Pembrey Mountain Trust

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Dyfed Archaeological Trust

Carmarthenshire Archaeology Day 2017

Graig Campus, Coleg Sir Gâr, Llanelli March 4th 2017  


Pembrey Mountain Trust, along with the Friends of Pembrey Gunnery Dome, actively participated in support of DAT’s Carmarthenshire Archaeology day.

The theme for the day was centred around the local history of the Llanelli area and several of the speakers concentrated on the military history, conversant with the commemoration of the heritage of the First World War. We had the opportunity to present the Dome project. There were also with participants speaking on a more diverse range of projects from the wider Carmarthenshire area.

The venue was Coleg Sir Gar, the exhibition laid out in the foyer, whilst refreshments were served in the very pleasant mezzanine area.

PMT helped out by supplying the refreshments on arrival, lunch and a Welsh Afternoon tea. It was a very busy day. Our team had spent a busy few days preparing for the event, our thanks go to all who helped.

The day had been organised by Sarah Rees of D.A.T., supported by the team from DAT who were very helpful, professional and made everybody welcome.

An interested and participative audience thoroughly enjoyed the range of speakers and subjects throughout the whole day and with the variety of topics, not to mention cakes, there was something for everyone.

 Chair: Robert Protheroe-Jones

  • Alice Pyper – Discovering the legacy of the First World War; manufacturing munitions at Pembrey

  • Sarah Rees – Unloved Heritage; young people exploring forgotten heritage in Llanelli.

  • Huw Pritchard – The First World War – refusing to fight; Legacy of dissent on the Black Mountain.

  • Louise Austin – Middleton: Paradise Regained – Reclaiming a Regency Rarity.

  • Helen Whitear – Mapping abandoned and derelict traditional buildings in the Carmarthenshire area of the Brecon Beacons National Park – the work of ABC (Adfer Ban a Chwm)

  • Estelle Evans – Heritage 6 - Libraries, that's that place with books isn't it?

  • Pat Neil, Doug Neil and Mark Stephens - The Gunnery Training Dome, Pembrey

  • Fran Murphy – Machynys House – a series of unfortunate events


Some images from the day