(National Association of Mining History
This is to be hosted by the Trust in
association with Dr Peter Claughton as lecture program organiser. Peter has
extensive experience in organising events and the trust is extremely
grateful for his expertise.
Cave Access Ltd will be providing access to mines on land owned by the
The theme of the conference will be “Mine exploration as a research tool -
applications in mining history, geology and archaeology” and the event
will take place over the weekend of Thursday 4th July until Monday 8th
July inclusive. Please note the 5 day event.
Venue: Llanafan, Ceredigion.
The venue is close to Cymystwyth and Frongoch, and a short distance only
from most field trips. Longest is Talybont at 17 miles.
The ‘NAMHO Village’ comprises one of the biggest community halls in
Ceredigion (Lisburne Hall) as the main hall for lectures, reception, and
Saturday evening sit down dinner. Facilities include the main hall which
holds up to 120 people, modern kitchen etc and 5 toilets, (2G 2L and
disabled). Fully licensed of course.
The Church Hall is a short distance away and will be used for display
stands. These will include the hosting trust, Cave Access Ltd, South and
Mid Wales Cave Rescue, and some of the participating clubs. Its also has
its own toilets. Display areas demonstrating the history and work of the
trust and also of Cave Access Ltd
Parking; there are verges a plenty in the immediate vicinity plus parking
on a small industrial estate about 50 yards away, Saturday and Sunday
Camping will be at the Maesyfelin Sports Complex which is just around the
corner. The car park will be for caravans and motor homes and football
field for tents. There is a permanent toilet block, a log cabin as
informal meeting point, and a portable 4 person shower. There will be a
Saturday Night barbecue as an alternative to the dinner centred on the
The object of this early announcement is to enable prospective delegates
very ample forward planning. Unlike last time it is unlikely any trips
will be cancelled and we are aiming to make this a record event.
Field trips will include much new ground in the popular mines and also
some new locations.
Full details will be available after next years RFD event.
Lisburne Hall, reception, lectures, and Sat evening dinner.
caravans and motor homes. Toilets in background.
On line event brochure, trips list, lecture
program etc will be available for download about July 2018