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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 17th June at 7:30 pm.

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”

PLEASE NOTE

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

If you feel you would like to join the Group, please come along to the next meeting – held at 7.30 at the Pavilion on third Monday of the month.

February 2019

The Gwili plate has now been mounted in a wooden frame; it just needs a descriptive plaque making for it.

Statkraft has very generously agreed to fund the newsletter for a further two years. The Editor has quite a few ideas for future articles but wants to ask readers what they would like to see. It will now be possible to have more colour pages in future issues.

A volunteer has kindly offered to make a new trough for the Panel Area and will also quote for repairs to the hardwood bench.

Several suggestions made for fund raising in the next few months. See notices elsewhere.

January 2019

The AGM was held on Monday 21st January. It was unanimously decided that all officers would remain in office for another year; Stuart thanked Group for all their hard work in 2018.

It is hoped that the new website would go live in a few weeks; the original background information has to be re-written as it is very much out of date. The Parish Directory also has to be rewritten as there are so many changes.

Work needs to be done on the wooden furniture at the Interpretation Panel Area; enquiries are to be made on costs etc.

December 2018

A Grant application for funding the next two years of Clecs had been prepared and would be delivered to Statkraft in time for their meeting. Many complimentary comments had been received on the festive cover for the December Clecs. The website work was continuing, the Welsh translation was almost complete. John reported that a total of 125 countries had visited the site, the latest being Moldova. It was suggested that a special plate be used as the trophy for the new Art Work category if it could be suitably mounted to incorporate winners’ names. Concern was expressed at the inadequate street lighting on the main road between Beehive and Old Post Office.

November 2018

It was agreed to revert to the idea of booking 6 for the price of 5 advertisements when pre-booked for Clecs. The only quote received for printing was considerably higher than previous years, the other printers had not replied to a request for quotes. Emma showed the Group some of the changes being made to make the site more modern and compatible with modern technology such as mobile phones and tablets. The Garden & Craft Show has been given £40 for an award for a new Class in the show in memory of the late Jane Billington, for a form of “Original Art Work”. A new Produce Cup had been purchased and presented to the winner from this year’s show.

October 2018

A Grant application for funding the next two years of Clecs needs to be put together and submitted to Statkraft, however Proprint had not replied with estimates for printing yet. It was agreed to revert to having six issues a year as from January 2019 if we can get the funding. John introduced Emma Price to the Group; she had come forward in answer to his request for help with the website, she was full of helpful suggestions and very knowledgeable about the complexities of web design. She will be an enormous help with this.

Report elsewhere on the Garden and Craft Show, but it was good to see so many painting entries from the schoolchildren this year.

Stuart suggested that there should be a special commemoration in Chapel or Church to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War, all agreed it was an excellent idea. He will liaise with Mrs Lewis of Tabernacle.

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

 

 

 

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

In January Clinig Bach y Wlad came to visit us at the Pavilion in Pencader. They demonstrated how we could do Reflexology on each other’s hands. We all went home with more nimble fingers and softer hands.

February is the month for our annual dinner. We enjoyed a lovely meal at The Falcon Hotel Carmarthen, followed by another feast by our guest speaker Mr Tweli Griffiths who is originally from Pencader.

For March we were invited to join the Peniel group. We had a wonderful flower arranging demonstration for celebrating St David’s day followed by a delicious meal of Cawl and Welsh puddings, all prepared by Gareth Richards Llanwnnen.

Later in the month for our meeting we will be inviting the local Welsh learners to join us for an evening of Folk Singing in the vestry Nonni Chapel Llanllwni.

In April the group are preparing Afternoon Tea at the old school in Llanfihangel ar Arth to celebrate 50 yrs since it’s formation. Tickets for sale from the members.

Proceeds towards the Miwsig Project of MyW & Dementia Centre University of Wales.

