Henllanfallteg Community News

Llanfallteg Fete & Show 2014

The Llanfallteg 2014 Fete and Show was another great success with great support from the local community and organisers. At times the weather threatened but in traditional form glorious sunshine prevailed for the perfect day out.


The show competitions were organised by some new volunteers this year after Peter Icke stood down after his years of loyal service to the community fete. A new photography competition was also introduced whereby entrants submitted digital photographs which had the chance to win a spot in a 2015 community calendar. A great reception was received from entrants and voters, who voted for their favourites to go into the calendar.

You can see the winning 13 Photographs here or
See all 105 entries in the photography competition here.

Cup Winners 2014

  • Jim Slater Memorial Cup for Best in  Show – Lynn Meredith
  • Tim Husband Cup for Best Child entry ages 8 to 16 – Gwennan Brackenbury
  • Nellie Lewis Cup for Best Child entry ages 7 and under – Osian from Ysgol Bro Brynach, Meithrin / Derbyn
  • Willie Reynolds Cup for best cookery entry – Rebecca Pinkney
  • Cup for best fruit and vegetables – Lynn Meredith
  • Cup for best flowers entry – Mia King-Allum
  • Cup for best art and craft entry – Susan Donovan
  • Cup for best photography entry – John Spencer

Cardi Bach Interpretive Board

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The Carmarthenshire Landscape and Heritage grant enabled us to produce a new board commemorating the Cardi Bach railway. The board is sited near to the former railway crossing on the opposite side of the road to the station and along side the route of the railway line. The board has a lively illustration by Peter Icke of how Llanfallteg station might have looked in the 1920’s, with historical and technical information provided by Dave King. Graham Meredith produced the overall design, maps and illustrations and Phil Wait Design saw the project through to final design and production. ‘BOGOF ‘ Thanks to an error in making the fixings for the board, (which caused some hassle for the team in the first place) we were given a duplicate board, which will be soon placed, near the Millennium Hall.

Please Help Run The Park

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The Memorial Playing Field Trustees are seeking replacement Trustees to fill vacancies arising from retirement. The role is not demanding – two meeting per year, and any time you can give to manage the affairs of the playing field.

Please contact Dave King, Taf House for more information.

Vortipor Information Board Unveiled

After months of work by members of the History Society and Community Association, the Interactive Trails Notice Board was unveiled by Lilly and Grace Young, on Saturday afternoon, 24th September. There are bilingual leaflets to go with each of the trails and those with “smart devices” will be able to scan the QR codes for additional information. Development work is ongoing and new features will appear over the next few months.


This project has been supported by the Welsh Government, Carmarthenshire County Council, The Tywi Centre, The Countryside Council for Wales, the National Trust and the European Agricultural Fund.

Autumn Show Photos & Winners 2013

The first Autumn show was held on Saturday 14th of September 2013 at the Millennium Hall with a range of side events taking place in the park. Here are some pictures from the show as well as the list of show winners, thank you to everyone who took part and supported the event.


Best in show – Plate of Autumn Fruits and Berries


  • A1 Roses – Nikki Brown
  • A2 Dahlias – Latchygors
  • A3 Flowering Shrub – Nikki Brown
  • A4 Perrenial Flowers – Liz O’Neill


  • B1 Apples – Wendy Heron
  • B3 Seasonal Berries – Stephen Hughes


  • C1 Harvest Festival Collection – Stephen Hughes
  • C2 Carrots – Candy Metcalfe
  • C3 Parsnips – Stephen Hughes
  • C4 Runner Beans – Nikki Brown
  • C5 Sweet Corn – Liz O’Neill
  • C6 Salad vegetables – Liz O’Neill
  • C7 @ of any vegetable – Candy Metcalfe


  • D1 Sliced cake – Linda Cooke
  • D2 Jar of Pickles – Nikki Brown
  • D3 Jar of Chutney – Claire Mead
  • D4 Bread rolls – Gwennan Brackenbury


  • F1 Jar of Honey – Wendy Heron
  • F2 Bale of Hay – Wendy King
  • F4 Small cheese – Linda Cooke
  • F5 6 Hen’s eggs – Mia King


BEST IN SHOW – Stephen Hughes’ Harvest Festival Collection



  • K2 Wild Autumn Flowers – Rhys Goymer


  • M1 A cake made from hedgerow fruit – Miles Cooke
  • M2 Pot of chutney or jam – Tiri Brackenbury
  • M3 Bread baked to look interesting – Miles Cooke

BEST IN SHOW – Miles Cooke’s Hedgerow fruit cake