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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Wales, Newport And The Sea - MOROL (Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies) Annual Conference

On 13-14 November 2010, the 2ndh Annual Conference of MOROL, Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies, was held at Tredegar House, Newport. In the morning, speakers contributed illustrated talks on the theme of Wales, Newport and the Sea. Deanna Groom contributed a lecture on the compilation of the RCAHMW's Maritime Record

In the afternoon, the ground floor of the Tredegar House's coach house was opened to the public with stands featuring the work and collections of the Gwent Archives, Friends of the Newport Ships, West Wales Maritime Heritage Society and the Royal Commission. David James from the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society also presented an illustrated talk on the maritime history of Milford Haven

At the society's AGM, it was confirmed that last post on the committee had been filled (the Treasurer) which will hopefully allow the society to move forward with its aims and objectives.

The concept for the society grew from the legacy of the respected maritime author Aled Eames - society members organize the annual memorial lecture on Anglesey.

The society's aims include the promotion of interest and research into Welsh maritime history, as well as encouragement of the deposition of a maritime related sources to the care of relevant archives, libraries or museums.

Gwynedd Archive Service have also agreed that annual membership of the society will include receiving a copy of the journal Cymru a'r Mor/Maritime Wales.

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