Eglwyswrw and District Heritage Society

Cymdeithas Treftadaeth Eglwyswrw a'r Fro

Information and Coming Events

We have to date several hundred scanned images; they include maps; sale posters; receipts; newspaper cuttings; poetry, more than 1200 photos and various other documents relating to our area, this we have accumulated by asking people of the area for loan of photos and documents for a short period, these were then scanned and added to our digital collection. The majority of which have been printed and displayed at our Open Days. We are very grateful to all who have contributed photos, documents and information; it is through their generosity that we have been successful as a Society. We are interested in gathering information of all aspects of life in our area, farms; inns and public houses, private houses and the people who lived in them, Meigan Fair, held in Eglwyswrw every November where farm animals were traded, was known throughout the land, we haven’t been able to find any photographs of the event even though a professional photographer was in attendance at times it was said. We have information on churches, chapels and cemeteries - Bethabara, Baptist Chapel; Penygroes Independent Chapel; and St Cristiolus Church, Eglwyswrw, and we can obtain information for other chapels and cemeteries in our area. We have a special interest, - life in the area during the war years, and especially of those who served in the forces during that time. If anyone has any old photos of the area to add to our collection or any history of Eglwyswrw or of the surrounding area that you are willing to share with us, we would be grateful if you could contact us, and if we can help anyone who is interested in our area we will do so.


Coming Events 2020.

January 13th
Martin Roberts
Brave Women of North Pembrokeshire.

February 10th
Business Meeting.

March 9th
Heather Tomos.
Sir William Edmond Logan. (Geologist).

April 20th [ There will be no Society meetings until the Coronavirus situation allows ]
Eirlys Thomas.
Argentina to Antarctica.

May 11th
Business Meeting.

May 23rd / Trip.

On Saturday, May 23rd we will leave Eglwyswrw by bus, and travel to visit Llanddewi Brefi Church, there we will meet Canon Philip Davies who will give us the history of the Church. From there to Tregaron and take a break for refreshments. In the afternoon, we will visit Strata Florida Abbey and be guided by Mr Charles Arch. We will then make our way to Aberaeron and stop for a while if time allows, before heading to Glanyrafon Arms, Talgarreg for our evening meal. If anyone is interested in joining us for the day, please contact our Treasurer and tour organizer, Brenda James. 01239 841710. But this event is also subject to the Coronavirus situation at the time.

June 8th
Dyfrig Harries.
Cape to Cardigan on a Motorbike.

July 13th
Roger Antell.
Early Postal Services in Pembrokeshire.

August 10th
No meeting.

September 14th
Peter Claughton.
Lead and slate: Working the mineral resources in North Pembrokeshire.

October 12th
Business Meeting.

November 9th
A.G.M. & Business Meeting.

December 14th
Christmas Celebration.

New members are welcome to join us for a full year of varied activities. Membership fee £10

All meetings will start at 7:30pm unless stated differently.

President - Beatrice Davies;

Appointed officers for 2020 are as follows -

Chair - Enid Cole;

Vice Chair - Diana Vaughan-Thomas;

Secretaries - Will Thomas & Glynwen Bishop;

Treasurer - Brenda James;

Auditor - Adrian Charlton.

We welcome non-members to listen to our speakers - with a cup of tea to follow, for a reasonable fee.

Business meeting for members will then follow.

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