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Local History Club

The Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club will recommence its series of talks and presentations in the Autumn.

We will be meeting on November 1st and November 29th.

November 1st – Nigel Callaghan, Tre’r Ddôl, will talk about Taverns in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire (in Welsh).

The meetings will be held in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel at 7:30pm.

Entrance will be £3.00 which will include refreshments and a raffle.

A warm welcome to everyone.

Regeneration Group meeting

Could you support us?

The Pencader and District Regeneration Group is keen to have more people supporting its activities.

The next meeting will be on Monday 19th November at 7:30 pm, in the Pavilion.

Please come along.

“ Clecs Distributors are urgently needed for Pencader village – if you enjoy walking and meeting people and would like to help please contact Jane on 01559 384187 or Stuart 01559 384709”


Our meetings take place on the THIRD Monday in the month in the Pavilion, Pencader, at 7:30pm.

May 2018

PCSOs Eleri Morgan and Shanice Thomas updated members present on their activities in the area. PCSO Shanice is responsible for Pencader and hopes to start the Community Speed Watch again.

The Garden & Craft Show will be held on Saturday 8th September, 2018. The schedule will go in the June issue of Clecs Bro Cader.

June 2018

A complaint re an item in Parish Pump was discussed. The Chairman will go and see the gentleman.

The June Clecs Bro Cader will be last one as the Editor is retiring and no one else has come forward.

There are so many comments on what a good publication it is, yet no one is able to help edit it. Posters will be put around villages in the hope of someone coming forward.

Facebook: the Community page has 110 followers. The latest meeting had been posted but with no response to it.

July 2018

An advert for a new Clecs Bro Cader Editor resulted in a volunteer from New Inn willing to take it on. The Chairman had called several times to see the writer of the complaint discussed at the last meeting but not been able to speak to him yet. PCSO Shanice Thomas reported on matters concerning residents, mainly relating to speeding, dog (or their owners) issues and a suspicious van seen on Maescader.

If you feel you would like to join the Group, please come along to the next meeting held at 7:30pm at the Pavilion on the third Monday of the month.

Pumpkin Party

Autumn Clean Up

Further information from Stuart, telephone 01559 384709

Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli Walking Weekend

Friday 28th, 29th & 30th September 2018

This is the third year for the Walking Weekend, run by the Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli Walkers are Welcome group. There are 8 walks this year beginning with a local history walk around Pont- Tyweli on Friday evening. There is a walk aimed at Welsh Learners of all abilities and there is a family activity walk in Woodland, plus walks of various length and skill in woodland, river valleys and the coastal path.

On Saturday evening at 8:00pm there is a Twmpath (country dance) with Erwyd Howells and Bryan Jones at the Porth Hotel, Llandysul, £4.00. Everyone is welcome. The weekend finishes with a Welsh tea at the Porth Hotel from 4:00pm which is free for walkers with a token or £5.00 per head if not talking part in walks. To book call 01559 362202.

Walks are priced at £4.00 per person per walk booked in advance or £5.00 on the day. There is no charge for children under 16. The price of walks covers all administration and transport where necessary. Closing date for bookings is 14th September. The Weekend is supported by Llandysul Community Council and Dolen Teifi Community Transport.

For full details please see the website or pick up a leaflet

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

Merched y Wawr meets in different location in the area throughout the year. This year we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary.

Our first meeting will be in the vestry of Tabernacle chapel Pencader on September 24th at 7:30pm. Topic for this will be an Exhibition of Quilts by Eirwen Robinson of Llanfyrnach.

New members, Welsh speakers and learners are most welcome.


Dolgran Tractor Run

The annual Easter Monday tractor run at Dolgran, Pencader organised by Tom Lewis, yet again, proved as popular as ever despite the drivers facing atrocious weather conditions on the route raising a mammoth £3,630 towards the Ceredigion Branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

35 tractors took to the road and numerous donations were received from other drivers who attended the start to see the tractors leave but did not have suitable tractors to take part in the heavy rain. A small auction was held at the start and raffle tickets were sold during the day which further bumped up the takings.

