PENCADER & DISTRICT REGENERATION GROUP
GRŴP ADFYWIAD PENCADER A’R CYLCH
FUN GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW
SIOE HWYL ARDD A CHREFFT
SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
DYDD SADWRN 14 MEDI 2019
Entry fees: – per item 40p, children 20p, payable on the day
Tâl mynediad: – 40c yr eitem, 20c i blant, yn daladwy ar y dydd
Doors open to the public at 11.45 am
Drysau ar agor i’r cyhoedd am 11.45yb
Items to be removed between 1 & 2pm
Dylai eitemau gael eu symud rhwng 1 & 2yp
Entrants must reside in the Pencader area including Alltwalis, Dolgran, Gwyddgrug, Llanfihangel ar Arth, New Inn and Pont Tyweli
Am fwy o wybodaeth, CLICIWCH YMA
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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 15th July 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”
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.
Current website had been updated with latest CBC, plus info from Skanda Vale about their planned walking events. The updated website files had now been sent to SCL for them to swap the sites over.
Table-Top sale being promoted on website and Facebook, posters to be distributed to usual outlets.
The group were told there will be no Carnival this year due to lack of community support.
Nine helpers had taken part in the Clean Up and 18 bags of litter collected. By the next day time CCC came next day to remove the 18 bags someone had added a further 10 black bags of soil and ashes.
This is not acceptable, nor is dumping of rubbish behind the wall by the bridge.
The new planter has been installed at the panel area, and thanks sent to the maker for his generosity.
Invoices sent out for CBC advert renewals, it was agreed that if not paid by time issue due to go to press then advert would be deleted.
Postage costs due to rise at end of month so stock of stamps for mailing CBC copies
purchased at current rate to keep costs in line with grant application.
Louisa now taken over as Facebook coordinator Work continues on new website, the Online Directory needs updating, request to go in CBC for new entries.
Quote received for repairing hardwood bench, awaiting another one before decision can be made.
Clean up- forms submitted to CCC with request for equipment.
Skanda Vale had asked Group for letter of support for a project that they are submitting to Brechfa Windfarm fund. It was agreed to support their application.
The Gwili plate has now been mounted in a wooden frame; it just needs a descriptive plaque making for it.
Statkraft has very generously agreed to fund the newsletter for a further two years. The Editor has quite a few ideas for future articles but wants to ask readers what they would like to see. It will now be possible to have more colour pages in future issues.
A volunteer has kindly offered to make a new trough for the Panel Area and will also quote for repairs to the hardwood bench.
Several suggestions made for fund raising in the next few months. See notices elsewhere.
The AGM was held on Monday 21st January. It was unanimously decided that all officers would remain in office for another year; Stuart thanked Group for all their hard work in 2018.
It is hoped that the new website would go live in a few weeks; the original background information has to be re-written as it is very much out of date. The Parish Directory also has to be rewritten as there are so many changes.
Work needs to be done on the wooden furniture at the Interpretation Panel Area; enquiries are to be made on costs etc.
Cup had been purchased and presented to the winner from this year’s show.
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.
Llanllwni Fun Day
7th of July at 1pm at Llanllwni Playing Field
- Story telling
- Tug of war
- It’s a knock out
- Car boot sale
£2 entry (primary school children enter for free)
A lot of fun and games
The proceeds of the day will be shared between Llanllwni YFC, Cylch Meithrin and Ysgol Llanllwni Parents Teachers Association. Thank you to Llanllwni Community Council for sponsoring the prizes.
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
Pencader Family Centre has welcomed many new families at the present time and we seem to have lots of babies under a year old taking advantage of the facilities and trips.
Do come along if you are new in the area.
We open on a Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm and on a Wednesaday from 9:00am to mid day.
We are located in the chapel building (Yr Hen Gapel).
If coming from Carmarthen direction it is the turning on your left when you come to the flower shop.
We spent a very nice day at our sister branch in Llanybydder last month and we look forward to when they intend to pay a ‘return’ visit in August.
We love it when the children can play together in safety in the outside play areas, now that the weather is warmer!
Just like the swallows (and in due course the house martins) the Space Capsule Super Loo has arrived for the second year running and sited adjacent to the public lavatories. While debate continues between ‘official bodies’ in Carmarthenshire County Council, thanks surely to the Community Council are due for facilitating this.
It is noted that the two speed humps by the Farmers Arms have been removed – no doubt they will return or is this a step in the right direction?
A replacement planter for the Panel Area has been constructed and installed thanks to a kind-hearted local resident to replace the original oak one which some decided was beyond repair. The bench is due for refurbishment over the next few months when the new Welsh oak slats are to hand.
Please come along and support the activities laid on by members of this group during the summer at the Pavilion:
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Fun Day and Strawberry Tea
Further details to be announced.
Comments please to Editor
or Stuart Wilson Tel: 01559 384709
New Year Greetings to all readers of this column.
