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11:10am Saturday 19th September 2009
11:19am Wednesday 16th September 2009
11:18am Wednesday 16th September 2009
11:03am Wednesday 15th July 2009
A very successful summer fayre was held in the beautiful grounds of Awel Tywi on a very hot and sunny Saturday, June 27. The event was opened by Mrs Janet Lewis who thanked members of the league for their continued support to the residents at the home. She also thanked the officer in charge and her staff for the care and friendship given to the elderly. Mrs Lewis’ mother, who is a resident at the home is in her 101st year.
11:01am Wednesday 15th July 2009
Twenty five members and friends of the Wildlife Trust joined members of the Llanelli Naturalists to visit Tireithin farm on the ridge separating the Gwendaeth rivers above Bancffosfelen near Pontyberem.
11:01am Wednesday 15th July 2009
10:59am Wednesday 15th July 2009
2:54pm Wednesday 20th May 2009
2:52pm Wednesday 20th May 2009
2:50pm Wednesday 20th May 2009
On Thursday May 28 at 7.30pm in the Civic Hall local Councillor and historian Roy Davies will be giving an illustrated talk about "New Uses for Old Chapels in Modern Wales" to which everyone is invited to attend. As a boy Roy Davies attended Capel Newydd Llandeilo so with this background and his experience as a tutor in the Open University he has much knowledge of his subject, so this promises to be an interesting and informative evening.
2:49pm Wednesday 20th May 2009
There will be two outdoor meetings later this month, the first on Saturday 23 May when all are invited to meet at Cwm Rhiadr, north of Cil y Cwm, (SN 465423) at 10.30am for an upland walk and on Saturday 30 May meet at Carreg Cennen car park at 10.00am for a look at the geologyplant life. This is arranged by arranged by the Brecon Beacons National Park. All are most welcome. Please bring some lunch and wear good footwear.
9:10am Wednesday 1st April 2009
Swansea Bach Choir will be singing Faure's Requiem in St. Teilo Church on Saturday 4 April at 7.00pm followed by a buffet supper in the Civic Hall. Tickets for both events cost £20, concert only £12, are available from Heel Appeal, 01558 823294 and Clare Mansel Lewis, 01558 822273. These events are in aid of Tenovus and Plant Dewi and everyone is encouraged to attend.
1:10pm Monday 30th March 2009
The next indoor car boot sale at the Civic hall, Llandeilo will take place on Saturday April 25, the last Saturday of the month, from 9am - 2pm. Table hire is £8, to book a table call Joan Gower 07960 179127, but do hurry as they are rapidly being reserved. There will be a good number of stalls and, hopefully, plenty of bargains, as no doubt many people wil have been doing Spring Clearings. The cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and other refreshments including bean burgers, their special bacon buttiesand hot pies. Why not come along and bring your family and friends, and by doing so you will also be supporting your Civic Hall which works with the community for the community.
1:13pm Friday 27th March 2009
The artist and environmentalist David Bellamy will be painting and giving an illustrated talk at The Pensioners Hall Ammanford on Thursday 2 April. Entry is by ticket only available from Wendy Powell-Jones at the CornerHouse Gallery Ammanford Tel 01269 594959 or from the website www.cornerhouse-gallery.co.uk.
1:12pm Friday 27th March 2009
The March meeting of the Club was addressed by Sheila Jewell on seasonal propagation of garden plants at this period of the year. Well illustrated with many slides of every step of the operation taking place in her garden she showed how to achieve a magnificent border of annuals all grown from seed. Hints on working the soil up to a fine tilth, she stressed the need to sow the seeds as shallow as possible using just the back of a rake pressed lightly to form rows, perhaps 6 inches apart in the required space.
11:01am Wednesday 25th February 2009
This popular event will take place on Saturday, February 28, the last Saturday of the month, from 9am - 2pm. Table hire is £8, to book a table call Joan Gower 07960 179127, but do hurry as they are rapidly being reserved. There will be a good number of stalls and, hopefully, plenty of bargains, as no doubt many people wil have been doing Spring Clearings. The cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and other refreshments. Why not come along and bring your family and friends, and by doing so you will also be supporting your Civic Hall which works with the community for the community.
