Bancf­fos­fe­len & Cr­w­bin

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yng nghlwb golff Glyn­hir pan y bydd y cyfre­i­thwr o Lan­deilo, El­fan Bell, yn brif wes­tai. Beth am ymuno â ni? Ceir manylion pel­lach wrth ys­grifen­nydd El­fryn Thomas (01269 593679) neu ar el­fryn. [email protected]­in­ter­

Art ex­hi­bi­tion and craft fair Join us for a Christ­mas art ex­hi­bi­tion and craft fair with Am­man Val­ley Art Group and Friends at Saron Hall on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day. As well as the ex­cel­lent ex­hi­bi­tion, there will be crafts, cards, raf­fle, tea and cake, and plenty of Christ­mas gifts avail­able. For a sell­ing ta­ble, please con­tact Anne or Zoe on 07922 541697 or 07400 291058 or email zoe­[email protected]­; en­try is free. Carol ser­vice A Christ­mas Carol ser­vice will be held at Capel yr Hen­dre, Capel Hen­dre, on Tues­day at 2pm. There will be mince pies and tea served fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

Peny­groes Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Who were look­ing for­ward to their day out­ing to Ross on Wye, now look for­ward to their an­nual Christ­mas din­ner, which will be held at the King’s Head on De­cem­ber 13; more de­tails from Mar­ian (01269 842422).

Mulled wine and mince pie evening Petals Gar­den Cen­tre, Ty­croes, will be host­ing their pop­u­lar an­nual mulled wine and mince pie evening on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, from 5pm till 9.30pm. There will be 10 per­cent off all pur­chases on the evening, with a raf­fle, all pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards the Old Mill Foun­da­tion. There will also be a sin­ga­long with Llandy­bie Ladies’ Choir, and a cof­fee shop sell­ing hot drinks, cakes and more. More de­tails are avail­able from 01269 596388.

Be­reave­ment Deep­est sym­pa­thy is ex­pressed to the fam­ily of a for­mer res­i­dent of Betws, Marion Mor­ris. Marion, for­merly of Wood­lands Park, passed away peace­fully at Plas y Bryn, Cwmg­wili, on Novem­ber 7. The wi­dow of the late Des Mor­ris, she was a lov­ing mother of Ar­fon and Alun, a dear mother-in-law, grand­mother and great-gran. The fu­neral was on Novem­ber 19 at Llanelli Cre­ma­to­rium.


By­ron Evans

25 Cw­mam­man Road, Am­man­ford. by­[email protected]­

Sport­ing equip­ment avail­able Ys­gol y Bedol would be very grate­ful if any­one would sup­port them by vot­ing for them at Tesco, Am­man­ford, through­out Novem­ber and De­cem­ber. Po­ten­tially, the school could get as much as £3,000, which would go to­wards sport­ing kit. Christ­mas fair Ys­gol y Bedol’s an­nual Christ­mas fair will be held to­mor­row from 3pm to 5.45pm at the main school hall, with mulled wine, hot dogs, tur­key rolls, crafts and stalls, face paint­ing, cakes and hot drinks, fes­tive games, plus Christ­mas car­ols and Santa in his grotto. En­try is £1 (raf­fle), chil­dren free. Any­one who would like to have a stall, please call Maricela on 07817 407577.

Cw­mam­man Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Will meet on Thurs­day at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, High Street, Glana­man, be­tween 2pm and 4pm. The branch ex­tends its sym­pa­thy to one of our mem­bers, Mair Brown, fol­low­ing the sad pass­ing away of her hus­band Vic. We are also think­ing of Ann Jones, of Cei­drim Road, whose hus­band John Neville is un­well at present. Many thanks to those who con­tinue to bring raf­fle do­na­tions and help with the tea.

Christ Church, Gar­nant Sun­day ser­vice ev­ery week, at 9.30am.

Yn y capeli Dydd Sul: Bethel Newydd, Gar­nant: Wal­ford Mor­ris, Bry­na­man (bore); Cal­faria, Gar­nant: John Tal­fryn Jones (3yp).

Baby group A 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, which in­cludes baby play and baby crafts. Call 825941 for more de­tails.

