On April 4th, the Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and Parish Local History Club had an interesting talk by the Rev. Matthew Bayman on ‘King Lear’ by Shakespeare. He drew our attention to the number of references in the play which quoted from the Bible, especially the Sermon on the Mount.

It was not possible, unfortunately, for the arranged speaker to come in May. Hopefully he will be able to attend in the autumn. At short notice, Dr John Davies discussed the historical background to the landing by the French at Carregwastad near Fishguard in 1797. During the previous half century there had been a number of riots and a lot of discontent with the ruling class in Wales. The hope was that the Welsh people would revolt but all the invaders were captured.

The last presentation this term will be by Mr Owen Shiers on June 6th. He will be talking about Folk Singing (in Welsh).

The Club’s Annual Trip will be on July 13th. Names to Calfin Griffiths, 01559 384812, please.

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