DATING OLD WELSH HOUSES - CAN YOU HELP?

This exciting new project is taking place in Llyn and other parts of Gwynedd in the spring of 2010. Funds have been raised from the LLyn AONB SDF, Cist Gwynedd RDF, the HLF and other grants. NOW we need additional OLD BUILDINGS whose owners would like them to be considered for FREE dating. The buildings should be thought to have been built before the early 1600s; they need to have original timbers, preferably roof timbers and beams. We use specialist dendrochronologists to take samples for tree ring dating; other specialists then prepare a record of the building and its timbers which owners would receive free. Please get in touch soon if you would like to know more!

We also need additional VOLUNTEERS to come for a day's FREE training and then work in small groups, with help, to discover the history of these houses and their families, through documentary research. The next training day in Gwynedd is on 11th January 2010. Later we will need help with our website, displays, material for schools, preparing and giving talks and guided visits. The information will then be made available through leaflets, talks and visits to local individuals, communities, schools and to visitors.

We have a quarterly Newsletter, a "N W Wales Dendro Project" Friends organisation, and we are about to launch a website (www.datingoldwelshhouses.co.uk). All our printed material is bilingual.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact us at datingoldwelshhouses@uwclub.net

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