Thursday 14th March
Bedwellty House, Tredegar – 2.00pm
…. all welcome
Find out more …
Friends of the Newport Ship
FRIENDS OF THE NEWPORT SHIP is a registered charity run by volunteers. They have an excellent website which shares lots of information about the excavation, preservation, conservation, recording and storage of ship. If you have the time, I would recommend visiting their site and exploring this information. However, if you are short on time, or are new to the Newport ship, try going straight to the page below.
LIVING LEVELS also have a great page on the Newport ship with two wonderful videos which I would absolutely recommend watching.
The Newport Medieval Ship – a digital reconstruction
The Newport Ship – an animated story of the ship’s final journey
Thursday 28th March
The Winding House, New Tredegar
Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson
10.15 – Meet in the Winding House car park
10.30 – Tour starts
We will have an ex-miner as our guide and he will run the engine. There is also a cafe and museum displays to look at.
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
12.30 – meet for lunch.
13.30 – guided group tour of the house
3.00 – finish
Due to unforeseen circumstances the link to buy tickets isn’t in place yet. Please call back. I should have it up within 24 hours.
EVENTS ORGANISED BY OTHERS
Saturday 3rd March 2024
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Monday 29th January – Friday 1st March 2024
TIP GIRLS OF THE WELSH COALFIELDS
Rhondda Heritage Park
Discover the Tip Girls of the Welsh Coal Fields. Come along and visit this free exhibition at Rhondda Heritage Park Museum. On loan from the National Museum of Wales, this fascinating exhibit focuses on the women who worked the coalfields – or Tip Girls as they became known. This exhibition will be on display in the upstairs gallery.
- Telephone: 01443 682036
- Email: RHPReception@rctcbc.gv.uk
Wednesday 10th April (starting)
North Gwent Ramblers – STEPPING STONES Walks
Click on the title above to find out more.
TALKS PROGRAMME 2024
Venue: Bedwellty House, Tredegar
Thursday January 11th
Thursday February 8th
Thursday March 14th
Thursday April 11th
Thursday May 9th
Thursday June 13th
Thursday July 11th
August – No talk
Thursday 12th September
Speaker – Ceri Thompson
Topic – Welsh Colliery Horses
Closely connected with coal mining since the early days of the industry, horses have been used to transport coal from the collieries to the customer, to power winding and pumping engines and to move coal from the coalface to the shaft.
Thursday 10th October
Thursday 14th November
December – No talk
MEETING DATES - 2024
Venue: Tredegar Library
Monday January 15th
Monday February 19th
Monday March 18th
Monday April 15th
Monday May 20th
Monday June 17th
Monday July 15th
Monday August 19th
Monday September 16th
Monday October 21st
Monday November 18th
Monday December 16th
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - 2024
SPRING TRIP – Thursday 28th March
Visit the Winding House, New Tredegar in the morning, coffee, then drive on to Llancaiach Fawr for lunch followed by a guided afternoon tour, finishing around 3.15.
AUTUMN TRIP – September 2024
HERITAGE DAY – Saturday 12th October
This year we will be inviting four speakers who will be exploring the theme of ‘Crime and Punishment in Wales’
CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Monday 16th December
KEEPING WELSH HISTORY ALIVE