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Sat. 2 May 2013.
Eighteen members travelled to Gloucester Cathedral by coach for the Stained Glass Window Study Day. The weather was superb, but some members forgot that the inside of a cathedral can be very cold and one member was found warming her feet under the hand dryer – quite a physical feat!
After tea and coffee the lectures began and were of a very high standard. In the morning we looked at the medieval glass in the cathedral which contained more white than the contrasting brightly coloured Victorian glass which we studied in the afternoon. Lunch was in the Parliament room which allowed us to sit at circular tables, each one hosted by one of our guides.
By the time the tours were over we felt that we had learned a great deal and had also very much enjoyed each other’s company. After the study day ended, we spent an hour in the sun walking around Gloucester before leaving for home at 5pm. The information we had acquired would be useful when viewing stained glass in the future and we all agreed that the day had been most enjoyable. This was very much Keith Underwood’s day, as it was his suggestion that we took advantage of the study day and on the way home lectures continued as Keith gave us a talk about what could be seen from the bus windows. For him it was a well worn trail and we all benefited from his knowledge.
Saturday, 23 November: A Local Archaeological/History Day, in conjunction with the local history and archaeological societies.
More details will become available later and letters/emails will be sent to out to historical and archaeological societies. Please contact us if you are a member of a society that would like to take part.
This is a new venture for the MAA. The aim is to provide a venue for local societies to meet and exchange information which adds to our collective historical knowledge. Needless to say the day will be reported in the events section of The Monmouthshire Antiquary and displayed on the MAA website.
There will be two anchor lectures concerning Caerleon.
Dr Peter Guest, of Cardiff University will give an update on the on the recent Caerleon excavations
Dr Mark Lewis curator of The National Roman Legionary Museum will talk about the recent facial reconstruction of the Roman soldier’s skull which can be viewed in the museum on the same day.
Lunch can be taken in the many Caerleon hostelries and morning coffee and afternoon tea and cakes will be available at a small charge in the Endowed School.
Societies will be invited to book a table for the day at a cost of £5 and display information about their association. This cost is aimed at covering the hire of the hall for the day. Societies can also book a period of time to give a short talk about their association and discuss any projects they have undertaken that year.