Category: Events

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.  

 

 

Pencader WI

In April we visited Dinefwr Park and Newton House in Llandeilo. We were a bit apprehensive about the changeable weather but, happily, the first part of the visit was inside one of the meeting rooms in Newton House where we had an interesting talk on the work of an arboriculturist by Will Lewis. He outlined the history of some of the ancient trees in the park and described the diseases, such as ash die back, which have been the cause of thousands of trees being felled. Luckily, when we went outside for our walk, the sun came out. We saw some amazing specimens of trees. Fortunately, we avoided the next downpour as we were back inside the house for tea and a visit to the gift shop.

In May we went to Myddfai where we visited the lovely community centre, built to commemorate the work of the Physicians of Myddfai famous for their herbal lore in times before modern medicine was available. We used a meeting room at the centre for our monthly meeting and enjoyed a delicious tea and visit to the gift shop. Afterwards, as the weather was good, we explored the village and church.

Forthcoming meetings:

June 4th: One of our members, Linda Harrison will talk about keeping tortoises.

July 2nd: A day trip to Cenarth (the Coracle Centre & pub lunch). Visit to Helen Eliot’s Studio on the way home.

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.

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

 

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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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