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The Hillforts of Cardigan Bay

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by Toby Driver

Paperback, 192 pages with over 130 largely colour illustrations, including aerial photographs,
plans and reconstruction drawings
ISBN 978 1 910839 03 4     Price £12.95

This book brings alive the people who built and lived in the hillforts of Cardigan Bay through examining the artefacts found and discussing the hillforts in light of what we know about Iron Age society. Combined with Toby Driver’s photographs from land, sea and air and his many reconstruction drawings, you can feel yourself in the Iron Age landscape. Patterns of daily life, of ritual and ceremony are all described, as well as the building arrangements and feasting that might have occurred during the construction of a hillfort. Also covering the end of the preceding Bronze Age and the Roman period that followed the Iron Age, the book is an excellent companion to several centuries of Ceredigion’s history.

Around & About South-West Wales

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by Graham Roberts

Paperback, 288 pages with 300 b/w photographs  ISBN 978 1904396 74 1  £12.95

Ten road-based tours cover Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, parts of Glamorgan and a large part of Powys. Starting from seven different localities the tours cover a range of spectacular scenery, many well and less well known historically or architecturally interesting buildings, several towns, a good handful of villages, many beaches, a clutch of prehistoric sites, gardens open to the public, nature reserves and much besides. Ranging from 25 to 100 miles in distance, the tours are on a mixture of A and B roads and country lanes. Each tour starts with a flavour of what is included, followed by detailed route information as the tour unfolds, with information given on the notable sights that can be either seen from the road as you pass, or where you can stop to enjoy what is on offer. Graham Roberts was the City Surveyor for Hereford for many years, but his and his wife’s origins lie in Wales and it is their knowledge of south-west Wales that has been used to compile this book.