 

Llanfihangel-ar-arth Community Eisteddfod 2018

Eisteddfod Llanfihangel-ar-arth a’r Plwyf 2018

Llywyddion / Presidents – Mr & Mrs Gwynfor Davies

Canlyniadau / Results

 

Llwyfan – Sesiwn cyfyngedig / Stage Local Section

Unawd Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Solo Years 1 & 2

1 Celyn Thomas, Croeslan

2 Elliw Dafydd, Llandysul

3 Gwenlli Davies Llandyfrïog

Llefaru Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Recitation Years 1 & 2

1 Celyn Thomas, Croeslan

2 Elliw Mair Dafydd

 

Unawd Meithrin a Derbyn / Solo Nursery and Reception

1 Griff Rhys Davies Llandyfrïog

2 Hanna Grug Jones, Llanllwni

Llefaru Meithrin a Derbyn / Recitation Nursery and Reception

1 Griff Rhys Davies Llandyfrïog

2 Hanna Grug Jones, Llanllwni

Unawd Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Solo Years 3 & 4

1 Gwenlan Lloyd Owen, Llanllwni

2 Mari Lois Jones, Llanllwni

 

Llefaru Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Recitation Years 3 & 4

1 Gwenan Lloyd Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenllian Dafydd ,Llandysul

3 Mari Lois Jones, Llanllwni, Elinor Sian Williams Pencader, Magw Fflur, Llandysul

Unawd Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Solo Years 5 & 6

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

Llefaru Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Recitation Years 5 & 6

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Mali Macdonald, Pencader

Canu Emyn a Chwpan er cof am Freddy Brooker / Hymn Singing and Freddy Brooker Memorial Cup

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenan Lloyd Owen

3 Mari Lois Jones & Hanna Grug Jones, Llanllwni

Parti Canu – Ysgol Cynradd / Singing Party, Primary Age

1 Parti Merched Bro Teifi

Enillydd Cwpan Her er cof am Mr a Mrs Hughes gynt o Brownhill / Winner of Mr & Mrs Hughes, formerly of Brownhill Memorial Challenge Cup

Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

Llwyfan Sesiwn Agored / Stage Open Section

Cynradd / Primary

Unawd Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Solo Years 1 & 2

1 Morgan Teifi Gwynedd, Pontyberem

2 Awel Lewis, Rhydaman

3 Ella Gwenlli, Tregaron

Llefaru Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Recitation Years 1 & 2

1 Ella Gwenlli, Tregaron

2 Awel Lewis, Rhydaman

3 Betsi May, Rhydaman

Unawd Meithrin a Derbyn / Solo Nursery and Reception

1 Hanna Jones, Llanllwni

2 Gwenno Ruth Bellamy, Llanarth

3 Rhun Thomas & Non Thomas, Talgarreg

Llefaru Meithrin a Derbyn / Recitation Nursery and Reception

1 Gwenno Ruth Bellamy, Llanarth

2 Non Thomas, Talgarreg

3 Hana Jones, Llanllwni & Rhun Thomas, Talgarreg

 

Unawd Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Solo Years 3 & 4

1 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

2 Trystan Bryn, Pumsaint

3 Gwenan Fflur Jones, Caerfyrddin

Llefaru Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Recitation Years 3 & 4

1 Trystan Bryn Llambed

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Gwenan Fflur Jones, Caerfyrddin & Mari Lois Jones, Llanllwni

 

Unawd Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Solo Years 3 & 4

1 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

Llefaru Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Recitation Years 3 & 4

1 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

Unawd Offerynnol – Ysgol Gynradd a Gwobr Valerie Davies (£20) / Instrumental Solo – Primary Age and Valerie Davies Prize (£20)

1 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

2 Trystan Bryn, Pumsaint

 

Alaw Werin – Ysgol Gynradd / Folk Singing Primary Age

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Trystan Bryn, Pumsaint

Cerdd Dant – Ysgol Gynradd / Cerdd Dant Primary Age

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Ela Gwenllian Tregaron

Uwchradd / Secondary

Llefaru Blwyddyn 7 – 9 / Recitation Years 7 – 9

1 Elen Morgan Drefach, Llanybydder

Unawd Blwyddyn 7 – 9 / Solo Years 7 – 9

1 Siwan Mair Jones, Caerfyrddin

 

