Locals prepare for the National Eisteddfod in Montgomeryshire and the Marches

On Wednesday, a group of Cynefin volunteers met at Newtown Library, with a particular task at hand. The aim of the collaborative session was to geo-reference and clip nine neighbouring tithe maps, in order to create a unified map of the Meifod area.

Volunteers at Newtown Library

Volunteers hard at work at Newtown Library

Locals got involved to ensure the work was completed in time for the National Eisteddfod, where the unified map will be exhibited. Visitors to the Eisteddfod will be able to view this large scale tithe map at Y Lle Hanes, a dedicated space for local history.

The Cynefin project would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and commitment to ensure all the work was completed in a single day!

Y Lle Hanes, which is HLF funded, aims to create for the first time at the National Eisteddfod a designated local history area on the Maes. It will be a collaboration between the Powysland Club, many local history societies in the Montgomeryshire area, Newtown Area Library’s new Local Resources Centre, Peoples Collection Wales and Cynefin.
The Eisteddfod runs from 1st to 8th August, and Cynefin will be exhibiting in the Y Lle Hanes pavilion and on the National Library of Wales stand. We hope to see you there!

Preview of the unified tithe map

Preview of the unified tithe map

 

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