Protecting the Place Names of Wales

2011 Conference

The 2011 annual conference was held at:

Y Drwm,
National Library of Wales,

on  1 October 2011.

Registration form and a PDF version of the programme: Click Here

10.00-10.30 Tea/coffee and registration
10.30-10.45 Welcome
Hywel Wyn Owen
10.35-10.45 Opening Address
Alun Ffred Jones AC
Chair (Morning)
Gareth Bevan
10.45-11.30 Resources from the National Library of Wales map collection, with particular attention to tithe maps for field names
Robert Davies
11.30-12.00 A handful of fields, a handful of problems
David Thorne
12.00-12.30 Carmarthen, the name and the history
Prys Morgan
1.00-2.15 Lunch
Display of the National Library’s Resources for place-names research
Chair (Afternoon)
Dei Tomos
2.15-2.45 Establishing the Welsh Place-Name Society
David Thorne
2.45-3.15 Ieuan Buellt, champion of place-names
Angharad Fychan
3.15-3.45 Offa’s Dyke and other stories: English and Welsh in the Middle March
David Parsons
3.45-4.15 Promoting and funding projects
Rhian Parry
4.15-4.20 Close of conference
Hywel Wyn Owen

All papers (except that of David Parsons) were presented in Welsh.