Merioneth Wool and the Atlantic Slave Trade

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7 September 2019 On a fine day at the beginning of September, an excellent audience gathered at Beudy Llwyd at yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd to hear Dr Marian Gwyn lecturing, in English, authoritatively and interestingly on Welsh Wool and the Atlantic Slave Trade. This is an extremely difficult subject in general, but she suggested that it is even more difficult for …

Visit to the National Library

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1 June 2019 A good number of the Society’s members visited the National Library at Aberystwyth to hear a talk on the Porkington Collection by Hilary Peters, Assistant Archivist at the Library. Porkington developed from a Welsh motte and bailey castle, established probably by Owain Brogyntyn ap Madog in the 12th century, with only traces of it remaining in Porkington …

Lecture by Gruffydd Aled Williams

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27 April 2019 This meeting was very well attended to hear about the life of Edward Wynne Williams, one of the pioneers of the Colorado gold fields. Through the medium of a PowerPoint we followed the story of the man from Tyddyn Gwladys, Ganllwyd who emigrated to the United States in 1869 before making his fortune by owning a number …

2017 Programme

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Our Programme for 2017 has now been distributed and is available on the website. Please remember, if you wish to visit the National Library of Wales for the talk on Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt, on 22 April, that you need to book beforehand by contacting Gwerfyl, our new Meetings Organiser on Names have been flooding in – so please contact …

Happy New Year

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We wish our members all the best for the new  year. The programme will be printed soon and should be delivered in Februray.

The Journal

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The latest edition of The Journal is now available full of articles with their subjects ranging from Owain Glyndŵr to Lord Maelor. We must thank Hugh G Roberts, Barmouth for this excellent photograph of Lord Maelor with his successor, Will Edwards.

2016 AGM – 8th of October

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Please remember that the AGM will be held at Llanelltud on the 8th October at 2pm followed by a lecture by the award winning author, Dr Dafydd Gwyn on the archaeology of the slate industry in Meirionnydd.

24/9/16 Morgan Lloyd – Cefngellgwm

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Although the audience was small, everyone was enthralled by the lecture given by Gareth Huws on one of Merioneth’s largely forgotten sons, Morgan Lloyd, Cefngellgwm, Trawsfynydd. Although he reached the highest echelons of the law in London before becoming MP for Anglesey Boroughs his story seems to have been overlooked.