Carmarthen Journal



wishes also to Betty Harries (nee Styles), formerly of Cowell Road, now resident at Garnant House Residentia­l Home, Cwmamman Road, who will be celebratin­g her 89th birthday on November 14.

Byron Evans

25 Cwmamman Road, Ammanford. byronevans­

Sunday free gigs continue at Cwmgors Rugby Club, and this weekend’s offering on Sunday afternoon will be Panic Station, entry totally free. Christmas dinner GCG OAP branch’s 2022 Christmas dinner has been booked for Cwmllynfel­l Hall, on December 8, the same venue as last year, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Winter fair A winter fair will be held at Cwmgors Community Centre SA18 1PS on Saturday, November 19, between 2.30pm and 5pm, entry totally free. There will be various stalls and food available, children’s goody bags; come along and meet Leo the Llama, and also have the chance to win an Amazon Fire! All welcome. Tai’rgwaith Senior Citizens met on Monday evening, October 31, at the Community Hall, Tai’rgwaith. A very special thank you from us all to Trudy Launchbury for providing the very tasty food and refreshmen­ts, a very kind donation, thank you Trudy. The next meeting will be at 6pm on Monday, November 14.

Coming soon to GCG Library, look out for wreath-making sessions to enjoy; you can book for November 20 and 26 and for December 4. Also, the Christmas Fair will be back this year, and will be on December 3.

Parents’ evenings Face to face parents’ evenings are back at Ysgol Gwaun-cae-gurwen, the school is pleased to announce. They will be on Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22, and slots will be available between 3.30pm and 6pm, each for 10 minutes in duration. While you wait, you will have an opportunit­y to look through the books. The online booking form will be live until Wednesday, November 12. Nursery class parents will meanwhile get their opportunit­y after half term-details to follow.

Birthday news Very best wishes to Gillian Margaret Jones of Derwydd Avenue, Gwaun-caegurwen who will be 83 years young on Sunday; happy birthday!

Burry Port

Carol Skelton

4 Greenhill, Y Graig, Burry Port. 01554 834371 carolmskel­

Capel Jerusalem Tachwedd 13, Parchedig Christophe­r Owen, 2yp.

Town council events Remembranc­e coffee morning on Friday, November 11, from 10.30a, tp 11.30am in Pembrey Community Hall. Festival of Remembranc­e on Friday, November 11, at 7pm in the Memorial from town council offices or via Eventbrite.

Remembranc­e Service On Sunday, November 13, in the Memorial Gardens at 11.55am.the parade will then lead up to St Mary’s Church for the service.

Winter fair In Jerusalem Vestry at 10am on Saturday, November 12, admission is £2 and children free, this includes coffee and tea. Numerous stalls and mega raffle.

Cadno Charity Fashion Show On Monday, November 21, at 2pm-4pm in Jerusalem Chapel Vestry with proceeds to Community Friendship Group and the local First Responders.ticket £5 each to include refreshmen­ts from Cadno clothing shop.

Victorian Christmas Festival On Friday, December 2, in Pembrey Community Hall from 4pm-8pm. At 4pm craft and food fair and children’s free lantern-making workshop. At 6.30pm lantern Parade to Randall Square. At 7pm lights switch on and carols round the tree. Hosted by Pembrey and Burry Port town council. For details contact Louise Robinson, community developmen­t officer on 01554 834346 or email:louise.robinson@pembreybur­ Live music show On Friday, December 2, Dean Jones, a Sir Tom Jones tribute act, Brook Fox, and Ali Gwilliam in Burry Port Memorial Hall at 7pm-11pm. Also dance floor music from JCFC. All monies raised to go to Burry Port RNLI and Goodman Primary School, The Gambia.t ickets £15 from­g-night-tickets-4174747772­97. Christmas Fair On Saturday, December 10, at Ashburnham Golf Club 12noon to book a table contact Hannah on 075831 44323 or lighthouse­libraryboo­

Burry Port Opera Rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm in the Memorial Hall, Burry Port. All new members are welcome. Singers, particular­ly gentlemen, and non-singers needed with other skills stage sets, costumes etc. For enquiries please call Bob on 01554 833630. Burry Port Male Choir Rehearse at 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays (excluding bank holidays) usually at the Burry Port Memorial Hall or small Pensioners Hall (subject to change). If you want to sing and join a great group of men,come along to the rehearsal. Nothing to worry about as there is no audition. Your town choir needs you!

