Grenig Road, who celebrates his 80th birthday today; penblwydd hapus,Gareth. The Guns Fell Silent Garnant branch of the Royal British Legion are holding a concert to mark the end of World War One, entitled The Guns Fell Silent, on Friday, November 9, at Christ Church, Garnant, at 7pm. Come and help us remember those who did not return home to this valley, and also those who returned but were never the same. Remembrance Day service Garnant Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Day parade will be held on Sunday, November 11, at 10.45am at the Ysgol y Bedol Memorial, with a service at Christ Church, Garnant, to follow afterwards. If the weather is bad, we will meet in the school hall.
Glow in the dark disco Y Ganolfan, Community Centre, Glanaman, will be holding a glow in the dark Halloween disco tomorrow at 8.30pm, including a best-dressed competition, suitable for ages 0-12 years. Entry £1. Cwmamman Senior Citizens Cwmamman OAP branch meet from 2pm to 4pm every Thursday at the Community Centre, Glanaman. The branch sends their sympathy to the family of Mary Harries, who passed away recently and who was one of our oldest members. Our next trip will be to Carmarthen on Wednesday, November 14, and our Christmas dinner will take place at Garnant Golf Club on November 28. Best wishes to any of our members who are ill at home or in hospital; get well soon. We would like to wish our bingo-caller Gareth a happy 80th birthday today; have a nice day. Thank you, ladies, for your kind donations and help with the tea.
Christ Church,Garnant every week at 9.30am.
Yn y capeli Dydd Sul: Bethel Newydd, Garnant: Eifion Walters, Rhydyfro (bore). Calfaria, Garnant: Y Parchedig John Talfryn Jones (3pm).
Christmas fair date Ysgol y Bedol’s annual Christmas fair will be held on Thursday, November 29. Anyone who would like to have a stall there, please contact Maricela on 07817 407577 or the school on 01269 824048.
Baby group Is held at Garnant Family Centre at Maesybedol every Thursday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, for babies aged up to 18 months. Call 825941 for details. Police and community together The next Cwmamman Pact meeting will be on Wednesday, November 7, at 7pm at Bro Ryan Hall, Glanaman.
Cheese and wine A cheese and wine evening will be held at Y Ganolfan, Glanaman Community Centre this Friday, starting at 7.30pm. There will also be a quiz, and a comedian to entertain. For adults only, entry is £6, and alcoholic beverages will be available.
Half-term activities Continue at Y Ganolfan, Glanaman Community Centre tomorrow, there will be a slime party starting at 1.15pm. Also on Thursday a Glow in the Dark disco has been rescheduled, from 6pm to 8.30pm. Meanwhile, on Friday, you can enjoy some Turtle coding from 10am to 2pm.
Band date Garnant Golf Club presents Monkey Butlers on Saturday, November 24, doors open 7.30pm, entry £5.
Poppy wreaths available Anyone who would like to place a poppy wreath on Remembrance Day, Garnant Royal British Legion have a limited number available, first come first served. Please contact Kevin Madge on 825438 if interested.
Wellies And Play Every Wednesday at Garnant Family Centre from 10am to 11am, including fun outdoor activities, building skills, boosting confidence, etc. 825941 for more details. Bereavement Her many friends were sad to hear of the passing away of a well-known and much respected local lady, Mari Harries, of Cwmamman Road, Glanaman, at the age of 92. Mari formerly lived on the Twyn, Garnant, and was formerly a faithful member of Christ Church, Garnant, as well as the Mothers’ Union group. Mari was also one of the oldest members of Cwmamman Old Age branch also. She will be sadly missed. Ysgol y Bedol snippets Ysgol y Bedol’s annual harvest service was held on October 25 at nearby Christ Church. Congratulations to Miss Smedley’s class who won the ice creams last week for speaking Welsh throughout the week; da iawn, blant. Pupils have been enjoying Sunday service various activities: nursery pupils have been planting bulbs in the nature area ready for the spring. Meanwhile, pupils have been enjoying mental maths activity in the outdoors, and Year 4 children have created an impressive portrait of Henry VIII using natural materials. Penblwydd hapus I Gwladys Davies, Fferm y Neuadd, Garnant, ar iddi ddathlu ei phenblwydd yn 91 oed ar Ddydd Sadwrn.
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Live band Howling Jack Hayward Band will be appearing at Cwmgors Rugby Club on Sunday, admission free.
Llanfair Church,Cwmgors service held weekly, at 11am.
Grand fireworks display Remember, remember the fifth of November! Cwmgors RFC’s junior section will be marking Bonfire Night with a grand fireworks display on Saturday, November 3, promising to be bigger and better than last year, with family fun for all. There will be burgers and hot dogs, sweets, hot/cold drinks, plus music and refreshments in the club afterwards. Tickets are £3 each (under-3s free), display starts at 6.30pm (gates open 6pm).
