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Saturday 14 October 2017

at 10:30am in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre
National Museum Cardiff
, Cathays Park, Cardiff  CF10 3NP

The Archaeology of Upland Gwent

A talk by Dr Frank Olding



Image fromo the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of WEales: https://rcahmw.gov.uk


The talk features some of the aerial photographs in the collection of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. They are featured in the book entitled the ‘The Archaeology of Upland Gwent’, edited by Dr Frank Olding. His talk will be based on this magnificent book which has been published by the Royal Commission and includes photographs taken by Toby Driver, Air Survey Officer for the Royal Commission Wales.

The talk encompasses areas of Gwent you might not have visited before and shows the fascinating range of sites from Bronze Age to industrial times. There has been a profound change in the attitude to the remains of our industrial past and of course Blaenavon has become a World Heritage Site and areas of upland Gwent have achieved new evaluations and status. There is no-one better than Frank Olding to take us on this tour of upland Gwent. He was brought up in Abertillery and was educated at Cardiff University. He is a renowned archaeologist and most of his professional career has been spent working in the Gwent valleys as a museum curator and archaeologist. He is currently Heritage Officer for Blaenau Gwent.

Frank Olding is well-known to many of us as a speaker who delivers information in an interesting and humorous way. Some of you might remember him as the Chairman of the Eisteddfod Local Executive Committee at Abergavenny last year. These aerial photographs together with his ability to hold an audience’s interest will make for a memorable event, so come and join us.

The admission charge for this event, to include post-lecture coffee and biscuits in the Oriel Suite afterwards, is 8 for Friends’ pre-paid bookings, and 10 at the door. If you wish to take advantage of this concessionary rate, please complete the slip below and send it with your cheque to: Christabel Hutchings: 1 Fields Park Ave, Newport, NP20 5BG  by Wednesday 11 October.

To minimise postal costs, no acknowledgement will be sent. Since this event is open to members of the public (10 at the door), do persuade your friends to come along as well. They will be very welcome!
The admission charge for this event, to include post-lecture coffee and biscuits in the Oriel Suite, is 8 for Friends’ pre-paid bookings, or 10 at the door.

If you wish to take advantage of this concessionary rate, please complete the slip below and send it with your cheque to:
Christabel Hutchings: 1 Fields Park Ave, Newport, NP20 5BG  by Wednesday 11 October.


To minimise postal costs, no acknowledgement will be sent. Since this event is open to members of the public (10 in advance or at the door), do tell your friends. They will be very welcome.
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‘The Archaeology of Upland Gwent’

A talk by Dr Frank Olding

10.30am on Saturday 18 February 2017 in the

Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, Cathays Park, National Museum Cardiff

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