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Monday, 20 August 2012

Aberystwyth Castle Captured!

The Mayor of Aberystwyth, Dylan Jones, wearing his historic chain of office.
On the 28 July a small army of archaeology enthusiasts captured Aberystwyth castle. As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, a group of archaeologists, community organisations, and craftspeople had set up camp within the castle bailey. Ranged around the 1914 Gorsedd circle were the tents of the Royal Commission, Dyfed Archaeological Trust, Ceredigion County Council, and craftspeople and entertainers, including a wood-turner, a story-teller, a spinner and weaver, and many more. Visitors were delighted by the traditional music played by Ceri Owen-Jones (‘Ceri Harp’) and friends. Guests of honour included the Mayor of Aberystwyth, Dylan Jones, wearing his historic chain of office (see photo). Tours of the castle and town were led by David Browne and Michael Freeman, and there were talks and activities at Ceredigion Museum. This successful event again demonstrated the deep interest of people of all ages in the history and archaeology of Ceredigion. The event was co-ordinated by Alice Pyper.

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