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Local History Club

A message of thanks

After  years of contributing in the parish of Llanfihangel-ar-Arth Dr. Gerald Coles and his wife Wendy will be moving to their new home nearer to their family in Cardiff.

They will be hugely missed in this area where they have been truly generous benefactors of the community and will leave a huge gap in the History Club and in the Llanfihangel-ar-Arth Parish Eisteddfod committee.

In a special meeting of the History Club on Thursday February 17th, a gift was presented to Gerald and Wendy to thank them, on behalf of the Club and the Eisteddfod, for the immense work they have done since coming to live in this parish many years ago.  A glass ornament was especially commissioned featuring an image of Hen ŵr Pencader (the old man of Pencader) against a scene of the Teifi valley.  There are words of gratitude also included.

We give our sincere thanks to Gerald and Wendy and wish them every happiness in their new home.

History Club – February

Because of the pandemic it has not been possible for us to meet for two years.  However, in February the Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and Parish Local History Club succeeded in restarting its activities.  We had a very interesting talk about carving from Ed Harrison, Pontsian.  He has been working with wood and stone for more than half a century and has won a number of international prizes for his work as well as completing many commissioned items.  He showed us pictures of his carvings, including the biggest love spoon in the world, which is in Cardiff at the moment.  He also showed us some of his carving tools.

Ed was thanked for a special evening which everyone enjoyed.

The Club is hoping to meet every four weeks from now on, on a Thursday evening in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, at 7:30pm.  Admission is £3 which includes refreshments and a raffle.

For more information, please contact Calfin Griffiths, 01559 384812.

A warm welcome to everyone.

Family History

You are free to post your enquiry or provide information here but there is no parish genealogy service available, and we cannot guarantee any response.

Good sources of information are the Parish records, now in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the Census. The 1841 to 1911 censuses are available on line. Copies of the 1841 to 1901 censuses can also be viewed in the County Archives, Richmond St, Carmarthen.

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