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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 info@llangorshistory.wales 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