Cymdeithas Treftadaeth Eglwyswrw a'r Fro

Eglwyswrw and District Heritage Society

Information and Coming Events

We have to date several hundred scanned images; they include maps; sale posters; receipts; newspaper cuttings; poetry, more than 800 photos and various other documents to do with 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 sold was known throughout the land, we haven’t been able to find any photographs even though a professional photographer was in attendance at times it was said. We have information on Churches and Chapels; we have recently collected information on cemeteries. We have Monumental Inscriptions from the gravestones at Bethabara, Baptist Chapel; Penygroes Independent Chapel; and St Cristiolus Church, Eglwyswrw, We hope in time to have M.I’s for all Cemeteries in our area. We have a special interest of 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 or any history of Eglwyswrw or of the surrounding area that you are willing to share with us, we would be grateful if you could contact us, and if we can help anyone who is interested in our area we will do so..

Coming Events 2017

January 9, 2017 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Business Meeting
Members’ Evening.

February 13 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Speaker - Mrs Jackie Llwyd Edwards.
'The Family in the Cardigan area'.

March 13 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Business Meeting
Members’ Evening.

April 10 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Speaker - Mr Conway Davies
' Life in the Workhouse in the 19th Century'.

May 8 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Business Meeting
Members’ Evening.

May 20. - Visit.
(Saturday) Details to be decided.

June 12 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Speaker - Mr Emyr Phillips
'History of Cilgerran Quarries'. 8pm start for this meeting only.

July 10 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Business meeting.
Members’ Evening.

August - No meeting.

September 11 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Speaker - Mr Edward Perkins.
'An Auctioneer’s Tale'.

October 9 - Yr Hen Ysgol.
Speaker - Mr Alun Davies.
'Tall Tales'.

November 13 - Yr Hen Ysgol
AGM & Business Meeting .
(Decisions for 2018).

December 11,2017

Details to be decided during the year.

New members are welcome to join us for a full year of varied activities. Membership fee £10

All meetings will start at 7:30pm unless stated differently.

President - Beatrice Davies;

Appointed officers for 2017 are as follows -

Chair - Enid Cole;

Vice Chair - Diana Vaughan-Thomas;

Secretary - Will Thomas;

Treasurer - Brenda James;

Auditor - Adrian Charlton.

We welcome non-members to listen to our speakers - with a cup of tea to follow, for a reasonable fee. Business meeting for members will then follow.

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