Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

A web log for the Resolven History Society which publishes articles and stories related to Resolven and the immediate surroundings.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

March Meeting

Busy Month for the History Society
Conversation at a premium as the "egg heads" get to grips with the quiz

March proved to be a busy month for the Society. It started with the Annual St. David’s Day dinner at the Gradon Crynant. Some thirty three members and friends of the Society attended the event and a very good time was had by all. Mr John Rees and Mr and Mrs Gwyn Thomas tied the quiz after a titanic struggle.

The speaker for this month was old friend of the Society, Mr Jeff Childs of Cardiff who took the parish of Llandeilo Tal-y –Bont as his topic.

Mr Childs that the parish was a very large one extending from Gorseinon, through Hendy and Pontarddulais to Garnswllt near Ammanford. It was also originally treated as part of Gower Anglica even though it is an area which is in the heartland of the Welsh language today. The members were treated to a visual treat of farmhouses, castles, churches monasteries and mills in the area. The clue to the six divisions of the parish was all too often embedded in the names of farms and buildings such as Gwenlais and Bonllwyn in the valley of the river Llwchwr.

Mr Phylip Jones thanked Mr Childs for a most enjoyable evening and complemented him on his thorough and diligent research into his topic.

Next month’s topic has had to be postponed since the original venue and speakers were not available. The next full meeting will take place on May 14th and the spring trip will take place on May Day.

Trefor Jones


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