GCG OAP Branch At the next monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 7, Parti Anthony Evans will entertain us. Annual Christmas craft fair Y Lolfa Llyfrgell Gymunedol will be holding their annual Christmas craft fair and Santa’s grotto on Saturday, December 1, between 2pm and 4pm. Book your table now. GCG Band fireworks night is back Band y Waun will be holding their fireworks display on Saturday, November 10, at 6pm. Come and join in the fun, with games, food and more. Entry £3 per person, which includes a hot dog or burger per ticket.
Calling trombone players GCG Band is on the lookout for prospective trombone players. If you used to play before and want to get back, or join your first band, why not give Band y Waun a try? We meet at the Bandroom, Church Lane, Cwmgors.
Christmas dinner Gwaun-cae-Gurwen OAP branch have announced that their annual Christmas dinner will be at the Raven Inn, Garnant, on Wednesday, December 12 at 1pm.
Sports club Is held at GCG School every Monday in the main school hall for years 3 to 6 (free taster for the first session), between 4.15pm and 5pm. Entry is via the gym entrance at the rear of the main school car park.
Bristol excursion GCG School PTA’s shopping trip to Bristol will be on Saturday, December 1, cost £15, leaving the school at 8am. Anyone interested is asked to give their names to any PTA member.
Tai’rgwaith Senior Citizens’ branch At the next meeting, on Monday, members will help Linda Leonard celebrate her birthday.
Christmas fair Ysgol Gwaun-caeGurwen’s annual Christmas fair will be held on Wednesday, December 6, between 3.20pm and 5pm. Anyone who would like to have a stall, please contact Helen Spedding or message the PTA’s Facebook page.
Harvest assembly Ysgol Gwaun-caeGurwen held their harvest assembly at Hermon Chapel last week.
New secretary Ysgol Gwaun-caeGurwen welcomes Mrs T Hodgkinson as she takes up the post as the new school secretary.
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Local war heroes tribute To mark 100 years since the First World War ended, on Remembrance Sunday, November 11, from 2pm to 4pm, the Memorial Hall hosts a unique tribute to those local young men who fell and those who survived the 1914-18 global conflict. In an array of photos of local soldiers, some as yet unidentified, letters, films, songs and stories their bravery will be revisited. The 42 men named on the war memorial, including those from Bancffosfelen and Mynyddcerrig, will be joined for the first time by 70 others, with Crwbin men, who survived. Entry is free with light refreshments served in the interval. The event is not considered suitable for young children.
Clwb Hamdden Members next meet from 2pm on Tuesday, November 13, in the Bancffosfelen and Crwbin Hall. The guest speaker is Mary Thorley on the subject of Carmarthen at Christmas. Crwbin Silver Band Under their musical director Craig Roberts the band is preparing for the South East Wales Brass Band Association contest in Cardiff on November 24. The test piece for the 2nd section is Oceans by Goff Richards. Library Opening times at the Memorial Hall are Mondays 10am to noon; Wednesdays 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm. Users can borrow up to 10 books while there is free internet access during library opening hours. DVDs can be rented.
Cymdeithas Hanes Cwm Gwendraeth To join the Welsh local history society or to find out more, please contact Rhian on 01269 871209.
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British Legion headquarters The Legion building suffered extensive water damage during the recent severe storm and needs help or donations for the repairs, but after having the electrics passed as safe they have managed to open downstairs for the bingo but you may wish to check in advance. Usually at 8pm. Admission 50p. Last bingo books 7.50pm. For donations, contact treasurer Michelle Wilson.
Garden club On Monday there is a meeting of the Pembrey and Burry Port Gardening Club at 7pm in the Community Hall, Pembrey. Paul O’Neill will give a talk on Plants I Have Killed. Cost £1.50 for members and £2.50 for non-members at the door to include a raffle ticket and refreshments. The garden club meets on the first Monday of the month except bank holidays and December, which is the Christmas dinner. Enquiries to Lynda the secretary on 01554 833490.
Historical Society The next meeting of the Burry Port and Pembrey Historical Society will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, November 13, at Burry Port Memorial Hall annexe. The guest speaker will be Reverend Nick Jones on Seamanship Missions.
Christmas fair coffee evening The Ladies’ Fundraising Section of Burry Port Male Choir are holding their usual Christmas fair on Friday, November 16, at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Parc y Minos Street, Burry Port. Stalls include cakes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, toys, books, toiletries, pickles, accessories and several raffles. Entrance of £2 includes tea, coffee or squash plus the added attraction of informal entertainment by the Burry Port Male Choir.
St Mary’s Christmas fair St Mary’s Church will be holding its Christmas fair on Saturday, November 17. Stalls include clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, books, tombola, toys, etc. Doors will open at 2pm. Admission £1, which includes tea/ coffee.
