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We have recently recorded some of our zoom talks which are now available for viewing on YouTube.

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Wednesday 8 May  2024 at 7pm'  Dr Jenny Day. Research Fellow, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth “The fair court of St Bernard”: the poets’ view of the Cistercian abbeys of Wales.

 Duration  45 mins


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Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 7pm'  Martin Cherry DOWH trustee

After Glyndŵr: Building in an age of anarchy.

Over the last decade or so, a substantial number of buildings in Wales have been securely tree-ring dated to the fifteenth century, several of them built during or within a few years of the Glyndŵr wars.

Duration  45 mins

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Wednesday 13 March  2024  7 pm Judith Alfrey. Head of Heritage Regeneration and Conservation at Cadw and a trustee of the Vernacular Architecture Group.

From listing to local heritage: finding value in historic buildings. Listing often seems a top-down process, and in many ways it is. But every listed building is someone’s local heritage.

Duration  35 mins

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Wednesday 14 February  2024 7 pm. Scott Lloyd is Research Manager at the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales and one of the key players in the prize-winning Deep Mapping Estate Archives Project.

More than just a map: The Ordnance Survey County survey was an enormous undertaking  But how did they gather the information that is shown on the maps, especially for boundaries and antiquities?

Duration  58 mins

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Wednesday 10 January 2024. Danny McCarrol   (FLSW)  One thousand years. Welsh Houses and the climate of the past. Professor McCarroll discusses how past changes in climate may have impacted on the population of Wales and how those impacts are reflected in some old Welsh houses. 

Duration  54 mins

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6 December 2023. Helen Williams-Ellis  Sex, Power, Marriage: Katheryn of Berain and her Four Husbands Katheryn of Berain was married four times. Why did she marry – whom did she marry – and how did she become known as the ‘Mother of Wales’?

Duration 48 mins

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8 November 2023. Ross Cook an archaeologist and experienced dendrochronologist Recording Ruthin - Investigating the historic buildings of a town and its countryside. The development of the town and the rich legacy of medieval buildings.

Duration 43 mins

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11 October 2023. Edward Parry a retired history teacher with a particular interest in local history and vernacular architecture.’"Exploring North Wales with the Rev.John Parker,1798-18602"   Artist and antiquary,who produced an astonishing body of work over several decades

Duration 1 hr 10 mins


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19 April  2023. Meinir Moncrieffe, Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, University of Bangor."Where I mean to make my utmost court": The Early Modern Development of Image and Status at Gwydir

Duration 43 mins

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8 March 2023. Gareth Evans, former Chief Officer with Denbighshire County Council

Buildings of Ruthin. A history of building usage and development in a market town

Duration 1 hr 10 mins

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22 Feb 2023. Andrew Davidson  Chief Archaeologist, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

Medieval Churches in north Wales

Duration 1 hr 10 mins

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11 Jan 2023. Bethan Scorey, Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, University of Bangor. St Fagans Castle, the Grade I Elizabethan mansion in Cardiff now home to the National Museum of History

Duration 41mins

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 07 Dec 2022. Andy Hyde, DOWH Member, furniture maker and carpenter. How to think like a carpenter’

Duration 50 mins

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09 Nov 2022. Dr Frances Richardson, University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education .‘Shops and shopkeepers in early nineteenth-century Wales’

Duration 51 mins

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12 Oct 2022. Michael Freeman, Curator, Ceredigion Museums 1991-2012; Honorary Research Fellow at the National Museum of Wales. ‘Welsh homes, 1770-1840'  tourists' descriptions and illustrations

Duration 55 mins

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22 Jun 2022. Fiona Gale FSA. MBE. DOWH member and Trustee of Ruthin Castle

‘Ruthin Castle and the recent conservation work which is taking place there’ 

Duration 58 mins

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06 Apr 2022. Sarah Maitland-Jones, DOWH member and owner of Henllys

‘Introducing Henllys, Caerwys  a Tudor court house

Duration 28 mins

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09 Mar 2022. John Townsend, a DOWH trustee and keen beekeeper. ‘Bees and Bee keeping before the modern hive (1851)’

Duration 48 mins

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 23 Feb 2022. Richard Cuthbertson, DOWH Chairman

'The Homes of our Ancestors 50,000,000 years ago to 1400 AD’

Duration 42 mins

 

12 Jan 2022. Dr.Martin Bridge.Oxford Dendro Laboratory. An online talk about understanding Dendrochronology

Duration 1 hr 8 mins

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 09 Nov 2021. Richard Cuthberson.Ty Du  Bishop Goodmans House, Llanberis,north Wales

Duration 42 mins

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 09 Sept 2021. Richard Suggett .Discovering Historic Wall Paintings in Wales

Duration 1 hr

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 19 May 2021. Mathew Rowlands. Interpreting Country Houses

Duration 42 mins

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10 Mar 2021. Janice Dale. 'The Fifth Dimension'

Duration 22 mins

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11 May 2024

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