On 11 September 1914, Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser reported –
Cilycwm holds the distinction of being one of the few places locally whose annual show fell on a date subsequent to the declaration of war in Europe which did not this year postpone its annual fixture. The exhibition which is the 8th which has been held in this pretty and alluring district came off on Thursday last and proved a great success. The number of entries in the different classes totalled 362, and included in the horses, cattle, sheep, &c., as well as the horticultural sections, some very fine exhibits. In the absence of the president, Mr. J. E. Campbell Davys, J.P., Neuaddfawr, who has volunteered his services for his country, the chair was taken by the Rev. Dd. Davies, vicar of Fishguard, and up to lately and for many years vicar of Cilycwm. The rev. gentleman has taken the keenest interest in the show since its inception and has worked very hard year by year to ensure its successes and the sever ance of his connection with the locality in respect to this and many other movements in the viliage and neighbourhood will long be keenly felt. The vice-presidents were Mr. D. W. Drummond, J.P., Hafodneddyn, and Major Delme Davies-Evans, J.P.Penylan, who is also away with the Yeomanry. The absence on this occasion of so many of those who in the past both in the show fields and at the luncheon when they tendered valuable advice added a tinge of sadness to the after dinner proceedings. The sturdy form, and pleasant faces of a koodly number of farmers sons who for years had made it a point to be present and to assist at this annual event were conspicuous by their absence for the sons of Cilycwm like those of the other part of the Kingdom had died away to answer their country’s call. Yet withal as we have already said the show proved a decided success.
The hon.sec. was. Mr. J. Evans, School House, another gentleman whose services from the start have been invaluable, whilst the treasurer was Mr. J. Williams. Cwmcroyddir. Hon. vet., Mr. E. P. Jenkins, M.R.C.V.S., Llandilo.
Horses, Mr. D. Evans, Llwyncadfor, and Mr. S. Davies, Coedpark.
Cattle and sheep, Mr. W. Webb, Cilmery Farm, and Mr. T. Davies, Glancamddwr.
Garden produce honey and flowers, Mr. T. Williams, Derwydd.
Butter, cheese and bread, Mrs. Jones, Glanmarlais and Miss Evans, Bryntowy.
Poultry, Rev. E. L. Jones, Heyhop Rectory. The luncheon was partaken of at the Noyadd Arms Hotel. The speakers were the chairman (Rev. D. Davies). Messrs. James Peters, Penlan, and T. Powell. Cefntrenfa, and the judges.
The following are the awards-
Cart Mare or Gelding -1, M. Williams, Glansevin, Lady Lofty; 2, J. Clement, Llwynjack.
Collier Marc or Gelding, not over 15 h.h.—1, D. Lewis. Goleugoed, Star of Wales; 2, B. J. Davies, Cnwcdeiliog.
Two-year-old Collier, Mare or Gelding—1, B. J. Davies, Cnwcdeiliog; 2, Wilfred Davies. Dugoedydd.
Yearling Collier, Colt of Filly-1, Miss Richards, Cilmaren; 2. Mr. Wilfred Davies, Dugoedydd.
Collier Sucker—1, Wilfred Davies, Dugoedydd; 2, D. Lewis, Goleugoed, Ernlvn Model.
Carter, Two-ear-old and under—1, J. Clement, Llw ynjack; 2, W. Jones, Blacndynfich.
Cob Brood Mare, not over 14.3, with foal at foot– 1, Mr. Rees Jones, Maesllydnn, Gwalia II.
Hackney or Cob. Two-year-old and under-1, Mr. J. Davies. Cnwcdeiliog; 2, Mr. D. Roderick. Bryntowy.
Hackney or Cob Sucker—1. Mr. Rees Jones, Maesllydan.
Welsh Mountain Pony, not over 12.2 h.h., ridden .bv a child under 14 years of age-1. Walter Davies. Cwmpenllwydan; 2, Miss Annie Theophilus, Glan- rhosan.
Welsh Mountin Pony, not over 12 h.h.-1, Mr. D. D. Williams, Borthyn, Ap Starlight.
Horse in harness, Entire Horse, not admitted—1, Mr. W. R. Griffiths, Dolbant; 2, Mr. Tom Price, Waunlwyd, Cwmtwrch.
Horse under saddle—1, Mr. Rees Jones, Maes- llydan; 2, Mr. Tom Price, Waunlwyd, Cwmtwrch.
Team of Horses, suitable for Agricultural purposes – l, T. Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2, Mr. Williams, Penystackan.
Sucker by the Entire Horse of Mr. Price, Tynew- ydd. Mothvey—1, Mr. Wm. Morgan, Penlan, Cyng- hordy.
Challenge Cup—Mr. Williams, Glansevin.
Aged Bull—1, Mr. T. Powell, Cefntrefna.
