Group’s fi­nal chap­ter shin­ing a light on area

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

THE fi­nal book has just been pub­lished in a re­mark­able se­ries putting the spot­light on the Glany­mor and Ty­isha ar­eas of Llanelli.

The Glany­mor and Ty­isha His­tory Group of lo­cal his­to­ri­ans was formed in 2004 and has pro­duced an edi­tion ev­ery year since.

Editor Benita Afan Rees said: “It’s a re­mark­able achieve­ment for a group of vol­un­teers who have shown com­mit­ment, ded­i­ca­tion and loy­alty to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

The his­tory group was formed, in Fe­bru­ary 2004, with the help of Com­mu­ni­ties First, Foothold and the Welsh As­sem­bly.

The aim of the group was to col­lect, record and pub­lish the his­tory of the area for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy.

The first meet­ing of the newly-formed group was held at Betha­nia Chapel on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 10, 2004, at 4.30pm. From its in­au­gu­ra­tion, reg­u­lar meet­ings were held on the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month and be­fore too long ar­ti­cles and pho­to­graphs came flood­ing in from lo­cal his­to­ri­ans and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

A Peo­ple’s His­tory: Glany­mor & Ty­isha Num­ber 1 was launched at Trin­ity Chapel Vestry on Fri­day, Novem­ber 19, 2004, less than 12 months af­ter the his­tory group was es­tab­lished.

The his­tory group has gone from strength to strength and has re­ceived pho­to­graphs and sto­ries, not just from mem­bers and res­i­dents, but from all over Llanelli, Wales and the world.

Since the first book was pub­lished in 2004, 16 edi­tions have been compiled and pub­lished.

This is a re­mark­able achieve­ment for a group of vol­un­teers, ded­i­cated to col­lect­ing, record­ing and sav­ing the his­tory of Sea­side, New Dock, Morfa, Machynys, Bwlch-y-Gwynt and Ty­isha, for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to read and en­joy.

Due to un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances, the his­tory group was not able to hold the usual launch of their fi­nal edi­tion, but copies of A Peo­ple’s His­tory: Glany­mor & Ty­isha Book 16, are now on sale in the usual out­lets.

If any­one has dif­fi­culty in se­cur­ing a copy, please con­tact Benita on 01554 775320 or email: ben­i­[email protected]

Book 16 of the Glany­mor and Ty­isha Peo­ple’s His­tory

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