Fforwm Carreg Cymraeg

Programme 2016

If you intend to participate if any of the field meetings please inform Mike Statham (Field Secretary) in case of changes to meeting times or places, or cancellation.

April 9th - AGM

10.45, Pontpridd Central Library (Library Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2DY).

This will be followed (at 11.45) by the annual lecture to be will be given by Dr Graham Lott (ex-British Geological Survey, Buildings Stone specialist) on the theme of ‘Pennant Sandstone’

May 21st - Alabaster from the Cardiff area

Leader: Mike Statham (with Jana Horák & Steve Howe). Meet: 10.30 am, Cardiff Bay Barrage car park, Penarth Portway, CF64 1TT, grid ref. ST 190 724. This is trip will explore the occurrence and use of alabaster deposits that Mike has been researching (see article). This is a joint meeting with the South Wales Geologists’ Association.

June 18th - Haverfordwest, Part II.


Robin Sheldrake, John Shipton & Jana Horák.

Meet: 11.00 am in the small car park at the entrance to Fortunes Frolic, on the east bank of the Cleddau downstream (south) from the railway embankment. Coming from Carmarthen, this is the first exit left off the Salutation Square roundabout (County Hall is the second). Continuation of the 2014 excursion (see Newsletter 11).

July 9th - Neath Abbey (postponed from 2015)

Leader: Tim Palmer Meet: 11.00 at the entrance to the abbey. There is limited parking opposite the entrance and in Monastery Road.

September – proposed trip to Belgium cancelled.

October 8th – Gloucester Cathedral, building & ornamental stones

Leader: Tim Palmer & Denis Jackson (Gloucester Cathedral).

Meet: 11.15 am Cathedral entrance or at Hedley’s Tea & Coffee Shop, 


Programme 2016