Craft and Coffee Burry Port Town Council have started these sessions every first Wednesday of each month in the Memorial Hall from 10.30am-12.30pm. Club, craft, coffee, cake and company, demonstrat­ions, workshops, meet new people, learn a new craft. £2 per person to include craft supplies. For informatio­n or book a space contact Louise Robinson, community developmen­t officer on 01554 834346 or email:louise. robinson@pembreybur­

Harbour Music and Poetry Our open mic weekly sessions are 7.30pm-10.30pm at Burry Port Yacht Club. It is a community project enabling people of all ages and abilities to share their musical and literary skills. All warmly invited. Coffee mornings These are in Jerusalem Chapel vestry at 10.30am every first Tuesday in the month. All are welcome.

Coasting Pilot Quiz Now on Thursdays at 8pm in the rear restaurant raising funds for Burry Port Town Band and Burry Port Opera. Queries to Bob John on 01554 833630.

Lighthouse Library Bookswaps Bookswaps is open at 69 Station Road between the Co-op and the fish and chip shop. Hours are Mondays 4pm-6pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am-2pm, second and fourth Fridays of month 9.30-noon and 4pm-6pm, first and third Saturdays of the month 11am-2pm. Donations of books, board games and jigsaws taken when open. There is a children’s cosy corner. Most items in the library are free. Hours liable to change as staffed by volunteers.

Short mat bowls The Pembrey and Burry Port club meet on Tuesdays at 7pm in Pembrey Community Centre, Mountain Road SA16 0AJ and invite you to try a free taster session. Any questions please contact Mary our secretary on 07773 187347.

Meals on Wheels Provided by Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council every Monday and Wednesday lunchtime, a home cooked hot meal delivered to your door by volunteers. Delivery free to Burry Port and Pembrey postcodes. Main meal and dessert £5 per person. All allergies and food intoleranc­es catered for but please mention at time of booking on email: louise. robinson@pembreybur­ or 01554 834346.

Photograph­ic Society Pembrey and Burry Port Photograph­ic Society meet this evening and every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Hermon Chapel, Pembrey. New members of all standards are always welcome. Ring 0797 400 1049.

Ty Golau Dementia Charity Trust Ty Golau theraputic group for people with memory problems meet every Monday morning from 10.30am-noon at Canolfan John Burns Centre, Carmarthen Road, Kidwelly. Every session is specifical­ly aimed to stimulate the brain in a non-threatenin­g, fun way. Please come along to excercise your brain, meet friends and have an enjoyable morning Refresment­s are included in the cost of £5 for service users and £1 for carers/family members. Contact Janet Lewis on 01554 890896.

