7th July 2011: Prehistoric and Roman Roads of North Wales by Tim Prevett

Roman Roads

On Thursday 7th July 2011 from 7.30pm Tim Prevett gave his talk on ancient roads in KRO Piccadilly

Name of speaker and subject:

Tim Prevett

Title of talk:

Prehistoric and Roman Roads of North Wales

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The Topographical challenges of North Wales
  • Development of Prehistoric Routes
  • Recognising a Prehistoric Route 5,000 years after it was marked
  • Particular Prehistoric Routes
  • Arrival of Roman(ised) Roads
  • Particular Roman Routes
  • Brief pondering of the further history and future history of roads

Suggested you-tube links, websites and / or texts where further information may be found:

Extensive bibliography here: http://bit.ly/krRz48
Some introductory links will be posted here: http://t.co/XULZd0m

A few words about you and your passion:

Writer, photographer and tour guide am I. Trying to carve out my own way in life. Do what you love, love what you do. Hungry for heritage! Live it, breathe it.
I have had a passion for prehistoric sites for well over a decade now. They form the bedrock of much of my life. In 2004 I ran an afilliated event for the Time Team Big Roman Dig exploring the Roman Road from Canovium to Segontium (Conwy to Caernarfon), which the Romans adapted from the ancient British. In 2008 my first book was published “Roads and trackways of North Wales”.

A few lines about the history of your subject:

Well, there’s relatively little written about the history of roads and tracks – though obviously they’ve been made and used since humans arrived on the scene. A book published some 20 years before mine had a chapter partly dealing with North Wales. There are books dealing with individual historical periods (ie Roman Roads). As far as I know I am the first to deal with the principality of North Wales from Prehistory to Telford and Turnpikes.

Anything else you may want to say:

Even the roads we drive on, the country lanes we wind our way along, or those mountain passes we walk have a long history. They are part of the historic environment. Come to this talk and begin opening your eyes to the stories the roads can tell us.