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awakened at Pentre Voelas, and it may be some new light brought on that debated point.
At the Spring Meeting of the Committee, held at Shrewsbury, on June 2nd, it was recommended that the Meeting be held for the future on a fixed, rather than a variable date, and that the date should be the first Monday in May, not being May day. A vote of condolence was passed at the same time with Sir John Rhys on the death of Lady Rhys. It was also recommended that the Rev. John Fisher, B.D., editor of the Cefn Coch MSS., and joint author with the Rev. S. Baring Gould of The Lives of the Welsh Saints, be appointed Hon. Assistant to the North Wales Secretary. It was further recommended that the offer of Canon Trevor Owen of £20 to the Association for the publication of Llyfr Coch Asaph, transcribed by the Chairman, and collated with the Peniarth MS. by Mr. Fisher, be accepted. An additional grant of £10 was recommended for the Castell Collen excavations, provided the Association be satisfied with the work already done, and an account of it given in the Journal.
Into the list of Patrons are transferred the new Peers but old Members, Lords Aberconway and Merthyr, and the new Member, Lord Joicey.
To the roll of Vice-Presidents it is recommended that there be added the names, Mr. Charles Venables-Llewelyn, our excellent outgoing President, and in appreciation of his valuable "History of Wales, from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest," Professor John Edward Lloyd, M.A.
It is recommended that the Officers of the Association, viz., the Chairman, Treasurer, North Wales Secretary, Editor, and the outgoing Members of the Committee, be re-elected, with the substitution of Mr. Willoughby Gardner, F.L.S., F.R.G.S., for Professor Lloyd elected Vice-President, and the surviving Local Secretaries.
To the list of Local Secretaries the Committee recommend for Carmarthenshire, the Rev. D. Edmondes-Owen, Llandovery Vicarage.
The following names are submitted for enrolment as Members:
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.
The Ashmolean Museum Library, Oxford.
Mrs. McKenna, Arvon, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead.
The John Rylands Library, Manchester.
J. Eglinton A. Gwynne, Esq., F.S.A., Folkington Manor, Polegate,
Professor Bridge, M.A., F.S. A., Chester.
Miss Moggridge, 58, Mattock Lane, West Ealing.
The University of California, U.S.A. (proposed by Canon Morris).
W. Newton H. Harding, Esq., Chicago, U.S. A. (Canon Morris).
Miss Ridsdale, 4, Green Edge, Beaumaris (proposed by Rev. J. Fisher).
W. Bezant Lowe, Esq., M.A., Caecarw, Llanfairfechan.
W. G. Roberts, Esq., Hendregaerog, Carnarvon.
Mrs. Owen Owen, Tanyfoel, Penmaenmawr.
Mrs. Watts-Jones, Penmaenmawr.
E. W. Cremlyn Jones, Esq., Brynbella, Penmaenmawr (Rev. J. Fisher).
David Roberts, Esq., Bank House, Castle Square, Carnarvon.
Rev. Henry Morris, Llandwrog Rectory, Carnarvon.
Mrs. Parry, Coetmor Hall, Bethesda.
W. J. Evans, Esq., County School, Abergele.
G. T. Evans, Esq., Haulfryn, Abergele.
Rev. Thomas Roberts, M. A., R.N., Rhiwlas, Llanrwst.
Gronwy R. Griffith, Esq., Garn, Trefnant (Mr. A. Foulkes Roberts).
P. E. Roberts, Esq., Bromfield Hall, Mold.
Geo. Davison, Esq., Waun Fawr, Harlech.
Bart., Castell Deudraeth, Penrhyn
H. Ariander Hughes, Esq., Blaenau Festiniog.
Right Hon. Lord Joicey, Gregynog, Newtown (Archdeacon Thomas).
J. Conway Lloyd, Esq., Dinas, Brecon.
Rev. W. S. Probert, Talgarth Vicarage (Mr. R. Wellings Thomas).
Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G. C.B. (Rev. C. Chidlow).
Dr. C. O. Parsons, Cardiff (Mrs. Henry Lewis).
Ratcliffe Morgan, Esq., Swansea (Mr. R. Wellings Thomas).
Sir David Brynmor Jones, K.C., M.P.
William Clarke, Esq., Llandaff (Mr. G. E. Halliday).
John Davies, Esq., Tregarth, Creigiau, Pentyrch (Mrs. H. Lewis).
Mrs. Anketell Jones, Cardiff (Rev. J. Price).
