Past Day Schools

Day Schools 1986, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

1986: Aspects of Medieval Anglesey
Day School: Beaumaris, Community Centre (The old David Hughes Grammar School)
The Medieval community: Carr, A.D.
Architechtural influences and Medieval Anglesey: Hughes, Eryl Rothwell
Medieval writing from Anglesey: Jones, Bedwyr Lewis
The Medieval economy and settlement: Jones, Glanville
Medieval place names in Anglesey: Roberts, Tomos
2002: Interpreting the Anglesey Landscape
Day School: Saturday, 9 February, 2002; Hen Goleg, University of Wales Bangor
Agriculture: Andrew Davidson
Settlement: David Longley
Industry and inland communications: David Gwyn
Marine communications – the coastline and ports: Owain T. P. Roberts
Three workshops:
1. Archives at University Wales Bangor and Anglesey (Llangefni):
(Elen Wyn Hughes and Anne Venables)
2. Aerial photographs and the Sites and Monuments Record:
(Mary Aris and Kate Geary)
3. Recording and surveying techniques:
(Danny Dutton and Andrew Davidson)
Landscape archeology – the wider context: David Gwyn
Organised by Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch

2004: Anglesey and the sea
Day School: 7 February, 2004 ; Hen Goleg, University of Wales Bangor
Sea level change in Anglesey: James Scourse
Local ports and harbours. Andrew Davidson
Agweddau ar hanes diwydiant pysgota Moelfre c. 1750 – 1950 (Aspects of the history of the Moelfre fishing industry) A bilingual presentation. by Robin Evans)
Short contributions:
1. The Holyhead breakwater: David Gwyn
2. Ship building in Amlwch: Brian Hope
3. Liverpool to Menai Bridge Pleasure Steamers:- 1822-1962: John Cowell
4. The fish weirs of Anglesey: David Hopewell
5. The robbers of Crigyll: John Rowlands
6. Maritime archaeology around Anglesey: Cecil Jones
Maritime trade and piracy on Elizabethan Anglesey: Eryl Rothwell Hughes
Organised by Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch

2006: Communications in Anglesey – conduits for social change
Day School: 11 February, 2006; Hen Goleg, University of Wales Bangor
Using maps to discover ancient routeways in Anglesey. Mike Blackburn
Placename analysis in Roman road research in Anglesey. Ann Benwell
The Menai ferries. David Longley
The post roads of Anglesey. John Cowell
Short contributions:
1. The sea fords of Anglesey. Gwilym T. Jones
2. The Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT) Roman roads project in Anglesey. Dave Hopewell
3. The railways of Anglesey. Larry Davies
4. The Holyhead breakwater tramway. Andrew Davidson
The drovers of Anglesey and their roads. Emlyn Richards
Organised by Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch
2008: The Parish Churches of Anglesey: past, present and future
Day School: 9 February, 2008; Hen Goleg, University of Wales Bangor
The formation of the parish: David Longley
The Romanesque church in Anglesey: Aimee Pritchard
The later medieval churcjes in Anglesey: Andrew Davidson
The lost churches of Anglesey: Ann Benwell
Penmon church: a case study: Rev. Neil Fairlamb
The Friends of Friendless Churches in North Wales: Rev. John Morgan-Guy
Tremadoc church: a case study: Frances Voelcker
A view from Llanfaelog and Trefdraeth: Rev. Madalaine Brady and Rev. Jane Bailey
Organised by Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch

2010: Anglesey: Work and Leisure
Day School: 13 February, 2010; Hen Goleg, University of Wales Bangor
Agriculture in medieval Anglesey. Prof. A.D. Carr
The impact of the Agricultural Revolution on the Landscape of Anglesey. Andrew Davidson
The other mines of Anglesey. Neil Summers
The production of stone and brick on Anglesey. Dr. David Gwyn
The concept of leisure in nineteenth century Britain. Judith Taylor
The growth of organised sport in late Victorian and Edwardian Anglesey. John Cowell
An introduction to heritage and the local economy. Neil Johnstone of Menter Môn
Organised by Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch
2011: Anglesey in Welsh History
Centenary Day Conference: Saturday 5th November, 2011; Music Room, Plas Newydd
The Long Sixth Century: Maelgwyn to Cadwallon – Anglesey and its wider connections: David Longley
Anglesey and the wider world 1300-1550: Professor Ralph Griffiths (Paper read by Ann Benwell)
The rule of the Copper Kingdom: Dr David Jenkins
Artisan painting from Wales to America 1720-1860: Edward Owen of Penrhos to Williams Roos of Amlwch: Peter Lord
Organised by Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch Llewellyn

