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MP Unveils Information Boards at Caersws

A small crowd was present just outside what was once the south gate of Caersws Roman fort (an area now known as ‘by the St John Ambulance station’!) to witness the unveiling and official launch of the first fruits of Twristiaeth Caersws Tourism (TCT), a community group determined to raise the profile and popularity of their mid-Wales village. After an introduction from TCT Chairman Glyn Cooke and a short speech MP for Montgomeryshire Glyn Davies did the honours by removing a ceremonial flag from the information board in the centre of the village. Also in attendance was new Welsh Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire Russell George.

The series of 5 large and colourful information boards sited around the village give readers a huge amount of detail about the archaeology and history of Caersws, Llanwnog and the surrounding area; as well as the local ecology and pastimes of the villagers.

CPAT were delighted to be able to contribute to the initiative. Jeff Spencer joined the group’s committee, attended meetings and provided information and advice about the archaeology of the village. Jenny Britnell, who undertook extensive excavations at Caersws during the 1980s, was on hand with Jeff at the positioning of the 5 boards to ensure no Roman deposits were disturbed.

It is hoped to continue the partnership between Twristiaeth Caersws Tourism and CPAT as the group embarks on new ventures to increase the number of visitors to their village.

Jeff Spencer, May 2011

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