Richard Anning, Esq., 31, Cathedral Road, Cardiff (Rev. J. Price).
Sir Powlett Milbank, Bart., Lord Lieutenant of the County (Mr. R.
Rev. Walter F. B. Ward, M.A., Vicarage, Abbey Cwmhir (Mr. R. Wellings
Pennell Jones, Esq., Abergavenny (Rev. C. Chidlow).
The balance at the end of the year was £568, or an increase over that of last year of £79, but this has to be reduced by £45, the amount of bill for printing, which was not paid during its current year.
The subscriptions and arrears amount to £436, or £36 increase on last year, and the receipts are further augmented by the balance of the Llangefni Meeting, £26, but similar balances cannot be calculated upon in the future. The total increase in receipts is £79 over last year, and the expenditure almost the same in both years, though there would have been an increase of £45 if the printing bill had been paid. It is satisfactory to note that £41 has been spent on excavations this year, against £5 5s. last year.
The question of reducing the balance in hand will no doubt have to be taken into serious consideration; but it must not be forgotten that, owing to the subscriptions of the Members not being received by the Treasurer until the end of the year, practically the expenditure of one whole year has to be provided for out of the balance in hand. In fact, on the 1st January, the balance at the bank was only £178, although on paper it was £568.
The whole of the capital in Consols is not deposited for distribution, as the interest of part is already allocated for specific purposes.
EDITORIAL REPORT, 1911.
"The articles printed in Archeologia Cambrensis from July, 1910, to July, 1911, include the following:
Pre-Historic Cooking-Places in South Wales," by T. C. Cantrill and O. T. Jones, to which is appended a comprehensive and detailed list of pre-historic hearths in the six counties, most valuable for reference. "The Dolmens of the Channel Islands," by Warin F. Bushell, a promising young archæologist, worthy son of a valued contributor, Rev. W. Done Bushell, F.S.A., who in a later number has furnished a thoughtful and suggestive paper, dealing with a kindred subject in S. Wales, entitled : Amongst the Prescelly Circles."
"An Implement of Crystalline Quartz from Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire" by Arthur L. Leach.
“The Racial Analysis of the Welsh People,” abstract of a paper by Dr. Fleure.
"Cil Ivor Camp," by Colonel W. Llewelyn Morgan, R.E.
"Roman Roads in Cheshire and North Wales," by M. Venables Taylor.
"The Scotti and Picti in the Excidium Brittanie," by Rev. A. Wade Evans, and a second article, also by Mr. Wade Evans, dealing with the same period, "The Saxones in the Excidium Brittaniæ."
"The Origin of the Annales Cambria, and the True Date of S. David's Death," by E. Williams Nicholson.
III.-Mediaval and Later Periods.
"The Cistercian Abbey of Cwm Hir," by Dr. E. Hermitage Day, F.S.A.
"The Charters of the City of Chester," by Rupert H. Morris.
Recent Excavations at Siamber Wen, near Dyserth," by Rev. Kenelm DigbyBeste, S.J.
"The Burial of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd," by Rupert H. Morris.
"Notes on Some Radnorshire Place-Names, by Professor Edward Anwyl.
A continuation of the cleverly illustrated series of papers on "The Monumental Effigies of Pembrokeshire," by E. Laws, F.S.A., and E. H. Edwards.
"The Last Irish Invasion of Man," by Wm. Webster, giving some account of the unique ceremony of the Promulgating of Laws on Tynwald Hill, a survival of a Scandinavian institution-the curious sepulchral slabs, illustrating the adaptation by Christian Norsemen of Celtic motives in their decorative art. Two articles on 66 Investitures of Successive Princes of Wales," by the Editor. The Report of the Llandrindod Meeting contained fairly full accounts (abundantly illustrated) of The Centurial Stone of Valerius Flavinus; The Cistvaen, Long and Round Barrows, Llanelwedd; The Series of Entrenchments near LlanddewiYstrad-Ennau; Castell Dinboeth; The Forest Inn Mounds, Tomen Castle and Tomen Krygerydd; Castell Collen; The Norman Doorway and Tympanum Llanbadarn Fawr; The Churches of Llanbister, Llananno (roodloft and screen), New Radnor, Old Radnor (font, screen, organ case), Llanavan Fawr, Aberedw, Llanelwedd; The curious "Four Stones"; The Battlefield of Pilleth associated with Owain Glyndwr, and Cefn y Bedd with its memories of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd; The Castles of New Radnor, Builth and Aberedw.