Llefaru Blwyddyn 10 – 13 / Recitation Years 10 – 13

1 Hanna Medi Davies, Gwyddgrug

 

Unawd Blwyddyn 10 – 13 / Solo Years 10 – 13

1 Hana Medi Davies, Gwyddgrug

Unawd Offerynnol Ysgol Uwchradd a Chwpan Teulu Maesybwlch / High School Instrumental Solo & Maesybwlch Family cu

1 Heledd Jones, Saron

2 Lefi Dafydd, Eglwyswrw

3 Elen Morgan, Drefach

4 Gwion Jones ,Caerfyrddin

Agored / Open

 

Alaw Werin – Agored / Folk Song Open

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Hanna Medi Davies, Gwyddgrug

3 Siwan Jones, Caerfyrddin & Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

 

Unawd Cerdd Dant – Agored / Cerdd Dant Solo Open

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

Parti Canu / Côr – Agored / Singing Parti Open

1 Parti Siriol, Sioned & Sioned

Deuawd – Agored / Duet Open

1 Sioned a Siriol Howells

 

 

Cân fodern neu gân allan o sioe gerdd / Modern song or song out of a musical

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

 

Darllen o’r Ysgrythur – Agored / Reading from the Bible – Open

1 Maria Evans

2 Alwena Mair Owen

3 Sioned Howells & Sioned Bowen

Canu Emyn – Agored a Chwpan er cof am Noel James / Hymn Singing – Open and Cup in Memory of Noel James

1 Sioned Howells, New Inn

2 Sioned Bowen

Her Unawd 19 – 25 / Challenge Solo 19 – 25

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Sioned Bowen, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

Her Llefaru 19 – 25 / Challenge Recitation 19 – 25

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Sioned Bowen, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

Cystadleuaeth Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru – Darn Digri / Welsh Eisteddfod Society Competition

1 Hanna Medi Davies

‘Sgen ti dalent?’ / ‘Do you have Talent?’

1 Bet a Dawn

2 Siriol & Sioned Howells, NewInn

Her Adrodd / Challenge Recitation

1 Maria Evans

Enillydd Cwpan Western Power am y perfformiad mwyaf addawol yn yr Adran Agored / Winner of the Western Power Cup for the most promising performance in the Open Section

Heledd Jones, Saron

Adran Lenyddiaeth / Literature Section

Y Gadair / The Chair

Rachel James, Boncath

Cân Ysgafn / Amusing Poem

Mary B Morgan, Llanrhystud

Cerdd Rydd / Free Verse

Mary B Morgan, Llanrhystud

Englyn

Nia Llywelyn, Llandysul

Limerig / Limerick

Delyth Lewis, Aberystwyth

Erthygl yn addas i Bapur Bro / Article Suitable for a Local Newspaper

Megan Richards, Aberaeron

Stori Fer / Short Story

Iona Evans, Abergele

Cwpan Coffa Gwilym Walters am y darn gorau o ryddiaith yn Adran yr Oedolion / Gwilym Walters Memorial Cup for the best piece of writing in the Adult Section

Iona Evans, Abergele

Dysgwyr / Welsh Learners

Raymond Williams, Llanybydder

Brawddeg / Sentence

Eilir Jones, Pencader

Meithrin a Derbyn – Llun a Brawddeg / Nursery and Reception – Picture and Sentence

1 – Lara Thornton, Castell Newydd Emlyn

2 – Rhun Thomas, Talgarreg

3 – Elliw Grug Davies, Llanybydder

Blwyddyn 3 & 4 – Stori / Years 3 & 4 – Story

1 – Gwenan Fflur Jones, Caerfyrddin

2 – Gwenno Francis, Boncath

Blwyddyn 7 – 9 – Stori / Years 7 – 9 Story

1 – Lefi Aled Dafydd

2 – Elen Morgan, Llanbedr Pont Steffan

Blwyddyn 10 – 13 – Stori / Years 10 – 13 – Story

1 – Sara Elan – Cwmann

Enillydd Tarian Gwenllan am y darn gorau o waith yn Adran Lenyddiaeth y Plant / Winner of the Gwenllan Shield for the best piece of writing in the Children’s Section

