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PeteJ

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PRACTICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Posted: 08/03/2018 20:15:49
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This practical course based at Plas Tan y Bwlch has been studying and recording the remains of the North Wales Slate Industry for many years now. We are currently operating at the quarries west of Llanberis where a new hydro-electric pumped storage has recently been approved at Glynrhonwy. As well as measuring and interpreting the remaining structures we will be excavating a smithy site.

Modern gizmos are used by those that have them but good old paper, pencil and tape measure has its place. There is much to keep all skills/inclinations happy. No specific experience is needed; there is plenty of help and knowledge on hand.

So why not join us? Course runs from May 27 (Sunday) to June 3. Either contact the Plas 01766 772 600, plas@eryri.llwy.cymru or myself (joint tutor) celia.hancock@btinternet.com

Looking to the future, we have our eyes on Dinorwig.
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skimble

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Posted: 08/03/2018 21:07:33
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Do the organisers realise that this clashes with the NAMHO conference? IP: 82.71.4.122
grahami

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Posted: 09/03/2018 23:17:17
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I'm sure someone else will pipe up, but the course is usually held the last week of July/first week in August, but has been moved by Plas administration for commercial reasons to the time given. Not without protest, but unfortunately commercial/financial requirements have priority. On the other hand the move away from the main holiday season may attract new people - it is hoped.Smile

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Posted: 10/03/2018 11:40:33
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My dad used to attend this every year a good few years back..

Often dragging me around (as a very young kid) the places they had visited a few weeks later....

Thanks to that, a deep interest was ignited in me that continues to this day.

I must give him a nudge and tell him its still running.
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