In a follow up to last month’s report on the phone box, I’m sure you will all be pleased to know that a shiny brand new door has now been fitted to replace the one blown off in the storms!
David Williams’ account of his life on Llanfair Mountain has been upgraded and reprinted and is available once again from Llanfair Shop at £5.
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.