Local Groups

Swyddffynnon WI


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


Our annual programme aims to cover a wide range of interests. We have talks and hands-on craft sessions, a walk, a games evening, St David’s Day celebrations and Christmas dinner.


Members also have the opportunity to take part in events organized by the County Federation, such as a quiz, a treasure hunt, a summer fair, darts and croquet competitions, and other one-off activities. Important social concerns are aired at the county’s bi-annual council meetings and other special events, and the National Federation’s AGM gives each institute a chance to vote on such issues.


Each member receives a copy of the WI magazine 8 times a year, which is included in the annual subscription of £39.00


Our current programme (up to January 2018):

Looking forward to an inspiring year!

2017 7.00pm

9 January Members Night Tea - Lin and Hannah

6 February Keeping Bees - Rob Davies. Comp: Something made using honey. Tea - Cynthia and Daphne

1 March CAWL - Y Ganolfan

6 March Cors Caron Wildlife - Andy Polkey. Comp: Local photograph. Tea - Mary and Pamela

3 April Newspaper Basket with Cynthia. Comp: 2 points for all. Tea - Beth and Kate

8 May Medical Herbalist - Linda Bradbury. Comp: Simple Wildflower display. Tea - Rosie and Annwen

5 June 2.30 Tynant Water - Afternoon outing, tea to be arranged.

3 July Fabric Flowers - Lesley Jones. Comp: 2 points for all. Tea - Maureen and Debra

4 September 1500 Years of Christianity in Wales - Revd. Aled Lewis. Comp: Picture of religious person with caption. Tea - Tess and Tegwen

2 October Vintage Film - Ivor Thomas. Comp: 2 points for all. Tea - All members to make tea.

6 November AGM. Refreshment welcomed from all members. Comp: highest score on dartboard.

4 December Christmas Craft with Kate. Comp:2 points for all. Tea - Lin and Annwen

11 December Christmas Dinner. Presentation of competition goblet.


8 January Members' Night. Tea - Cynthia and Daphne


Tea Rota - Please bring milk, sugar and biscuits. Also provideone raffle prize between two, Thank You. Diolch.


New ladies welcome any time - give us a try!


Current Officers:

President: Lin bundy - 01974 831 453

Vice-President: Annwen Davies - 07929 758205

Secretary: Mary McGlynn - 01974 298 204

Treasurer: Rosie Jones - 01974 831 665

Programme Secretary: Daphne Capener - 01974 831 272


Please contact Lin on 01974 831 453 or Mary on 01974 298204 if you would like to join us or simply want further details.





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:


The National Wool Museum in Drefach Velindre, and Carmarthen;

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


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



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 group meets at 10.30a.m. on the second Saturday of the month, for 2 hour sessions including tea/coffee and biscuits.

There is an annual membership fee of £12.50, and £1 at every meeting attended towards the cost of materials.


 The 2016-17 progrmme is as follows:

          October   8th   2016              Group project – Welsh Flag in rag rugging

          November 19th                     Iris Folding – Christmas card

          December 10th                     Christmas Decoration


          January 14th     2017            Continue Group Project

          February 11th                        Continue Group Project

          March    11th                         Knitting Teddies for Tragedies

          April 8th                                Paper Marbling

          May    13th                            Paper Beads

          June   10th                             Paper Beads into Jewellery

          Mon July 31st                        Trip to Lavender Farm, Rhayader


For further details please contact Mary McGlynn on 01974 298204 or Lin Bundy:on 01974 831453


Here are some example of Craft Group Activities:










‘Printers in the Sticks’

We are a group who meet regularly at Canolfan Edward Richard Centre, sometimes on Thursday evenings, sometimes for a longer session on Sundays, to practise all kinds of printmaking – linocuts to lithographs and anything in between – in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

We enjoy the use of a well-equipped room with a press, and our members come from a wide surrounding area, since such facilities are virtually unique in rural Ceredigion and available to anyone in the community at low cost.

We recently had our first exhibition outside the Canolfan at the Treehouse Restaurant, Aberystwyth, with a group project of prints illustrating nursery rhymes, as well as other examples of the artists’ work.

We now look forward to taking part in the Art Trail 2013.

Anyone who is interested in giving printmaking a try can contact Mary on 01974 298 204 or Cynthia on 01974 831 644