Smith-Soldat Memorial Lecture

Hay History Group were very proud to attend the inaugural Smith-Soldat Memorial Lecture this weekend at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend. The talk was an interview of Robert Scourfield who recently completed an update to the Pevsner Guide to Powys. Robert was interviewed by Justin Albert, director if the National Trust in Wales.
The talk proved so popular that it rapidly sold out and a second talk was held on Sunday, also selling out.
Robert Scourfield gave some very interesting insights into the writing of the guide to Powys and discussed some of the highlights and concerns if working with architectural and building heritage.
Hay History Group were also able to organise a workshop on Saturday evening whereby Robert gave a guided tour of several streets in Hay. He showed the group methods of identifying the hidden history if some of the buildings that we may pass by unawares everyday on our streets. It was a highly enjoyable workshop, greatly appreciated by all those that attended.

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