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Trip to Llandudno Home of Blodwen
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At the beginning of August 2013, the Friends of Llandudno museum invited the Committee and members of the Bacup Natural History Society to visit Llandudno. The intenary for the trip would include a visit to the Little Orme to see where Blodwen, our Bronze Age skeleton was found and where a local expert would outline the history and geology of the area.   A trip to the Great Orme Copper mines which were uncovered in 1987 and date back 4,000 years, to the Bronze Age and where it is thought the copper which made the bronze spearhead that accompanied Blodwen was mined. The trip would culminate in a visit to the Llandudno Museum itself, after a lovely fish and chip lunch.  After a very enjoyable day, in which the sun shone all day long, members of the Commitee presented a Book of Bacup, written by our own Ken Bowden as a thank you and gift of friendship to the Llandudno Museum, with a return open invitation to all the staff and members of the Llandudno Museum, to come and visit the Nat. A big thankyou to our Membership Secretary Adrian Schofield who after all his hard work of gathering the names together was unfortunately not able to come, along with thanks to Paul Lydiate for helping to organise the trip and itenary.   Thanks also to Matt our guide on the Little Orme and Sian from the copper mine.  
Ready for off. On the Little Orme. Little Orme. Artist impression of Blodwen. Copper Mine. Copper Mine. Llandudno Pier. Blodwen leaving. Blodwen back in Llandudno. More on Bodwen and her return to North Wales.  More on Bodwen and her return to North Wales.