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AGM & Talk Thursday 12th October 7.30pm
Following a short AGM to be held at 7.30pm at Llangors Community Hall we welcome Graham Hughes to present his talk on four extraordinary Victorians: The Eccentric, The Peacemaker, The Liberal and The Deviant.

Local resident, Graham Hughes, gave an entertaining but brief presentation at our February Social evening which was so well received that, by popular demand, he was invited to return to give a normal length talk, which will be anything but normal in its content.
Published: Wed, 04 Oct 2023 15:36:33 GMT
Blaenllynfi Castle News at Last!
Will Davies at Cadw has reported:
Progress at last. We’re still waiting for some quotes – which makes significant excavation look increasingly unlikely this year – but Matthew Vaughan has completed the essential ‘enabling’ works on the hardstanding / parking area and creating a less lethal entrance to the lane under archaeological supervision and has done a very good job.

The next step is to decide what can be achieved this autumn and winter with a view to proper excavations and masonry works starting at some point in the spring.
In the meantime there may be some relatively gentle volunteer opportunities such as wrapping up the wall heads to suppress growth and protect them for the winter.

Take a look at the photos of the smart new hardstanding area in our Gallery - Ancient Sites - Blaenllynfi Castle.
Published: Tue, 03 Oct 2023 18:29:02 GMT
History Festival launch at The Black Cock Inn
On Thursday 21st September at 2pm we launch this year's festival "Pubs & Inns Past and Present" with a display of photographs and stories about the Black Cock Inn, The White Horse, The Royal Oak and 'The Refresh'.
Come along and enjoy coffee and cake at The Black Cock Inn, Llanfihangel Talyllyn from 2pm until 4pm.

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th more displays will be available at The Red Lion and The Castle, Llangors and The Lakeside Bar on Llangors Common as well as those at the Black Cock Inn.

Please look at the Diary on the website for full details.
Published: Sat, 09 Sep 2023 15:09:29 GMT
History Festival 23 & 24 September
We have gathered a lot of interesting information which will be put on display at The Black Cock Inn, Llanfihangel Talyllyn; The Red Lion, Llangors; The Castle Inn, Llangors and the Lakeside Bar on Llangors Common.

Please check this website nearer the date for full details of opening times and any special events which may be organised.

In the meantime if you have any photos or stories relating to any local pubs and inns - past or present - please get in touch. Send a message via our Contact form.
Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 19:36:41 GMT
Brecknock History Forum Festival 2023
A weekend in which you can discover more about the Pubs and Inns past and present around the Lake.
On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September our history group will set up displays at The Black Cock Inn, Llanfihangel Talyllyn; The Red Lion and The Castle in Llangors and the Lakeside Bar on Llangors Common. Find out about the many inns that have now closed along with 'The Refresh' at the old station. Venture down to the Old Ford Inn at Llanhamlach to read their story which dates back to the 1700's.
Please check our website or Facebook pages for more details of events and activities being organised during the festival. Details of opening hours and meal service should be checked by visiting the website of each venue.
Published: Wed, 02 Aug 2023 13:38:47 GMT
Blaenllynfi Castle Project
We have just received an e-mail from Will Davies at Cadw:

"By way of further update we’re hoping to be making a start on the site infrastructure (car park etc) and mortar trials this summer / early autumn and I’ve given consent for these and the conservation to go ahead. Frustratingly, we’re still chasing costs from a couple of other contractors, which is putting a start date for the archaeology (and therefore the conservation) beyond our control but this will hopefully be resolved in the next week or two"
Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2023 19:17:06 GMT
Blaenllynfi Castle update
We have received the following message from Will Davies at Cadw

"Just to keep you abreast of developments we’ve been badly delayed in obtaining a couple of key quotes (decent contractors are busy) so are having a meeting tomorrow with one of them in order to establish a later start date.
We’ll be in touch in the next few days with a solid start date."
Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 10:08:17 GMT
Talyllyn: Forgotten Railway Station and Junction
Our talk on Thursday 6th July will focus on the Talyllyn Railway Station and Junction with a joint presentation by Roger Young and Roger Reese. There will be plenty of photographs of the junction area both past and present, including images of some of the many staff which should bring back memories for those who grew up here and used the railway for pleasure, work and school.

The talk will start promptly at 7pm so as to ensure that we are able to commence our optional supper at 8pm. This talk is open to non members who pay £3 at the door.

Supper will be ham, cheese, salads, bread and pickles at £10 per person to include a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Quiche will be available for vegetarians but please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

If you wish to book supper please do so using the Contacts section of our website ( ) by Monday 3rd July at the latest. Payment to be made by cash on the night so please remember to allow time to do this before the meeting starts at 7pm. There will also be a raffle so don't forget to bring some extra change! All funds raised will be used to support Llangasty Village Hall.

Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 21:25:48 GMT
Blaenllynfi Castle Project
We have received an update from Will Davies at Cadw as follows:
"We’re having some problems lining up contractors so our initial start date will have to be put back into June as funding will still need to be finalised based on the awaited costs. Our Architect, Geraint, will hopefully receive a key quote and confirmation of a start for enabling ground works this week and we will be able to provide a solid start date and more information then"
Watch this space folks!
Published: Tue, 16 May 2023 11:27:16 GMT
Brecknock History Forum Festival 2023
We are once again taking part in the September Festival which this year features 'Pubs & Inns - past and present'

Research is already underway to uncover information about the following:

Present pubs in Llangors : The Red Lion, The Castle
Past - The Six Bells

Present pub in Llanfihangel Talyllyn : The Black Cock Inn
Past - The White Horse (which may have been renamed The White Hart), The Royal Oak, The Refresh at Talyllyn Station

If you have any photos, stories or memories of any of the above please contact us via the website or Facebook page. Thank you!
Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2023 12:56:01 GMT
Next talk on Thursday 13th April at Llangors 7.30pm
Join us at Llangors Community Centre on Thursday 13th April when Revd Dr Mark Clavier explores the relationship between pilgrimage and landscape.
Published: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 12:31:14 GMT
Addoldai Cymru - Welsh Chapels Trust display at Tabernacle Chapel, Pennorth
On Saturday 1st April from 11am - 2pm a chance to learn more about the work of Addoldai Cymru and two of the ten chapels in its care.

Displays feature Caebach Chapel, Llandrindod Wells - the resting place of Thomas Jones the Artist; also Carmel Chapel, Nantmel - a simple grade II* rural chapel dating back to 1829.

Hundreds of handwritten sermons dating from the 1860's to 1900 were discovered at Caebach and these have now been verified as the work of local Baptist Minister - 'Jones the Rock' . Revd John Jones was known as the 'non-conformist Bishop of Radnorshire' and established the Baptist Church in Llandrindod Wells. Come along and read his story!
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2023 11:48:30 GMT
'Pilgrimage and Landscapes' April 13th at Llangors Hall 7.30pm
This part of Wales was once a place rich with sites that drew pilgrims from near and far. Chief among these was Brecon Priory with its golden cross, but the holy wells in places like Patrishow and perhaps Slwch Twmp would have had their own devotees seeking healing and wholeness. Many of the churches in our area, often marked by the prefix 'Llan', may well have had their origins as holy sites. Why did people go on pilgrimages? Why are they becoming popular again?

Join us for an evening talk by Canon Mark Clavier as he explores the relationship between pilgrimage and landscape.

The Revd Dr Mark Clavier is Canon Theologian for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon and Vicar of St Mary’s Brecon. He also serves as the chair of trustees for Llangasty Retreat House. Originally from the States, Mark has now lived in Wales for almost ten years. He is an avid walker, historian, theologian, and the author of a number of books, including A Pilgrimage of Paradoxes: A Backpacker’s Encounters with God and Nature
Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2023 11:32:11 GMT
Talks coming up this week!
Will Davies of Cadw presents information and an update on plans for the project at Blaenllynfi Castle. Come along to Llangasty Village Hall on Thursday 16th March at 7pm to find out more!

The annual Sir John Lloyd Memorial Lecture will be held on Friday 17th March at 7.30pm at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. 'Romanticism in British Art: The view from Brecon' by Dr Peter Wakelin. Free entry but seats must be booked with the theatre.
Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2023 13:09:18 GMT
Memory Book

Memory Book held at Talylyn Telephone Box
Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 14:53:02 GMT
Social Evening
Our Social Evening will take place at the Black Cock Inn, Llanfihangel Talyllyn, on Monday 13 February. Following a short talk by local Graham Hughes at 6.45pm a buffet will be served at 7pm.
Members and friends are welcome. You must book the buffet by Friday 10 February by e-mail or pop your details onto the form on the Contact page of our website. £8 per person payable in cash on the night. There will be a display and a Raffle.
We look forward to seeing you!
Published: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 17:56:13 GMT
Blaenllynfi Castle
Will Davies from Cadw will present an update on the plans for excavation and interpretation of the castle at Llangasty Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday 16th March 2023.
Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 13:32:23 GMT
Social Evening
Our annual social evening takes place on Monday 13th February 2023 at The Black Cock Inn, Llanfihangel Talyllyn. Join us for a drink and buffet and a chance to catch up!
Pop the date in your diary - more details will follow
Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 13:28:30 GMT
Skomer Island and the Opium Trade
We welcome Glyn Mathias to present our first talk of 2023 which tells the story of a Victorian Sea Captain who led a dubious life at sea.
Join us from 7pm at Llanfihangel Talyllyn and Llanwern Hall. Talk starts at 7.15pm.
Published: Sat, 14 Jan 2023 13:17:20 GMT
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Published: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 19:58:05 GMT