Cambrian Archaeological Association Programme 2022

The Association’s programme for 2022 has two major events, our Summer and Autumn meetings, as well as a series of Walks and Talks throughout Wales, and lectures at the National Eisteddfod and at Christmas time. Summer Meeting, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, July 4-9. We will visit a variety of archaeological sites and historic buildings, museums and Read more about Cambrian Archaeological Association Programme 2022[…]

AUTUMN MEETING COWBRIDGE, VALE OF GLAMORGAN 12th-14th SEPTEMBER 2022

12 – 14 September (Note, this is a Monday – Wednesday meeting) The Bear Hotel, 63 High Street, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7AF 01446 774814 The theme of this meeting is a study of the early medieval monasteries and the historic houses of the Vale of Glamorgan. We are based at Cowbridge, founded in Read more about AUTUMN MEETING COWBRIDGE, VALE OF GLAMORGAN 12th-14th SEPTEMBER 2022[…]

SUMMER MEETING IN THE RIBBLE VALLEY, LANCASHIRE JULY 4TH– 9TH 2022

Meeting full.  Please contact Frances (flynchllewellyn@gmail.com) if you want to be added to a waiting list. The Ribble Valley from Preston to Burnley may bring to mind an image of mills and smoking chimneys, of clogs and cobbles and four-loom weavers, of grabbing industrialists and downtrodden workers, but, like the South Wales valleys, there is Read more about SUMMER MEETING IN THE RIBBLE VALLEY, LANCASHIRE JULY 4TH– 9TH 2022[…]

Cambrian Archaeological Association: Walks and Talks, 2021

This year, the Cambrians decided to try out a new programme for our members. Given all the uncertainties of meeting indoors as the pandemic continued to affect all our activities, we thought that offering a series of walks and talks at historic places in the fresh air might be a good way of continuing to Read more about Cambrian Archaeological Association: Walks and Talks, 2021[…]

Eurwyn Wiliam: The study of vernacular architecture in Wales (Presidential Address 2021)

  Dr Wiliam worked as Assistant Keeper, Director and Deputy-Director at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales, and is an authority on the vernacular buildings of Wales. He has published extensively on the subject, and was responsible for the addition of many such buildings to the Museum’s collection at St. Fagans. Appointed Chairman of RCAHMW, retiring Read more about Eurwyn Wiliam: The study of vernacular architecture in Wales (Presidential Address 2021)[…]

Illustrating the Past in Wales: A Celebration of 175 Years of Archaeologia Cambrensis 1846-2021

An attractive and informative new booklet celebrates 175 years of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, charting the development of archaeological illustration and recording through the ages. The new booklet Illustrating the Past in Wales is a celebration of the history and archaeology of Wales, the Marches and the wider world as seen through illustrations published in Read more about Illustrating the Past in Wales: A Celebration of 175 Years of Archaeologia Cambrensis 1846-2021[…]

The Cambrian Archaeological Association is 175 years old!

Chairman of Trustees, Sian Rees, introduces this year of celebration with an invitation to read the views of members and friends about our Association and its work.   2021 succeeds 2020, which was possibly the most disrupted year for the Association since the Second World War, with our summer and autumn meetings and the Darganfod Read more about The Cambrian Archaeological Association is 175 years old![…]

Cambrians AGM via Zoom on Thursday 14th October 2021 at 7.30pm

Letter from Heather James, General Secretary   Dear Fellow Cambrians, Here is the notice of the forthcoming 2021 AGM which will be held via Zoom on Thursday 14th October at 7.30 pm. Joining details will be sent out prior to the Meeting. Links to the Meeting’s papers; an Agenda, Minutes  of the 2020 AGM and Read more about Cambrians AGM via Zoom on Thursday 14th October 2021 at 7.30pm[…]

CAMBRIAN CHRISTMAS LECTURE 2021. ADAM GWILT: THE PEMBROKESHIRE CHARIOT BURIAL PROJECT. Online talk, Wednesday 15th December at 7.30pm

Adam Gwilt of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales will summarise the main findings concerning the discovery of a unique Iron Age chariot burial in Pembrokeshire in 2018, now the subject of a major ongoing heritage partnership in Wales. Starting with the find of a lifetime made by metal-detectorist Mike Smith and reported as Read more about CAMBRIAN CHRISTMAS LECTURE 2021. ADAM GWILT: THE PEMBROKESHIRE CHARIOT BURIAL PROJECT. Online talk, Wednesday 15th December at 7.30pm[…]