Disco and switch-on The Christ­mas lights in Glana­man will be switched on this Sun­day at 5pm,with a disco at the com­mu­nity cen­tre to fol­low.

Panto time! It’s panto time (oh,yes it is) at the com­mu­nity cen­tre, Glana­man, this Fri­day with Sleep­ing Beauty start­ing at 6pm; en­try is £5. Cen­tre up­date A new dance school started at the com­mu­nity cen­tre, Glana­man on Tues­day. Mean­while,a new sew­ing class be­gan on Novem­ber 22, while an ex­tra tai chi class will be be­gin­ning on De­cem­ber 11. Plus, all the other reg­u­lar classes con­tinue please con­tact cen­tre man­ager Elin Rees for any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on 07971 522906. Be­reave­ment A well-known Glana­man man from a very well-es­tab­lished and re­spected lo­cal fam­ily, Wal­ter Wyn Roberts, of Maesy­bont, passed away peace­fully fol­low­ing a short ill­ness,at Am­man Val­ley Hos­pi­tal on Novem­ber 17 at the age of 77. Wal­ter was one of eight chil­dren born to the late Ieuan and Hannah Maud Roberts, born and bred at Maes­grenig, Glana­man. Before his re­tire­ment, Wal­ter Wyn was em­ployed at the Betws Col­liery old and new mines. Deep­est con­do­lences are ex­pressed all the fam­ily on their loss.

Clwb yr Aman events Am­man United RFC’s an­nual Christ­mas din­ner will be on De­cem­ber 15. Please see Eleanor Tem­ple­ton for tick­ets. The Am­man Ju­niors’ Christ­mas party will be held on De­cem­ber 16. Look­ing ahead, on De­cem­ber 22, the first XV squad will have their an­nual Christ­mas jumper day, with a tur­key shoot. Box­ing Day De­cem­ber 26 is again charity day, with a past ver­sus present match, fol­lowed by a great artist in the club­house (Chris Sum­mer­ill), plus an auc­tion.

Birth­day news Very best wishes to Veron­ica Jones, Cw­mam­man Road, Gar­nant, who will be 81 years young to­mor­row. Also to Gwenda Davies, also of Cw­mam­man Road, who cel­e­brates her 83rd birth­day on Sun­day.

Chil­dren in Need to­tal Well done to Ys­gol y Bedol, who man­aged to raise the sum of £401.09 for Pud­sey Bear and Chil­dren in Need this year; well done all and many thanks to everone for their sup­port.

Charity quiz night Am­man United RFC will be host­ing a charity quiz night on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, from 7pm, all pro­ceeds to­wards World­wide Can­cer Re­search; en­try £1 per player, with a raf­fle, re­fresh­ments, plus some fan­tas­tic prizes. Many thanks to all the lo­cal com­pa­nies for their sup­port and for do­nat­ing prizes.

Be­reave­ment It was so sad to hear of the pass­ing away of a well-known, pop­u­lar and re­spected Gar­nant man, Vic­tor Brown. Vic, of Vicarage Road, Twyn, died peace­fully at Glang­wili Hos­pi­tal on Novem­ber 14 at the age of 87. Vic had for­merly worked at Aber­nant Col­liery as a pit head overman. Later, after its clo­sure, he, along with his wife of 46 years, Mair, served as stew­ards at Blae­nau Rugby Club, and then sim­i­larly at Pal­leg Golf Club. A real gent in ev­ery sense of the word, he will be sadly missed. Deep­est sym­pa­thy to Mair, his sons, and all the fam­ily on their loss.


By­ron Evans

25 Cw­mam­man Road, Am­man­ford. by­[email protected]­

Be­reave­ment Janet Humphries, of Leyshon Road, Gwaun-cae-Gur­wen, has sadly passed away, peace­fully on Novem­ber 5. Our deep­est sym­pa­thy is ex­pressed to all the fam­ily, her hus­band Ger­ald and chil­dren Ja­son, Dorothy and Melanie. Janet was also a dear mother-in-law of Michelle and Huw, lov­ing “Mam” of Na­dine, Ffion, Cory, St­ef­fan and Cal­lum, and a dear sis­ter of Pat, Tony, Terry and the late Stephen. The fu­neral was on Novem­ber 16 at Llanelli Cre­ma­to­rium.

