Local Groups

Swyddffynnon WI

 

Swyddffynnon WI was established in 1953 and has remained a small but active institute. We meet at the Centre on the first Monday of the month except Bank Holidays, with a break in August.

 

Our aim is to provide fun and friendship through a variety of activities and Community events, as can be seen from the current programme below and always with refreshments, of course.

 

Members also have the opportunity to take part in events organized by the County Federation, such as an annual quiz, treasure hunt, darts, craft sessions and other one-off activities. Important social concerns are aired at the County Federation Council meetings and other special events, the National Federation AGM gives each institute an opportunity to vote on such issues.

 

Each member receives a copy of the WI magazine 8 times a year included in the annual subscription which is currently £42

 

 

Current programme (up to January 2020):

2019

7 January 2pm Members Meeting

4 February 2pm Scene of Crime Secrets - Mark Johnson

1 March St David's Day Cawl evening - joining the Community at the Centre

4 March 2 pm Old Roads of Ceredigion - Michael Freeman

1 April 2pm Trip to Blue Island Ceramics, Ynyslas

13 May 7pm Hedgehog Rescue - Di O'Keefe

3 June 7pm Games Night

10 June Walk and picnic at Long Wood near Lampeter. Time - TBA

1 July Day trip to Aberglasney. Time - TBA

2 September 7pm Short First Aid course - Michael Morgan, St John's Ambulance

7 October 2pm Beetle Drive with invitation to other WIs and the Community

4 November 2pm AGM

2 December 2pm Christmas Craft - Orgami Star

9 December 1pm Annual Christmas Dinner

2020

6 January 2pm Members Meeting

 

Guests are always welcome. No obligation to join, ladies for maximum of 2 meetings

New to the area?.... we'd love to see you!

 

 

President: Beth Horton 01974 831 456

Vice-President: Lin Bundy 01974 831 453

Secretary: Mary McGlynn - 01974 298 204

 

Swyddffynnon WI

 

 

EDWARD RICHARD SOCIETY

 

We organise talks and other special events as part of the programme of the Centre. Meetings are normally on Tuesdays, when possible on the first Tuesday in the month at 2pm, and on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Normally there is a local basis: either the speaker is from the local area or the subject is of particular local interest, often both. In appropriate cases, there is visual support, either from slides or digitally (equipment is available in the Centre).

 

Some examples from the programme, which has been running since the beginning of 2006, and has recently absorbed the meetings of the Ystrad Meurig 50+ Club:

 

Prof David Austin (Lampeter University) - periodic reports on the archaeological work at Strata Florida;

Paul Culyer - the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, especially on Tregaron Bog;

Ogwyn Davies - his life as an artist;

Noel Ford - his work as a cartoonist;

Christine Harrison - her experiences of Marathon running;

Erwyd Howells - shepherding;

Diarmuid Johnson and Bruce Cardwell - a journey from the Teifi Valley to Poland, using photos and music (flute and cittern);

Jasmine Jones - moving here by train 50 years ago;

Rev J Towyn Jones - telling ghost stories by candlelight;

Elvey MacDonald – Patagonia;

Annette Musker - family history;

Dr Andrew Prescott (Lampeter University) - the Ystrad Meurig Collection, which derives from Edward Richard’s own library* and has now been restored and is kept in the University Research Library;

Dr Ann Rhys - medicine, past and future.

We also run short and all-day trips, usually in May or June; these have included:

Cardiff;

The National Wool Museum in Drefach Velindre, and Carmarthen;

The Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (used in the ‘Victorian Farm’ on TV), and Shrewsbury;

Swansea;

Visits to a variety of businesses in the local area (quarry, egg farm, dairy farm, tourist accommodation).

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Forthcoming:

Rev John Jenkins - experiences as an exorcist.

 

*See ‘History of the Centre’ below.

 

For any inquiries or suggestions please contact the Centre.

 

 

The Craft Group

 

 

The Craft Group programme 2018-19

 

Craft group

Here are some examples of Craft Group Activities:

Craft group

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRINT GROUP

 

‘Printers in the Sticks’

 

 

 

We are a small group of artists based at the Edward Richard Centre, Ystrad Meurig. We enjoy experimenting with all kinds of printmaking – from linoprints to lithographs and anything in between.

 

Ystrad Meurig Printmaking group

 

Printmakers demonstration

 

 

Do you want to give printmaking a try? Contact:

Cynthia – 01974 831 644 westney789@btinternet.com

Claire - 01570 493 246 dizzyflouk @yahou.co.uk

Sheena - 01974 282 325 sfd@aber.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swyddffynnon Womens Institute

Swyddffynnon WI was established in 1953 and has remained a small but active institute. We meet at the Centre on the first Monday of the month except Bank Holidays, with a break in August.

Our aim is to provide fun and friendship through a variety of activities and Community events, as can be seen from the current programme below and always with refreshments of course.

Members also have the opportunity to take part in events organised by the County Federation such as an annual quiz, treasure hunt, darts, craft sessions and other one off activities. Important social concerns are aired at the County Federation Council meetings and other special events, the National Federation AGM gives each institute an opportunity to vote on such issues.

Each member receives a copy of the WI Life magazine 8 times a year included in the annual subscription which is currently £42

Current Programme to January 2020

2019 7th January 2pm Members Meeting

4th February 2pm Scene of Crime secrets - Mark Johnson

1st March St David’s Day Cawl evening– joining the Community at the Centre

4th March 2pm Old Roads of Ceredigion - Michael Freeman

1st April 2pm Trip to Blue Island Ceramics, Ynyslas

13th May 7pm Hedgehog Rescue – Di O’Keefe

3rd June 7pm Games Night

10th June Walk and picnic at Long Wood near Lampeter. Time-TBA

1st July Day trip to Aberglasney Time-TBA

2nd September 7pm Short First Aid course – Michael Morgan St John’s Ambulance

7th October 2pm Beetle Drive with invitation to other WIs and the Community

4th November 2pm AGM

2nd December 2pm Christmas Craft – Origami Star

9th December 1pm Annual Christmas Dinner

6th January 2020 2pm Members Meeting

Guests are always welcome. No obligation to join ladies for maximum of two meetings.

New to the area we’d love to see you!

President Beth Horton 01974 831 456

Vice- President Lin Bundy 01974 831 453             Secretary Mary McGlynn 01974 298 204