July 2015 - News

Festival of British Archaeology 2015 - Events in Wales

The following was sent to us by the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust and we are sure it will be of interest to our members and visitors. For further details on the events outlined below, either email the Trust here or visit the CBA Festival website.


The Council of British Archaeology's annual 'Festival of Archaeology' kicked off on Saturday 11th July.  To celebrate, GGAT are carrying out a busy program of activities right across the Southeast Wales area. As well as attending major heritage events, the Trust will also be carrying out walks and talks.

This year’s festivities are kicked off by a three day extravaganza 'Excavating Medieval Castell Coch: A Victorian Expedition'. This event starts on the 18th July and is in association with Cadw.  Uncover with your own hands a range of Medieval artefacts,  Try and guess what it is you have found! Learn to record these items, in their archaeological context and practice these methods that are still 
used today.  10am-4pm, with free tours of the castle on the hour from 11am.

Cyfarthfa at 250 follows on the 21st July, will be held within the shadow of the historically important blast furnaces.  Find out how 
Merthyr became the biggest iron-making centre in the world, 250 years after the first Cyfarthfa lease was signed.  This free family fun day will have hands-on activities, trails and tours. This event is being held in association with the Merthry Tydfil Heritage Regeneration Trust. Hope to see you there!

If you still want more...the next day, 22nd July, we will be at Caldicot Castle for our annual 'Life in the Bronze Age'. This event, in association with Monmouthshire County Council , allows you to discover how our prehistoric ancestors lived their life.  From building 
their houses to making their pottery.  With hands-on activities, demonstrations and much more.

Both these events start at 10:00am."