Llan­fair Church,Cwm­gors ser­vice held weekly at 11am.

An­nual Christ­mas craft fair Y Lolfa Llyfrgell Gy­munedol will be hold­ing their an­nual Christ­mas craft fair and Santa’s grotto on Sat­ur­day be­tween 2pm and 4pm. Book your ta­ble now.

Bris­tol shopping trip GCG School PTA’s shopping trip to Bris­tol will be on Sat­ur­day, cost £15, leav­ing the school at 8am. Any­one in­ter­ested is asked to give their names to any PTA mem­ber. 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 Sun­day He­len Sped­ding or mes­sage the PTA’s Face­book page.

Christ­mas party Lots of Tots Nurs­ery hold their Christ­mas party at Tai’rg­waith Hall on Fri­day from 6.30pm to 8pm,with entertainment, hot dogs etc plus a visit from Santa.

Com­mu­nity cof­fee af­ter­noon Ys­gol Gym­raeg Gwaun cae Gur­wen will be host­ing an open cof­fee af­ter­noon for the whole com­mu­nity on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21.

Live mu­sic date The Mount Bar and Grill will have live mu­sic on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, cour­tesy of Georgia Fearn, from 8.30pm.

Christ­mas fete Tai’rg­waith Primary School hosts its an­nual Christ­mas fete on Tues­day at the school, Ll­wynce­lyn Road, Tai’rg­waith, be­tween 5pm and 8pm. Numer­ous stalls,re­fresh­ments, a raf­fle, face paint­ing etc, plus Santa in his grotto. Gwaun-cae-Gur­wen OAP Branch Will be hold­ing their De­cem­ber monthly meet­ing at the Com­mu­nity Hall on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, when the young­sters from Band Ieuenc­tid y Waun will be en­ter­tain­ing us.

Chil­dren in Need funds Ys­gol Gym­raeg Gwaun-cae-Gur­wen wel­comed Pud­sey Bear to the school on Novem­ber 16 and from their fundrais­ing ef­forts, man­aged to raise £185.84 for Chil­dren in Need this year; da iawn, bawb! Christ­mas con­cert Gwaun-caeGur­wen Band will be host­ing their an­nual Christ­mas con­cert on Sat­ur­day, De­cem­ber 15, at Cwm­gors Rugby Club at 7pm. Also per­form­ing will be the GCG Ju­nior Band, GCG Be­gin­ners, plus spe­cial guests Cor Wau­narl­wydd, for a fes­tive con­cert full of won­der­ful mu­sic. Tick­ets are £5, avail­able in ad­vance (chil­dren free).

Pupils cre­ate Christ­mas cards Ys­gol y Waun are sell­ing Christ­mas cards this year, with de­signs cre­ated by the pupils them­selves and us­ing a pro­fes­sional print­ing company. Each card de­picts six pic­tures, with five A5 cards in each pack, at £2.50 each. All pro­ceeds are to the School Coun­cil. Any sup­port to this very en­ter­pris­ing project by the pupils would be very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Keith Evans

43 Brandy­way, Pon­ty­berem. 01269 871955 kei­the­[email protected]­in­ter­

Cr­w­bin Sil­ver Band Un­der mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Craig Roberts the band is pre­par­ing for this Sat­ur­day’s South East Wales Brass Band As­so­ci­a­tion con­test in Cardiff. The test piece is Oceans by Goff Richards. The Sil­ver Band have two con­certs in Pon­ty­berem Me­mo­rial Hall lead­ing up to Christ­mas. On De­cem­ber 8 they are guest per­form­ers along­side Bri­tain’s Got Talent win­ner Gruffydd Wyn, Ys­gol Pon­ty­berem and Cor Lland­darog a’r Cylch from at 7pm. On Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, the band holds its Christ­mas con­cert with Ys­gol Maes y Gwen­draeth pupils in the Me­mo­rial Hall from 7pm. Ticket de­tails avail­able from the hall re­cep­tion desk on 01269 871075.

Cymdei­thas Hanes Cwm Gwen­draeth To join the Welsh lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety or to find out more please con­tact Rhian on 01269 871209.

