THE COUNTY’S history society, the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, has just released the latest volume of its publication The Carmarthenshire Antiquary, a long-respected source of extensively researched information about the county’s history and archaeology.
This volume includes articles on the links between Carmarthen and Bristol in the later Middle Ages, aspects of the history of Laugharne, the legend of Twm Sion Cati, SirThomas Picton, early film shows in Llanelli, the Central Wales and Carmarthen Junction Railway, and throws light on the relationships between tenants and landowners in nineteenth century Carmarthenshire. The publication’s cover shows the arms of the Vaughan family, owners of the Derwydd estate.
Members of the Society receive the publication free of charge plus a monthly online newsletter and a wide-ranging programme of events which include talks and lectures, some now available online, a themed annual conference as well as visits to a variety of historic places across the county and beyond.
On Tuesday 1 February there will be a talk at 7.30 pm via Zoom in connection with the Welsh Droving Trade. Further information about this event and how to become a member of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society will be found on the website www.carmants.org.uk