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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 16th December 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.

October 2019

The meeting was chaired by Stuart Wilson.

Despite it being published so late and having fewer pages than usual, those present said the October issue of Clecs was a very good one, and thanks to Keith and Jane for their determination to get this issue out. Discussion continued on the subject of how many readers actually read their copy of Clecs through the Welsh language side. It is the dual language that seems to deter potential editors as any who have shown an interest only speak English and we rely heavily on a couple of very faithful and overworked translators.

Some superb aerial photos of the local community had been posted on the website and various items had been updated. Visits to the website had increased by 20%.

The Fun Garden and Craft Show had generated a profit of over £170, a much needed boost to general funds. It looks as if larger premises will be needed for next year.

It was suggested that Clecs readers are asked to submit suggestions for the handicraft section at the beginning of the year, thus giving potential entrants more time to get their entries done.

The Autumn Clean Up had been disappointing with only three people turning up on the day. A sharp contrast to the first Clean Up in May 2003 when 23 people came to help.

There will be another Remembrance Day service at Tabernacle Chapel on Sunday 10th November to be taken by community members. All are welcome.

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.

At the meeting on 16th December John Hubert will be presenting a slide show of some of his aerial photos of the villages, there will be also be a cuppa and mince pies.

August 2019

This meeting was taken by Vice Chairman, Chris Fuller, although Stuart attended, he preferred to take a back seat this time.
The August Clecs had been distributed and adverts for a replacement Editor had been put around the area and on the Facebook page, in the hope someone will come forward and take on the role.
Plans for the Fun Garden & Craft Show were well underway. Chairman’s Bloomers had also been judged and winners will get their certificates shortly.
The Autumn Clean up will be held on Saturday 12th October; the Council will be asked for the usual equipment to be delivered.
There will be no September meeting so next one will be Monday October 21st.

July 2019

The Strawberry Tea had been a great success and the games were well  attended but after an hour the rain came down and curtailed the fun. Some activities were able to be carried out inside. Hopefully next year will
be better but it gave a much needed boost to the Group funds.
More work had been done on the website and it was now possible to monitor visitor numbers etc to the site and from which country.
The August edition of Clecs was almost finished and should be with the printers soon.

June 2019

Sadly, Dotti announced she would have to give up as Clecs Editor due to a recent major health scare, she was thanked by the group for all that she had done during her term as Editor.

 The June Clecs had been distributed and a flyer to advertise the Strawberry Tea afternoon had been put into each local copy. Final details for the Sunday event were discussed, prizes for the raffle would be needed and also cakes for the refreshments.

 Descriptive plaques had been bought for the Jane Billington Award. Stuart had spoken to the headmistress at school and she said the children would contribute artwork for the Show in September.

 Thanks to a local craftsman for replacing the slats on the oak bench at the Panel Area, it has also been scrubbed and cleaned. All the daffodils had been cut back and the planter replaced with summer bedding plants. There is some repair work needed to be done on the Interpretation panel itself but don’t know who to contact.

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.

 

 

 

Next Event Local History Club

In its meeting in October the Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and Parish Local History Club had an interesting talk by the veterinary surgeon Lowri Davies. She explained how the close connection between the mind and the body could contribute to ill-health in animals, also how the emotional problems of owners could affect the creatures under their care.

December 5th – Dr John Davies, Llandysul, will talk about O T Jones the famous geologist who had part of his education in Pencader (in Welsh).

January 9th – Glyn Parry will discuss William Owen the smuggler (in Welsh).

February 6th – Radio and Television will be Einion Gruffydd’s topic (in Welsh).

March 5th – John Pryce Jones, son of Pencader. Mary Thomason will present the story of this remarkable man (in English).

The meetings are held in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, and they start at 7:30pm. Admission is £3.00 which includes refreshments and a raffle.

A warm welcome to all.

 

Pencader WI

In October, we enjoyed Richard Keen’s talk about important old buildings in Wales. Richard worked with the National Trust for many years and was involved in the preservation of many buildings, such as Newton House in Dinefwr Park and Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron.

November’s meeting was our AGM, where we elected new officers. Rosemary Richardson replaces Rosemary Edwards as President (Rosemary Edwards will be Vice-President). Madge Pratt is the new Treasurer, replacing Avis Morris and Linda Harrison takes over from Mary Thomason as Secretary. Many thanks to Rosemary E, Avis and Mary for their hard work over the last 3 years.

