For King or Parliament? Civil war re-enactment – August 11th and 12th
The amazing history of Middleton Hall is coming back to the future at the National Botanic Garden of Wales thanks to the world-famous re-enactment experts Sealed Knot.
“Sir Henry Vaughan’s company of foote” is returning to Carmarthenshire over the weekend of August 11th and 12th to bring to life the history of the civil war in Wales.
Various characters will help bring this fascinating period in our history to life and visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in 17th century life, and the immediate aftermath of the surrender of Carmarthen town by Henry Middleton and the town officials.
Costumed reenactors will be on hand to regale you with stories of the lives of local people, and their thoughts and feelings about the Civil War that was tearing the country apart. There will be a talk on historical clothing and displays of soldiers training with pike and musket, cannon and cavalry and in the afternoon witness what happens when opposing armies do battle!
Visitors will also have the opportunity to find out what life was like for children during this period and youngsters can try their hand at traditional games and toys, and can train with the soldiers.
There will be lots to see and do for the whole family.
Llandovery History Society
Helfa Tywi a Chothi – taith ceffyl i’r mynydd – dydd Sul.
Tywi and Cothi Hunt – annual horse outing onto Mynydd Mallaen mountain, beginning 10.30 from Llysnewydd, Cilycwm on Sunday morning 5/8/2018.
The schedule for the 2018 Cilycwm Show is now available to download as a PDF.
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Dick Turner has taken some great shots of the Party in the Park yesterday. He has posted them on his blog with a report on the activities.
To see the photos and report please – click here.
The Community Council Minutes from the 15th May 2018 meeting are now available.
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Cefn Gwlad tua 1983 – Dan Theophilus, Galltyrerw , Rhandirmwyn. 2 episodes of Cefn Gwlad.
copiwch neu cliciwch ar y linc / copy or click on the link
Hen grefftau / Crafts and traditions from the last century.
Ffordd unigryw i groesi’r afon / From around 16 minutes, watch an unique way to cross the river Tywi.
Plygu perth a hen mart Llanymddyfri (1983) / Hedgelaying plus from about 12 minutes how the old Llandovery mart used to look.
Lots of the old characters, Vincent Morgan, Auctioneer, Doreen Lloyd (who still works in the mart today) plus a dashing, handsome, bearded young man driving a red tractor with dodgy brakes!