Victorian Society in Cardiff goes afloat

Restored Brecon Canal basin

Restored Brecon Canal basin

Like lots of such organisations, The Victorian Society in Cardiff is a bit hid under a bushel. There’s a very English centric website but nothing for Wales – so news of events depends on emails and circulars. This one is particularly interesting and they seem to welcome ‘outsiders’.

A talk on Canals at Theatr Brycheiniog, lunch at Tipple’n’Tiffin and a canal boat trip on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal
on Monday 21st. September

Graham Bailey, one of our members, has very kindly offered a talk on ‘Inland Waterways-Conserving Our Heritage’.
Graham was Conservation Architect for British Waterways for 10 years and is particularly interested in how the significance and unique character of the waterways can be conserved. We have an extensive inland waterway heritage but it is constantly under threat.
‘In spite of the competition from the new railways (of the mid nineteenth century), many canals continued in commercial use for another 100 years and indeed some canals can be considered truly Victorian’.
You may wish to gather for coffee in the Tipple’n’Tiffin, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon at 10.30 am. I have booked the Studio at the theatre from 11.00 am until 12.30 pm for Graham’s talk. Then we will have a pre-booked lunch in the ‘Tiffin’.
The menu choices are;
Moroccan Spiced Chicken on Mixed Pepper Cous Cous
Spanish Style Pork & Chorizo on Pilau Rice
Bangers ‘n’ Mash or vegetarian if required.
followed by Apple Crumble or Lemon Tart.
At 2.30 pm we will board the canal boat at the wharf outside, for a 2 hours + trip along this famously beautiful canal. On our return journey we will have a cream tea.

The cost for the day is £23 to include main meal and pudding, talk, hire of studio space, canal trip and tea on the canal boat plus the usual administration costs (of postage, photocopying and stationery).
Coffee/tea/etc. in the Tipple’n’Tiffin are additional.

A reminder of forthcoming events;
Radnorshire on 17th.October. Member’s contributions event in November.

Please complete the booking form below and return with your cheque to Elaine Davey, 37 Romilly Rd., Thompson’s Park, Cardiff CF5 1FJ (02920387384) by 12/09/09. If you require a receipt/map-please send an s.a.e.


2 thoughts on “Victorian Society in Cardiff goes afloat

  1. Corrigendum: (and grovels!)
    It’s the South Wales Group of the Victorian Society
    VicSoc is English-centric ‘cos they get lots of dosh from English Heritage and squiggly squat from WAG/CADW
    – but they’d love us all to go …

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