Cambrian Mines Trust

    Preserving our mining heritage.


NAMHO 2019

(National Association of Mining History organisations)

This is to be hosted by the Trust in association with Dr Peter Claughton as lecture program organiser. Peter has extensive experience in organising events and the trust is extremely grateful for his expertise.

Cave Access Ltd will be providing access to mines on land owned by the Welsh Government.

The theme of the conference will be “Mine exploration as a research tool - applications in mining history, geology and archaeology” and the event will take place over the weekend of Thursday 4th July until Monday 8th July inclusive. Please note the 5 day event.

Venue: Llanafan, Ceredigion.

The venue is close to Cymystwyth and Frongoch, and a short distance only from most field trips. Longest is Talybont at 17 miles.

The ‘NAMHO Village’ comprises one of the biggest community halls in Ceredigion (Lisburne Hall) as the main hall for lectures, reception, and Saturday evening sit down dinner. Facilities include the main hall which holds up to 120 people, modern kitchen etc and 5 toilets, (2G 2L and disabled). Fully licensed of course.

The Church Hall is a short distance away and will be used for display stands. These will include the hosting trust, Cave Access Ltd, South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue, and some of the participating clubs. Its also has its own toilets. Display areas demonstrating the history and work of the trust and also of Cave Access Ltd

Parking; there are verges a plenty in the immediate vicinity plus parking on a small industrial estate about 50 yards away, Saturday and Sunday only.

Camping will be at the Maesyfelin Sports Complex which is just around the corner. The car park will be for caravans and motor homes and football field for tents. There is a permanent toilet block, a log cabin as informal meeting point, and a portable 4 person shower. There will be a Saturday Night barbecue as an alternative to the dinner centred on the ‘cabin’.

The object of this early announcement is to enable prospective delegates very ample forward planning. Unlike last time it is unlikely any trips will be cancelled and we are aiming to make this a record event.

Field trips will include much new ground in the popular mines and also some new locations.

Full details will be available after next years RFD event.


Lisburne Hall, reception, lectures, and Sat evening dinner.

NAMHO tent camping

NAMHO caravans and motor homes. Toilets in background.

On line event brochure, trips list, lecture program etc will be available for download about July 2018

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