An unexpected casualty of this extremely high wind has been the phone box outside the shop. Earlier today an unusually strong gust tore the door completely off. Luckily no one was injured although it did hit a customer’s car before coming to rest!
David Williams’ account of his life on Llanfair Mountain has been upgraded and reprinted and is available once again from Llanfair Shop at £5.
The following is an extract from an email received by Alan Leech concerning the rollout of Superfast broadband and the problems people may be experiencing. If you wish to attend the surgery then a contact email is included below, together with the details you will need to provide.
Openreach wants to help people understand their broadband options: they may not see an estimated availability date on an on-line checker for example or they may have been told they’re out of scope of Superfast Cymru and want to understand their options. To that end, we’re holding a surgery for the people of Ceredigion between 12:00 and 17:00 in Meeting Room 2, Council Offices, Aberystwyth on 17th August to help. We invite your constituents to come along if they have a need to speak to someone. I’d be very grateful if you could contact your constituents and let them know this event is happening.
If people would like to come along, please could they drop an email to email@example.com with their:
· Phone number
· Email address
· Nature of their question
Depending on demand, we may allocate time slots and contact your constituents to ensure there’s not too much of a rush/queue.
As you can see, I have written to your Assembly Member/Member of Parliament opposite number as you may both receive correspondence.
It’s that time of year again – there will be no Llanfair WI meeting in August, but things will get back to normal in September. Just keep an eye on the What’s On page for details of the next meeting!
This is just a quick note to confirm that Llanfair Bridge will remain open during the repointing work that is being carried out currently. Drivers of wide vehicles might have a bit of a squeeze but apart from that there should be no disruption for pedestrians or vehicles.
Over 50 years ago, in 1963, an 82 year old retired Anglican minister, David Williams, published a book, entitled Y Wladfa Fach Fynyddig which he had written. At the time it was well received in the Llanfair Clydogau and Llanddewi Brefi areas of Cardiganshire, the area it describes. The publication sold out and copies have been difficult to get since then. Now, local historians Alan and Sally Leech have revised and reprinted the book, with the support of the author’s daughter. The book of 79 pages, including a large number of black and white photographs, recounts the life of people living in a remote area of the Cambrian Mountains at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, through the memories of the author.
Alan and Sally Leech have arranged for a limited edition reprint of the book of 110 copies. It is available for £5 from Llanfair Shop or direct from the authors.
Alan Leech is giving an illustrated talk (using slides of ancient maps) to the Llanfair History Group on Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm in Llanfair Village Hall. This is an open meeting, therefore all are welcome to attend. There is no admission charge, and tea and biscuits will follow the talk.