Yoga Club Meets in the Me­mo­rial Hall on Thurs­days: First ses­sion from 10.30am; sec­ond ses­sion from 11.45am.

Li­brary Open­ing times 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.

Burry Port

Carol Skel­ton

4 Green­hill, Y Graig, Burry Port. 01554 834371 car­olmskel­[email protected]­in­ter­

Bri­tish Le­gion head­quar­ters The Le­gion build­ing is to open down­stairs for bingo, but you may wish to check in ad­vance. Usu­ally at 8pm. Ad­mis­sion 50p, last bingo books 7.50pm.

Win­ter car­ni­val and fair On Fri­day at 6pm the pa­rade will leave the Plas-y-Mor com­plex and make its way to the Me­mo­rial Gar­dens Burry Port for the switch­ing on of the Christ­mas lights and carol singing. This will be fol­lowed by the Christ­mas fair in the Me­mo­rial Hall with var­i­ous stalls and re­fresh­ments. The chil­dren will be able to meet Santa. En­try £1 for adults and chil­dren. This is or­gan­ised by the Pem­brey and Burry Port Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee.

Christ­mas fair This is hosted by the Methodist Church with en­trance via the Les­lie Grif­fiths Cen­tre on Glan­mor Ter­race, Burry Port, SA16 0NE on Sat­ur­day, De­cem­ber 8, from 10am un­til 3pm. Free en­trance and meet Santa is also free. Cof­fee and mince pies will be served for which we would wel­come do­na­tions. There will be var­i­ous stalls. Pro­ceeds will be shared be­tween the Methodist Church and SSAFA (the Armed Forces charity). Probus Club The Burry Port and Pem­brey club met re­cently. The guest speaker was Ray How­ells with a talk en­ti­tled Sights of Sospan. With the aid of some in­ter­est­ing pho­to­graphs he showed how Llanelli has changed over a pe­riod of 30 to 40 years. His talk was well re­ceived by all mem­bers. A vote of thanks was given by the pres­i­dent David Owens. The next meet­ing at the Ash­burn­ham Ho­tel is on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5.

Art ex­hi­bi­tion Au­drey Ran­son and Hi­lary Smith of Burry Port Art group are ex­hibit­ing their paint­ings and tex­tile work in the Har­bour Light tea­room at Burry Port har­bour un­til the end of Jan­uary 2019. The tea­room is open Wed­nes­day to Sun­day from 11am to 4pm but closed Mon­day and Tues­day.

Hatha Yoga classes Th­ese are held at the Les­lie Grif­fiths Cen­tre at the English Methodist Church in Glan­mor Ter­race on Mon­day evenings at 5.30pm and 7pm. Suitable for all abil­i­ties and in­cludes heal­ing med­i­ta­tion. £7 a ses­sion or £30 for five ses­sions. En­quiries to Emma on 07723 322400.

Friends of Ten­ovus Can­cer Care The Pem­brey and Burry Port friends have a Meet with Us group on Tues­day from 6.30pm to 8pm in the Red Lion Inn, 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 bur­ry­port­ten­ovus­[email protected] We are also hold­ing our Christ­mas cof­fee morn­ing at St Mary’s Church, Burry Port, on Mon­day at 10.30am. En­try £2 in­cludes a raf­fle ticket.

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-bur­ry­ 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 De­cem­ber in­clude Sun­day, Sun­day Lunch at the Whit­ford at 2pm. Mon­day at 10.30am is the yoga group cost £2 per ses­sion. Tues­day is the com­mit­tee meet­ing at 10.30am and the film group at 2pm show­ing White Christ­mas. Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, is the whist group in Plas y Mor at 2.30pm. Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, is Paper­craft at Diane’s at 10.30am. Please note the cycling group is sus­pended un­til spring. Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, at 10am work on the sta­tion gar­den (or next dry Mon­day in the month) and the quiz group at 2.15pm in Plas y Mor. Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, at 2pm is the craft and art group (bring your own craft). Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, at 11am to noon is the cof­fee morn­ing. Mon­day, De­cem­ber 17, at 10.30am is the yoga group cost £2 per ses­sion and the main meet­ing at 2pm is the Christ­mas tea party. Tues­day, De­cem­ber 18, at 10.30am is the Welsh his­tory group quiz and the short walk group are hav­ing Christ­mas tea at Daisy’s at 2pm. Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20, the lun­cheon club are at the Caulfields at 12.30pm. The drama group, the Sil­ver Screen cin­ema trip, the long walk and the Welsh con­ver­sa­tion on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 28, are all can­celled due to the Christ­mas hol­i­day. There is Welsh con­ver­sa­tion ev­ery Fri­day af­ter­noon at 2pm ex­cept on the 28th. Meet­ings usu­ally take place in the Me­mo­rial Hall an­nexe and the Plas y Mor com­plex ex­cept the walk­ing and lunch groups. Call Chris on 01554 834232 or Heul­wen on 833651.