Numerous donations were received prior to the day, one from as far as Hong Kong which proves how popular this Run has become.

Tom Lewis says a big thank you to everyone who contributed towards the run, being those who sponsored the run, donated money, the raffle prizes given, those who bought raffle tickets, and especially the tractor drivers (some without tractor cabs) who braved the heavy rain for 15 miles, all the way from Dolgran, calling at the Woollen Museum where a very interesting talk was given, to the Red Lion, Drefach Felindre where a first class beef dinner was served to finish off a very pleasant and successful day.


In the picture Tom Lewis is presenting a cheque to Ruth Edwards who volunteers to raise money for ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’. Also in the picture is Louise Jenkins from Drefach Felindre, who is blind, with her dog Trinity.

The cost of keeping a dog from birth to retirement is £56,000. One blind person may have up to 8 dogs which costs £450,000. It takes about 20 months to train a dog, and surprisingly one person becomes blind every hour in the UK. In the last year, the waiting list for a Guide dog has risen by 25%.

Some more facts about Guide dogs:

£5.00 – keeps a Guide dog for one day

£20.00 – one hour dog training session

£25.00 – white dog harness

£140.00 – purchase of a starting kit for a new dog owner.


Pencader WI

Recent meetings have been most entertaining. In March we met at the Porth Hotel for our St. David’s Day lunch. As usual, we held our meeting and enjoyed traditional Welsh cooking at the same time.

April’s meeting was very lively. Richard Keen, the Ukulele Man, visited. He brought with him enough ukuleles for everyone to play. We had a wonderful time. After some practice, we were able to play ‘Singing the Blues” together, albeit quite slowly! Richard was a very entertaining speaker: it was a fun afternoon.

May’s outing to Aberglasney Gardens was lovely. We were given a tour of the upper gardens and enjoyed afternoon tea afterwards. Luckily, the rain held off until we were back on the mini bus ready to come home!

We have many more interesting meetings planned for this year:

Tuesday 5th June talk on bees and how to attract them

Tuesday 3rd July day trip to Llanelli House

Tuesday 4th September talk by a Trading Standards Officer

Tuesday 2nd October the importance of walking for good health

If you would like to join us at any time, we’d be pleased to see you.

Meetings are held in the Pavilion at 2pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

W.I. members can also take part in many other activities and events, organised by the Federation. eg Book Clubs, Dominoes, Darts, Craft workshops, Walks, competitions, Fashion Shows and short holidays.

(Mary recently enjoyed a trip to Holland with the W.I.)

So, if you are thinking about joining, remember there’s a lot more to W.I. than monthly meetings in the Pavilion.


This year’s Fun Garden and Craft show was held on Saturday 9th September at the Pavilion. Despite the heavy showers 37 competitors came to the Pavilion with some 202 entries – a huge increase on previous years.

The winners were:

Garden Produce / Cynnyrch yr Ardd – Meredith Williams

Flowers / Blodau – Oliver Evans Trophy – Frances Fuller

Cookery / Coginio – Helen Rose Wilson Memorial Cup – Karen Bowen

Handicrafts / Crefftau – Edwina Davies

Children /Plant – Sophia Trigwell and Tabitha Radford

Overall Winner / Enillyd Cyffredinol – Green House Cup – Meredith Williams

 Thank you to all who helped make the day a success: the judges, stewards, those who donated cups and raffle prizes, but especially the entrants for taking part. As always we are very grateful to Pencader Bakery and Premier Stores for supplying refreshments. Without the support of the Community it would not have been such a success.



This year instead of a Garden Competition, our Chairman has been watching local gardens as he has been out and about. Certificates will be awarded to those he felt had shown a consistent display of colour from spring until September.

Mrs & Mrs Evans, Gaywood, Dolgran Road, Pencader

Mr & Mrs J Evans, Veindre Parc, Gwyddgrug

 Mrs W Brooker, Springfield, Llanfihangel ar Arth

Local Eisteddfod

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Eisteddfod

To see the report for 2018 and the full results click on the links below.

             Report                 Results