Christmas shopping trip Carmel Chapel have organised this trip to Bath on November 17 for £16 per person. The coach will pick up in Trimsaran at 7.30am and then in Burry Port. Enquiries to 07855 526050 or 07879 678083.
Probus Club The Burry Port and Pembrey club met recently. The guest speaker was Ernest Young who was born in Merthyr Tydfil and spent his childhood in and around Merthyr Vale and Aberfan. With the aid of films and knowledge of the area he gave an exceptional and emotional account of the disaster which happened 52 years ago on Friday, October 21, 1966 at Aberfan. The talk was appreciated by all members. A special vote of thanks was given by John Prickett. The next Probus meeting is on November 7 at the Ashburnham Hotel.
Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care The Pembrey and Burry Port friends have started a Meet with Us group on the first Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Pembrey Church Hall, Randell Square, Pembrey. Come along and meet our friends group for a cuppa, a chat and maybe join our volunteer list and help us put the fun in fundraising. Refreshments and a raffle available. For more information contact Angela at pembrey email@example.com.
Ty Golau Group This is a health and wellbeing group for people with slight memory problems, Alzheimer’s/ dementia-type illnesses and meets every Wednesday at Mynyddygarreg Community Hall from 10.30am to noon. Contact Janet Lewis Manager on 01554 890896.
Dads’ group Only Men Allowed dads’ group with new staff member Ken every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm at the Burry Port Family Centre in the Old Junior School, Stepney Road, Burry Port. These sessions are open to male parents, step-parents, guardians and carers from the locality. For further information contact 01554 834063.
Photographic society Pembrey and Burry Port Photographic Society meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Full details www.pembrey-burryport-ps.co.uk or by calling 07974 001049.
Family centre activities There are a variety of trips and outings. Please find us on Facebook “Burry Port Family Centre” and like our page or ring us on 01554 834063.
Cefn Sidan U3A Meetings in November include Friday, cycle group meet at harbour entrance (blue mussels) at 10.30am. Sunday, the Sunday lunch group are at The Ship Aground at 1pm. Monday is the yoga group at 10.30am with Richard Rees (£2 each). Tuesday at 10.30am is the committee meeting and at 2pm the film group is showing Love Actually. Wednesday, November 7, at 2.30pm the whist group meet in Royal British Legion. Monday, November 12, at 10am is work on the Station Garden (or next dry Monday in the month) and at 2.15pm the quiz group meet in the Royal British Legion. Tuesday, November 13, at 2pm is the craft/art group. Wednesday, November 14, between 11am and noon is the coffee morning. Thursday, November 15, the luncheon club are at The Ship Aground at 12.30pm. Friday, November 16, cycle group meet at the harbour entrance (blue mussels) at 10.30am. Monday, November 19, is the yoga group at 10.30am with Richard Rees (£2 each) and later the main meeting on Remarkable Women by Jeremy John at 2.15pm. Tuesday, November 20, is Welsh history with Graham Davies on the Spanish Civil War at 10.30am and the short walk group is going to Kidwelly Castle at 2pm. Monday, November 26, at 2.15pm is the drama Group. Tuesday, November 27, is the Silver Screen trip by the 9.55 bus. Wednesday, November 28, the long walk group are going to Narberth at 9.30am. There is Welsh conversation every Friday afternoon at 2pm. Meetings usually take place in the Memorial Hall annexe, British Legion, except the walking and lunch groups. Call Chris on 01554 834232 or Heulwen on 833651.
Capel Bethel Dyma rhestr o ddyddiadau bydd gwasanaethau yng Nghapel Bethel ym mis Tachwedd. Dydd Sul, Tachwedd 4: bydd y Parch Angharad Jenkins, Pontiets, yn gwasanaethu am 10.30yb. Dydd Sul, Tachwedd 11: bydd y Parch Christopher Owen, Garnant, yn gwasanaethu Swper yr Arglwydd am 3.30yp. Dydd Sul, Tachwedd 25: bydd y Parch Geraint Griffiths, Trimsaran, yn gwasanaethu am 5yh.
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Capel Seion Oedfa Gymun am 10.30yb yng Nghapel Seion dydd Sul gyda’r Parchedig Wilbur Lloyd Roberts yn gwasanaethu. Os bydd unrhyw newid yn y trefniant yma byddwn yn cyhoeddi ar y Sul cynt a gosod hysbyseb yn y mannau ON September 23 the Carmarthen Bay Pony Club held a car boot sale, cake stall, lucky dips and tombola stall at the Welsh Equitation Centre, Llangain, in aid of the Macmillan Cancer charity.
The children raised a fantastic £330 for Macmillan.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to support the event and donated some amazing cakes.
If anyone would like further information regarding the pony club or joining our branch please go to:- http:// branches. pcuk. org/ carmarthenbay priodol.
