally a coach outing.
  2. Uriconium/Viriconium – the Roman city (4th largest Roman city in Britain) remains SW of Shrewsbury. We went there in 2010 and that outing has been regarded as one of our most interesting visits. There have been new developments there in past 10 years. I would try to get Roger White, the expert on the site, as our guide. This would be a coach outing.
I ought to visit somewhere in the west of our area, but I have done all the accessible places I can think of. But any suggestions welcome. 
Also glad to have any comment/advice on the arrangements.
Many thanks to all this who joined our visits in past years, and I hope to see you on a 2020 excursion.