Cefn Sidan U3A November meetings are Wednesday, November 9, is the coffee morning at 10.45am with book swap available and the whist group at 2.30pm at the Neptune. Thursday, November 10, the book club meet in house of Jo Watts at 10.30am. Tuesday, November 15, Welsh history at 10.30am with Dr Mary Thorley on Alice Abadam and at 2pm the short walk group meet at the station bus stop. Wednesday, November 16, the quiz group meet at 2.15pm in the Neptune. Thursday, November 19. the Luncheon Club are at the New Ferry Cabin, Ferryside at 1pm. Friday, November 18, the cycle group meet at 10.30am at the Blue Mussels at the harbour and at 2pm the crochet and arts group meet. Monday, November 21, is the main meeting at 2.15pm with a member of the fire brigade including how to get free smoke alarms fitted.tuesday, November 22. is Silver Screen trip to Llanelli by 11.55am bus (see Odeon website for film) cost is £3.50 if prebooked or £4.50 at the door which includes a drink and biscuit. Musical Gems group meet on Wednesday, November 23, at 2pm. Thursday, November 24, the discussion group subject is Is Animal Experiment­ation Justified? Friday, November 25, is the creative writing group at 2pm. Monday, November 28, is the drama group at 2.15pm. Please note that the Christmas Party is now on December 12, not December 19. New U3A members will be most welcome to meetings. Unless otherwise stated inside meetings are in the smaller pensioners nest to the main hall. Enquiries to Paul on 07803 185281 or email: preynoldsu­k@

Kidwelly & Mynyddygar­reg

Carys Edwards

07465 891557 carysedwar­

Trinity Methodist Church. Coffee morning held every Wednesday 10am-11.30am.

Library Come and support your local library. Open every Wednesday noon-4pm at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Hillfield Villas.

Short Mat Bowls held every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm at the Princess Gwenllian Centre. A fee of £5 is payable which includes tea and biscuits. Bowls are also provided if required.

Epic Explorers For 4 to 11-year olds every Thursday from 5.30pm-6.30pm at the Parish Rooms, St Mary’s Church – songs, craft, stories and games. Admission is free and includes squash and biscuits.

Kidwelly Local History Society Meet normally on the fourth Thursday of each month. The venue is now the John Burns Centre, Parc House, Kidwelly, SA17 5AB. Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start. Free refreshmen­ts available after the presentati­ons. Entrance fee: members £1, non-members £3, Under-18s free. Thursday November 24 – Poison Passion – the Greenwood murder mystery (part1), by Keith Evans.

Kidwelly Gardening Club The club meet on the third Thursday of the month in the rugby club at 7.30pm.

Kidwelly Pop-up Market Held on the first Saturday of each month. 9am-2pm. Please note the market will now be held at the Princess Gwenllian Hall for the winter period, returning to the town square next March. Fresh produce available – artisan bread, preserves, jams, fresh veg, wood fired pizza and many more stalls. Come along and give your support to local producers. Trinity Methodist Church Sunday morning worship at 10.30am.

St Mary’s Church Sunday, November 13, 9.30am Choral Eucharist; 5pm Evening Prayer. Wednesdays at 9.30am Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing.

Ty Golau (House of Light) Dementia Charitable Trust Therapeuti­c group for people with memory problems meet every Monday morning (10.30am-noon) at Canolfan John Burns Centre, Carmarthen Road, Kidwelly. Every session is specifical­ly aimed to stimulate the brain in a fun and non-threatenin­g way. Refreshmen­ts are included in the cost of £5 for service users and £1 for carers/family members. For further details contact Janet Lewis (manager) on 01554 890896. Ladies-only kickboxing classes Sessions held every Monday and Wednesday at Princess Gwenllian Centre 7-8pm. To avoid disappoint­ment, booking is highly recommende­d. For further info please contact Shogun Cymru via Facebook Messenger.

Flower arranging classes Very basic flower arranging classes held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7pm in the Parish Room, St Mary’s Church. Please bring your own flowers. Tea and coffee will be provided at a charge of £2. A warm welcome given to all.


St Mary’s Church, Pontyates The service for Remembranc­e Sunday, November 13, will be held at St Mary’s Church, at 10am. This will be followed by a parade to the war memorial, outside Pontyates Miners’ Welfare Hall. (Weather permitting) A short wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 10.55am.


Lesley Williams

Remembranc­e Sunday The services for Remembranc­e Sunday will be held on November 13 this year. The first will be in Dewi Sant Church starting at 10am followed by a procession to the memorial garden. The traditiona­l service will take place there at 10.55am. All welcome. (A service will be held in the memorial garden, Cross Hands, at 2pm.)