It is quite surprising, that despite the majority of people who claim to read the newsletter, how many there are who either don ’t read it or absorb what it contains and then say “We didn’t know about that event”. After all the effort to write the item, get it printed and then delivered, surely it is not asking too much for people to actually read it?
The district was alive with Christmas related events this year – Carol Singing, Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas lights and parties galore – enough for everybody. All the organisers are to be congratulated in such a variety of events, while the Chapels and Churches maintained a solid and traditional grip on the true meaning of Christmas.
Little, if anything, has occurred during the past couple of months in Pencader and District. Although the recent ram raid and a drugs raid did produce some police activity over the holiday period.
Comments please to Editor
or Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709
This Small Corner
If any one wants a copy of Steve Dubé’s book on the history of Pencader there are some available at Llwyngwen. Originally for sale at £9.99 they can now be purchased for £7.50. Ring Stuart if you wish to buy a copy.
Comments please to –
or Stuart Wilson – tel: 01559 384709
In this issue of Clecs Bro Cader, old Gumboot is hoping to generate more interest in the ‘Garden and Craft Show, which will be happening again this year in the Pencader Pavilion.
We have classes for many types of garden produce – vegetables, flowers, pot plants, fruit & flower arrangements. You don’t have to produce the ‘shiniest carrot’ or the heaviest mangold wurzel, but just enter the best that you have been able to grow, maybe you can outshine your neighbour this year, “Go on give it a try”
Now is a good time to start off your garden plot. This will give you time to produce some entries for the show. There is plenty of information available online regarding vegetable growing for the home gardener, so once again “why not have a go this year”?
There are also flowers and house plant classes, covering most of the popular garden flowers, so why not nurture a few of your favourites, and enter a class in the show.
Judging by the number of TV programmes and newspaper articles, there must be much larger numbers of cooks and bakers in the country. The cookery section of the show is as popular as ever, look at the show schedule to find what to bake for the show this year. I am sure that there will be something that you will be able to enter on show day, and maybe go home with a prize!
Artists, photographers and crafters are also able to enter the show; we have Children’s classes too in various age groups who normally come up with some excellent paintings and items in varous mediums that they have produced at home and at School.
There is a class for photographers again this year; the schedule will inform you of the subject and size of prints etc. Other classes include, woodwork, knitted items etc.
This year we have a new trophy for ‘artwork in any medium’ this will presented for the judges’ favourite entry in the artwork section, more details will be revealed in the schedule.
So you will find that there is something that most people can produce for the show, it is a “fun” show therefore we do not take it too seriously, we try to make it a friendly event that anyone in the Parish can enter, so again why not enter something this year and come along on the day to see what others are entering, and have a cuppa and a piece of cake!
Could all previous trophy winners please return their cups etc. well before the show, they can be dropped off at ‘The Green House’ where Avril will look after them.
Old Gumboot is leaving his garden shed today, to wander down the lane, as he has been invited to inspect his neighbours’ new toy’. The ‘new toy’ is in fact a ‘little grey Fergie’ I suspect most people in this fairly agricultural area are familiar with the grey Ferguson tractor. Most farms in the area must have had a Ferguson tractor on the land at some time in the past, in fact some are still on their original farms today.
The little tractor that we are all familiar with was introduced to the farming community in 1946, the original model was powered by an American ‘continental’ petrol engine, developing about 35 horse power, which seems tiny compared with some of the 200 horse power giants of today.
The tractors were built in a collaboration with the Standard Motor Company, at their Banner Lane works in Coventry. This company had been producing cars and vans for many years prior to taking on the Tractor building enterprise.
The Ferguson TE-20 brought affordable mechanisation to the small farm, it was able to carry out most tasks around the farm using the vast selection of implements designed specifically for the tractor, and of course it could operate a wide range of older equipment that the farmer probably had on the farm. Some of this older equipment was originally used behind older tractors or even horses.
Roughly 500,000 of the T20 series of tractors were produced, with the final tractor leaving the production line in late 1956.
It appears that quite a high proportion of Harry Ferguson’s little marvels are still being used for work, and some are restored for display at tractor rallies and other shows.
I think old Gumboot may have to continue this story when he has had a good look at the tractor next door, he may have found a bit more information, which will hopefully be of interest to readers.
Happy gardening (when it stops raining !!)
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.
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.
On April 13th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the branch, an “Afternoon Tea” as held in the hall at the Old School Llanfihangel ar Arth, a pleasant time was had by all. Our guest was the author Dana Edwards, a Pencader girl now living in Aberystwyth. After her opening speech all partook in a delicious feast prepared by the members. The tables and window-sills had been beautifully decorated with floral arrangements in the colours of the movement.
Following the tea we were entertained in Welsh by the lovely voice of Sandie Stefanetti.
Grateful thanks to everyone that helped to make the afternoon a success.