It has been an interesting year for us and next year should be just as good with some interesting talks already planned. These include:

Building Your Own House;

Victorian Costume;

The Effect of the American Civil War on the Cotton Industry in Derbyshire.

Trips are yet to be decided.

We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunch at The Porth Hotel in December.

From January, feel free to come along to any of our meetings held in the Pavilion on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

We will always be glad to see you.

Strawberry Tea With Fun & Games

The morning of Sunday 23rd June dawned bright and sunny however the forecast was not good for the afternoon. The Pavilion Committee had done a super job of preparing the field for the event so that games and other outdoor activities could be held. The Coconut Shy, Clock Golf and Splat the Rat were set up and lines marked out for the sports events.

Parents and children started arriving and games etc. got underway until the rain came down an hour later. A couple of the games could be enjoyed indoors so were taken into the Pavilion. It was such a shame as all who came were prepared to take part in something on the field and be rewarded for their efforts.

The Strawberries and Cream went down well too. The Regeneration Group says a huge thank you to all those individuals who helped make the afternoon such a success, whether they had donated refreshments, cakes, raffle prizes, money or given of their time, we are most grateful. Thanks must also go to the local shops – they are always willing to display a poster and help out when they can.

It was a fun afternoon which will be repeated next year.

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

In May – as a continuation of the 50 years celebrations – a concert was held in Gwyddgrug chapel. There was an evening of singing by Dafydd Iwan, children from Gwyddgrug chapel and children of Tabernacl chapel and it was a thrilling experience for the children to sing along with Dafydd Iwan. There were also items by the enchanting Sandie Steffanetti.

To end the year the members had an evening of Ten Pin Bowling followed by a meal in Tafarn Tanerdy. The group has also been successful in two competitions – This Year’s Programme and Dominoes.

The group has raised a substantial amount of money for this year’s charity –Merched y Wawr’s Music Project and Dementia Centre University of Wales.

 

 

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up 13th April 2019
This time we were lucky with the weather, and the regular stalwarts came out and did their area either on the day or during that week.
18 bags were collected (3 black, 9 red and 6 blue) plus an assortment of larger items found at roadside. However, by the time CCC came and collected the bags the next day, someone had dumped a further 10 black bags which seemed to be full of soil and ashes.
This is not acceptable nor is it very community spirited after the hard work done by others.

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Table-Top Sale
Despite advertising in Clecs, Facebook, Website plus the usual local shops, there were only 4 tables rented out. There were however, quite a few shoppers eager for bargains and have a cuppa and a cake.
The organiser had gone to a lot of trouble to arrange this but once again the result shows the lack of community spirit in the village.

*** Pencader Carnival ***

We are sorry to announce that there will not be a Village Carnival this year. We realise that many will be really disappointed but the Committee has dwindled to only 3 members having lost 3 very hard working members due to personal circumstances. The 3 remaining members also found it difficult this year to free up enough spare time to continue with preparations.  It was an extremely hard decision to take but hope to reinstate the occasion in 2020. We hope to hold an AGM in January 2020 with the intention of recruiting hard working and enthusiastic members. Definite dates to be announced closer to the time.

Apologies once again.

Pencader Carnival Committee x

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

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

 

 

Eisteddfod Llanfihangel-ar-arth a’r Plwyf

I weld yr adroddiad ar gyfer 2018 a chanlyniadau llawn cliciwch ar y dolenni isod.

                   Adroddiad                    Canlyniadau

 

Historical Walks

Historic Walks

Historic Walks

Have you ever wanted to see a Norman castle, a Roman road, an Iron Age hillfort or a Bronze Age burial site? Or perhaps you would like to know about the woollen industry in our area or see an old railway station? Now is your opportunity to discover the rich history of our community while at the same time enjoying healthy exercise.

The Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local history club is pleased to announce that it has produced a bilingual booklet of eight historical walks. The journeys are of varying distances and will take from one to three and a half hours, though the longest can be done by car. The walks begin in Alltwalis, Gwyddgrug, Llanfihangel and Pencader and will be of interest to visitors and local residents. The booklet gives a detailed description of each walk together with outline maps.

Copies are free of charge and can be obtained from Club members. Please ring Calvin Griffiths 384812, or Gerald Coles 384987. The booklet was officially launched on May 7th and the photo shows Club members with their copies.

We are grateful to the Statkraft Alltwalis Wind Farm Community Benefit Trust for a grant towards the costs of printing.

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