Historic maps of Llanwnnen and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Llanwnnen maps
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Memories of Llanwnnen
Pentalardd, Maesycrugiau - Our Own Smallholding Neay Llanybydder
We moved to Pentalardd in Carmarthenshire (near Llanybydder) when I was 15 years old. My parents had sold our home near Addlestone Surrey as we wanted to live on our own smallholding in the Welsh countryside.
I worked on a farm, called Glantwelly Faur near Pencader, as my first real job. The farmer's name was David Owen. I only earned £5.00 a week in those days but I really enjoyed that year working on the farm.
In September of 1968 I started a 1 year 'live in' agricultural course at Gelli Aur (Golden Grove) Farm Institute near Llandeilo. I couldn't wait to leave the place while I was there but looking back on it I made some good friends there and had some great fun. I left Gelli Aur in July 1969 and achieved a National Certificate in agriculture and an O Level pass in GCE agricultural science. Then I went back to work on David Owen's farm in Pencader. In 1972 we decided we'd like to move to Hampshire... Read more
CHILDREN OF THE WAR
MY BROTHER AND I WERE EVACUATED TO LAMPETER IN JULY OF 1944 COMING FROM LONDON AS OUR HOUSE WAS BOMBED. WE WERE TAKEN IN BY MARY AND JOHN POWELL IN "BARLEY MOW". EVEN THOUGH THESE WERE TRYING TIMES FOR OUR PARENTS, IT WAS THE HAPPIEST TIME OF MY CHILDHOOD. AUDREY [LATTER] VOELKER
I would love to hear from anyone that remembers any of the WILLIAMS family, Gwarffynnon, Ochyrbryn and Wauncastle. I'm researching my family tree so anything would be appreciated.
Lived on a wonderful farm. The Welsh farmer living there still to this day runs this farm which has been in his family for generations.
Would love to go back there again. Very fond memories of hay making, feeding cattle and horses.
A Welsh neighbour up the lane, at 87 still worked his farm and spoke very little english. A wonderful old chap! Although I do not know if he remains there.
I used to live in the farm house and my grandparents lived next door in the barn to Bed House. I loved it there and I hope whoever is there now is having a fantastic time. Wish we hadn't moved. x
Mary Ann Griffiths Lewis and John Lewis, my great great great grandparents were both born in Llanarth, Wales. Mary Ann died on the boat coming to America and John Lewis died later in a mine accident in Oak Hill, Missouri.
2012 Olympic Torch
The main street is filled with more people than I knew lived in our village. Everyone is happy and waving to vehciles as they pass through. We all wait with anticipation, 20-30 motor bikes come through with police on them and they wave at us. Finally the Welsh weather has had enough of waiting and decides to try to dampen our excitement with drizzle - are we to be the first village to put the famous flame out with rain? All of a sudden cheers start at the bottom of the hill and we can see the support vehcile coming up, camera at the ready, the support mini-bus slows as it comes up the hill. Then I can't see the torch bearer or get a photo as she is too close to the mini-bus. I did get a photo of her back! If anyone has any old photo's (1800 - 1940's) of the area I would love to see them and hear of old stories of... Read more