On Saturday we participated the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park's Archaeology Day School which is now a popular annual event. We joined other heritage organisations in putting up a display - this was organised by Planed.
Introduced by Phil Bennett and chaired by Polly Groom of Cadw (formerly with PCNP) we enjoyed an interesting day of talks. It was certainly a varied programme. The first speaker, Celia Thomas, spoke about how the natural environment can be better understood by looking at history and man’s impact. Next Mike Parker Pearson presented us with a fascinating report on research into Pembrokeshire’s contribution to
Stonehenge, and the discovery of the quarry at Craig Rhos y Felin which provides an exact match to some of the Stonehenge bluestones.
After lunch Louise Barker and Toby Driver reported on one of our best preserved prehistoric landscapes – Skomer Island and Roger Thomas drew the day to a close with a fast forward to the 19th century with a look at the fortifications of Milford Haven. In particular he reported on the work being done to restore the
fort to return it to its original state - I think
we must try to arrange a visit there. Chapel Bay
The day was organised by Pete Crane, Archaeologist of the PCNP and he was applauded for a truly enjoyable and interesting day.