Wreath-making workshop Make your own Christmas wreath or star at a workshop in the hall on Saturday, November 12, from 10am to noon. Arranged by Cyfeillion Y Coetir/ Friends of the Woodland Park, entrance is £1 to include tea/ coffee and mince pie. Kits are from 50p to £10 or buy an assembled wreath or star to decorate. New community facility The community council has refurbishe­d unused rooms in the pavilion in the park to set up a new centre offering support to residents. (Tumble Football Club still uses the changing rooms.) Y Cwtsh will offer a ‘warm space’ and has a community pantry operating under the Fareshare Cymru scheme where people can ‘pay what they wish’ for food and other essentials. There will be a school uniform shop, a Christmas toy shop and book swap. Opening hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 2pm. Please contact the clerk if you would like informatio­n or are interested in volunteeri­ng. llannonccc­ or phone 01269 841213.

Côr newydd sbon! Mae côr ieuenctid newydd sefydlu i gystadlu yn Eisteddfod Genedlaeth­ol yr Urdd Sir Gâr, 2023. Mae croeso i blant ysgol Blynyddoed­d 6-9. Mae ymarfer bob nos Lun o 6yh-7yh yn Neuadd Y Gwendraeth, Drefach. Yr arweinydd yw Christophe­r Davies. Cysylltwch â Susan, 01269 871600 Cinema fans See the Facebook page for informatio­n about films showing or www. crosshands­hallandcin­

Neuadd y Tymbl/ Tumble Hall Coming soon: November/tachwedd 12, Day: Cyfeillion y Coetir Willow Making; Nos/evening: The Valli Boys; December/rhagfyr 2, Welsh Wrestling; December/ Rhagfyr 3, West End to You; December/rhagfyr 23, Dick Whittingto­n pantomime. Some of the activities in the hall: Dog Obedience Classes: Tuesdays 0738458300­4. Ysgol Llwyfan i Blant/ Performanc­e Factory Children’s Stage School: Mondays 4.30-7.30. Dawnsio Llinell/line Dancing: Thursdays 1.30-3.30. Cyfle i Bawb: Pob yn ail ddydd Mawrth/every other Tuesday 1–3yp. Pat 01269 831773 Zumba: Nos Lun/monday. 8-9. Nos Fercher/wednesday 7.30-8.30 Merched y Wawr: misol. Turn’d Up Fitness: Nos Iau/ Thursday 7.00-8.00. Happy Feet Clinic and Heart Clinic/ Clinig y Galon: Trwy drefniad/ by appointmen­t. Saturday market. The monthly Saturday market is back with stalls for local traders. For more informatio­n about these or if you would like to discuss booking the hall, please contact llannonccc­ The hall is also available for private functions such as birthday and wedding parties. Cysylltwch â llannonccc­lerk@ am fwy o fanylion am y Neuadd ac i drafod y posibiliad­au. Fb: Neuadd y Tymbl Tumble Hall.

Cyngor Cymuned

Llannon yn gweithio

Mae Cyngor Cymuned i ymateb i anghenion lleol er mwyn gwella safon byw ym mhentrefi’r Tymbl, Cross Hands, Cwm-mawr, a Llannon. Fel arfer, cynhelir cyfarfodyd­d ar y trydydd dydd Mercher yn y mis ac ar hyn o bryd mae’r cyfarfodyd­d ar Zoom’ Mae agendâu, cofnodion cyfarfodyd­d i’w gweld ar safle we’r cyngor. Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â’r clerc: 01269 841213 neu weler y safle we, tudalen Gweplyfr y cyngor neu Neuadd Y Tymbl.

St Clears

St Clears 85th RBL Anniversar­y The exhibition at The Gate has been extended until November 12 at 1pm. Take a trip down memory lane and visit and admire the Poppy displays in the main street of St Clears.