Clive Green

61 Heol Cwm­mawr, Drefach. 01269 841071 drefach­[email protected]­

Capel Seion Oedfa Gy­mun am 10.30yb yng Nghapel Seion dydd Sul gyda’n parchus weinidog yn gwasanaethu. Os bydd un­rhyw newid yn y tre­f­ni­ant yma by­d­dwn yn cy­hoeddi ar y Sul cynt ac yn gosod hys­by­seb yn y man­nau pri­odol. Cin­ema The film show­ing at the Cross Hands Cin­ema on Fri­day, Mon­day and Tues­day will be Johnny English Strikes Again (Cert. PG). Doors open at 6.30pm with film start­ing at 7pm. As a re­sult of lo­cal schools book­ing the hall for Christ­mas stage events, the hall and cin­ema will be closed from De­cem­ber 7 to 11.

Grow­ing the Fu­ture The Grow­ing the Fu­ture project is an ex­cit­ing ini­tia­tive be­ing run by the Na­tional Botanic Gar­den of Wales to de­sign and de­liver good qual­ity hor­ti­cul­tural train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for the com­mu­nity, within the com­mu­nity. On Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, from 10am to 2pm there is a course on in­tro­duc­tion to can­dle dip­ping. In 2019 there will be bee­keep­ing taster cour­ses from April to Au­gust. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment, Na­tional Botanic Gar­den, Lla­narthne, SA32 8HN.

Gorslas Light­ing the tree and fire­works dis­play on De­cem­ber 6 from 6pm on­wards at Gorslas Square. Carol singing by pupils of Gorslas Primary School; fire­works dis­play in the park; mulled wine and mince pies in Ta­farn y Phoenix.


Eirlys Evans

Avelon, Horeb Road. 01554 890054

Ply­gain Cofi­wch am wasanaeth y Ply­gain yn Horeb ar noswyl y Nadolig am 7 o’r gloch. Y pregethwr gwadd fydd y Parchedig Eirian Wyn ac yn di­lyn y bregeth bydd Cy­mun Bendi­gaid. Ceir solo hefyd gan Ca­t­rina Mary Jones, can­tores o fri (merch Nanette). Croeso i bawb yn Horeb i’r oedfa ar­ben­nig yma. Christ­mas carol ser­vice There will be a ser­vice of carol singing at St Teilo’s Church on De­cem­ber 2. Lead­ing the singing will be the well-known Ioan Hefin Evans. The ser­vice will be­gin at 7pm. A warm wel­come to join in with this very pop­u­lar ser­vice show­ing us what Christ­mas re­ally means.

Bingo Ses­sions will be held on Wednesdays in fu­ture at Clwb Rygbi Myny­d­dy­gar­reg, Parc Gwen­l­lian, at 7pm for 7.30pm. The next ses­sion will take place on De­cem­ber 12. The caller will be, as usual, Mr Fred Smith, life mem­ber of Clwb Rygbi Myny­d­dy­gar­reg. Once again, a warm wel­come to at­tend.

Happy birth­day Cel­e­brat­ing a very im­por­tant birth­day this week was Mrs Avril Mor­ris, of Ty Velin­dre. We wish her a happy birth­day and a speedy re­turn to bet­ter health.