Lefi Dafydd, Eglwyswrw

Tlws yr Ifanc / Young People’s Literature Prize

Sioned Howells, NewInn

Llawysgrifen / Handwriting

Lan i Flwyddyn 2 / Up to Year 2

1 – Lola Griffiths, Caerfelin

2 – Beca Evans, Ysgol y Ddwylan

3 –StanleyDavies, Ysgol Llanllwni

Blwyddyn 3 & 4 / Years 3 & 4

1 – Dylan Bro Teifi

2 – Katelyn, Bro Teifi

3 – Chloe, Bro Teifi

Blwyddyn 5 & 6 / Years 5 & 6

1 – Beca Dwyryd, Porthmadog

2 – Elan Evans, Ysgol Llanllwni

3 – Tudur George, Ysgol Llanllwni

Blwyddyn 7 – 9 / Years 7 – 9

1 – Gwion Huw Jones, Caerfyrddin

 

Celf / Art

 

Meithrin a Derbyn / Nursery and Reception

1 – Ioan Davies, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

2 – Elsi Williams, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Martha Bellis, Ysgol Llangynnwr

 

Blwyddyn 1 & 2 / Years 1 & 2

1 – Holly Thomas, Ysgol Caerfelin

2 – Trystan Morris, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Ina Williams, Ysgol Caerfelin

Blwyddyn 3 & 4 / Years 3 & 4

1 – Ruby Powell, Ysgol Caerfelin

2 – Chloe Harries, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Jac Williams, Ysgol Caerfelin

Blwyddyn 5 & 6 / Years 5 & 6

 

1 – Tilly Grace Rees Graves, Ysgol Caerfelin

2 – Ffion Lovell, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Maddison Driscoll, Ysgol Caerfelin

Cwpan Her er cof am Heledd Griffiths / Winner of The Heledd Griffiths Memorial Cup

Tilly Grace Rees Graves, Ysgol Caerfelin

Celf – Agored / Art Open

1 – Michelle Davies, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

Country Music Night

Road Safety Event

Local Community Events

Carmarthenshire County Council and its Partners are arranging community events along the A485.

These events are your and their chance to:

  • Discuss local road safety priorities along the A485
  • Raise awareness of local road safety issues
  • Highlight any on-going road safety activities in the area
  • Showcase community road safety groups and networks that are in the area
  • Ask Questions

There will be two sessions held each day at 4.30pm and 7.30pm on –

14/01/19 – Community Room, Peniel Community School;

28/01/19 – Cwm Aur Retirement Home, Llanybydder;

31/01/19 – School Hall, Carreg Hirfaen School, Cwmann.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Road Safety Team are working in partnership with Dyfed Powys Police Roads Policing Unit, Go Safe, Mid & West Fire & Rescue Service, RoSPA and IAM RoadSmart – all of whom will be attendance at the events.

Warm welcome to all!

Pumpkin Carving Workshop and Party

Saturday 27th October at the Pavilion

This was a huge success with children and parents alike. Many pumpkins were reduced to crazy smiling faces with help from Louisa Lovell and Chris Fuller while Frances Fuller explored the use of pumpkins as flower containers complete with oasis and flowers.

Louisa also had a table where “slime” was being produced in industrial quantities at one point. There were two lucky dips in operation all afternoon which needed frequent topping up.

The party afterwards was the remit of Hannah Phipps who managed to produce a wonderful selection of special Halloween cupcakes beside the traditional (I am told) party fare. Following tea the party commenced with a mini disco, smoke machine and lights plus noise in abundance. It concluded with “sit down” party games to calm the proceedings before going home time.

Louisa, Hannah and I would like to thank all who helped make this such a lovely occasion, we all enjoyed it and it will be repeated in 2019.

Stuart Wilson

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.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

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.  

