Book Review – Darganfod Tai Hanesyddol Eryri: Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia

After attending the “Spheres of Influence” day school last month, I decided to finally get myself a copy of this fine book. One of the authors, Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, gave a talk about “Anglesey’s Plastai”, which whetted my appetite for more details on the ancient… Read More Book Review – Darganfod Tai Hanesyddol Eryri: Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia

‘Spheres of Influence’ – Day-conference

Yesterday’s ‘Spheres of Influence’ day-conference at Plas Cadnant had a wide ranging cast of characters: the prominent medieval founder of many of Anglesey’s landowning families, the incomer who took on the indigenous families, the bards and musicians who praised and entertained the gentry, the Spanish Armada, and even a very fluffy cat. Also included were tales… Read More ‘Spheres of Influence’ – Day-conference

History of the House in the Marsh

Most history about buildings is written about large and interesting houses, churches, castles, shops and other places. However, sometimes the history of small, remote and obscure dwellings can be just as intriguing. One of my favourite nearby places for a short walk is Cors Bodeilio. This National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest lies… Read More History of the House in the Marsh

An Iron Age Tardis? Bryn Eryr roundhouses at St. Fagans

It’s bigger on the inside than it appears from outside, and it lets you travel back in time, like Dr. Who’s Tardis. That was my first thought when I ducked through the low entrance into the high-ceilinged space of the reconstructed Bryn Eryr roundhouses at St. Fagans open air history museum. I’ve been wanting to… Read More An Iron Age Tardis? Bryn Eryr roundhouses at St. Fagans

Visit to Bodior House with AAS

Yesterday saw a good turnout for the Anglesey Antiquarian Society’s last excursion for 2016.These trips are always interesting; visiting historic sites around the island, often places that you wouldn’t normally be able to access. The tours are led by knowledgeable guides, and there are usually several visitors in the group who can spot interesting features and contribute additional… Read More Visit to Bodior House with AAS