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Audience fired up by historic lecture!

Machynlleth: CPAT photo 03-C-0757 On the 16th November an enthusiastic, 50 strong, audience greeted a member of CPAT staff to the monthly meeting of the Dyfi University of the Third Age held in Machynlleth Bowling Club. Jeff Spencer gave an illustrated talk about the history and archaeology of the area starting with the slender traces of prehistoric human activity and proceeding chronologically through the history of the town right up to the period of the Cold War with discussion of a Royal Observer Corps monitoring post which was only abandoned with the disbandment of the organisation in 1991. A very positive and comprehensive report of the talk appeared shortly afterwards in the County Times newspaper under the headline Audience ‘fired up’ by historic lecture!

You can find out more about the Dyfi group of the University of the Third Age by following this link.

Jeff Spencer, November 2007

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