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Local History Club - Programme 2017-2018

Clwb Hanes Lleol Llanfihangel-ar-arth a’r Plwyf

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club

Rhaglen / Programme

2017 – 2018

(C) Cymraeg  (E) English  (D) Dwyieithog / Bilingual

Hydref 19eg /October 19th Noson Clwb / Club Night

Tachwedd 2il / November 2nd  Jane Davies, Gwardafolog Pontsian gynt (C)

Tachwedd 16eg / November 16th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Tachwedd 30ain / November 30th  Mr Terry Beverton, Maesycrugiau (E)

Rhagfyr 14eg / December 14th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Ionawr 4ydd / January 4th  Mr Tweli Griffiths, Ei Hanes a Doethuriaeth (C)

Ionawr 18fed / January 18th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Chwefror 1af / February 1st  Mr Eifion Daniels, Sir Benfro (C)

Chwefror 15fed / February 15th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mawrth 8fed / March 8th  Mr Lloyd Jones, Ystrad Dewi Llanio (C)

Mawrth 22ain / March 22nd  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Ebrill 5ed / April 5th Y Parchedig Goronwy Evans, Llambed (C)

Ebrill 19fed / April 19th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mai 3ydd / May 3rd  Mr Rhys Mwyn (C)

Mai17eg / May 17th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mai 31ain / May 31st  Mererid Hopwood a Tudur Dylan Jones,Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (C)

Mehefin 14eg / June 14th Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mehefin 28ain / June 28th Hawl i holi hanes / A chance to ask about history  (D)

Gorffennaf 14eg / July 14th  Trip Blynyddol / Annual Trip

 

Am fwy o wybodaeth / for more information, cysylltwch â / contact –

Calvin Griffiths 384812 neu/or Gerald Coles 384987

 

 

 

 

PENALTIES ISSUED FOR DOG FOULING

Over the weekend the officers employed by Carmarthenshire County Council issued three FPNs for dog fouling.

Two were issued in Pendine, one to a local woman and one to a female holiday maker, both of whom had failed to remove the faeces from the beach after their dog had defecated. A female day visitor to Llansteffan who failed to remove the faeces from the footpath leading towards the castle was also issued with an FPN.

In a recent incident a member of the public reported cardboard discarded at Furnace Pond, Llanelli. A local man has admitted leaving the cardboard and has been issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Members of Llanfihangel ar arth community council ask members of the community not to allow their dogs to foul the roads, pavements and paths when taking their dogs walking. Also, we wish to remind members of the public that dogs are not allowed in the cemetery. A sign has been installed.

Let’s have some pride in where we live.

No fly tipping.

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 

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

 

Rogue traders in our area

Dyfed Powys Police have been made aware of rogue traders operating in our area; incidents have been reported in Llanrhystud, Talgarreg, Parc y Rhos, Cwmann & Llandysul.

We ask that you circulate amongst your members/ neighbours the following information: The vehicle used in the Talgarreg & Parc y Rhos area has been described as a white van with black panels, possibly a transit style. There were two male occupants in the vehicle. The male who has approached the elderly residents is described as white, aged early 20’s, approx. 5’6″ tall, West Wales accent, not fluent welsh.

These persons are cold calling individuals who travel long distances offering work at what appears to be a reasonable price. They fail to give the consumer a written quote or allotted cooling off period and try and start work there and then. The price of the job tends also to increase. They are targeting vulnerable residents, such as the elderly in our communities.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who has been cold called recently or had a flyer put through their letterbox offering to carry out work for services such as gardening, home repairs, roofing, driveways or similar.

It maybe that you know or have seen an elderly or vulnerable neighbour that is having or had work carried out at their property which is not required or something that does not look quite right! If so, please help by contacting Lampeter Police neighbourhood policing team as soon as possible.

Our advice would always be NEVER DEAL WITH ANY TRADERS THAT COME TO YOUR DOORSTEP. Always use reliable tradesmen who provide a quote before work commences. DO NOT DEAL WITH COLD CALLERS. Do not allow anyone into your address without first checking for ID. IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT! and call the Police on 999 or 101 the non emergency number.

If any suspicious vans are in your area, if possible please attempt to take the registration numbers down, or take a picture of the van and report it immediately to the Police.

If you would like me to call with you to discuss anything, please contact me by email or ringing 101.