Bull, one year old and under—1, Mr. Tom Harries, Pwllhen; 2, Mr. D. Williams, Enyr.
Cow in milk or in calf—1, Mr. J. Price, Tynewydd; 2, Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.
Two-year-old Heifer—1, Mr. W. Jones, Blaendynfich; 2, Mr. J. J. Evans, Dolauhirion.
Yearling Heifer— 1, Mr. J. J. Evans, Dolauhirion; 2. Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.
Heifer Calf—1. Mr. W. Jones, Blaendynfich.
Yearling Heifer, confined to the parish of Cilycwm and to the parish of Llanfairarybryn above Glanrhvd Bridge and Cochmaen Road, including Rhandir Abbot— 1, Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais; 2, Mr. E. Jones, Aberdunent.
Cow in milk or in calf, confined as in previous class—1, Mr. Wilfred Davies, Dugoedydd; 2, Mr. Thomas Davies, Rhydfelen.
Dairy Cow of any breed—Divided between Mr. B. Richards, Royal Oak, and Mr. Lewis Roderick, Neu- add Arms.
Cow of any breed, in milk or in calf, .confined to the Tenants of the Henllys Estate—1 and 2, Mr. Thomas Davies, Rhydfelen.
Silver Cup—Mr. Jones, Blaendynfick.
Ram—1, Mr. Tom Davies, Gellygoedog 2, Mr. D. Williams, Erryd.
Ram Lamb—1 , Mr. Tom Davies, Gellygoedog; 2, Mr. D. Williams, Erryd.
Pen of 3 Ewes— 1, Mr. T. Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2, Mr. D. Williams, Erryd.
Pen of 3 Ewe Lambs—1, Mr. T. Powell, Cefn- trenfa.
HIGHLAND BREED (Kerries or Radnors).
Ram—1, Mr. Wilfred Davies, Dugoedydd; 2, Mr. “Wilfred Davies, ditto.
Pen of 3 Ewes—1, Thomas Williams, Brynhyfryd Villas; 2, Mr. D. Yilhams. Erryd.
Pen of 3 Yearling Ewes—1, Mr. T. Powell, Cefn- trefna 2, Mr. D. Williams, Erryd.
Pen of 3 Ewe Lambs— 1, Mr. Thomas Williams, Brvnhyfryd Villas; 2, Mr. Wilfred Davies. Dugoedydd.
WELSH MOUNTAIN BREED.
Ram—1, Mr. T. Williams, Tyrgof; 2, Mr. T. Williams, ditto.
Ram Lamb—1, Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais; 2, Mr. M. Roderick, Tynwaun.
Ram, limited to the Parish of Cilycwm—1, Mr. M. Roderick, Tynwaun; 2, Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.
Pen of 3 Ewes—1 and 2, Mr. J. Hughes Abergwenlais.
Pen of 3 Yearling Ewes—1 and 2, Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.
Pen of 3 Ewe Lambs—1 and 2. Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.
Pen of 3 Ewes, limited to Cilycwm Parish—1 and 2, Mr. J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.
Ram-— 1. Mr. Thomas Hughes, Glanrhyd Erryd.
Pen of 3 Ewes—1, Mr. Thomas Hughes, Glanrhyd Erryd; 2, Mr. W. Williams, Llwynberllan.
Ram of Mountain Breed—1, Mr. T. Williams, Tyrgof, 2, Mr. M. Roderick, Tynwaun.
3 Mangolds—1, Mr. T. Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2, Mr. M. Williams, Glansevin.
6 Swedes—1, Mr. W. Jones, Blaendynfich; 2, Mr. M. Williams, Glansevin.
6 Turnips— 1, Mr .T. Powell, Cefntrefna 2. Mr. M. Roderick, Tynwaun.
25 Ears of Oats—1 and 2, Mr. E. Jones, Aberdynent.
25 Ears of Barley—1, Mr. Rees Evan;, Clynglas: 2, Mr E. Jones, Aberdynent.
25 Ears of Wheat—1, Mr. William Price, Cilposte; 2, Mr. J. Latimer Jones.
3lbs Fresh Butter—1, Mr. Roderick, Neuadd Arms 2. Mis Davies, Cnwcdeiliog.
Tub Salt Butter-1. Mrs. Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2- Miss Davies, Cnwcdeiliog.
Cheese, not less than 301bs,—1, Mrs. Williams, Glansevin: 2 – Mrs. Powell, Cefntrenfa.
Loaf from Home-grown Wheat—1 and 2, Mrs. Williams, Penystackan.
GARDEN PRODUCE—COTTAGERS’ CLASS. Limited to Persons occupying Cottages of not over £ 8 per annum rateable value. Gardeners, under- gardeners and groom-gardeners are excluded.