11:00am Wednesday 25th February 2009
10:59am Wednesday 25th February 2009
The speaker at the January meeting was Claire Mansell Lewis, whose topic was “My Life as the High Sheriff of Dyfed”. She explained that the post of High Sheriff was set up in the Middle Ages for the holder to act as the sovereign’s representative in the county in all legal matters and so her main official role had been to look after the High Court Judge when he was sitting in court.
10:58am Wednesday 25th February 2009
There will be an opportunity to listen to a lecture about the importance of communities when the Llandeilo Civic Trust holds a Public Lecture in the Civic hall, Llandeilo on Thursday, February 26 at 7.30pm to be given by Ms Lise Brekmoe M.A., Archaeologist, Anthropologist and Head of Research of Our Valley Heritage project for the Civic Trust Wales in Cardiff. Listening to People - Heritage of Communities, is a review of how heritage has influenced the development of communities in Norway and Wales, it will provide parallels for promoting the heritage of Llandeilo and district. Entrance to the lecture is Adults £2.00, free to members. The lecture will be chaired by Dr David Townsley-Hughes, chairman of Llandeilo Civic Trust.
10:45am Wednesday 14th January 2009
The Annual Christmas meeting of the East Carmarthenshire Group of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales was addressed by Jason Lawday, Countryside Access Ranger for the area. He explained that his job was mainly to see that public rights of way - manly footpaths and bridleways - were kept open for use, that access by stile or gate was maintained, signs put in pace and access mainly to common land under the new laws was available. Good relations with landowners was always paramount. The meeting soon developed into a very lively question and answer session as so many of his audience had particular problems in a field which has always been beset by difficulties and misunderstanding ever since the 1947 Act required every parish (community) to report on their rights of way and decide on recommendations for their retention or closure. The position of the Local Access Forum about which so little is known by so many was raised and the chairman of the Forum in the county, Mr. Geoffrey Williams, who was in the meeting, said he welcomed any enquiries on 01558 822960. With grateful thanks being tendered by the chairman, Mat Ridley, the secretary reminded everybody of the next group meeting which would be at 7.30pm the Maes Elfryn Hall Llandeilo on Wednesday, January 21 when Rob Parry, Wildlife Trust Wetlands Officer, will report on the latest position on the Likelihood of Beavers being re-introduced in Wales. All will be most welcome.
10:45am Wednesday 14th January 2009
10:47am Wednesday 14th January 2009
10:48am Wednesday 14th January 2009
Llandeilo Town Twinning Association invite you to an evening with poet Malcolm Parr with the supping of pints and glasses of beer, cider and wine and the opportunity to meet members of the Town Twinning Association. This will take place at the Angel at 8.00pm on Tuesday 27 January , entrance is £3.00.
2:07pm Wednesday 7th January 2009
10:11am Thursday 11th December 2008
10:10am Thursday 11th December 2008
10:09am Thursday 11th December 2008
Would you like to make your home a safer place to live in? The Fire and Rescue Service is available to visit your home to provide you with free advice on home fire safety. They will be able to provide information on how to stay safe in case of fire. They will also check, replace and install smoke detectors and other equipment, including electric blankets, to make your home safer and all this absolutely free of charge. I personally would urge everyone to take advantage of this service especially with the extra risks of lit and decorated trees, hanging and other decorations, cards, paper and candles. The gentlemen of Llandeilo Fire Station came to visit me and were both courteous and helpful, so do call freephone 0800 389 9279 before you get embroiled in the myriad of Christmas preparations and celebrations.
10:09am Thursday 11th December 2008
The Annual Public Lecture of the East Carmarthenshire Group of the above organisation was given by Richard Pryce, County Plant Recorder and Past President of the B.S.B.I on the Wild Orchids of Carmarthenshire.
