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Title: Ysbryd y Mwynwyr - Spirit of the Miners
Waterwheel at LlywernogYstrad EinionChimney, Taliesin
 

Talybont Open Evening


An open evening was held on the 2nd of November by Ysbryd Y Mwywnyr Spirit of the Miners, at Talybont School. The evening was hailed a success with a good turnout of local people, highlighting the obvious interest there lies within the community with regard to its history.

Talybont Open Evening


The evening provided not only an opportunity for local people to find out more about Ysbryd y Mwynwyr Spirit of the Miners and how the scheme is developing, but also to learn about the heritage that has shaped the northern area of Ceredigion. Simon Hughes gave a fascinating talk along with slides on the wealth of mining activity that went on in the area, with workings at Alltycrib dating back to the Bronze age.


Talybont Open Evening



The three community council wards in the Talybont area are putting together a bid for funding from Spirit of the Miners to prepare interpretative boards and pamphlets outlining the history of the area and drawing attention to the public footpaths in the area, many of them originally used by the old miners. It is a potentially exciting project not only for the area in attracting more tourists but also to raise awareness of the heritage of northern Ceredigion generally.




The evening provided an opportunity for the local people to reminisce on the various aspects of mining life - the people, the stories, the memories and the effects of the mines on the development of the community.



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