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Title: Mark lodwick
Post by: brickie58 on October 23, 2019, 10:09:36 AM
Hi is  he still working at the museum?


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: Val Beechey on October 23, 2019, 06:49:49 PM
He was, the last I heard but thatís prob. last year.

I assume you mean the National Museum of Wales.



Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: Greg on October 23, 2019, 09:40:26 PM
My understanding is that he is training a replacement before moving on.
Donít think things will change much, not enough resources.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: Val Beechey on October 24, 2019, 03:21:44 AM
Heíll take a bit of replacing. Heck of a nice fella, very knowledgable and has been doing a dammed good job.

He literally went out of his way to pick up some things I had to record. Took them away, recorded them and brought them back next time he was down my way.

If he has moved onto another job weíve lost a good man. 


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: Greg on October 24, 2019, 09:43:11 AM
Val, Iíve got no problem with Mark and I agree with your remarks.
Itís the system that is a shambles, they never envisaged the way it would take off and have been overwhelmed by the quantities involved and now cannot cope.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: brickie58 on October 24, 2019, 07:43:26 PM
Ok thanks had some of my stuff since November 2017 been emailing him but to no avail.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: probono on October 25, 2019, 08:07:54 AM
He has changed jobs - at least to some extent - I'm pretty sure that his new job is still at the museum.

I know he is training a replacement - but I also know that he is also trying to still turn up to club meetings, and then get his replacement to record the information.

He was at Cardiff Scan Club last month for instance.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: brickie58 on October 25, 2019, 05:31:23 PM
I have not had an answer twice in the last month so anyone got a new contact email address thanks


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: roughneck on October 27, 2019, 09:28:57 PM
Mark is still on same phone and email, but now only works Friday and Monday, which are the ONLY days you will get hold of him.  I collected a few bits from him last week.  He is training another FLO.  Hope this helps.  Cheers.  Tom


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: brickie58 on October 28, 2019, 09:18:12 AM
Cheers will keep trying


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: Dungbeetle on October 28, 2019, 04:29:21 PM
I haven't  phoned  Mark  for a while, but could  always  contact  him  on  02920573226. Hope  this  helps.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: outlaw on November 26, 2019, 07:32:14 PM
Known Mark for years, brilliant in all aspects. He will when he does eventually feel that the new guy has reached the mark probably leave, as said previously will be missed.

Very knowledgeable just a really nice guy to know.




Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: probono on November 26, 2019, 10:04:13 PM
The new chap is called George - although I can't remember if he is just the numismatist at the museum or he's the new 'FLO'. I see them both at Cardiff Archs, every other Thursday,


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: outlaw on November 28, 2019, 10:00:09 PM
forgive my ignorance but what is  ' Cardiff Archs ' is it a pub  ;D


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: probono on November 29, 2019, 10:36:33 AM
forgive my ignorance but what is  ' Cardiff Archs ' is it a pub  ;D

It could be - sometimes the pub is involved after the meeting :)

It is Cardiff Archaeological Society - it's been going for at least 55 years. Meetings are every other Thursday at the University main building (Cardiff!) - I've been going, off and on with my parents for about 40 years now. They have lectures about various archaeological stuff - last weeks was about Llangorse Crannog, first one of this season was given by Andrew Birley about the latest finds from Vindolanda. Like all societies some talks are great some not so, but you can often find out about new work long before it appears in print which is good - last year for instance there was a talk about the work on 5 mile lane. They used to do excavations when the majority of members were younger and quite often sponsor geophys work.

In the summer there are evening (and sometimes weekend day trips) - we had a tour round Plas Machen last year, and one of their trips was to the hill forts of Dorset.

I often bump into Mark there as he comes along as part of SHARE - I can't remember what that stands for, but its to do with the University Archaeology Degree.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: brickie58 on December 18, 2019, 07:13:40 PM
After bombarding Cardiff museum with emails finally have been told I will get report and items back after new year.


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: Dale on December 18, 2019, 09:38:07 PM
A friend of mine found a Chute stater on a detecting rally, it was handed to mark whos since left and the coin has not been returned its nowhere to be seen and hes actually been told your coin is lost... hes just got to forget about it now


Title: Re: Mark lodwick
Post by: db4 on December 19, 2019, 06:41:20 PM
There is some good news on the PAS front.
Mark Lodwick is now doing 2 days a week during the handover.
Adam Gwilt in now looking after non treasure items.
The coin expert is now Alastair and Marks replacement George is sorting out recording.
If you need to talk to Adam Gwilt his number is 02920573374.
Hopefully items will now get recorded and returned faster.

This has been copied from SMDC member GREG hope you dont mind Greg but I thiught it was relivant here


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