11:35am Wednesday 3rd December 2008
Hynafion Fairs Antiques are holding an Antique Fair in the Civic halll Llandeilo on Saturday, December 6 from 10am- 4pm. Entry is only 50p for adults and accompanied children have free entry. Tea/coffee and light refreshments are also available.
11:35am Wednesday 3rd December 2008
11:34am Wednesday 3rd December 2008
The speaker at the November meeting of the Club was Mr Henry Ferguson-Thomas of Llanwrda. Well known as a leading authority on tree fruit, his subject that evening was the ever popular cultivation of our numerous verities of apples. Answering the many questions put to him, he was warmly thanked by the chairman for the inspiration he had given to a most appreciative audience with the assurance that the Club would do all it could to promote such an important aid to the nation’s health, practical help being available wherever it was needed. The next meeting of the Club will be at the Civic Hall on Thursday, December 4.
11:33am Wednesday 3rd December 2008
Tenovus are holding a Candlelight Celebration of Life at Ebenezer Chapel on Thursday, December 4, 6.30 for 7pm with Music, readings, poems and Christmas Carols. Come along and light a candle of remembrance for a loved one.
9:38am Wednesday 26th November 2008
The Library has obtained a Welsh Assembly Government grant for its refurbishment and has transferred temporarily to 2 Market Street (where the bookshop was until recently). Although there may be a reduction in stock available because of the more limited space available, the aim is to maintain as good a service as is possible in the circumstances. The temporary service commenced on Tuesday, November 11 at 10am. It is anticipated the current opening hours will be maintained. The Library service apologises for any inconvenience caused by the work and hopes that the refurbishment will justify any disruption that may have been caused. Should anyone need any information or wish to make any comment on the refurbishment, please contact Myrddin Morgan Regional Library Manager in Ammanford, tel: 01269 598155, email email@example.com.
9:37am Wednesday 26th November 2008
On November 10 we were entertained to an absolutely fascinating talk and slide show about a cruise in Antartica by Nigel McColl. The evening was part of the Towy Valley camerac club programme and if you would be interested to hear more talks of this kind please contact the Secretary on 01558 823953 or the Chairman on 01558 685251
9:37am Wednesday 26th November 2008
9:36am Wednesday 26th November 2008
9:27am Wednesday 26th November 2008
The group met on November 3 at St John Ambulance hall, Llandeilo. The speaker for the evening was Susan Augustus, Holistic Therapist, who gave a well researched talk on Reflexology as a complimentary alternative therapy. Jean Thomas, Bryn Awellon, Llanwrda, volunteered to take part in a demonstration as Mrs Augustus explained the techniques used on feet to stimulate and restore ‘balance and well-being’ to the body. The Chairperson, Mrs Diane Rocca, then gave a brief summary of a Macmillan Cancer Day Conference. Three members attended and were most impressed by the work Macmillan Cancer Care undertakes to guide voluntary groups and ensure their opinions are heard. The conference delegates agreed that counselling for all affected by cancer was important and Macmillan said they would carry this concern through to the Assembly for validation. Christmas dinner will be held at the Goose and Cuckoo on December 1.
9:00am Thursday 20th November 2008
The annual autumn coffee morning was held at St Teilo's Church hall on Friday, October 24. Proceedings were opened by Mr Edward Thomas, Llandeilo Mayor, who is also treasurer of the Llandeilo branch of ARC. We thank him for his appropriate words and very generous donation.
8:59am Thursday 20th November 2008
The speaker at the October meeting was Tony Brothers who spoke about the history of the University of Wales, Lampeter. He explained that the university was founded in 1822 by the then Bishop of St. David's, Bishop Burgess,who wanted to set up a college for those who could not get into either oxford or Cambridge and who wanted to further their education. "Right from the start Lampeter has offered a full range of subjects and has never been a purely theological college as has often been thought" Mr. Brothers commented. The land for the site was donated by John Stanley Harford, a local landowner, who thought that the college would be good for Lampeter. Following five years for raising money and completing the building work the college was formally opened in April 1827 when it was granted a foundation charter by King George IV. At the end of the meeting the Chairman reminded members that the Christmas Dinner will be held in Newton House on Monday, December 8 and asked those wishing to attend to give their names to the Treasurer no later than the next meeting. The next meeting will be held on November 26 in St Teilo's Church Hall when the speaker will be Gillian Wright whose subject will be "The Heart of Wales Railway Line."
