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
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings - 2023
January 9th. Speaker - Heather Tomos
- 'Why were children absent from school in Victorian times'.
Business Meeting with a preceding short film or other attraction.
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.
Speaker - Eirlys Thomas - 'Slow walking the Wales Coast
May 20th Our day
out, Trip. Pantycelyn and Llandovery with a meal at
Nant y Ffin, Llandissilio.
Film – an interview with David ‘Dai’ Gealy
of Llandovery. Business Meeting.
Evening at Nevern church with Steve Watkins.
with a meal at Salutation Inn, Velindre.
Business Meeting with a preceding short film or other
Srapbook browsing. Olive Vittle's scapbooks in the
care of John Davies.
CCB / AGM - Business Meeting.
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.