Advisors

Roger Hoyle

Roger is a solicitor (now retired), who spent his career specialising in construction law. He has extensive experience in the procurement of construction services, as well as in the resolution of disputes in the construction industry. He is a qualified Mediator and Adjudicator, and was named as “Senior Statesman” in the list of leading lawyers in the Construction Section of Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, in the year of his retirement.

In his spare time, Roger loves to travel to distant lands, and to backpack in the UK and elsewhere, exploring long distance footpaths. He has a long standing connection with the hills and valleys of rural Wales, and an enduring passion for its vernacular buildings, which form such an important part of this timeless landscape.

Roger was a founder trustee, served on the ABC board from 2008 to 2013, and is now a special advisor to the charity.

During 2017 ABC ran a series of community events and workshops as part of our Grass Roots Heritage Project.  These events were focused around Myddfai and Llanddeusant in the north-western corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The many abandoned traditional buildings which came to light during our Historic Landscape Mapping Programme, helped to inform the focus of the workshops and events throughout the year.

The last year has been an amazing opportunity to celebrate and share this very local heritage. It’s been really good to take time to appreciate some of the fascinating hidden histories which are right on our doorsteps, but which are often overshadowed by ‘big heritage’ like castles and stately homes. Our community events meant we met lots of new people and were able to provide support and advice about looking after older buildings that survive in this part of rural Wales, and also hopefully inspire those involved in the project about the rich cultural heritage that these small abandoned buildings represent. Adfer Ban a Chwm worked with over twenty volunteers who helped to record some of the buildings identified through our mapping programme, and talked to many local people throughout the project and at our five key events.

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