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Next Event Local History Club

In March, before the lockdown, Mary Thomason told the Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club about her remarkable great uncle, John Pryce Jones. He was an illegitimate child who was born in 1894. He was brought up by his aunts in Bryn Hafod, Pencader. He went to the village school and then Llandysul Grammar School. He studied in Aberystwyth University and received a degree in physical chemistry.

After serving in the Navy in World War One he went to work for the Reckitts company in Hull where he did a lot of research on pigments and became famous for his work. He also had an interest in bees and studied the properties of honey.

He was honoured with FRIC and FLS. He married in 1921 but sadly his son died by falling through ice when he was 19. After retiring John Pryce Jones moved to Boncath and died in 1956. There are more details about him on the website www.pencader.org.uk.

Because of the virus we had to cancel the rest of our programme as well as our annual historical trip. Hopefully we can restart sometime in the autumn and reschedule the three talks that were postponed. More details will be available in the newsletter and the website above once they are available.

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

February 2020

Members attended our annual St David’s Day celebration at a lunch at Gwarcefel Arms, Prengwyn on the 25th February, 2020. All were warmly welcomed by the president, Mrs Fioled Jones. In particular, she welcomed two brave husbands, Tom Lewis and Dafydd Jones and our guest speaker, Mrs Anne Thorne, Llanllwni.

After the meal, Mrs Jones officially welcomed the speaker and made particular reference to her past participation in Merched Y Wawr national competitions. Mrs Thorne is originally from the Neath Valley but she and her husband, David, have made their home in the area and raised their children here. They have both worked very hard to promote and further Welsh language, history and culture.

We had such an interesting afternoon, learning about the history of one of the prominent women of the Neath Valley namely Winifred Coombe Tennant. The reference for some of the information was a book by Peter Lord entitled Between Two Worlds. Winifred was born in 1895 and received a good education which included schools in Italy and France. She married young to an older man who was very wealthy and led a privileged life. However, she worked very hard in her community and had a great interest in many things including the Eisteddfod and the world of Art, being a patron of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. She also worked in the field of Women’s Suffrage.

The above only gives a flavour of our afternoon’s talk by Mrs Thorne. If you have a chance, do go and listen to this story or find the book for yourself; it really is fascinating.

Mrs Fioled Jones thanked Mrs Thorne for the interesting story heard during the afternoon.

Our next meeting will be at Capel Nonni, Llanllwni on 30th March at 7 o’clock when Non Elias from Melysion Mam will be joining us.

Please contact: Fioled Jones – 01559 3846177

                        Gwyneth Alban – 01559 384344

                        Ann Phillips – 01559 384558

 

 

P.I.D.A. Easter Competition

Pencader WI

We have enjoyed the last two meetings very much.

Our February speaker was unable to come, but all was not lost as Mary gave a very interesting talk about her great uncle, John Pryce Jones (Uncle Jack). Uncle Jack was brought up by two aunts in Pencader and went to school locally. He was very clever and later studied Organic Chemistry at Aberystwyth University. During WW1, Uncle Jack became a Sub Lieutenant in the Navy, based at Orkney. In 1919, he returned to university and studied Chemistry, later becoming a lecturer and researcher. John Pryce Jones retired in West Wales.

As usual, in March we celebrated St. David’s Day with a delicious lunch and meeting at The Porth Hotel.

Coming up in April we have Davina Watson giving a talk on Victorian Costume.

In May, we will be visiting Abergavenny Market with Taf Valley Coaches. So, lots to look forward to in the next couple of months!

We meet at 2:00pm in the Pavilion on the first Tuesday of the month. Feel free to come along. We’d be pleased to see you.

Regeneration Group meeting

Could you support us?

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

You can read the Chairman’s Report for 2019 HERE.

The next meeting will be on Monday 16th March 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 2020

A few complaints had been received about an article in the last edition of Clecs; it was agreed that it must be made clear in Clecs Bro Cader that the views expressed are those of the writer and not the Group or the editorial team. The Community Facebook page now had 345 members,an increase of over 30 from last month. Stuart & Chris will go and see about hiring the school as the venue for next Garden & Craft Show in September as running out of room in Pavilion now. Need to meet up and arrange schedule.

January 2020

The evening began with the AGM, Stuart read out his Chairman’s report (a copy can be seen on the Pencader.org website) and thanked all for their support in the year. No nominations received for changing Officers, so it was proposed and seconded to keep the officers as they are. The usual monthly meeting then followed. Morgan had met with Keith and Jane and was happy to help with Clecs Bro Cader. Suggestions needed for the 100th issue in April. There had been a problem accessing the Welsh version of the website, Emma had done a temporary fix. It had also been pointed out that Parish Records are no longer held at the National Library as they have been returned to the Parish. These are available for inspection at Llanfihangel Vicarage at a charge of £22 per hour.

December 2019

A warm welcome was extended to Morgan Jones from Gwyddgrug after seeing it promoted in Clecs; the group needs lively new members with fresh ideas.

The December Clecs had been printed and distributed in record time; a lot of good feedback had been received about the extra colour and compact layout.

There would be no organised Christmas Lights judging this year.

The state of the road past Banc Farm was discussed and reported to Cllr Linda.

John Hubert then gave a most interesting presentation of stills and videos taken with his drone camera over various locations in the community. Familiar landmarks looked so different from above and detail was incredibly clear.

November 2019

The meeting was chaired by Stuart Wilson.

Several new advertisers taken out adverts in Clecs Bro Cader which would help with funding the costs for the extra colour pages.

The website had been updated and the programme for the 2020 Llanfihangel-ar-Arth Eisteddfod would be made available as a download.

The Remembrance Service at Tabernacle had been poorly supported by the community; need to have better publicity for next year to promote it.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

EISTEDDFOD LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH AND DISTRICT

EISTEDDFOD

 LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH A’R PLWYF

 DYDD SADWRN

 Chwefror 29 2020

yn dechrau am 10:30

 Neuadd yr Ysgol

LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH

 RHAGLEN Y DYDD

 Llywyddion

Mr & Mrs Mansel Griffiths,

Anwylfan, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

 Mynediad ar y dydd – plant £1, oedolion £4, Aelodau Côr/Parti £1

 Entrance on the day – children £1, adults £4, Members of a Choir / Party £1

Please CLICK HERE to view the full programme. (Word.doc)

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.

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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