Winter Feast for the Older Generation 8th January

Winter Feast for the Older Generation 8th January

The traditional Seasonal lunch for those with more years than they care to discuss will take place at the Neuadd, 12.00 for 12.30 on the 8th of January. Everyone is welcome – a menu and cost will be available shortly. Contact Ann Theophilus or the Neuadd for more details.  

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Cilycwm Christmas Day Services

‘St Michael’s Church raffle for their Christmas Hamper was drawn last night at the Neuadd Christmas Quiz and the winner was Gwyneth Evans of Carmarthen.  Gwyneth is the sister of Ann (Erryd) Jones of Cilycwm.

Cilycwm Christmas Day Services are as follows:

Plygain at 06:00 a.m.

Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. – English

All members of St. Michael’s Church would like to thank the local community for their support and wish all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.’

Thelma Stenning

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Llongyfarchiadau / Congratulations to Aled Jones-Davies


Llongyfarchiadau i Aled ar ennill anrhydedd arbennig.

Aled Jones-Davies from Carmarthen has been named Community Coach of the Year for the Wales Sport Awards 2018.

He has strong family connections with Cilycwm and also played an important part in re-introducing the Cilycwm Fun Run.

Local coach runs away with national Wales Sport Award

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5.45pm for 6.00pm

Saturday 5th January 2019

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Cattle Theft from the Cil-y-Cwm Area.


Cattle Theft from the Cil-y-Cwm Area.

1 Limousin female

2 British Blue Cross females.

Any information please contact me on this email.


Diolch / Thank you.
Helen Fender
SCC Yr Heddlu 8113 / Police CSO 8113

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys / Dyfed-Powys Police

MOBILE: 07970779010

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Mae’r bwriad o ddatblygu Capel y Groes yn adnodd cymunedol yn mynd i dderbyn hwb mawr yn yr wythnosau nesaf.

Yn unol a chyfarwyddyd unfrydol y cyfarfod cyhoeddus diwethaf i fwrw ymlaen i ddatblygu’r prosiect, erbyn hyn, mae’r Fenter wedi derbyn ffrydiau ariannu gogyfer ag Astudiaeth Hyfywedd Prosiect sydd i ddechrau yn awr.  Yn ogystal, er fod y broses cyfreithiol wedi bod yn rhwystredig, mae ymddiriedolwyr Capel y Groes ar drothwy’r cyfnod lle y byddant yn gallu trosglwyddo y Capel i ofal y gymuned.

Mae’r Fenter yn hyderus y gwelwn fersiwn ddrafft o’r Astudiaeth Hyfywedd Prosiect yn gynnar yn y flwyddyn

The intention to develop a Village Hall at Capel y Groes will take a great stride forward in the coming weeks.

In accordance with the unanimous wishes of the last Public Meeting to pursue the project, Menter have secured funding for a Project Viability Study which is now being conducted by a heritage consultant.  And, although the legal processes have been frustratingly slow, Capel y Groes trustees have now reached an advanced stage in the process that will enable them to donate the building to the community.

We hope to receive a draft report of the Project Viability Study early in the new year, and we will then arrange a public meeting for everyone to discuss the findings of the Study.

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Book Launch of the Blaenau Tywi Newsletter. Collected Edition

The Book Launch of the Blaenau Tywi Newsletter. Collected Edition 1989 – 2012.

Launch will occur on Fri Dec 7th at The Castel Hotel Llandovery 11.00 – 1.00pm with John Milner, founder of the publication in 1989 and others involved in its 23 year long production.

This quarterly newsletter publication was named Blaenau Tywi, in recognition of the beauty of the upper Tywi valley and, is itself a source of memory and recollection collated over 23 years [1989 -2012] stretching back into the 19th century. It encompasses social and natural history, historical, archaeological and anecdotal information demonstrating an appreciation and love of landscape and the communities and people of the Upper Tywi Valley. It is unique and unrepeatable record of many aspects of life in the Upper Tywi .

The founding group of Blaenau Tywi began to regularly meet in 1989, and gave feet to the idea of a local Newsletter arising during a conversation between John Milner and Rev Alan Kettle. This Newsletter would not be for the church but for all the people in the district , particularly in Rhandirmwyn, Cynghordy and Cilycwm.

Dedicated volunteer distributors conveyed by foot, the small local quarterly publication to at one time 270 annual household subscribers, not all of whom were located in the region – subscribers were located across the globe and in Aberystwyth – the location of some of the most committed crossword respondents.

The content of the publication over its 23 years can never be replicated, it has emerged with the lives of individuals and communities; articles bore witness to the experience and memories of events and people past and present – many contributors are sadly no longer with us, but their written words have created an open doorway to their lives and communities which can re-engage with readers of this complete archival format – readers of today and of the future.

With over 200 pages in A3 format, this archival edition will give hours of pleasure and insight into times passing.

All profits generated [after printing costs] will be donated to the League of Friends of Llandovery Community Hospital which continues to serve us, the people of the Upper Tywi Valley with dedication and at time, against all odds.

First and further editions will subsequently be available from Post Datum, Stone Street Llandovery and The Royal Oak, Rhandirmwyn.

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Nine Lessons and Carols – 7pm 9th December

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Mulled Wine and Cheese at Ty Jarman

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Births, Deaths and Marriages

Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Cilycwm area.

Our local historian, Dafydd Tomos, has, over the last few years, spent his winter evenings collating the information in Chapel and Church records into spreadsheets for visitors to the Blaenau Tywi History website. This has provided an enormous amount  of information which will assist the many visitors to the site trace their family history.

The spreadsheets are available as downloadable PDFs from a page on the Blaenau Tywi History website.

Please click here to visit the site.

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