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Calendar of Meetings 2012

Saturday 28th April, AGM, National Museum, Cardiff

11.00 AGM . Following the formal business of the AGM there will be a discussion regarding the future activity of the Forum.

12.45. After a lunch break Joanie Speers, (Executive Director, Adfer Ban a Chwm) will give a lecture entitled ‘As easy as ABC’. Adfer Ban a Chwm is a building preservation trust addressing the issues of derelict/ redundant vernacular buildings in rural Wales. Non-members welcome.

Saturday 9th June: Building stones of Carmarthen.

Leader: Dr John Davies. Meet 11.00am, John’s Street car park in the centre of Carmarthen (at the entrance by the back of M&S). There is alternative parking in Peters St. if this car park is full. We will have lunch in Carmarthen.

Saturday 14th July: Flatholm (provisional)

At the request of the Flatholm Society we will undertake a survey the building stones. Co-ordinator Dr Chris Lee (University of Glamorgan). All wishing to attend must confirm a place with the field secretary (Dr Tim Palmer).

Meet at Penarth Marina, 11.15am, Boat departs 11.45, and leaves the island at 17.15 (returning to Penarth c. 18.05). Adult fare £22.00.

Saturday 8th September: Building stones of Tenby. Leader: Dr Tim Palmer. Meet 11.30 am at the Five Arches Gate, Tenby.

Saturday 6th October: Building stones of Welshpool. Leader: Dr John Davies Meet 11.00am in the municipal car park on Berriew Road, Welshpool. John contributed to the new building stone guide to Welshpool (see page 22). This trip will explore the use of stone in an area not well endowered with building stone. People wishing to attend trips please inform Tim Palmer.