Short Notices have appeared on An Inscribed Cinerary Urn and Crescent-shaped Object found at Llandrindod; Stone Hammer, Rhayader; Inscribed Stone, Llandaff; Roman Mosaic, Chester; Roman Fort, Gellygaer; Excavations at Caerwent; Britain's First Boat; Report by the Pembrokeshire Association for the Preservation of Ancient Monuments, with an honourable record of useful work; Tintern Abbey Preservation.
Reviews and Notices of Books.
"Wooden Monumental Effigies in England and Wales,” by Dr. A. C. Fryer. "An Introduction to Early Welsh," by John Strachan.
Part V of "The History of the Diocese of St. Asaph," by Archdeacon Thomas. History of Land Tenures," enlarged edition, by A. N. Palmer and Edward Owen. "A History of Wales," by Professor J. E. Lloyd.
"The Church Plate of Radnorshire," by Rev. J. T. Evans.
"The Early Cymry and their Church," by Rev. D. Daven Jones.
Genealogies of Carmarthenshire Sheriffs," compiled by James Buckley.
"Bibliotheca Celtica," a Register of Publications relating to Wales and the Celtic Peoples and Languages for 1909; compiled by Mr. J. Ballinger, of the National Library, Aberystwyth.
The list of articles which have appeared is marked by a considerable variety of interesting and valuable matter, for which the hearty thanks of the Association are due.
It is, however, to be regretted that such scanty assistance is offered by the Local Secretaries for the several counties of Wales in forwarding notices of finds or of damage threatened or done to objects of archæological interest. Of the thirty Secretaries, no communication. of any kind has been received during the last four years from twentytwo of the number, whereas, on the other hand in marked contrast, four Local Secretaries have been most vigilant and helpful.
Before revising the list of Local Secretaries with a view to the customary reappointment at the Annual Meeting, it may be advisable to ascertain beforehand whether any of them would wish to be relieved of an office which is regarded by the Association to be not merely honorary, but intended to be of practical service to the cause of archæology in Wales and the Marches.
Increasing interest is being taken in the determination of the character and history of the numerous tumuli and earthworks throughout Wales, and their preservation from wanton destruction. Local Secretaries would find some valuable suggestions for the survey
of their districts in the excellent Scheme (revised for 1910) for recording Ancient Defensive Earthworks. The Scheme, which may be obtained from the Editor (price 3d.), contains forty-four illustrations of the various types of earthworks. A list compiled in accordance with the instructions in this Scheme, of the earthworks in his district, and sent in by each Local Secretary would be a valuable addition to the Records preserved for posterity in Arch. Camb.
In compliance with the rule about grants made by the Association for purposes of exploration, an interesting report has been published of the work done in connection with the Roman fort at Gellygaer and also of that carried out at Caerwent. The first of a series describing the results of excavations at Castell Collen, Llandrindod, is in the printer's hands for the October number.
An official report has been promised by Professor Bosanquet of the explorations at Caersws, and may be expected in the late
The discoveries on Mwdwl Eithin, and other places in Carnarvonshire which are of great interest, and likely to raise some discussion, will be described by Mr. Willoughby Gardner.
The third and concluding part of Edward Lhwyd's "Parochialia" has been published this year as a Supplement, with full index to the three parts. It is possible that the original returns of parishes not included in the facts already issued may be ere long discovered. This possibility will not be lost sight of.
The next Supplement will consist of the valuable transcript of Menevia Sacra by Mr. Francis Green. It is already in the printer's hands.
It may be mentioned here that the grant made by the Association four years ago for copying original documents is more than exhausted. There is a large store of such documents bearing upon Welsh history (which have never yet been copied, some of which have not been even unrolled for the last 500 years) at the Record Office. Others in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Lambeth Palace, the British Museum, and Aberystwyth, await the hand of a competent scholar. It is laborious work, and, if it is to be done efficiently, involves a considerable expense. Is it possible that the Association can, out of their accumulated funds, make a grant for this purpose of £25? The expenditure of such a sum would be eminently fruitful, and it would furnish an inspiration and material for many an article in Arch. Camb."
Owing to the lateness of the hour of meeting, the reports were adopted pro formâ, but certain points arising out of them were left for discussion after certain grants recommended had been voted upon. The President was obliged to leave, and was succeeded in the chair by Professor Sayce.
A grant to Mr. Harold Hughes of £15 for his expenses in surveying Penmaenmawr was unanimously voted.