 

 

2018 Fun Garden & Craft Show

Saturday, September 8th dawned at the Pavilion when some 42 competitors brought in their various entries for this year’s Show. There were several new faces plus some faithful participants and it was a delight to see the paintings from the children from Ysgol Cae’r Felin lining the walls as you went in. There were 178 entries as well as some 60 paintings from the school children. It had been an exceptional summer this year and there were some amazing entries on display, particularly the runner beans. The cup for the most points in the Garden Produce section was awarded to Raymond Lewis of Dolgran Road. This was kindly donated by Dr & Mrs Coles

Frances Fuller of Alltwalis won the Oliver Evans Trophy for the best entries in the Flower section. The photo shows her being presented with the shield by Cllr Linda Evans.

The shield for the most points in the Handicraft Section was won by Edwina Davies of Pencader, seen here being presented with the shield by Cllr Linda Evans. The Helen Rose Wilson cup for the highest number of points in the Cookery section was presented to Karen Bowen of Llanfihangel ar Arth. The Overall Winner with the highest number of points was won by Frances Fuller. The Children’s prize was shared between Gwenny Radford and Elsi Williams. Elsi is seen here collecting her trophy from Cllr Linda. Some of the school children with their entries. The Committee would like to thank all those who helped in any way: PIDA for the use of the Pavilion, Premier Stores for the refreshments to keep everyone going, all those who loaned tables and fetched and carried them, the Judges and Stewards for giving up their time, donors of cups and trophies and anyone else who helped towards the event. However our main thanks go to the residents of our Parish who proudly brought their entries to support this community event. Without them there would be no Garden & Craft Show, so thank you and we hope to see you all again next year

Pencader WI

This year’s programme started with an excellent talk by Barbara Worts. Barbara is a member of our W.I. Before retiring to Pencader in August 2016, Barbara worked for many years at Broadmoor High Secure Psychiatric Hospital in Berkshire. The hospital cares for patients with severe mental illness, some of whom have committed violent crimes. Barbara started there in 1993 as Assistant to the General Manager and Secretary to the Hospital Management Team. However, she took on many more roles over the years. When Barbara first started working at Broadmoor, the average length of a patient’s stay was 10 years. Because of improved medicines and care, this has been reduced to 5 years. Barbara told us about some of the safety measures taken at the hospital, e.g. all staff carrying a whistle, to blow if help is needed.
Barbara enjoyed her job very much and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing about it.
We have lots more interesting speakers and outings planned for this year.
For example:
Tuesday 5th February-Ruth Lewis will tell us how to keep Cyber Safe
Tuesday 5th March- St David’s Day Lunch at the Porth Hotel
Tuesday 2nd April– An outing to Dinefwr Park, where arborist, Will Lewis will give a talk on trees.
This will be followed by a “tree walk” in the park.
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.

Next Event Local History Club

On January 3rd the poet Mererid Hopwood introduced her daughter who had studied women’s hair fashion in the Middle Ages. Those who were single were free to let their hair hang down but once they were married, it had to be covered. However, the covering became a work of art with intricately designed headdresses. If the wife, or her husband were rich enough, then the covering would include gold and jewels.

The vet’s talk on January 31st was postponed because of the threat of bad weather.

On March 7th Robin Huw Bowen talked about the triple harp. It was originally devised in Italy during the Renaissance and rapidly spread across Europe. However, by the nineteenth century it had disappeared except in Wales where it has become a national instrument. Unlike other harps it has three rows of strings. The outer two are tuned in unison and the middle provides all the sharps. Robin Bowen played a number of tunes to demonstrate this harp’s unique abilities.

The last three talks this year are as follows –

April 4th – Rev Mathew Beynon, Vicar New Quay, topic to be confirmed (in English).

May 9th – Mr Einon Gruffudd will discuss the Cynefin project to put on line every tithe map in Wales (in Welsh).

June 6th – Mr Owen Shires will talk about Folk Singing (in Welsh). The meetings are held in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, and they start at 7.30pm. Admission is £3 which includes refreshments and a raffle. A warm welcome to everyone.

Y Garthen is now available at the ‘Green House’, Pencader 

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