8:57am Thursday 20th November 2008
11:49am Wednesday 12th November 2008
The Civic hall is delighted to be the venue for Helen Adam’s new work “Merch y Felin”, The Maid of the Mill, on Saturday, November 22 at 8pm with pre-performance drumming workshop. ‘Merch y Felin’ is written for five piece Celtic band, percussion orchestra and narrator. It is a love story set against the conflict between the old country folk of the Welsh hills, and the pioneers of the textile industry in the mid- nineteenth century.
11:48am Wednesday 12th November 2008
11:47am Wednesday 12th November 2008
The Annual Public Lecture of the Wildlife Trust of south and west Wales will take place at the Civic Hall on Thursday 20 November at 7.30pm. Richard Pryce, Carmarthenshire County's Orchid/wild Flower expert will give this lecture on "The Wild Orchids of Carmarthenshire". There can surely be few flowers that arouse more excitement than Orchids all over the world and Carmarthenshire is blessed with a very fair share of them - some meadows being so well-covered that they defy counting. Richard was born in London to a Welsh father and came to Wales to read geology in Swansea University. Graduation led him to work for the National Coal Board, supervising the drilling to locate potential sites for open-cast mines. This he did for eighteen years with the growing realisation of the wonderful areas of native plantlife he was helping to destroy - in contrast to the relatively unspoiled part of Carmarthenshire where he had made his home. A further five years with what was, by then, British Coal saw him engaged in ecological surveys of the sites to be handed back once again - all of which led him to consider a future in business for himself. Developers were increasingly obliged to submit surveys as well as a growing awareness of organisations and individuals of the need to know exactly what they had in trust for an uncertain future, Setting up Pryce, Consultant Ecologist, and calling on the willing services of colleagues in other fields, the business has flourished beyond all expectations. A long-standing member of the Wildlife Trust and secretary of the prestigious Llanelli Naturalists, he is the highly-regarded Plant Recorder for the County. A member of the Botanical Society of the British Isles, he achieved international recognition during the three years term as its President. Looking forward to one day having enough time to compete the long-awaited county Flora he recognises he can only meet the pressure of business and voluntary activities with the support and dedicated help of Kathleen, his wife, herself a competent botanist. Together they form an enviable team. So on Thursday November 20 everyone will have the chance to recognise all our many orchid species and where and when we can enjoy them.
11:43am Wednesday 12th November 2008
Llandeilo and District Friends of Tenovus will be holding their Annual Christmas Fayre in the Civic Hall on Saturday, November 15 at 10.30am. There will be the usual magnificent display of cakes and produce to suit every taste as well as old favourites such as the Tombola, Christmas Cards and Craft Stall plus much more. Refreshments will be served all morning and are included in the entry ticket price of £1, children free.
11:42am Wednesday 12th November 2008
Myddfa Teilo are holding a fund raising Coffee Morning at the Centre on Thursday 13 November from 10.30am, admission £1 which includes coffee and refreshments. There will be a good variety of stalls, a raffle and various other attractions. Please do come along and support the Centre.
3:47pm Monday 3rd November 2008
3:40pm Monday 3rd November 2008
3:38pm Monday 3rd November 2008
Please come along at 2pm on November 8 for a walk through beautiful Dinefwr Park, Castle Woods and Llandeilo town, ending with tea, speakers and entertainment at the Civic Hall, in Crescent Road, at 4pm.
5:56pm Friday 24th October 2008
12:15pm Friday 24th October 2008
Llandeilo Chamber of Trade celebrated its first year with a red carpet fundraising event at The Cawdor hotel on Thursday, October 9. Over 120 people attended the evening helping to raise money for a number of charities including the Alzheimer's Society and the forthcoming Llandeilo Christmas Festival of Senses.
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