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National Archaeology Day 10th July 2004
A day of activities at the Powysland Museum, Canal Wharf, Welshpool
National Archaeology Day is organised by the Council for British Archaeology and the Young Archaeologists’ Club and is aimed at families throughout the UK. Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust and Powysland Museum are holding a combined event at Powysland Museum on Saturday 10th July from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Come and see demonstrations of Saxon and Welsh life, dress up as a Saxon and try your hand at pyrography and writing un runes.
CPAT's Regional Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) is a database and archive of information about sites of archaeological and historical interest within the Clwyd-Powys area. Members of staff will be present with laptop computers to demonstrate the SMR and answer questions from the public.
We have records of archaeological sites from all periods, ranging from the earliest known human habitation in Wales, through to relatively modern features such as World War Two military structures. We hold information about Listed Buildings and structures, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, individual find spots, and other archaeological features, from well-known and much visited sites to less obvious landscape features such as field banks and cultivation marks.
People are also invited to bring along artefacts for identification by CPAT and museum, staff. A Handling Collection of artefacts will be available for study by the public.
In addition, there will be a guided walk around Welshpool, Looking at the town's historic buildings.
We hope to add further activities and attractions to the schedule nearer the time, check the webpage for updates.
For further information and advice please contact One of the following,
If you can't wait for National Archaeology Day then try clicking on the coloured spots on the map below to sample some of CPAT's data for WelshpoolThe light blue spots will lead you to information in the SMR database, and the purple ones to photographs. Most of these photos are part of a survey carried out in 1992 - can you tell which are which and, if you know Welshpool, what has changed in the past ten years?