Welcome to Llansantffraed Community Council's web pages serving the inhabitants of Llanon, Llansantffraed and Nebo and of interest to visitors, ex-patriots and their descendants world-wide.
We are a community on the Ceredigion Bay coast eleven miles south of Aberystwyth and five miles north of Aberaeron.
We hope you will find these pages a useful source of information about the Llansantffraed Community Area.
Llansantffraed History Society - February 2014
The Speaker for the February meeting was Michael Freeman, who having retired from his post as Curator of Ceredigion Museum, is now spending a great deal of his time doing research. One of his interests is the First World War and how it affected people in Ceredigion. In the presentation he gave to the Society on February 3rd were many interesting discoveries from soldiers’ letters, tribunal records, books and statistics. It is estimated that at least 1000 Ceredigion servicemen died, some after the War as a result of physical and mental damage. Documentation of tribunals showed a variety of reasons why some men refused to fight, ranging from sons who were needed to help run family farms to objections on religious grounds. Those who failed to win their case were imprisoned, made to do hard labour or sent to the battle front to do non combatant service such as medical assistance or ambulance driving. The latter was also done by female volunteers. The role of the suffragettes was also outlined – they put their energies into urging wives to tell their husbands to join up in order to protect their families. Even children played their part by helping with crop gathering on farms and from the hedgerows and gathering moss, a source of antiseptic.
On the 3rd March Dr. Eryn White will be talking about Daniel Rowlands, Llangeitho.7.30 pm, Reading Room, Llanon
Llansantffraed History Society meeting on January 6th 2014
Programmes of events for 2014 were distributed and an interpretive drawing of Y Neuadd, prepared by Ceredigion Museum, was appreciated by members.
Six members presented objects of historical interest. These included geographical and historical education charts produced by the Waverley Book Company Ltd in 1953; a late 19th century silver- topped gentleman’s dress cane; a sharpening stone together with an explanation of hedge-laying techniques; a copy of the Pall Mall Gazette of 1897 with details of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee; school exercise books found in a local attic bearing the names E Morris, J E Davies Rosehill and Jenkin Lewis Grammar School Aberystwyth 1874; scraps of newsprint ranging from 1840 to 1903 formerly used as roof insulation in a local cottage and an Illustrated Penny Primer once belonging to Elizabeth Davies Penygraig; a photograph of the member’s grandfather in a Boys Life Brigade circa 1926 just prior to its amalgamation with the Boys Brigade.