THEME: "Mine exploration as a research tool - applications in
mining history, geology and archaeology"
WHEN: Thursday 4th July until Monday 8th July
inclusive. Please note the 5 day event.
WHERE: Llanafan, Ceredigion.
BREAKING: Five day membership (SCMC) for temp insurance is limited to
Lecture program: Call for papers
This is to be hosted by Cambrian Mines 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 venue is close to Cymystwyth and Frongoch, and a short distance only
from most field trips. Longest is Talybont at 17 miles. Aberystwyth is 10.
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 the 2013 meet 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.
Please use the links at top of page for more
Whole event. Surface and underground field
trips, lectures, and full delegate pack is £40 with £35 "early bird" for
those who book early. Cut off date midnight April 30th 2019.
Saturday and Sunday Lecture Program Only.
This is £12 per day for each day, (please
state which day if only booking one), and includes limited delegate pack.
Speakers free - Lecture program only.
Please refer to camping page for details.
The Cost is £12 PER HEAD, per night for Friday
and Saturday, £6 PER HEAD per night for Thursday and Sunday.
Bookings website will be open
Jan 31st 2019