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Calendar of Meetings 2013

Saturday 13th April: AGM & Lecture, Penarth

11.00am, Penarth Meeting Rooms (previously Trinity Church Penarth, Woodland Place, Penarth, CF64 2EX,

The AGM talk will be given by Dr Andy King, on Opening disused quarries for building stone extraction. A major problem with obtaining small amounts of new stone for remedial and conservation work is that it is seldom possible or worthwhile to obtain standard Planning Permission for small-scale extraction jobs from old quarries. Some planning authorities have been more enlightened than others, and may permit the taking of small quantities of original stone for heritage works. Andy King has worked extensively on the building stones of Somerset, where a wide variety of different stone types have been traditionally used on a village by village scale.

Lunch will be taken locally. After lunch there will be a tour of the building stones of Penarth led by Dr Christian Baars.

Saturday 18th May: Pembroke & Haverford Priory

Leaders: John Davies & Jana Horák
Meet 11.00 Pembroke town car park, south side of main street (SM 984013). The morning will be spent in Pembroke, followed by lunch locally and the afternoon at Haverford Priory.

Saturday June 22nd: Usk and the surrounding area

Leaders: Tim Palmer & Jeremy K. Knight, (ex CADW). Meet 11.00am Usk  Castle (SO 376011).
Final itinerary to be confirmed.

Saturday 13th July: Building stones of Llanidloes and the upper Severn valley

Leader: John Davies
Meet 11.00 car park by the river in Llanidloes (SN956844).

Saturday 8th /Sunday 9th September: Building stones of Flintshire and the Vale of Clwyd

Leaders: Fiona Gayle (Flintshire County Archivist) & John Davies.
Meet 11.00pm, St Asaph in pay and display car-park opposite the cathedral

We will focus on St Asaph on the Saturday afternoon, and Denbigh and Ruthin on the Sunday, taking in some of the village churches as well with luck and time. Members will responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Meeting details of each excursion will be published on the Forum web site please inform the Field Secretary (Tim Palmer, or tel. 01970 627107) of meetings you will be attending.