Cymdeithas Treftadaeth Eglwyswrw a'r Fro

Eglwyswrw and District Heritage Society

Information and upcoming 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 relating to Eglwyswrw or of the surrounding area that you are willing to share with us, we would be grateful if you could contact us, through any member of the Society or by

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2023 Programme.

Meetings - 2023
January 9th. Speaker - Heather Tomos - 'Why were children absent from school in Victorian times'.

February 13th. Business Meeting with a preceding short film or other attraction.

March 13th. Speaker - Mark Cole – '150 years of The Pantygarn / Carnhuan Family across the World'.

April 17th. Business Meeting with a preceding short film or other attraction.

May 8th. Speaker - Eirlys Thomas - 'Slow walking the Wales Coast Path'.

May 20th Our day out, Trip. Pantycelyn and Llandovery with a meal at Nant y Ffin, Llandissilio.

June 12th. Film – an interview with David ‘Dai’ Gealy of Llandovery. Business Meeting.

July 10th. Evening at Nevern church with Steve Watkins. with a meal at Salutation Inn, Velindre.

August – No meeting.

September 11th. Business Meeting with a preceding short film or other attraction.

October 9th. Srapbook browsing. Olive Vittle's scapbooks in the care of John Davies.

November 13th. CCB / AGM - Business Meeting.

December 11th. Christmas Celebration.

This year’s membership - £10
To join us as guest for any of the above presentations - £3

All our meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at Yr Hen Ysgol, Eglwyswrw starting at 7.30 pm unless otherwise advertised.

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