Kind regards

Eleri

PCSO 8106 Bonning

 

Memories of the Old School, Pencader

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I was bemoaning the fact the other day, how there is nothing on television that is of any interest to me when I happened on something that was of interest. It was “The Restoration Man” Visiting Pencader and showing how two people bought the old school, restored it and made something really marvellous of it. Why was I interested? That was the school I attended from the age of seven until twelve, when I went on to the Grammar school in Llandyssul.

 I have lived on the Gold Coast in Australia for a long time now, I have no one to speak Welsh to, yet I surprise myself how, much I remember, how “homesick” I feel whenever anything Welsh appears on TV. Halfway through the “Restoration Man” I was crying, there was the headmaster’s home, that’s where kitchen used to be, the boys playground was so dirty, we all (girls and boys), had to assemble there in the morning and after the lunch break, before marching into classes. The School was originally built on the site of an old castle–all these old memories came flooding back.It was good to see that something has been done to maintain the history of Pencader.

 Diolch yn fawr

 Cofion Cynnes,  Constance Glyde or as I was known in Pencader, Connie Davies.

 

 

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

As you will know, this is the last issue which I will edit. It has been an interesting experience and I will miss it, although not the late nights!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thanks to the many people who have contributed to the success of Clecs over the years: those who have sent in articles and letters, the advertisers, the distributors who deliver it to households, the printers and, of course, Statkraft who have funded the productionof the newsletter over the last four years. Thanks also to the Newsletter Committee for their help and advice, Jane for the coffee and cakes at those meetings, and a special ‘Thank you’ must go to the small but dedicated band of translators who have, given my lack of Welsh, made the job of editing so much easier over the last 3½ years. Everyone has contributed greatly to the undoubted success of Clecs.

I sincerely hope that a new editor (or editors) will come forward and take Clecs into 2016 and I wish it well for the future. It would be a great shame if there were to be no more editions of a newsletter for which there is clearly a need in our community.

Keith Pratt

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Neighbourhood Watch Pencader

Neighbourhood watch is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever. Behind it lies a simple idea, and a central value shared by millions of people around the country: getting your neighbours to take action can cut local crime.

Everyone knows that the police are there to fight crime, but they need your help to do an effective job. Neighbourhood Watch is all about an active partnership with the police. Neighbourhood Watch can:

• Cut crime and the opportunities for crime;

• Help and reassure those who live in fear of crime;

• Encourage neighbourliness and closer communities.

If there are any of you readers who are interested in the Neighbourhood Watch scheme for Pencader, please contact me either by phoning 101 and asking to speak with PCSO 8163 JAMES or by emailing me on alice.james@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk.

 

PCSO 8163 Alice JAMES

 

 

Pegasus Scheme


If you find it hard to talk to the Police on the telephone or in person when asked lots of different questions, this scheme can help you.

• To register contact 101 and ask for a PEGASUS application form or go online at www.dyfedpowys. police.uk.

• Choose your own password.

• You will receive a key fob through the post when you have registered.

• Ring the Police telephone number 101.

• Say the word “Pegasus” and then your password.

• Tell the Police of you are at home or somewhere else.

• The Police will then know who you are and can help you.

• If you or someone else is in danger “right now” remember to dial 999 and say “Pegasus” and your password.

• You can also show your Pegasus key fob to an officer if you need help when you see them.

Large Crowd at Pencader - Local News 1956

Some pages from editions of the Carmarthen Journal from 1956 have been found in an empty house in Pencader.

Here are some pieces from them that relate to the village

Carmarthen Journal 6th July 1956

Whitehall Pencader sold

Carmarthen Journal 21st September 1956

Here is another sport item from the newspaper.

Association Football –CarmarthenTown “Riot of Scoring”

Carmarthen Town -

Carmarthen Journal 21st September 1956

ADVERTISEMENTS

Evans Motors Ltd – Advertisement

Evans Motors advertisement

Carmarthen Journal 21st September 1956

Here are links to some more ADVERTISEMENTS.

Cheap Rail Trips – Advertisement

Western Motors – Advertisement

Tom Tweed – Advertisement

Chivers Malt Vinegar – Advertisements

Here is a link to an article (PDF download).

“Was There a ‘Becca’?” by J. F. JONES, B.Sc.

 

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