Keith Evans

43 Brandy­way, Pon­ty­berem. 01269 871955 kei­the­[email protected]­in­ter­

100th birth­day On Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, Phylis Amelia Mary Jones, Brandy­way, with fam­ily and friends, cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day. Mrs Jones lives with her son and daugh­ter-in-law, Al­gwyne and Eu­nice, to­gether with An­drea, her grand­daugh­ter. Phylis and fam­ily were de­lighted with the hand­some royal cen­te­nary birth­day card from the Queen. A RE­CENT “brave the shave” event held at Ta­farn Tan­erdy in Car­marthen boosted the cof­fers of Macmil­lan Can­cer Care by the sum of £643.

One of the staff at the pub, Ni­cola Lewis, de­cided to sup­port the charity as her un­cle is cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment for can­cer, and is los­ing his hair.

Even though the side ef­fects of the treat­ment can be re­ally de­bil­i­tat­ing, her un­cle al­ways has a smile on his face and has a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to­wards his ill­ness.

Ni­cola de­cided to have her hair cut by Amy, an­other mem­ber of the pub’s staff, in or­der that her un­cle did not feel alone in his sit­u­a­tion. She hopes they both will be re-grow­ing their hair to­gether.

Ear­lier this month Sue Reece and Sarah Rus­sell-Saw, rep­re­sent­ing Macmil­lan, ac­cepted the cheque on be­half of the charity from Ni­cola.

Pic­tured, from left, are Alan Hire (man­ager), Sue Reece (fundrais­ing man­ager, West Wales), Ni­cola Lewis, Sarah Rus­sell-Saw (lo­cal in­for­ma­tion and sup­port of­fi­cer) and Barry Hendy (deputy man­ager). Armistice cen­te­nary On Sun­day af­ter­noon, Novem­ber 11, an au­di­ence ex­ceed­ing 200 filled the Me­mo­rial Hall to pay trib­ute to the lo­cal 42 fallen and 70-plus sur­vivors of the First World War. An ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs of lo­cal serv­ing men, some un­known, let­ters and lists were dis­played thanks to the pub­lic re­sponse for in­for­ma­tion. On the big screen a se­ries of im­ages of the young men who fought were dis­played. Dur­ing the af­ter­noon one ini­tially un­known soldier was iden­ti­fied as Pri­vate Henry Dug­gan who had been re­ferred to by speaker Richard Sel­wood; sadly Henry died in Gaza, Pales­tine, in March 1917, aged 22. Rap­tur­ous ap­plause were given when a post­card of Lance Bom­bardier John Daniels, awarded the Mil­i­tary Medal, writ­ten by him over 100 years ago, was a sur­prise item presented to his daugh­ter Awen. Per­for­mances by Bancf­fos­fe­len and Pon­ty­berem school pupils to­gether with writ­ten per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences of the fight­ing vol­un­teers, par­tic­u­larly from 20-year-old Johnny Jones, read by Yvonne Lewis, were mov­ing. Thanks to all who donated to the West Wales War Me­mo­rial On­line. An ar­chive of the lo­cal First World War ma­te­ri­als com­piled for the event are to be lodged in Pon­ty­berem Hall Li­brary. Church ser­vices St John’s Dydd Sul Cy­mun Bendi­gaid 9.30am; Wed­nes­day Eucharist 9.00am. Eglwys y Groes Sun­day Mass 8.30am, Fri­day Mass 9.30am. Santa in the vil­lage hall On Fri­day, Novem­ber 30, Santa Claus will be in the Me­mo­rial Hall for switch­ing on Christ­mas tree lights, hand­ing out a gift to each child after they have a told him what they would like for Christ­mas. Chil­dren’s disco a high­light. From 6pm to 8pm. Fur­ther de­tails from the Me­mo­rial Hall re­cep­tion desk on 01269 871075.

Grotto Sion Corn Yn y Cwtsh, Men­ter, Heol Nant Y Glo, grotto Sion Corn am Dydd Sad­wrn, Rhag­fyr 1, a Dydd Sad­wrn, Rhag­fyr 8; £4 y plen­tyn. Am fwy o wybo­daeth cy­sylltwch âg Aled ar 01269 871600.

Christ­mas pan­tomime Jack and the Beanstalk is this year’s pan­tomime at Pon­ty­berem Me­mo­rial Hall on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7. Per­for­mance, in English, starts at 6.30pm. Tick­ets £4 per per­son, fam­ily ticket (for two adults and three chil­dren) £16, in­quiries and ticket of­fice

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