CORONAVIRUS

We are hoping to be able to implement our planned programme - shown below - from April onwards but changes may be needed to comply with Covid regulations.

 

 

Monthly Programme 2022

Please refer to this website or social media for possible changes to the scheduled programme.

 

 

Saturday 21 May 2.00 - 4.00 pm

'Parkish and Elegant': Sir William Paxton's Landscape at Middleton Hall. A Special Historical Tour around the restored Regency landscape at the National Botanic Garden.

Speakers: Sara Fox, Nigel Bailey and Peter Stopp

The National Botanical Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne SA32 8HN: meet outside Principality House (near the Great Glasshouse) at 2.00 p.m. Please contact Sara Fox by 14 May to secure a place and concessionary entry (£11.25 for non-NBGW members; NBGW members entitled to free entry) and for further information.

Contact : Sara Fox (01550 760220) sarafox2400@gmail.com

 

Saturday 11 June 1.30 pm

Walk and talk: Limeworking on the Black Mountain

Speaker: Duncan Schlee

Herbert's Quarry Viewpoint car park on A4069. SN730193

Stout footwear for some hill walking

Leader: Heather James 01267 231793 h.james443@gmail.com

 

Tuesday 5 July 7.00 pm

Visits: The Peter Williams Memorial Chapel, Pendine, and ‘Carmarthenshire Enlightenment'

Speakers: Peter Stopp and Eurig Davies

Joint event with Talacharn Society. Meet in Pendine main car park for 7.00 p.m. SN235081; SA33 4PF.

Leader: Peter Stopp 01994 427310 aandpstopp@gmail.com

 

Sunday 21 August 2.00 pm

Walk: Women's Heritage Walk: Carmarthen Town

Speaker: Mary Thorley

Meet at 26 Picton Terrace SA31 3BX. If unable to walk more than a mile meet party at 8 Morley Street at c.2.20 p.m.

Leader: Mary Thorley 07980 372483 carmantiquarians@gmail.com

 

September 4 days/3 nights *

Proposed Residential Visit : Bristol's Historical Heritage

Visit to West of England based in Bristol with coach transport throughout and half board at The Mercure Bristol North Grange Hotel. Cost: £350/£400. This visit will go ahead if there is sufficient interest, further details will be sent to members and interest gauged.

Leader: Mary Thorley 07980 372483 carmantiquarians@gmail.com

 

Saturday 8 October 1.30 pm

Trail walk through Tenby: William Paxton and the birth of Tenby as a holiday resort

Speaker: Peter Stopp

Meet in Tenby North Car Park (SA70 8AG) for departure at 1.30 pm

Leader: Peter Stopp 01994 427310 aandpstopp@gmail.com

 

Saturday 12 November 9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Conference: Art and Artists in Carmarthenshire* Various speakers

The Halliwell Theatre, The University of Trinity St David, Carmarthen SA31 3EP

Leaders: Ann Dorsett ( dorscrox@aol.com 01267 229345), Dylan Rees, Roy Davies, Tom Lloyd

 

Saturday 10 December 12.30 for 1.00 p.m.

Christmas Lunch* and President's address

Speaker: President Thomas Lloyd, OBE, DL, FSA, Wales Herald Extraordinary

Venue: to be arranged

Contact: Mary Thorley 07980 372483 carmantiquarians@gmail.com

•  Booking form and information will be forwarded

 

Stout footwear and waterproof gear essential for all field trips.

Membership runs from January 1st.

 

 

Zoom March Meeting 2021 

The March talk was in combination with Laugharne's History Society and attended by an astonishing 111 households! Heather James described some of the wrecks on the sands of the Carmarthen Bar, most of them blown far off course in gale conditions. Asked if the sands provided a soft landing, as a former sailor herself she explained with feeling the terror of being bounced on the hard sands by each gust of gale-force winds!