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National Archaeology Day 22nd July 2005


A day of activities at Powysland Museum, Canal Wharf, Welshpool

FREE ENTRY

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 Friday 22nd July from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Come and see demonstrations of Welsh medieval life including cookery, clothing and sword-fighting.

Reused timber in Welshpool Church roof

There will be a guided walk around Montgomery and along a section of Offa's Dyke (meet outside Spar, Montgomery town square at 11am, will last 2 hours).

There will be a guided walk around Welshpool, looking at the town's history and archaeology (leaving from Powysland Museum at 2pm, will last 1 hour).

A medieval Welsh soldier

Watch a slide show about the archaeology of mid- and northeast Wales.

Try your hand at making a prehistoric pot or decorating an object with Saxon runes using pyrography (small fee for materials).

CPAT's Historic Environment Record (HER) 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 HER 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.

Reused timber in Welshpool Church roof

Finds Roadshow! 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.

For further information and advice please contact one of the following,

Church Street

Jeff Spencer
Historic Environment Record Officer
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
7a Church Street
WELSHPOOL
Powys
SY21 7DL

tel. 01938 553670
fax. 01938 552179
e-mail. jeff@cpat.org.uk

Canal Wharf

Christine Ashton
Powysland Museum
Canal Wharf
Severn Street
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7AQ

tel: 01938 554656

Check out these weblinks to CBA website and the Powysland Museum websites


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 Welshpool

The 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?

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Base map reproduced from the OS map with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, © Crown Copyright 2003. All rights reserved. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. Licence Number: GD272221