Flag was missing

IT WAS a pleasure to read the South Wales Guardian’s coverage of the annual Remembrance Services held throughout the communities.

What gave me extra satisfaction was the photographs at Ammanford with the Welsh flag given an honoured place. Da iawn.

I attended the Remembrance service at Llandeilo Church, which was very emotional when reading the names of the fallen — 74 from World War One and 18 World War Two as well as one young soldier who died in the Falklands War.

I never served in these wars but I have great respect for these young soldiers, many of whom were just teenagers when they paid the ultimate sacrifice.

My only disappointment with the Llandeilo service was that there was no place for the Welsh flag.

This year I wrote to the Mayor of Llandeilo asking if could they carry the flag.

I also spoke to both my county councillor and local councillor who were very supportive and promised they would do so.

To date I have not received an acknowledgement or reply from the mayor and still no further word from the two councillors I spoke with.

By the way, the Welsh flag was nowhere to be seen – but one would like an answer.

D A Jones




Thanks for memories

RE: REMEMBRANCE Service at Penygroes Memorial Welfare Hall. I and others in our village would like to thank the history society of Penygroes for reminding us by way of restoring and displaying pictures of past heroes from the village and surrounding district.

Now the younger generation can be reminded, thanks to these photographs of our past heroes.

It is good to know that there are still people out there who do things for nothing for the benefit of others.

Diolch yn fawr.




Please give some time

I AM appealing to your readers to volunteer for Marie Curie’s Christmas Appeal, and help people living with a terminal illness in Carmarthenshire get the care they need this festive season.

We’re looking for people who can donate a couple of hours of their time to take part in a bucket collection for Marie Curie this November and December.

Families caring for a loved one who is terminally ill often want to make Christmas special, especially as it can be their last together.

By giving two hours of your time this festive season, you could help pay for many hours of this care at a time when people living with a terminal illness and their families need it most.

If you’re able to donate your time to help, then please contact me on 01554 759071 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/collect.

Hannah Leckie

Community Fundraiser


Hunting gets under way

NOVEMBER marked the start of the new hunting season for the 289 registered packs of hounds across Britain, which provide an important service for farmers and landowners by lawfully managing the population of foxes, hare and deer.

The Hunting Act means that many of the packs of harriers, foxhounds, beagles, bassetts and mink hounds now follow a trail, but most also continue to carry out wildlife management under the exemptions put into the Hunting Act by MPs who realised that populations of some mammals have to be controlled.

We had hoped that the new season would have been marked by small amendments to the Hunting Act which were to have come before Parliament in July.

These would have varied the number of hounds allowed to be used by hunts when flushing mammals out to be shot.

However, despite evidence showing that being able to use more dogs is more effective, and potentially more humane, and the support of a majority of MPs in Government, the vote was called off.

There is no justification for the Hunting Act and it will be consigned to history. So the hunting community starts the new season in good spirits, determined to continue hunting, under the law, and fighting for repeal.

Tim Bonner

Chief executive

Countryside Alliance


Thanks for your help

I WOULD like to thank, through the pages of the South Wales Guardian, the kind gentleman who came to my assistance on Betws mountain on Sunday night.

I was at home in Llanelli when I received a message from my daughter telling me that she was stuck on Betws mountain and had broken down in her car.

We made our way up there in terrible weather conditions to try and find my daughter, only for us to to get lost ourselves.

But from nowhere out of the darkness we saw a man walking along the country lane and asked for directions.

Instead of just pointing the way, the man jumped in the car with us and came to help find my daughter.

We eventually found her safe and well with just a flat battery in the car.

With my daughter safe, the gentleman simply walked away back into the darkness.

He had an Irish accent but unfortunately I did not get his name.

I would like to thank him very much for his kindness and willingness to help us.

Alan Jenkins