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LLANDUDNO FIELD CLUB.

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LLANDUDNO FIELD CLUB. I ANTIQUITIES AT LLANFAIRFECHAN. On Saturday, the momfbers of the Ifendudno Field Chub paid their second visit to L'anfair- fecJian, to examine otbjecte of geological and antiquarian interest in thait locality. Tho party was under the leadership of Mr W. Bezant Lowe, of Llanfairfechan, and included Mr Willoughby Gardner, of Deganwy, whoso knowledge of the Hinfiquit-iee of the district was of great advan- tago. Proceeding tlirough tihe- viflage. Mr Ixwe in- dicated how the Ktroani had cut throiugli a mass of moraine rubbirfi which at one timo cntjrely filled the valley in whicii the village is situated. After leaving the valley, a grave on Tynlhvyfaill Farm, nea.r the hill oaiiicd DimE, was reached. The grave was discovered in 1885, 1>ut later grass and weeds were ai3owe>d to grow over it. Mr Lowe had had the grass removed, and indicated the position of the tumulus or mound in which tho grave is situated. The grave consists of four flat soones placed on their edges, with a laxig-e stone covering the oavity between thiam. Tho cavity is 3ft. 3in. in length, and about 2ft. deep. At the ttmo of its discovery the grave was full of earth iji which were fragments of calcined bones and of pottery, the latter being sun-baked, and covcred with lines and chevrons ToughV.y drawn. The grave is probably of tho Bronze Age. The adjoining b IM, Dinaa, has ternaoes on its elopes and also remains of circular "huts." From Careg Fawr wh.i<h tho party ascended, they had a good view of Dinas from the weftt, and were able to see that it must have formed in early days a very strong position, as a rvxrt of outeIr fort of Pe-nmaenmawr. The old Roman roiad leading from Caerhiun (Conovium) past Bwlehyddeufaen to Alxir and Carnarvon, was viewed for hailf-a^miite of its icT, gth, and the company then crossed to the lane that leads from Rhiwiau Uchai to Gord'di'nog. Hcire was pointed out the position in which two Rom am jorile-stoneis were found. Theeo are of extreme intercut, as the infioriiptions on them are a. proof "that the rClad from Caerhun to AbeT was a Ro- man road. The inscription on one stono states tha,t it was of the time of tho Emperor Hardinn Trajan Augustus, whicii fixes the da* as abouit 119 A.D., and that it was placed eight miles from Ccaiovium, or Caerhun The actual' distance is seven Englillh miles, which coincides very Is vc-r v nearly. The other stone was broken, but enough was left to show that it belonged to t.he time of the Emperors Soptimus Severus and' Aural ins Antoninus. Although Bnitain was covered in tho time of the Romans by roads which prob- ably had mile-stones on them, only fifty ha-vo been discovered, and these have often been muti- lated. Ten of the fifty wore found in Wales and of these ten two were found at Llanfairfeehan. The stone of the date of the Emperor Trajan is the finest of an the Roman mile-stones in Great Britain. Mr Willoughby Gardner exhibited a photograph of this mile-stone, which is now in tho British Museum. Mr Lowe oonohided hw remarks by urging upon tho members of the Fie>nd Club the importance of carrying out in- vestigations in this very interesting diistrio-i, which teemis with relics of antiquity.

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