On Wednesday 15th of July 20 members and visitors attended the “Building Stones of Llanidloes” walk led by Michele Becker and Colin Humphrey. The group looked at the chapels, church, town hall, bank and short-bridge where a description of the type of building stone used, it’s geology and the history of the building was given. The talks focused on the inter-relationship between the use of stone and brick as building materials and the historical changes in the town.
Fossil Day with Joe Botting and Lucy Muir Sunday 26th July – Meet at the Commodore Hotel at 11am. The day will consist of talks on graptolites and the Llanfawr Lagerstatte. This will then be followed by a field trip to Llanfawr quarry (in Llandrindod) to find and identify graptolites to species level, in order to work out the age of the rocks.>
Joe and Lucy are also willing to identify any fossils you would like to bring with you. Don’t forget a packed lunch.
Sunday the 9th August. Andrew Jenkinson will take us round the Stiperstones, looking at "The making of a landscape"
Time & venue - 10.30 a.m. at the Auction Yard car park, Station Street, Bishop's Castle.
A circular itinerary, sharing cars, to look at sites illustrating the geological history of the area from the south end of the Long Mynd, across to the Stiperstones ridge, north to Snailbeach and return to Bishop's Castle for 4.30 to 5.00. Bring a packed lunch.
On the 19th August, Graham Levins, of the Welsh Mines Society, will talk on “The Mines of Central Wales: our industrial heritage”.