CALCH – Rocks, Roads and Riots! May 27th Event


I will be working with Dyfed Archaeological Trust on their Bank Holiday ‘Lime Heritage Discovery Day’ on Monday 27th May; here’s a little information about the day if you fancy coming along!

See bottom of page for event programme.

CALCH

Rocks Roads and Riots!

Come to a Lime Heritage Discovery Day’ on Llangadog Green on Monday 27th May Bank Holiday

Have you ever noticed the old toll house on the edge of Llangadog common? It is part of the story of Llangadog’s lime heritage! In the 19th century large numbers of carts would journey through Llangadog during the summer months on their way to get lime from the quarries on the Black Mountain.  Farmers needed huge amounts of lime to improve the productivity of their land. They would race to get to the lime kilns as quickly as possible to minimise the cost of the tolls charged for using the road to the mountain.  During the Rebecca Riots there were several incidents outside Llangadog.

Come along and discover more about the past, present and future of lime at a Lime Heritage Discovery Day’ on Llangadog Green on Monday 27th May Bank Holiday. The day is organised by Dyfed Archaeological Trust and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority as part of the CALCH project and coincides with the Fforest Fawr Geopark festival.

Experts will be on hand with displays and demonstrations of how lime is made and its uses. There will be talks, storytelling and hands on activities for all the family. There will also be some tours around the Black Mountain Quarries.

The event is free and will run from 10 am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome!

Who knows… maybe Rebecca and her sisters will make an appearance!

To find out more about the Lime Heritage Discovery Day contact Menna Bell at the Dyfed Archaeological Trust. m.bell@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk  (Tel: 01558 825209)

To find out more about the CALCH project visit www.calch.org

CALCH Programme - click to enlarge image

CALCH Programme – click to enlarge image

CALCH is a partnership project and one of 24 schemes to benefit from Cadw’s £19 million Heritage Tourism Project which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.  CALCH is also funded by the Aggregates Levy Fund for Wales, the Brecon Beacons National Park Sustainable Development Fund and, the Brecon Beacons Trust.

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