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Queen's Award Penllergare

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Queens Award

The Penllergare Trust has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, which is equivalent to an MBE.

The award citation states: “A small group of volunteers worked during the early years to repair the damage done to the Penllergare estate by neglect and vandalism. In 2000 this dedicated band became the Penllergare Trust and numbers gradually grew to over 400 members. Years of hard work and fund-raising have seen the re-emergence of a beautiful and tranquil green oasis for all to enjoy, now known as Penllergare Valley Woods.”

A huge ‘Well Done’ and thank you to all our volunteers!

For more details see: http://www.penllergare.org/

 

Historic Parks and gardens of Camarthenshire

Historic Parks ansd Gardens of Camarthenshire

The Carmarthenshire Branch of The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT)
is pleased to announce the publication of:

Historic Parks and Gardens of Carmarthenshire


Researched and written by a group of volunteers, this book sets out to explore the rich heritage of parks and gardens across Carmarthenshire. It includes sections on garden archaeology, allotments, conservation, deer parks, icehouses, walled gardens and the use of water in the landscape. It also describes 31 historic parks and gardens, some well known like Aberglasney, Dinefwr and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, but also includes a sample of private gardens. It is lavishly illustrated with current and historic images, including a number of early aquatints, old postcards and the famous Thomas Hornor paintings of Middleton Hall.
The foreword has been written by Elisabeth Whittle (president of WHGT) and the introduction by Brian Dix (archaeologist). This book would not have been completed without the support of the Dyfed Archaeological Trust, the many hours volunteered by those who researched and wrote the entries, and the generosity of those who contributed material in the course of our research. Thanks are also due to all who welcomed us into their gardens, and shared their knowledge with us.


Order Form
The book is on sale at £15.00 at bookshops or can be ordered  from the address below (please add £2.50 p&p per book)

Please send me.......... Copies at £15.00 each (total £............)


Name:................................................. Address..............................................................................................................


Post Code:........................................... Telephone...........................Email........................................................................


Cheque for £.............. Is enclosed made payable to WHGT Carms Branch


Please post this form with a cheque to WHGT Carms, The Corner House, 6 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, SA19 6AE
Welsh Historic Gardens Trust Carmarthenshire Branch 01558 823121 ext 203

 

 

 

Review of Heritage Services in Wales

Review of Heritage Services in Wales

Ken Skates, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has announced that Baroness Randerson has been asked to lead a review of heritage services in Wales she is scheduled to report by 31 March. 

More information at:     
 
http://gov.wales/newsroom/cultureandsport/2016/160123-review-heritage-services/?lang=en

 

Ice Houses of Wales

Ice Houses of Wales

 The Ice House at Mostyn

Can you help?
Can you contribute to The Welsh Ice-house Gazetteer

Please

a) check the accuracy of ice-house observations and the locations – are the descriptions and the map grid references correct?
b) Add any other examples, existing or to be found only on old maps, whether Ordnance Survey maps or estate maps and documents?
c) Can anyone remember an ice-house in use?

For New entries please complete the online form or send  the following details:

1.Name, civil community/parish, and National Grid Reference
2.Relation to and distance from house and possible source of ice (eg. 300m. NE of house by pond)
3.External appearance (eg. built into bank, earth-covered mound)
4.Internal appearance (eg. passage, doors, building materials, form and dimensions of ice-chamber, any drainage arrangements)
5.Condition
6.Any published references (eg. article, old OS map)
7.Name and address/contact details of recorder


Updated entries again use the online form or send the details
1.Name and location as above
2.Any information to be updated (eg. more detail, better description, change in condition, etc)
3.Name and address/contact details of recorder
Please, remember that most ice-houses are on private land, and many are extremely dangerous to examine. If the ice-house is not in your ownership, please ensure that you have permission to visit, that somebody knows you are going to do so, and preferably be accompanied.
Information can be sent to


Dr Eurwyn Wiliam
42 St Fagans Drive
St Fagans
Cardiff CF5 6EF.