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    Middleton Memories

    In May of this year, to coincide with Local History Month, the Regency Restoration Project , in conjunction with People’s Collection Wales ran a month long event to capture  lots more stories and memories of those who used to live and work on the Middleton Hall Estate during the 1930s – 1990s. This built on […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in March by Peter Beeden

    THE ESTATE FARM:  As described in May 2018, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland.  There are 25 head of pedigree Welsh Black beef cows and 30 non-pedigree Balwen ewes and their 35 lambs, with the permanent and flower-rich grassland of the Waun Las […]

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    Archaeology as a mechanism for Social Change

    Recently, I hosted a session entitled Archaeology for Change at the annual Theoretical Archaeology Conference (TAG) which was this time hosted at the Roman town of Chester (where I excavated the amphitheatre many years ago!). The idea behind the session was to explore the concept of Change in Archaeology Can archaeology be used to bring […]

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