Welfare Association The next meeting will be on November 7 at 7pm in the Welfare Hall. Arrangements will be finalised for the village Christmas event – Nadolig 18 – to be held on Friday, November 23, starting at 6pm in Hebron Vestry. Other local organisations are asked to avoid clashing with this date for any event that they may be planning. The organisation would welcome additional support, so anyone interested in helping is asked to come to the next meeting. Cinema The film showing at Cross Hands Cinema on Friday, Monday and Tuesday will be King of Thieves (Cert 15). Doors open at 6.30pm with film starting at 7pm. At the recent annual meeting of the cinema trustees, pleasure was expressed at the completion of the external redecoration of the hall, the new external signage and the yellow parking blocks in the hall’s car park. For information on forthcoming events at the hall visit www.crosshandshallandcinema. co.uk.
Coffee morning The village’s contribution to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief was held in Hebron Vestry and was well supported. The final amount raised was £650. Many thanks to all who gave their support and to those who donated raffle prizes.
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Lansio llyfryn y band Bydd llyfryn y band yn cael ei lansio yn Neuadd Mynyddygarreg ar nos Wener, Tachwedd 16, am 7yh. Enw’r llyfryn yw Yr Utgorn Olaf sydd yn olrhain ychydig o hanes Band Arian Mynyddygarreg ac yn tanlinellu pa mor bwysig oedd dylanwad a phwysigrwydd y band i’r pentre a’r ardal.
Senior Citizens The Mynyddygarreg Senior Citizens over-50s social club will hold their November meeting in Mynyddygarreg Welfare Hall on Wednesday, November 7, at 2.30pm. Fireworks evening Mynyddygarreg Hall will be holding its annual fireworks display on Monday from 6.30pm onwards. This display always attracts a huge crowd to enjoy a fireworks display in a safe environment. The evening will include dancing men in tights, music, sweet shop and barbecue. Come along from 6.30pm onwards.
Bingo There will be no bingo session tomorrow but will resume on Thursday, November 8, at Clwb Rygbi Mynyddygarreg at 7pm for 7.30pm.
Ty Golau As usual, Ty Golau will be holding their memory sessions at Mynyddygarreg Welfare Hall on Wednesday morning from 10.30am until noon. These sessions will include reminiscence, themed quizzes, singalongs, music and movement, simple cookery and lots more. Contact Janet Lewis on 01554 890896 for more details.
Best wishes Many of our villagers are not in the best of health at the moment. Included are David Evans, Horeb Road, and Vince Johnson, Newtown. We wish them a speedy return to better health and to anyone else who is ‘under the weather’.
Happy birthday Many of our villagers celebrate their birthdays in November. We, as villagers, wish them a happy birthday.
Horeb’s yearly accounts Another reminder that the yearly accounts for Horeb Chapel are fast approaching. If you wish to contribute then please take or send your contribution to the treasurer, Meryl Trussler, Dol Gerdd, Meinciau Road. The book closes in December so your contribution has to be in hand by December 23 to bank all monies before Christmas. Any money after that date will be included in the 2019 accounts. Diolch yn fawr.
Royal Welsh Winter Fair Trip on Monday, November 26. Departing Trimsaran at 8.40am and Pembrey at 9am. Departing show at 4pm. Enquiries 01554 833223.
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Kids’ cinema show Tomorrow Hotel Transylvania 2 is on the big screen in the Memorial Hall. Doors open 5pm, film starts at 5.30pm. Ticket price £3 which includes a hot dog and soft drink. If you want to bring a bean bag, cushion or blanket for the children please do so. The event is run with Cylch Meithrin Pontyberem.
Church services St John’s Sunday Eucharist 9.30am: Wednesday Eucharist 9.00am. For Remembrance Sunday, November 11, service at 9am, followed by 10am the laying of poppy wreathes and prayers at the war memorial site in the Memorial Hall. The Reverend Cecilia Charles will give a prayer and blessing at the close of the local First World War Heroes Armistice Centenary event that afternoon. Eglwys Y Groes Sunday Mass 8.30am, Friday Mass 9.30am. Pontyberem Community Council The village council next meets on Thursday, November 8, from 7pm in the upstairs conference room. At the conclusion of council business there is a meeting of the Memorial Hall trustees. Public attendance welcome. Disabled access available. For further details please contact the council clerk, Eryl Pellow, on 01269 871075.
Llyfrau Llafar Cymru Yn ddiweddar bu Rhys Meirion yn casglu storiau yn ymwneud â’r Cawr o’r Mynydd, sef Ray Gravell. Ffrwyth ei waith yw’r llyfr ‘Storiau Grav’ a bydd y lansiad Nos Wener, Tachwedd 9, am 7yh yn Neuadd Pontyberem. Erbyn hynny fe fydd y llyfr wedi ei recordio ar gyfer pobl sydd yn