Remembranc­e arrangemen­ts November 11, Armistice Day, meet at war memorial at 10.45am for short service and 2-minute silence at 11am led by Reverend Justin Arnott. Children of Ysgol Griffith Jones are laying a poppy wreath. Also on November 11: Poppy Party, 7pm-til late, by ticket only. Closed envelope raffle (cash/cheque donations are welcome) to be drawn on the night. Dress code: Smart casual/partywear, bring your own food and drinks. Tickets are sold out – proceeds to the Poppy Appeal. November 12: Rehearsal for Remembranc­e Service, 4pm at St Mary Magdalene’s Church for those carrying banners/standards/participat­ing. November 13: Remembranc­e Service at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, St Clears, to begin promptly at 9.30am led by Padre, Venerable Dorrien Davies, Archdeacon of Carmarthen – banner/standard bearers to meet at Lych Gate at 9.15am. Parading after the service to the war memorial (weather permitting) for prayers, two-minute silence, reading names of the fallen and laying of wreaths. Following the service a Sunday Lunch has been arranged at the Picton House Hotel: 12.30pm-1pm. For further informatio­n on any of these events please contact Jane Rees, Chair of St Clears RBL (01994) 230954/ see Facebook also for updates.

Poppy collection­s We are grateful to our volunteers who will be calling door-to-door in the St Clears and district areas up until November 12, always grateful to our local businesses who are always willing to support the Poppy appeal...and thanking our very loyal communitie­s in advance for their generosity. Contact Roy Watkins, Poppy Organiser on 0780987919­2.

Kor-uzz A local mixed choir is inviting you to join them to enjoy the singing & social experience, meeting at The White Lion, Pwlltrap, St Clears, on the first three Thursdays of a month-7pm-8.30pm. Let’s begin to gently ease into the Christmas spirit. All abilities are welcome. Contact musical director Jane Rees (01994) 230954, message us on Facebook too.


Tess Sinden

01994 230854 tess@pleasantvi­

Church Services for November St David’s Meidrim: November 13, Kingdom 3: 9.45am Morning Prayer Remembranc­e Sunday. November 16: 300 years: John Vaughan 7pm Evensong in Llanllwch. Preacher is Rt Revd. Wyn Evans. November 20, Kingdom 4/Christ the King: 11.15am, Holy Eucharist. November 27, Advent 1: 11.15am, Morning Prayer. On Friday, November 18, at 7.30pm there will be an Evening of Song by the Merlin Singers (free but with a collection for church funds). On Saturday, November 26, the pre-christmas coffee morning will take place in the Church Hall, starting at 10.30am. St Martin and St Enfail’s Merthyr: November 13, Kingdom 3: 11.15am, Holy Eucharist Remembranc­e Sunday. November 16: 300 years: John Vaughan 7pm Evensong in Llanllwch. Preacher is Rt Revd Wyn Evans. November 20, Kingdom 4/Christ the King: 9.45am, Morning Prayer. November 27, Advent 1: 9.45am, Holy Eucharist. Please refer to our regular announceme­nts sheets and to the AWL Bro Sanclêr LMA Facebook page for details of other services and events.


Eglwysi Bro Aeron Mydr Special thanks to all who came to Ciliau Aeron Hall on Sunday for our LMA Thanksgivi­ng service. It was very well attended with all churches taking part. Thanks to all who donated and helped with the refreshmen­t and thanks to all who contribute­d to the food bank and collection with the total being £280 shared equally a between Tir Dewi and the Wales Air Ambulance.

Services November 12: Puppet Show and crafts at Llanarth Church, 11am. to include crafts for children and refreshmen­ts for parents. November 13: Talgarreg, 9.30am, Remembranc­e Sunday service. Cribyn, 10.50am, Remembranc­e Sunday Service. November 20: Gwenlli, 10am. Llanarth, 11am. Mydroilyn, 2pm.

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