2014: The Rich and the Poor: Charity in Anglesey
Day School: Saturday 8th February, 2014, David Hughes Community Centre, Beaumaris
From doles to donations: the development of charities and their role in Anglesey: Sylvia Pinches
A charity challenged: an episode in the history of the David Hughes Charity in the nineteenth century: Antony Carr
Noblesse oblige in the 18th and 19th centuries: the evidence of Baron Hill and Plas Newydd estates: Neil Fairlamb
‘How apt the poor are to be proud’ – Poverty and Religion in 19th century Anglesey: Gareth Hughes
Women and the Poor Law in Nineteenth Century Anglesey: Annie Williams
The Pritchard Jones Institute, Newborough: Bob Morris
Rev. William Bulkeley and his charitable exploits: Robin Grove-White
The architecture of charity: Andrew Davidson
Organised by Andrew Davidson and Ann Benwell
Chaired by Frances Lynch Llewellyn
2016: Through Other’s Eyes: Travellers to Anglesey in the 18th and 19th centuries
Day School: Saturday 13th February, 2016, David Hughes Community Centre, Beaumaris
“Curious Travellers”: Thomas Pennant and the ‘discovery’ of North Wales: Mary-Ann Constantine
‘Nothing pleasant in Anglesea [sic]’? Romantic-period manuscript tours of Wales — from antiquities to industry and effusive to dismissive: Elizabeth Edwards
‘I have the advantage of not being a Welshman’: George Borrow’s interest in Anglesey’s poets: Ann Ridler
‘Clerical Visitors to the Island’ (Skinner, Bingley etc): Neil Fairlamb
The Genius of Michael Faraday (visitor to Parys Mines 1819): Sir John Meurig Thomas
George IV’s far-reaching visit to Anglesey 1821: Andrew Davidson
Accompanying artists: the True Eyes: Jeremy Yates
Organised by Andrew Davidson, Frances Lynch Llewellyn and Robin Grove-White
Chaired by Frances Lynch Llewellyn

2018: “Spheres of Influence”
Held at Plas Cadnant on Saturday 3 February 2018
The emergence of the gentry and estates of Anglesey in the later middle ages – A.D. Carr
Politics and precedence: Power struggles and estate owners in late Tudor Anglesey – Robin Grove-White
New insights from St. Gredifael’s Church, Penmynydd – Andrew Davidson
Restoring Plas Cadnant – Anthony Tavernor.
Guto’r Glyn (c1412-93) and bardic patronage in Anglesey – Ann Parry Owen
Music in 18th Century Anglesey – Stephen Rees
Celia Constance Irby, Lady Boston – Dinah Evans
Inheriting Bodorgan: the influences of the past on the present – George Meyrick
Organised in association with the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, Bangor University and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.
2020: Excavations at Parc Cybi, Holyhead
Held at the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, 8 February 2020
Jane Kenney (GAT): Discoveries at Parc Cybi
Alison Sheridan (National Museums of Scotland): later Neolithic pottery across Britain
Frances Lynch: multiple cist barrows
Tim Young (GeoArch): early smithing
David Hopewell (GAT): the impact of Rome on native settlements on Anglesey
Jane Kenney: Iron Age settlement at Parc Cybi
Kate Waddington (Bangor University): Iron Age settlement across north-west Wales
Nancy Edwards (Bangor University): from the late Roman to early medieval
Gary Robinson (Bangor University): summing up
In addition there was an exhibition on the excavtions at the Ucheldre Centre
Organised in association with the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.