From ancient rock findings to digital Romans to reconstructing ruins; the past was brought back to life at a Heritage Day held at Theatr Brycheiniog. The event was organised and run by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and included input from a range of worthy partners.
The day event, that took place on the 15th October, included a series of interesting presentations on topics relating to the heritage within the park. ‘Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal’, ‘Digital Technologies and Heritage’, ‘Blaenavon World Heritage Site’, ‘Hay Castle’, ‘Llwyncelyn’, ‘The Gunpowder Works’ and ‘Restoration of the Breconshire Hall’ were presentation focal points.
Outside the theatre, there were displays from many partner organisations and attendees enjoyed breaks where they could retrieve further information and discuss ongoing projects.
However, the stars of the event were the historians of the future, the young people from the Young Archaeologists Club who launched a short film and were interviewed on stage. The youngsters spoke about their love and enthusiasm for history and were keen to share tales about how they bring history alive within their club.
Mel Doel, Chairman of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority said; “It’s great to see so many people here supporting this event and extremely interesting to hear presentations on such a range of historical topics. Heritage is one of our management themes at the Authority and today has highlighted the ongoing work within the park. It’s also inspiring to see and hear from the members of the Young Archaeologists Club, our historians of the future!”
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