6 Round Potatoes— 1, Mis Mabel Thomas, Aber- hosan; 2, Mr. E. Phillips. Lisburne House.
6 Kidney Potatoes—1, Mr. James Johns, Llwynybrain; 2. Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
6 Leeks—1 and 2. Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
6 Spring-sown Onions—I, Mr. James Johns, Llwynybrain; 2, Mr. E. Phillips. Cilycwm.
12 Pods of Peas-I, Mr. J. I. Evans, Tyrdelyn; 2, Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
6 Pods of Broad Beans—1 and 2, Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
6 Pods of Scarlet Runners—1, Miss Mabel Thomas, Aberhosan; 2. Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm. 2 Table Cabbage—1 and 2, Mr .E. Phillips, Cilycwm..
6 Parsnips—1, Mr. J. 1. Evans. Tyrdelyn 2, Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
6 Lettuces—1 and 2. Mr. E. Phillins. Cilycwm.
6 Carrots—1 and 2. Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
Collection of Vegetables. 4 distinct varieties—1 and 2. Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm
OPEN CLASS (all comers).
6 Cooking Apples—1. Mr. Lewis, Castle Hotel, Llangadock; 2, Mrs. Reynolds, Alltycloriau.
6 Dessert Apples—1, Mr. D. Martin Thomas, Bancynos.
6 dessert Plums—1, Mrs, Williams,. Penystackan.
6 Dessert. Pears—1, Mrs. Williams. Penystackan.
6 Round Potatoes.–1. Mr. Alfred Evans, Waun; 2, Mr. B. Jackson, Llandovery.
6 Spring-sown Onions—1, Mr. M. Williams. Glan- sevin.
6 Leeks—1. Mr. John Williams, Goleugoed-ganol: 2. Mr. M.. Williams, Glansevin.
12 Pods of Peas–1, Mr. John Williams, Goleu- goed-ganol.
6 Pod, of Scarlet Runners—1, Mr. Alfred Evans, Waun; 2. Mr. M. Williams. Glansevin.
6 Beetroots—1, Mr. M. Williams, Glansevin; 2. Mr. J. 1. Evans, Tyrdelyn.
6 Shallots—1, Mr. B. Richards, Royal Oak; 2, Air. M. Williams, Glansevin.
6 Pars-nips-l, Mr. M. Williams, Glansevin.
FLOWERS (All Comers).
Bunch of Sweet Pea.s-I, Mrs. Williams, Erryd 2, Mrs. Williams, Glansevin. Window Plant, in flower or foliage-1, Mrs. E. Phillips, Cilycwm; 2, Mr. E. Phillips, Cilycwm.
6 Blooms of Cactus. Dahlias, in 3 colours, 2 of each colour, 1- Mr. Lewis Roderick, Neuadd Arms; 2, Mrs. Williams, Erryd.
6 Blooms of Double Dahlias, in 3 colours. 2 of each colour-1, Mrs. Lewis Roderick, Neuadd Arms; 2. Mrs. Williams, Glansevin.
HONEY. 3lbs. of Honey in lib. bottles—1, Air. D. Martin Thomas., Bancynos.
Collection of Vegetables, 6 distinct kinds— 1. Mr L. Roderick, Tynwaun.
The best Collection of Vegetables, consisting of six distinct kinds—1. Mr. M. Roderick, Tynwaun; 2, Mr. J. Evans, School House.
Group of Cut Flowers—1, Mrs. Williams, Glansevin
Cockerel (any variety), bred 1914-1, Mr. W. J. Strange. Llandovery 2. Mr. T. Bowen, Llandovery.
Pullet (any variety)—1 and 2, Air. T. Bower., Llandovery.
Leghorn Cockerel—1, Mr. Lewis Roderick, Neuadd Arms; 2, Mr. L. Thomas, Uplands, Llandovery.
Leghorn Pullet—1 and 2, Mr. Lewis Roderick, Neuadd Arms.
Gold or Silver Campine Cockerel, bred 1914—1, Mr. T. Bowen, Llandovery 2, Mr. Lewis Roderick, Neuadd Arms.
Pair (cock or hen) sitting variety—1 and 2, Mr. T. Bowen, Llandovery.
Pair (cock or hen), non-sitting variety—1 and 2, Mr . W. T. Strange, Llandovery.
Black Minorca Cockerel or Pullet bred 1914—1, Mr. Lewis Roderick. Neuadd Arms; 2, Miss Annie Theophilus. Glanrhosan.
Best bird in the Show—1, Mr. T. Bowen, Llandovery.
Pair Ducks, any pure breed -1, Mr. Tom Davies, Gellygoedog; 2. Miss M. Llewelyn, Gwalrhedyn
Pair Plymouth Rock, Cockerel and Pullet–l and 2, Mr. Lewis Roderick, Neuadd Arms.