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Title: Ysbryd y Mwynwyr - Spirit of the Miners
Ystrad EinionOchreCwm Ystwyth
 

Heritage Weekend June 2006


“Sun shines on heritage walks”

Heritage Weekend June 2006




Local residents and visitors from the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust were recently given a unique opportunity to access remote sites relating to northern Ceredigion's mining heritage. It was an opportunity to share knowledge and stories about a subject that has shaped the landscape of the area for over 4000 years. Examples of wheel pits, adits and leat systems are very much a part of the landscape and provide a constant reminder of the industry that once was so important to the economy of the area.



Heritage Weekend June 2006



This was yet another successful heritage weekend jointly organised by Spirit of the Miners and the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust. The event was held over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June with guided walks and talks around the mines of the Myheryn Forest. On Saturday the mines of Bodcoll and Mynach Vale were visited and in the evening, Prof. David Austin from the University of Wales Lampeter gave a presentation on the development of the Strata Florida Landscape project. Helen Palmer from the County Archives Office brought the history to life of Captain Boundy by tracing back through documentation, starting with his grave stone at Cwmsymlog chapel. On Sunday the group visited the mines of Nantsyddion and Nantycreuau.



Thank you to Mr and Mrs Lewis of Bodcoll Farm and the Forestry Commission for allowing the group to access the above sites.



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