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Griffith Jones’ Legacy Tour / Taith Etifeddiaeth Griffith Jones

A feasibility study has researched potential sites and their stories for a tour of Carmarthenshire places to tell a the story of the ‘Carmarthenshire Enlightenment’ initiated by Griffith Jones in the eighteenth century. It led to Wales becoming ‘the most literate nation in Europe’; to a religious revival; to a strengthening of the Welsh language;Continue reading “Griffith Jones’ Legacy Tour / Taith Etifeddiaeth Griffith Jones”

Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust Ymddiriedolaeth Treftadaeth Abaty Cwmhir

Ty’r Ehedydd,  Abbey Cwmhir, Llandrindod.  Powys.  LD1 6PL  Tel.: 01-597-850098 jlo.theabbey@gmail.com http://www.abbeycwmhirhistory.org.uk Faith Tourism : Cwmhir Abbey Background:  Cwmhir Abbey was founded in 1176 by Cadwallon ap Madog, Lord of Maelienydd, as a daughter house of Whitland Abbey, using a site on the north side of the Clywedog river.  In 1198 monks from Cwmhir foundedContinue reading “Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust Ymddiriedolaeth Treftadaeth Abaty Cwmhir”

Griffith Jones heritage/faith Carmarthenshire tour

           This photo shows the interior of Llanddowror Church. The impressive memorials on the north wall are to Griffith Jones and his sponsor and successor, Madam Bevan. Near the altar is the actual tombstone of Griffith Jones. This was his church for 50 years in the eighteenth century. But his impact was nationwide – throughContinue reading “Griffith Jones heritage/faith Carmarthenshire tour”

Butterfly Garden!

In September, we helped Keep Wales Tidy to install a ‘butterfly garden’ on a small piece of waste ground overlooking Hen Eglwys Silian Old Church. Back in spring we heard that we’d been successful in our application to Keep Wales Tidy and the ‘Local Places for Nature’ scheme, for a ‘butterfly garden starter pack’. BecauseContinue reading “Butterfly Garden!”

The Pales

The Pales Quaker Meeting House, Llandegley,  a purpose-built thatched building dating from c. 1717, is the oldest  Quaker Meeting House in continuous use in Wales, and is of great emotional and spiritual significance  to many both within and without the Quaker community.   It bears witness to the strength of early Quaker activity in Radnorshire, andContinue reading “The Pales”

Education in the Time of Coronavirus, part 2: Pilgrimage

The Penrhys Pilgrimage Way has some excellent resources for various ages on their web site at http://www.penrhyspilgrimageway.wales/school-resources.html – downloadable pdfs, free to print and use. We are particularly keen to get people working on the idea of a board game themed around pilgrimage. Possibly even two – one for younger children, one for the increasinglyContinue reading “Education in the Time of Coronavirus, part 2: Pilgrimage”

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