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An appeal for old photographs and any historical items

I am organising an Exhibition to be held over Whitsun Bank Holiday, from Friday May 26 to Monday, May 29 2017 at Yr Hen Gapel, Pencader on the History of Pencader.  For the first time we will be exhibiting the Model Railway of Pencader, constructed by Peter Blair from Lechlade-on-Thames, which was kindly gifted to Pencader by his widow several years ago.  As a result, part of the exhibition concentrates on the railway and station in the village, therefore I would like to appeal for any items with any connection to the station and railway at Pencader would be greatly appreciated.

 Do you, or any family members have old photographs, artefacts or any relevant historical items we could borrow, please?

  • General photographs of the village, especially demolished buildings
  • Individuals who live or who have lived in Pencader
  • Famous local people – singers, actors, recitation winners, bards etc.
  • Photographs from your school days, official or on school trips
  • Church, chapel, carnivals, trips, community group events
  • Weddings in the church or chapels
  • Photos or items from any local organisations, i.e Urdd, WI, Scouts, MYW
  • Poems, articles or books by or about any local locations or people
  • Memorabilia – badges, Eisteddfod cups, show prizes etc.
  • Adverts, receipts, invoices or tickets from local businesses
  • Posters, tickets, leaflets associated with local events, concerts etc.
  • Information re choirs, singing groups, recitation parties etc.

 Every item will be scanned or photographed and returned as soon as possible and displayed in the exhibition.  I would also like your permission to upload all photographs to the People’s Collection website, and to give electronic copies to Llanfihangel-ar-arth History Society for safekeeping.  If any local community group, church or chapel, would like to prepare their own exhibition, please let me know.  I can also help in scanning items if required.

If you have any items or can offer assistance, please contact

Morfudd Jones, Erw Hir, Pencader,

07989 520667 after 7pm

or phone Fioled on 07791146562.