Excursions 2022

Excursions – 2022 (see also the Newsletter)
Booking is not essential but it is helpful to the organizer to know how many to expect.

Saturday May 28th   Rhosmeirch / Llangefni   1.30 – c. 5.30pm

In anticipation of holding our postponed Day School on the History of Non-Conformity in Anglesey next spring, we will be touring historically important chapels near Llangefni.

Please assemble at Ebenezer, Rhosmeirch (SH 462 777) at 1.30pm.  Take the B5111 past Oriel Môn, turn R to Rhosmeirch then first R and R again.

1.30pm Ebenezer Congregationalist  Chapel founded 1749.   Mr Gwynfor Roberts will speak to us and there are several historic features to be seen, inside and out.

2.30pm Cildwrn Baptist Chapel  founded 1750  (this is opposite the school on the B5109 at the top of Llangefni.  Park in the school access).  Rev Ieaun Elfryn Jones will speak to us here.  It is now an Evangelical Church.    

3.30pm Capel Moreia C.M Chapel (1905) Inside this grand chapel we will have an address by the Rev Ieuan  Elfryn Jones – “A Memorial Chapel for John Elias.”  Our second address “Canolfan Glanhwfa”- ‘a relevant centre  for our community!’ will be given by Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones, chairman of the ongoing project of re-organisation. 4.45pm Penuel Baptist Chapel built 1897 as a memorial to Christmas Evans.  It is now an undertaker’s Chapel of Rest but we can visit inside.  Rev Ieaun Elfryn Jones will speak to us.

Organiser:  Donald Glyn Pritchard     Contact 01248 470579  donaldglyn42@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday June 25th   Bodafon Mountain   2.00 – c. 5.00pm 

Please assemble in the carpark halfway up Bodafon Mountain (SH 470 852) near the chapel. We will visit 2 early settlements on the hill; one with familiar round huts; the other a mediaeval farm with rectangular houses  excavated in the 1950s.   We will end at Penrhoslligwy Church to look at the 6th century gravestone of a man with an Irish name.

Organiser: Robin Grove White Contact 01407 710769  rgrovewhite@gmail.com

Wednesday July 13th   Llyn Cerrig Bach  6.30pm – c. 7.30 pm 

July 2022 is the 80th anniversary of the recognition of the importance of the finds from Llyn Cerrig Bach.   We plan to visit the lakeside (SH 305 766) and bring drawings of all the objects and some replicas – even throw some chains into the water (on a rope – experimental archaeology) against the backdrop of the setting sun.  
Organiser:  Ian Jones  Contact 01248 470271  ian.jones7@sky.com

Friday July 22nd    Holyhead Mountain  2.00 – c. 6.00 pm

Assemble at the South Stack Café carpark at 2.00pm.   There has been a good deal of clearance of vegetation around the lesser known hut groups on the south western slopes of the mountain.  Andrew Davidson will lead us around these and discuss their history and management issues, before those who wish, go up to the hillfort and the Roman signal station on the summit.

Organiser:   Andrew Davidson  Contact 01407 720431  andrew.davidson@heneb.co.uk

Saturday  September 10th   Fort Belan   2.00  — c. 6.00pm

UPDATE: The date of GAT excavations of the Hillfort at Dinas Dinlle has been brought forward and the site will no longer be open for viewing on September 10th. However Mrs Jean Blundell will be in residence at Fort Belan on September 10th and she is happy to show us round the fort and the harbour. We hope that a member of the GAT excavation team will tell us about the results of their excavation.
We are investigating the possibility of visiting Fort Williamsburg in the Glynllyfon Park.

Organiser:    Frances Llewellyn  Contact 01248 364865  flynchllewellyn@gmail.com
Please let Frances know if you wish to join this visit to Fort Belan

GAT are holding an open day at Dinas Dinlle on Saturday July 30th. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Enjoy guided tours of the site and find out about this year’s excavations. Free, no booking required.
Park at Dinas Dinlle beach car park and make your way towards the hillfort. Social distancing required.
Involves a reasonably steep walk up into the hillfort.
Dress according to the weather!